European Venture Contest - HealthTech 2013

This year, for the fourth time in a row, 
European Venture Contest HealthTech took place in Aarhus, Denmark on October 24, 2013The event united 25+ promising startups active in the field of HealthTech who pitched their innovation, developments and needs to a jury of business angels, venture capitalists, corporate investors and other industry experts. 

Organised by 
Europe Unlimited with the support of its hosts and partners, this event convened top entrepreneurs, investors and experts from the health technology sector. The program had been designed to enable knowledge exchange and business collaboration as well as to build an innovation network throughout Europe within the sector. Its unique set-up allowed business networking at the highest level, from high level panels and in-depth discussion groups to presentations from corporations and fast growing companies.

The event was part of the European Venture Contest (EVC) that finds the top 10 emerging companies through a Pan-European competition every year. The EVC is the only free of charge internationally-delivered venture competition and is specifically targeted at early stage high tech companies in ICT, Cleantech and Healthcare.

In short, the event offers:

  • Partnering for entrepreneurs, investors and corporations
  • Highly-specialised, structured business presentations with direct feedback from experts
  • Roundtable discussions on cutting edge topics with top European specialists
  • Ample networking time and space to make new contacts and follow-up existing ones
The Award Winners (Top 25%) will get the opportunity to take part in the Nordic Venture Forum and the European Venture Summit!

The event drew startups from the following sub-sectors:
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • E-Healthcare
  • Other related Life Sciences
In the evening of October 23, the participants were welcomed during a networking cocktail and dinner, where they also got the opportunity to assist at a discussion panel. The contest was held on the following day, beginning with inspiring keynote and elevator pitches, followed by exciting breakout sessions where the  entrepreneurs  pitched their business propositions and wrapped up with Award Ceremony. Needless to say, relentless networking and knowledge sharing continued throughout the day over multiple coffee breaks, breakout sessions and lunch.

To see the pictures taken of the event, click here.