Thinking of raising money? Get investment-ready with eHealth Hub free training and pitch your startup in front of real investors!


Investment Readiness Academy

We have a clear goal in mind and we will help you to raise your investment readiness level: which kind of investment is the best for you, how to pitch your business in an attention-grabbing way and how to avoid pitfalls. The course is dedicated for entrepreneurs preparing for fundraising capital.

The training is designed to fill the knowledge gap about equity as an alternative source of finance for innovative SMEs, and it will put entrepreneurs at the center of the stage.

The six elements of investment readiness will be deeply analyzed: Traction, Team, Market, Model, Product and Advantage

This session is mandatory for all EC2VC presenters.


EC2VC Investors Forum and Pitch Competition

EC2VC is an investor forum and pitch competition, offering even more networking opportunities between leading startups and the most active European investors in digital health!

Moderated by Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware International (Italy) and Dr. Vishal Gulati, Venture Partner at Draper Esprit plc (UK), 12 finalists will be invited to make a 4-minute pitch presentation followed by 4 minutes of Q&A with our jury panelists. The jury panelists will select 2 winners in 2 categories:

  • Early stage (revenues under 250K€/year)
  • Series A (revenues over 250K€/year)

Eligibility criteria

  • Early-stage startups and SMEs within the eHealth sector.
  • headquarters in Europe*,
  • solution is live and available,
  • SME actively looking for seed or series A funding.

Main selection criteria

  • unique value proposition and competitive advantage – scalability –
  • user momentum or pilot/implementation programmes or commercial traction – UX design:

Trainers and experts for the Investment Readiness Academy

Hosted by Dario Mazzella. META Group S.r.l

The Investment Training Academy will include experts:

  • Beth Susanne, Professional Investment Readiness Coach (Spain)
  • Clara Leonard, Associate, DH Ventures (Germany)


Panel of investors for the ECVC pitch

Our panel of investor judges include:

  • Farooq Abbasi, Partner, Mosaic Ventures (United Kingdom)
  • Alessio Beverina, General Partner, Panakès Partners (Italy)
  • Josep Sanfeliu, General Manager, YSIOS Capital (Spain)
  • Edward Kliphuis, Investment Director, Merck Ventures (The Netherlands)
  • Lara Koole, Senior Manager, Philips HealthTech Ventures (The Netherlands)
  • Marc Lambrechts, Senior Investment Director, Capricorn Venture Partners (Belgium)
  • Sven Lingjaerd, Managing Partner, Endeavour Vision (Switzerland)
  • Clara Leonard, Associate, DH Ventures (Germany)
  • Cristian Pascual, Digital Health Angel Investor (Spain)
  • Dr. Klaus Stöckemann, Managing Partner, Peppermint VenturePartners (Germany)
  • Francesca Wuttke, Managing Director/Investment Principal – Europe, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, LLC (Spain)
  • Marc-Olivier Luecke, Partner, Atlantic Labs, (Germany)


Other investors already confirmed to attend EC2VC can be found at Health 2.0 EC2VC page



09:00-12:00: Investment Readiness Academy

14:00-17:30: EC2VC Investors Forum and Pitch Competition

14:00-14:30: Investors Forum: European and Global Trends in Digital Health Investments

14:30-14:45: Presentation: Beth Susanne, Professional Investment Readiness Coach (Spain):

“Getting to YES: Secrets to a Winning Pitch”

14:45-15:45: Pitch sessions #1: early stage category (6 companies)

15:45-16:15: Networking break

16:15-16:30: Presentation: Clara Leonard, Associate, DH Ventures (Germany):

“Scaling Up a Digital Health Company”

16:30-17:30: Pitch sessions #2: series A (6 companies)

17:30: Jury deliberations and presentation of the eHealth hub platform: “Building a European Investment Platform for Digital Health”

18:00: Winners announcement of EC2VC and the eHealth Competition

19:30: Private dinner for digital health investors – Discussion topic: creating a European Life Science Investors Network. Investors can indicate their interest in joining this private dinner in their investor registration form.


Important dates

Application deadline: March 27th

Selection committee review: March 20th – March 31st

Confirmation of 12 finalist: April 2nd

One on one online pitch training: April 10th – April 28th

Onsite investment readiness workshop: May 3rd / 09:00-12:00 at FIRA Montjuic Room 5

EC2VC Pitch Competition: May 3rd / 14h00-17:30 at FIRA Montjuic Room 5


Contact details

If you have any questions about the Investment Readiness Academy please email Dario Mazzella: d.mazzella@meta-group. For the EC2VC pitch competition, contact Pascal Lardier at with any questions.


Registration form

Please use this form to provide information about your company and solution. It will be reviewed by a selection committee to draft the final list of participants.