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The Lean Startup Academy is an unique opportunity to mature your business by systematically testing your ideas against the market with the support of experts. The course will help you to identify who your prioritary customers should be initially, what is the right value proposition for them and how to reach them.

The first Lean Startup Academy will support 10 European eHealth startups to improve their business model through an intensive programme delivered by experienced trainers.

This free-of-charge training will be delivered online during ten weeks, from May 15 to July 21, and in one live session on June 15 - June 16 from 9:00-18:00 at the ICEEfest Bucharest. Participants will have free access to the workshop and to ICEEhealth stage, as well as a 50% discount to join other stages.

Companies will have access to a wide array of experts for one-to-one coaching customized to fit the specific needs of each participant, as well as specific support in connecting with healthcare organizations at international level for market validation

The training is based on Lean Startup and Customer Development methodologies, and uses the ´flip classroom´ approach with an important focus on the expertise of  mentors. Participants will be pushed to share their experiences, re-think their current business approach focusing on solving customers’ needs, and get out of the building to validate their assumptions.

Eligibility criteria

  • Early-stage startups and SMEs within the eHealth sector.
  • Headquartered in Europe.

Selection criteria

  • Willingness to commit
  • Unique value proposition
  • Scalability and impact


  • Dario Mazzella. META Group S.r.l
  • Andrea Di Anselmo META Group S.r.l.

Expectations about commitment from their side


It is a long training so we need you to bring the same passion that you have for your idea or startup into the service.

  • Commitment to follow the 10 week online training and validation (at least 6 interviews with customers or stakeholders are expected per week).
  • Commitment to attend the ICEEfest Bucharest physical event, that attracts over 3,500 attendees from over 20 countries and more than 130 speakers internationally acknowledged (ICEEhealth). eHealth Hub will negotiate favourable conditions for the selected companies.


Important dates

Application deadline: April 28

Confirmation of 10 participants: May 5

Online training (10 weeks): May 15 - July 21

Live session: June 15 - June 16 / 09:00-18:00 ICEEfest Bucharest


Contact details if any question

If you have any questions about the Lean Startup Academy, please email Dario Mazzella: [email protected].


Registration form

This high quality training is delivered completely free of charge (except travel expenses to the live session) as it is funded by the European Commission via the eHealth Hub project. The project plans to deliver other 4 training programs with live events in other European locations. If you cannot attend the Eastern Europe edition, join our mailing list to stay tuned for future editions.