Science meets Business Plan Competition 2017

SmBPC 2017 prize goes to VirideTech!

Last Thursday, April 20th, the third edition of the Science meets Business Plan Competition (SmBPC) was hosted in the Leiden Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR), featuring five exciting early-phase science start-ups. Congratulations to Viride Tech for winning the main prize, the wild-card to the Gulliver’s finale and a month at FlexLab Leiden and to Levels Diagnostics for winning the Luris Audience Award!

Also many thanks to the other contestants: Polariks, GenX and VitroScan! It was a very tough competition with only strong competitors, bringing an exciting evening.

The Science meets Business team would finally like to thank the CHDR again for their support and congratulate them on their 30th anniversary.

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The Science meets Business Plan Competition consists of three phases.


  • Phase 1: Send in a business plan (max. 2 pages) and a short company description
  • Phase 2: Get feedback (April 10th). The five finalists will prepare a presentation and send in a final business plan. (max. 8 pages)
  • Phase 3: Present your business in front of a professional jury  and win €1000,-!

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