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Start-up Slam, Barcelona, pitching competition!

Written by Dr Marek Tyl
Published on 10 February 2017
2 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 at a special heavily discounted registration price (the event normally costs a few thousand Euros). 

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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