What is wild card?
Wild Card builds game-changing life sciences companies. We challenge the best to help find solutions that will transform healthcare.
Every year, Wild Card builds two new ventures that break new ground, push boundaries and troubleshoot some of European healthcare’s greatest challenges. We attract the brightest talent, mentor founders-to-be and invest up to €2 million in the two most promising ventures.
Launched in 2017, Wild Card is backed by EIT Health – one of the largest healthcare networks in the world, counting 150 world-leading organisations as partners and supported by the European Union.
Make Wild Card your next career move
TAKE THE CHALLENGE
Wild Card isn’t a side project or a hobby, it’s a unique opportunity to develop your career and create your own business.
REFINE AND VALIDATE
Perfect your idea with coaching and mentoring from world class experts to fill in knowledge gaps and create a solid business plan.
We’ll invest up to €2m in the two most promising teams and for the next 24 months, we’ll provide mentoring, coaching and networking support to help build your venture.
Daring disrupters apply today
Wild Card is seeking the very best in Europe. If you’re a talented innovator with the following skills, knowledge and entrepreneurial appetite, we want to hear from you!
Do you have extensive experience in technology or science? The technical lead will provide practical knowledge to bring the idea to life.
Are you a practising physician or have on-the-ground experience in a clinical setting? The clinical lead will focus on the healthcare delivery issues.
Have you got strong entrepreneurial skills or robust market experience in the related challenge area? The business lead will focus on the business objectives, customer definition, and business plan.
“In every interaction, our paradigms were broken, and we were presented with thought-provoking questions, newly discovered problems and subsequently, untapped solutions by the world’s leading industrial specialists. An amazing experience!”
Vanessa Gurie, co-founder and CEO i-Ophthalmology
WHAT TO EXPECT
Apply with or without a big idea if you have clinical expertise, top technical skills or business know-how combined with a passion for the challenge topics.
Chosen Wild Card participants are invited to an intensive week-long training session to form a team, develop a business plan and pitch their ideas.
Successful teams begin a 10-week programme led by industry experts to validate the business proposals and pitch to the EIT Health Panel.
Two chosen ventures will receive EIT Health support, resources and €2 million investment over the next two years to develop and establish their businesses.
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