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HEALTH

PITCHING

COMPETITION

Health Pitching Competition for Finnish early-stage science-based startups and pre-startups in the fields of healthtech, medtech,

digital health and pharma.

All finalists will

  • receive speaker coaching to prepare their pitch,

  • have the chance to present their idea on the Y Science stage,

  • meet possible investors,

  • network with potential partners and experts in the fields of their solution,

  • get additional post-event mentorship from the AstraZeneca mentor network, and

  • get a Slush ticket.

The winner will be granted 5,000 euros to take their exciting idea further!

Finalists

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Matti Kurki
CorFlux

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Martti Vakkala
Nosore

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Päivi Saavalainen
SCellex

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Mehreen Ali
Veil.AI

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Competition timeline

  • August: Applications open

  • September 23: Applications close

  • October 12: Announcement of the finalists

  • October 17: Coaching starts

  • November 10: Final meeting regarding the pitching competition

  • November 16: Dress rehearsal of the competition

  • November 17: Health pitching competition during Y Science

Jury for the selection of the 2022 finalists

 

  • Ankita Deshpande, Head of Innovation Accelerator at Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Communications Lead at AstraZeneca's A.Catalyst

  • Nadia Tamminen, Director of Research and Innovations at Pharma Indutries Finland

  • Sampo Sammalisto, Head of Personalized Health Finland at Business Finland

  • Sara Kangaspeska, Investment Director at Innovestor Life Science & Health Fund

  • Tony Cheng-fu Chang, Senior Business Developer at BioInnovation Institute

  • Will Cardwell, Partner at Courage Ventures Funds