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Winner 2017, Seranovo

The Gulliver competition came at the perfect time for me and SeraNovo (then NADES Solutions). The competition forced me to zero in on the important aspects of starting a life science business, create and present a compelling vision to a panel of judges and a crowd.This individual exercise was helpful, but the prize money made a big difference. The prize money was the difference between being able to focus full-time on the startup versus needing a side job. That early focus, enabled by the prize money, paved the way for SeraNovo, which is now a successful pharmaceutical company with a worldwide client base


Winner 2022, ExCulture

Through participation in the 2022 Gulliver Competition we had the opportunity to refine our pitch and business plan. Facing industry experts who posed challenging questions the competition provided invaluable feedback and exposure in Leiden and beyond. I would highly recommend that all local early-stage startups apply!