Some of you might have thought I gave up my new venture already as it has been a while since my last post :-). But that is not the case of course! I just didn’t find the time to write a new blog, because I was tied up in a couple of very time consuming activities!
Let me start with the best news of last week:
What you see in the picture above are two happy, proud, and also tired men who were just selected as one of the eight start-ups that will participate in this years HighTechXL accelerator program.
It was a very intense day!
The Friday started with a three-minute pitch in which I needed to convince the audience that our product, the Bambi-Belt, is a great product and that our company is capable of bringing this product to the market.
After this pitch we spent more or less six hours to answer tough questions of in total more than 40 people who we talked to by sitting down at 13 different tables of people to discuss team, technology, finance, etc.
Almost all the people we talked to were really excited about our product, but also had some tough questions for us to answer.
One or two people present were quite skeptical and questioned whether we had already made sufficient progress to participate in the program. Luckily the majority of the group thought differently!
By 18:00 in the evening the eight winners were announced and we are very proud to be a part of this.
Next Monday we will start with the 4-month program! If you want to see what we are going to do, you can find more info here.
We really look forward to participate in the program and already learned on Friday after the announcement of the winners that a lot of doors have now opened for us. Let’s see how we can leverage on the HighTechXL network to really speed up our development!
We are still looking for some great engineers that are in for a nice challenge in our MedTech start-up. If you have someone in your network who might be interested drop me a line.
Let’s stay in touch!