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Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities

August 8

Free
Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities

Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities

WHAT IS ECHO?

Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities (ECHO) is a specialized experiential training program led by veteran entrepreneurs and consultants across a variety of sectors. ECHO provides innovators of cardiovascular technologies with entrepreneurship training, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities.

To reach teams across Canada, ECHO is a fully virtual program.

ECHO 2022-2023 COMPETITION NOW OPEN

To apply:

Complete both forms below and submit before 11:59 pm EST on Monday, August 8, 2022

  1. ECHO Application Form – submit to Soror Sharifpoor
  2. H2i Venture Application Form – submit online

Timing:

  • September 2022: interviews begin for select applicants
  • October 2022: ECHO program begins

REQUIREMENTS

Ventures accepted into ECHO are required to:

  • Participate in each online program module for 12 months beginning October 2022
  • Attend a minimum of 80% of all virtual workshops and seminars
  • Become an H2i member and engage with H2i mentors
  • Participate in ECHO PITCH 2023, a final pitch competition, for the opportunity to win start-up funding

ELIGIBILITY

Any Canadian-based clinician, researcher, student and/or entrepreneur developing advanced cardiovascular technologies and innovations is eligible to apply. This is an ideal opportunity for researchers, postdoctoral fellows, clinical trainees and graduate students who are self-starters and want to refine their career path in a knowledge-based economy while retaining the opportunity to work in an innovation-based environment.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

ECHO is a specialized experiential training program whose main objectives are to:

  • Provide entrepreneurship training, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities for early ventures in the cardiovascular health sector
  • Aid in transferring research innovations and intellectual property from academic and hospital institutions into the economy
  • Create more start-ups in the cardiovascular health sector

Founded in 2018, this 12-month online training program is led by high-caliber entrepreneurial industry, policy, regulatory and clinical experts. It comprises five unique complementary module.