HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Conference Helsinki, Finland 7-9 September 2020
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:
Winners from previous years all say their participation in VentureConnect help them secure investments within the next 6 months.
Application deadline: June 12
Confirmation of finalists: July 6
VentureConnect: September 9, 13:30-16:15, 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
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
The onsite judging will happen in real time and pitch competition winners will be announced at the end of VentureConnect on May 28. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no cost to submit your application to the VentureConnect pitch competition.
Please have a pitch presentation ready to submit when starting filling in the form – see an example slide deck template.