TheHill Pre-Accelerator Winter 2016 started with a fantastic turnout at a pitch event in September 2016 at the John Radcliffe Hospital, the final event of our summer 2016 innovation series. Over 30 teams pitched to a full lecture theatre and panel of experts, who gave feedback and helped advise selection for the first pre-accelerator cohort.
The final 8 teams selected for the corhort were a great mix of ideas, team-structures stages. They included nurses, junior doctors, registrars, researchers, entrepreneurs, software engineers, and students; they also comprised teams who were at the very beginning their journey, with just an idea, through to teams with functioning working (first stage) products. Over the next 3 months, the teams were taken through a number of workshops, helping them to build their value proposition, add to their team, build a business model canvas, and iterate on their ideas using rapid prototyping, equipping them to progress to their journeys. More about the teams will soon be available in a dedicated section on this website.
We’ve been incredibly impressed with the talent, ideas and endeavour shown by all of our teams. We’re now looking forward to seeing what fantastic that the next cohort of TheHill Accelerator will bring in Summer 2017.