A big step for life science and health ventures to enter the US market
Develop your US strategy sharp and clear, in just 5 weeks
1 week exploration trip to the US to try your pitch out live and build your US network
Post-trip assessment and next steps
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.
Reimbursement and Purchasing
Regulation and Implementation
Market entry and Marketing
Key Opinion Leader strategy (KOL)
Distribution and Manufacturing
US TRIP: “Get Set” - 1 week discovery trip to US
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
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
Start of financial, research, and commercial network in US
Feedback from US experts on current proposition
Rapid entry of your venture in the US market
An immersive experience with your peers from other companies
Toolkit specially designed for rapid entry of your venture in the US market
Interactive sessions with experienced entrepreneurs and US companies
Access to unique network and experience of the Global Scale-up Company
What makes it special?
Who should apply?
If you want to earn a share from the biggest and most lucrative medical market in the world
If you think your product is a game changer for the US market
If you have the passion and committment for your product.
How to apply?
The application process consists of three stages:
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 September 20 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 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.