42 start-ups reach EIT Health Catapult Semi-finals
Discover the future game changers in biotech, medtech and digital health
Forty-two start-ups have been pre-selected in Europe-wide competitions for EIT Health Catapult Semi-finals. The start-ups will receive intensive training from experts, meet investors and corporates, and compete in pitch contests for a chance to enter the finals in December.
The EIT Health Catapult, currently in its fifth year of operation, is a training and competition programme that boosts the development of European health start-ups by exposing them to top quality experts and international investors.
The 42 start-ups chosen for the Semi-finals will now enter intense training days, during which they will be teamed up with mentors. The mentors review and potentially optimise the company business plan, and provide thorough pitch training, in order to improve the start-up’s ability to perform a funding roadshow in front of top-level seed or A-series investors.
After the training, there will be one-day virtual expos, during which semi-finalists will pitch in front of an international, high-profile jury and an audience of experienced corporate representatives, experts and investors. The top companies in the three categories of biotech, medtech and digital health – 21 start-ups in total – will be selected and invited to pitch during the finals in December. The seven finalists of each category have the chance to win prize money: First prize is €40,000; Second prize is €20,000; and Third Prize is €10,000. All participating start-ups win valuable recognition, during both the Semi-finals and the Finals.
Watch the Semi-finals online
The EIT Health Catapult is inviting investors and experts to attend the virtual Semi-finals, from 21-23 October 2020, for the pitches and for matchmaking.
Dates for the public pitch and matchmaking days of the semi-finals are:
- Biotech: 21 October 2020
- Medtech: 22 October 2020
- Digital Health: 23 October 2020