HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Conference Helsinki, Finland 7-9 September 2020

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7-9 September, 2020 | Helsinki, Finland

Join VentureConnect – Highway to Funding

Join the VentureConnect Highway to Funding

Thank you for your interest in the  VentureConnect Pitch Competition and Investors’ Forum, which will take place on  7 September,  as part of  HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe Conference, 2020!

Is your startup currently looking for funding? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with the most influential digital health investors in Europe.

Apply before 12 June!


Investors, join VentureConnect - the place for health innovators!

Focusing exclusively on digital health,  VentureConnect is FREE to attend for investors. You can secure your seat now by filling out this very short  registration form. As always, your participation in VentureConnect comes with  25% off the admission rate to attend the entire HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe 2020.

Your discount code will be generated during your registration for VentureConnect.

Join us and get your chance to network with over  +150 of your fellow investors.

Are you an Innovator? Apply today!

Startups, here is all you need to know.

VentureConnect (formerly known as EC2VC) includes a dynamic pitch competition for startups and SMEs looking for funding. 10 companies will be selected and invited to present their solutions in front of a jury of the most influential digital health investors in Europe. Presenters will introduce their solution in a 4-minute pitch, followed by 6 minutes of Q&A.

2 winners will be announced in 2 categories:

  • ”Shoot”, for companies pitching their first investment
  • ”Bloom”, for companies looking for follow up investment

Winners from previous years all say their participation in VentureConnect help them secure investments within the next 6 months.

Key info

Application deadline: 12 June

Confirmation of finalists: 6 July

VentureConnect: 7 September, 14:00-16:45, at the Messukeskus Expo & Convention Centre, Helsinki


Headquarters in Europe

Solution live and available on the market (no concept, no prototype)

Company currently looking for first or follow up investment

Applicants at least 18 years of age

English-language submissions only

Application process


There is no cost to submit your application to the VentureConnect pitch competition.

Competition Judging Criteria

Submissions for the competition will be reviewed by an independent panel of investors and digital experts who will select the 10 finalists that will be invited to pitch in Helsinki. Their selection will be based on unique value proposition, competitive advantage and potential for growth.

The onsite panel of judges will be made of influential investors focused on digital health: business angels, VCs, and corporate investors. The same criteria will be used at the live pitch competition, adding your presentation skills and the strength of your pitch as a criteria.


Description of Prizes (in development):

A trophy worth tweeting about

A press release widely disseminated through HIMSS and Health 2.0 channels

An article in MobiHealthNews

An interview featured on HIMSS TV relayed through HIMSS and Health 2.0 channels and made available for startups to use for further promotions

Live demo of your solutions at one of our future HIMSS & Health 20 events

Free one-year HIMSS membership

Winners’ Announcement

The onsite judging will happen in real time and pitch competition winners will be announced at the end of VentureConnect on 9 Sepember. The HIMSS TV interview will also be recorded onsite right after the event. The press release and article in MobiHealthNews will follow within the next 2-3 days.

Please read the full terms and conditions, here.

Questions? Please contact Lorena Macnaughtan at lmacnaughtan@himss.org.

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