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Richi Entrepreneurs, in partnership with ACTION, is looking for startups from around the world with outstanding products in sectors such as Biotech, Medtech, Digital Health, Cleantech and Sustainability to participate in the three-week immersion program in Boston, one of the world's most advanced innovation ecosystems.

From October 15th to November 2nd 2018, participants immerse themselves in Boston's unique ecosystem, connecting and interacting with local top notch experts in different areas who will help them boost their project to the next level:


Hands-on workshops & Panels

Learn practical information like specific ways to raise funds for your project, legal aspects in the US, or how to deal with american leads.


Explore collaborations with renowned local stakeholders such as investors, potential customers or partners, key market players or academia.


Receive feedback from professionals in your specific area, build your network in Boston and bring potential advisors on board.



Pitch your project to investors and other Boston-based experts, sharpen your speech to catch their attention.


Boston-based university graduates join your team to support you in specific tasks, helping you take the most out of your stay.

Visits & Events

Explore incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces to find your next stop in Boston. Attend a curated selection of events and network with first-level players.


Program Calls

Program Calls

2018 Edition takes place from October 15th to November 2nd, 2018


sponsored callS

The following organizations are sponsoring the participation of the best startup in its preferred areas of interest. Check their selection criteria and application processes below:


Patients and families' user experience.

Deadline: May 14th, 2018.

Respiratory, Neonatology, Rare Diseases, Transplantation,  Consumer Health Care.

Deadline: May 25th, 2018.

Childhood Cancer.

Deadline: May 25th, 2018.


Life Sciences or CleanTech solutions from UAB-CEI network.

Deadline: May 25th, 2018.




Regular fee: $8,000 for enrollments* until June 30th, 2018


* Enrollment happens once a candidate is accepted into the program and a retainer of 25% is paid. The rest of the fee is payable before July 15th, 2018. Fee includes the program participation for up to 2 team members. Housing, flight tickets and meals not included. Housing may be offered as an option (ask for housing conditions if interested).




Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria


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Early-stage and early-growth.

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Innovative or disruptive solution.

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Unaddressed global challenges.


Potential to create a positive social/environmental impact.

Scalable business model.

Sectors: Biotech, Medtech, Digital Health or  Cleantech and Sustainability.



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The Richi Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that all children who suffer from cancer have the best prognosis and quality of life. All the proceeds from Richi Entrepreneurs Boston Immersion Program will go to support the Richi Foundation’s mission.