What is it?
A top notch US exploration program for BioTech, MedTech, and Digital Health companies seeking to scale to the US.
Open for 15-20 selected startups in total.
Each sector has its own Expert lead, and follows a program tailored to that theme.
Pre-TRIP: “Get Ready” - Intro seminars
Sept 20 - Oct 20, 2022
5 days over 5 weeks to answer all key questions for your company about US both off and online.
Why go to the US (sector specific)
When to go to US
What do you need to know about the US in your sector
What are the steps to go
How to plan to go to USA
US TRIP: “Get Set” - 1 week discovery trip to US
Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2022
Separate tracks for BioTech, MedTech, Digital Health. The goal is to test your proposition in US market, and start your network, California and Arizona.
Post-TRIP: "Go" - 1 day wrap up
Nov 24, 2022
Back in the Netherlands, you process US learnings, finalize your US strategy and set your funding pitch for EU investors.
What do you get out of it?
Increase your chance of success for funding in EU with a clear US strategy .
The program gives you
A high level US strategy to use in pitch deck in EU
Start of financial, research, and commercial network in US
Feedback from US experts on current proposition
Meeting other world class companies
An immersive experience with your peers from other companies, creating close connection for life
Access to unique network and experience of the Global Scale-up Company
Interactive sessions with experienced entrepreneurs and US companies
What makes it special?
Developed in collaboration with Collider, a leading accelerator in the Netherlands
Who should apply?
For young Biotech, Medtech and Digital Health companies in Europe with eyes on the US market:
The US market is key for longer term development of the product
Some product-market fit via proof of concept or validation in the home EU market
Plans to enter the US market in 1-3 years from now
How to apply?
The application process consists of three stages:
Online application before June 30, 2022. Apply via this link
We will confirm if you are selected into the next round: video interviews. You'll have a chance to pitch your story, followed by a Q&A with the GSC team to better understand your business, team, and motivations.
Final selection. You will hear before July 31 if your company has been selected.
Fee includes 5 week pre-program, 1 week US exploration trip and 1 day wrap up, Excludes flight, hotel and meals.
Program fee for companies based in The Netherlands: €5,000 (assuming RVO subsidy applies)*.
Program fee for companies outside The Netherlands: €12,500
*Most Dutch companies are eligible. GSC will apply on a best effort basis for a €7,500 subsidy in the name of the company. Applicants may withdraw if subsidy does not apply.