Pitch at Start-up Slam in Barcelona and win FREE BioEurope ticket!

Dr Marek Tyl Written by Dr Marek Tyl
Published on 10 February 2017
3 min. read

The Innovation Forum is partnering with  Johnson & Johnson Innovation and the EBD group in organising the Start-up Slam in Barcelona, Spain. We believe this event offers a rare opportunity for start-up companies from across our global network: to gain international exposure in front of a specialist life-sciences audience, to raise funding from a diverse range of global investors and to network with 1000’s of leading professionals. 

All companies selected to pitch will receive a 70% discount on the BioEurope Spring conference rate.

The Innovation Forum is also organising a prize draw where you can win a FREE ticket to the entire BioEurope Spring conference and 3 FREE tickets to Innovation Forum 2017 in Oxford, UK (4-5 December 2017).

In order to take part in the prize draw you need to:

1) Apply to pitch during the Startup Slam (application form here)

2) Select the Innovation Forum at the bottom of the application form (“How did you hear about Startup Slam?”)

The winner will be chosen from a random draw from the startups selected to pitch at the Startup Slam.

The Application deadline is February 24th 2017, to apply please visit here.

What is Start-up Slam Barcelona?

Start-up Slam is a pitching competition offering emerging entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their company at BIO-Europe spring, the largest partnering conference in Europe serving the global biotechnology industry (20th-22nd March in Barcelona). The finalists companies will receive a special discounted rate on BIO-Europe spring registration and have the opportunity to go through 1-on-1 mentoring with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to make sure they are pitch perfect come competition day!

Why apply to pitch at BIO-Europe’s spring: Start-up Slam?

  • Increase your company’s visibility and generate interest among over 2,500 industry delegates in the pharmaceutical, medical technology and biotechnology industries. (many from a BD/Licensing background!).
  • Get mentorship and advice on how to improve your pitch: increasing your chance of raising funding.
  • Pitch your company to top-tier life-science/healthcare investors from global VC firms, corporate investors and private equity funds.
  • Get a discounted attendance rate (saving 1000’s of the list price). This is the only discount offered in the whole conference and reflects the central importance of the Start-up Slam!

Who should apply to pitch at BIO-Europe’s Start-up Slam?

  • Start-up companies who have raised up to $10M from seed up to post Series-A.
  • Companies active in Biotech, Medtech, Diagnostics or Pharmaceuticals (surprise us!)
  • Existing companies that are looking to spin-out a side programme.

The Application deadline is February 24th 2017,to apply please visit here.

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