Northern MAX – (Northern Market Access Accelerator)
Northern MAX is a market-access focused 12-week accelerator programme that has been funded by Bradford Metropolitan Council and AD:Venture via ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).
Delivered by DHEZ LTD (Digital Health Enterprise Zone) and innov8tive Minds Ltd the first programme began on the 8th of January 2017 based out of the fabulous co-working space at the Digital Exchange in Little Germany, Bradford.
Northern MAX has been designed to help startups/SMEs and entrepreneurs, with ideas and/or technologies in development, that solve health and social care problems. Via intensive support, we will ensure these get from R&D, through proof of concept and to first customer (market access).
During this programme teams will:
- Validate their technology and business models
- Create and test MVPs
- Be introduced to potential customers, funders and investors
Graduates from the programme will leave with a clear understanding of growth strategy, funding options and market opportunity. There will be opportunities to secure funding, test assumptions in live NHS and care settings (where appropriate), and pitch to potential customers and investors.