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Start-up Pitches

Pitch - Connect - Invest & Win!

The Start-up Pitches allow start-up companies to pitch their healthcare solution to key players in Life Sciences & Health and to trigger the interest of investors, potential partners and customers for their company.

For the upcoming edition of Innovation for Health and Global Investor Forum in total eleven start-up companies are selected for a Start-up Pitch. Each company has five minutes to present their company and innovation to the audience and the investor panel. The jury will select two companies to pitch on the main stage in the plenary afternoon program. The audience will in the end choose the best pitch for the AXON Innovation for Health Award 2018.

The deadline for application has passed. If you have missed the deadline, then contact us via to discuss other possibilities to pitch.

The following start-up companies are selected for a start-up pitch:

Axiles Bionics
Speaker: Pierre Cherelle, CEO
Title: The Next Generation Bionic Feet

Speaker: Nadja Muller-den Blijker, CEO
Title: iThrive, personal coach

Speaker: Jasper van Weerd, CEO
Title: Improving healthcare, 5 nanometers at a time

Speaker: Hefziba ten Brink, COO
Title: The solution in 3D cell culturing

Touchless Industries
Speaker: Vikesh Dhanpat, CEO & Founder
Title: Revolutionizing Patient Experience!

Speaker: Willemijn Vader, Managing Director
Title: VitroScan: Unique Technology to Predict Treatment Outcome

AXON Innovation for Health Award 2018

The Start-up Pitches will take place in a session of 75 minutes moderated by Carine van den Brink, partner and lawyer at AXON Lawyers. The Investors Panel will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers and select two companies for a pitch on the main stage. The audience will in the end select the winning pitch for the AXON Innovation for Health Award 2018, sponsored by AXON Lawyers, in the plenary closing program of the conference.

Investor panel

Carine van den Brink, AXON Lawyers
Chair of the Investor Panel

Peter Haasjes, NextGen Ventures

Anne Portwich, Life Sciences Partners

Thijs Cohen Tervaert

Thijs Cohen Tervaert, INKEF Capital

Additional service: slide check-up

Giuseppe Marzio, Presentation & Pitch Specialist at CHIARO and Global Senior Communication Manager at Johnson & Johnson, will be glad to offer you a complete check-up of your pitch deck. He will provide you with an analysis of your slides as well as ideas and practical suggestions on how to turn your presentation into a winning pitch.
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Connect with 800+ key players and stakeholders from Life Sciences & Health at Innovation for Health 2018. A great opportunity to gain new insights, expand your network and find new partners & opportunities for cooperation. Join this leading Dutch Health & Life Sciences event for a day filled with inspiration, innovations and interaction.
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