The "Àlex Casta Awards" are a joint initiative of the ecosystem in memory of Dr. Àlex Casta, a renowned professional in the Catalan healthcare and life sciences sector who left us in December 2018. Àlex had held leadership positions at Biocat, Caixa Capital Risc and UPF Ventures, as well as founding RadisMed.
With the Àlex Casta Awards, we aim to promote talent, raise awareness and incentivize entrepreneurship in the BioRegion of Catalonia. The competition will take place during the presentation of the BioRegion Report on September 28 in Barcelona, which will be online event.
Elevator pitch competition for start-ups in the BioRegion of Catalonia.
Start-ups that meet the following requirements may submit their candidacy for the Àlex Casta Awards:
The winner will receive a prize of €5,000 - € 2,500 in cash and € 2,500 in consulting hours - thanks to the support of Genesis Biomed. You will also receive a commemorative trophy courtesy of UPF Ventures, 1 year of free subscription to the CataloniaBio & HealthTech association and visibility in the communication materials of the organizing entities.
To take part in the Àlex Casta Awards, follow these steps:
Prepare a onepager presentation document for your company (pdf).
Record a 1-minute video presenting your company.
Go to the registration platform, fill out the form and attach the two files (onepager and video).
The finalists will be contacted in late July by email and/or phone.
Deadline to submit your candidacy: July 24
Companies that are not contacted will not have been selected as finalists.