Merck Acclerator for Healthcare Startups- 4 days to go!

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Are you working on a big bang company?
Looking for international opportunities?

Merck Accelerator is looking for startups with the potential to reshape entire industries and make people’s lives richer. The focus is on startups in the fields of healthcare, life science and performance materials – with a digital perspective. Do you have plans to internationalize your business? Even better!



Prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals as well as solutions in the areas of allergies, biopharma and biosimilars.


Life Science

Innovative tools and laboratory supplies for the life science industry that make research and biotech production easier, faster and more successful.


Performance Materials

Specialty chemicals, such as liquid crystals for displays, effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics, or high-tech materials for the electronics.

What do you get?



You will have access to mentors from Senior Management at Merck and external serial entrepreneurs. Plus, you will gain access to our global network of 50,000 + experts and staff who will be available to provide guidance at all times.



We will provide up to 50,000€ to kick-off your project. Furthermore, being a Merck Accelerator startup will give you the exposure and network to reach investors – Demo Day being a big highlight.



The Merck Innovator Academy provides each startup with a set of customized coaching sessions and workshops. We tap into our network and beyond to get the right set of expertise for each team and project.



At the Merck Innovation Center, you will be teaming up with other startups as well as innovation project teams from Merck going through the same challenges. Grow your network, get access to +50,000 experts and Merck staff and become part of the upcoming startup ecosystem of the Rhine-Main-Area.


Global Experience

Besides our partner program in Nairobi we run an extension program in Silicon Valley. One of the three selected startups will be sent to Silicon Valley for an additional month to get access to the world’s most vivid startup- and investors’ ecosystem and internationalize their business.

Deadline application period: July 25, 2016

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