In December 2023, we organized a pitching competition and networking event called HealthTech Connect, where five innovative startups presented their solutions for improving health and well-being. The event was a great success, attracting over 100 attendants from all over the world with various backgrounds, all with a shared interest in the healthcare technology sector.
The event started with an inspirational speech by Nelli Såger, a former startup entrepreneur in the field of healthtech. She shared her insights on entrepreneurial growth, courage, and making life changes.
In the pitching competition each startup had 5 minutes to pitch their product or service to the judges and the audience. The panel consisted of: Jukka Lång, Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys Ltd., Hanna Tilus, Cirio Law Firm, Petri Laine, Innovestor Ventures, and Nora Kaarela, Roche Finland. Additionally, hand-picked commentators set out a challenge for the pitching competition participants as they asked detailed questions on the participants’ businesses
The five startups that participated in the competition were Balancebelt, Detectivio, Leviosa, ReMinded and MedicubeX. All companies presented innovative solutions to problems we face in the healthcare sector.
Although all the companies gave great pitches, after careful consideration the judges announced the winner of the competition: Balancebelt! The judges praised Balancebelt for their novel and effective solution for balance disorders, their strong market potential, and their impressive team.
The event ended with a networking session, where the guests, judges, commentators, and competition participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas and contacts, and to celebrate entrepreneurship. We would like to thank everyone who attended the event and made it a memorable and inspiring occasion. We would also like to congratulate Balancebelt and the four other startups for their outstanding performances and their contributions to the healthtech sector. We hope to see you all again at our future events!