The Program



In this phase, teams define their value proposition and validate their problem-solution and solution-market fit, specifically for the healthtech market.

Teams get out of their comfort zone, conducting discovery interviews with key stakeholders to understand their needs, test hypotheses, and develop and validate value propositions and business models.

Each team is assigned a mentor (a successful healthcare entrepreneur, a commercialization expert and/or an investor) who provides one-on-one mentoring throughout the program. Furthermore, teams interact each week with a panel of executives from the CIMIT Accelerator Team in Boston, present and defend their findings, attend lectures and do readings. Each team will be connected to an investor with the same field of interest, who will follow the team's progress, share investment advice and help them gain self-confidence when approaching investors.


(2 days)

When: July 27, 2023 (online)

  • Overview of the program
  • Preparatory work

Barcelona Kick-off

(3 days)

When: September 12-14, 2023

  • Program introduction
  • Get together and networking
  • Mentor and team introductions
  • Stakeholder mapping

Mentoring & Masterclasses

When: September - November 2023

9 weekly online masterclasses and feedback rounds: Tuesdays from 2 pm to 4 pm CET

9 weekly meetings with each team's mentor (defined between team and mentor)

3 meetings with each team's investor (beginning of each month)

Phase II

European Immersion

During the European immersion, participants dive into the Catalan, Spanish and German healthcare and life sciences ecosystems.* 

Teams learn how to communicate and refine their pitch to investors. They also have the chance to forge connections with other top European health startups through a collaboration with the Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg. 


Barcelona face-to-face

When: October 23-25

Teams will spend 3 days getting to know the Catalan and Spanish ecosystems and get intensive training on investment and persuasive communication. 

German market: virtual immersion

When: November, TBD

During three days, the Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg will help the teams learn about the most relevant aspects of the German market including an introduction to the healthcare system,  health legislation and reimbursement. They will also have the chance to forge connections with other top European health startups. 

Phase III

US Investors 

CRAASH Barcelona gives participants networking and market validation opportunities with experts and institutions from the world's top healthcare and life sciences ecosystem: Boston.

Teams have the chance to forge online connections with the Boston ecosystem and pitch their projects to investors, industry veterans and entrepreneurs with a successful track record in the investment community in the region.

Boston: virtual immersion

When: December 2023

During this online immersion, teams will learn how funding rounds work in the US, how to conduct effective outreach, how the healthcare system and reimbursement are structured, how the health industry regulations work and how to know when it is the right time to start doing business in the US.