The interactive Startup Pitch & Partner program is the venue for European life-science and biotech entrepreneurs, founders and startups to present their company, learn from various industry experts and network with leading VCs, investors and top pharma companies at BioVaria. Startups will pitch their business in two categories and compete for a BioVaria Startup Award.
- Emerging Startups: Pre-seed teams in the founding process or founded within past 4 years. BioVaria Emerging Startup Award: EUR 1,000.
- Rising Startups: Post-seed teams seeking follow-on funding in the near future. BioVaria Rising Startup Award: EUR 3,000.
Startups from all life-science areas (e.g. biotech, medtech, digital health) are welcome to apply.
The BioVaria Startup Jury consisting of leading life-science investors together with Ascenion will shortlist candidate companies for participation in the Startup Pitch & Partner program. In addition, startups will be chosen to exhibit a company poster at BioVaria.
The BioVaria 2019 Startup Jury members are:
- Forbion - Asiya Giniatullina
- High-Tech Gründerfonds - Lena Krzyzak
- Life Sciences Partners (LSP) - Joachim (JR) Rothe
- Novo Seeds - Jeroen Bakker
- TVM Capital Life Science - Sascha Berger
The Startup Pitch & Partner program has been designed to promote your startup amongst life-science investors and pharma executives and to support the advancement of your company and business idea. Face-to-face interaction will connect you directly with advisors via on-site coaching sessions.
Speed Dating and Meet the Expert meetings will be pre-arranged for all selected Startup Pitch & Partner teams.
Startup Pitch & Partner program overview
|Pre-event:||Get feedback from a Jury Investor to optimize your on-stage pitch|
|At BioVaria:||Pitch your company on the main conference stage||Get to know supporters of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Investor and Expert Pitches|
|Gain advice from industry experts during the Expert Mentoring sessions|
One-to-one Speed Dating with VCs and investors
|See if your team is a winner at the Startup Award Ceremony|
Plenty of time to network with investors, industry representatives and like-minded entrepreneurs
Startups invited to participate in Startup Pitch & Partner will receive more information on the event format which will include a short pitch and Q&A.
All selected startup participants will receive a deeply discounted registration fee for BioVaria.
Startups should register online only after receiving notification of positive selection. Confirmed participation of the selected startups will be dependent on receipt of the registration and payment of at least one delegate from the company by 29 March 2019.