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Health Pitching Competition is for Finnish and Swiss 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 potential investors,

  • network with experts in the fields of their solution

  • get a Slush ticket, and

  • a possibility to pitch their idea in a dedicated slot for the Y Science Health/Pharma Showcase during Slush at the Swisstech Pavilion


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


Competition timeline

  • September 1: Applications open

  • September 30: Applications close

  • October 13: Announcement of the finalists

  • October 24, 14:00 - 16:00 EET: Introduction to pitching (online)

  • October 25 - November 23: 1-1 pitch coaching (online)

  • November 24, 12:00 - 13:00 EET: Final meeting for the pitching competition (online)

  • November 29, 15:30 - 18:30 EET: Dress rehearsal of the competition (Helsinki, Finland)

  • November 30: Health and Pharma pitching competition at Y Science

Jury for the selection of the 2023 finalists


  • TBA

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