During this event we counted on the presence of 26 representatives of 18 different SMEs and startups who were selected from 40 applications after a tough selection process. This companies were split in two categories:
- Seed category: we selected 6 companies that were Start-ups at an early stage.
- Mature category: we selected 12 companies that were SMEs/Start-ups, which have completed an acceleration process or have received previous private investment.
During the pitching sessions we were witnesses of the high quality of the projects presented and the high level of these companies. At the end of the event, the jury composed by some of the investors and INNOLABS members, selected the winners to the best pitches:
- Seed category: Up-devices won the second prize of EUR 1,500 and 3D Surgical Technologies won the first prize of EUR 3,500.
- Mature category: Cardiaccs won the second prize of EUR 5,000 and Medicsen won the first prize of EUR 10,000.
Thank you to all attendees that made this event a great success!!!
Aditionally, the INNOLABS consortium organized a previous optional session for SMEs the 25th of June, where they enjoyed two interesting talks and take advantage of the coaching and networking session. First, we could attend Rodolfo Antugna from DINAMIZA, who spoke about the Spanish National Health System and the bests strategies for health market entry. Then, Eva García Muntión from RTDI gave an illuminating talk about how to make a perfect pitch for investors. In the following session, all companies were invited to train their pitch and received advice from experts such as Eva García Muntión or some of our INNOLABS consortium members. At the end of the day, we enjoyed a networking cocktail.