The Semi-Finals

Centralised training and selection days (“The Semi-Finals”) will be held in September/October 2019 for each of the three categories.

  • Biotech – Delft, 24-26 September 2019
  • Medtech – San Sebastian, 30 September-2 October 2019
  • Digital Health – London, 8-10 October 2019

At each Semi-Final 14 international startups will participate. The format was as follows:

During a two-day training and selection event, participating startups were teamed up with mentors (i.e. experienced entrepreneurs, investors, experts in the field) to strengthen the company’s value proposition. Mentors reviewed and potentially optimised the company´s business plan and provided intensive pitch training in order to improve the startup’s ability to perform a funding roadshow in front of top-level seed or A series Investors.

At a one-day expo (immediately following the training and selection days), all participants pitched in front of a jury and audience of market experts and investors. The top companies per category (21 in total) will be selected and invited to pitch in Paris at the EIT Health Summit 2019.

Check out our Semifinalists in 2018


Impressions on Semi-Finals 2018 – Mentoring, Coaching, Pitching, Networking