The Semi-Finals

Centralised training and selection days (“The Semi-Finals”) were held in September/October 2018 for each of the three categories.

  • Biotech – Leuven, 24. – 26. September 2018
  • Medtech – Grenoble, 1. – 3. October 2018
  • Digital Health – Erlangen, 8. – 10. October 2018

At each Semi-Final between 12 and 16 international startups participated. 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 (22 in total) were selected and invited to pitch in Lodz at the EIT Health Summit 2018.

Check out our Semifinalists

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