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

digital health and pharma.

Are you an early-stage science-based startup or a pre-startup located in Finland and tackling problems related to health, medicine, or pharma? Apply to be one of the finalists who will pitch their idea on the stage of Y Science, an official side event of Slush 2022.

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!

Are you interested? Send us an application by September 23, and remember not to share any confidential information.


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

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

  • 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