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Charité Entrepreneurship Summit

The largest university hospital in Europe is hosting the seventh edition of this global event focusing on big data and medicine, on 5 and 6 May

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The Charité Entrepreneurship Summit will be held on 5 and 6 May 2014 at the largest university hospital in Europe, in the German capital of Berlin. The Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2014 – From Big Data to Precision Medicine will bring together more than 400 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and policy makers to discuss the convergence of big data and medicine. Participants will gain a better understanding of how these two disciplines are converging from new strategic and tactical perspectives from the most influential people in the life sciences industry.

At the summit, there will be three spaces devoted to different arenas of business innovation:

  • Start-up Showcase to help digital-health start-ups gain visibility and contact with possible investors like international angels, venture capitalists and corporate funds. This platform for entrepreneurs will take place on 5 May.
  • Astia Venture Lunches offer start-ups with potential for growth that are led by women the opportunity to contact venture capitalists from the Astia community. This American non-profit organization has promoted the participation of women in innovation and entrepreneurship projects since 1999.
  • Workshops for Entrepreneurs on 6 May: the first session, from 9:30 to 11:00 am, is entitled Show Me the Money! Fundraising for your Digital Health Startup and is organized by StartUp Health. The second session, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, is entitled Thinking Bigger and is organized by Astia.

Created in 1710 to prepare the city for the arrival of the bubonic plague, Charité has become the largest university hospital in Europe. It combines the medicine faculties of the two most prominent universities in the city, Freie Universität (FU) and Humboldt-Universität (HU), has 17 specialized centers, employs more than 13,200 professionals and trains 7,000 students.

Summit Program

More information is available on the official website.