What is the Onco Summer School ?

The OncoSTART consortium organized the first edition of the OncoSTART Summer School from September 18 to 22, 2023 with the institutional support of the Imagine Institute which hosted 1 school day.

This was the first summer school dedicated to entrepreneurship in oncology in France! It allowed a selection of participants to specify and accelerate the business model of their entrepreneurial project.

Primarily intended for project leaders who are candidates for entrepreneurship around the fight against cancer in the broad sense, this intensive summer school aimed to help entrepreneurs build their business model by exploring the 9 themes of the CANVAS business model (BMC ). They were able to rely on the interventions of more than 38 qualified personalities with varied profiles (R&D experts, clinicians, entrepreneurs, investors, IP thematic experts, HR, patient representatives, etc.) who provided them with both the theoretical bases and the opportunity practice through concrete cases allowing them to succeed in carrying out their entrepreneurial project.

Video summary of this 1st edition:

A 2nd edition of the OncoSTART summer school should be organized in fall 2024. Stay informed, and subscribe to our LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oncostart/


  • Allow participants to clarify and refine the business model of their entrepreneurial project


  • Provide participants with appropriate tools, methodologies and data to mature their entrepreneurial project


  • Support participants in writing their CANVAS Business Model and preparing a presentation pitch.


At the end of the week, each participant had the opportunity to present a pitch of their business model in front of a panel of qualified personalities and benefit from their feedback. In addition to the pitch, participants left with the Business Model written for their project in BMC format.