About Merck Accelerator
The objective of the Accelerator program is to identify promising startups, connect them to relevant business sectors and build pilot projects to foster to innovation projects of Merck and its three business sectors for co-development and a sustainable business partnership. With focus on startups in the seed to series A financing round in the fields of healthcare, performance materials, life sciences, AI enabled health solutions, organoid, bioelectronics, liquid biopsy, neuromorphic system and clean meat.
The application for the third intake of China Accelerator program is open from March 3, 2020 until March 31, 2020. Apply now at 'Read more' at the bottom left of this article.
About Merck Innovation Hub China
As an important part of Merck’s global innovation network, the China Innovation Hub scouts, incubates and invests in innovative opportunities in healthcare, life science, performance materials and related fields between and beyond the existing businesses. Embedded into China’s innovation ecosystem, Merck Innovation Hub China is committed to partnering with start-ups, academic institutions, industry players and local governments, combining unique technology and expertise from Merck Group and collaborators with the goal to develop novel technology and bring new solutions to the market for China and global. The China Innovation Hub also provides support of ideation, incubation and trainings to local talents, partners and Merck employees to build win-win collaboration. For more information, please visit http://innovateinchina.merckgroup.com.
Exclusive application for 1:1 Mentorship with an AWS expert
As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AWS + Startup Grind Mentorship Program as part of Mentorship Month.
Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.
Senior Manager of Innovation Collaboration
Ken Xiong, Senior Manager of Innovation Collaboration - China Innovation Hub | Group Strategy and Transformation.
Ken Xiong is responsible for scouting the best science and technology start-ups to collaborate with and invest in, and foresight of innovation field for Merck China Innovation Hub. Before this, he was working in the VC arm of Fosun Pharma to invest in global innovation-driven start-ups in healthcare sector. Meanwhile, he was also experienced in technology transfer and incubation. He is a biologist by training and holds a PhD degree of Oncology from Sun Yat-sen University. He also attended a joint PhD program of Harvard Medical School, and got trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
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