eHealth Hub invites startups registered to Health Pioneers to check the program, register by 30 September 2017 and take part in. We are looking forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!
Want to be part of eHealth Hub Investment Readiness training and Pitch events? Only 10 startups will be selected to participate!
Most businesses need external funding to survive and grow, particularly in their early years.
Although raising finance seems challenging, there is still a lot of support and funding available to companies with the right pitch.
eHealth Hub offers Investment Readiness training and Pitch sessions with an expert pitching specialists who will explain in details pros and cons of different funding options and provide hands-on support to help companies make themselves attractive to potential investors.
Why take part in the eHealth Hub Investment Readiness training and Pitch events?
- You have one chance to convince investors that your proposition is viable, better than the competition, and worth spending time on.
- It doesn’t matter how good your product or technology is… if you can’t communicate it effectively you drastically reduce your chances of gaining investment or support.
We assist entrepreneurs and give them the opportunity to pitch to key European Investors and establish essential connections. Applying companies are rated against the selection criteria and the top ranking ones are invited to attend the training and to pitch at our events.
It’s important to understand that there’s a difference between having a great product or service and being investment-ready. This workshop will help you to understand what is required for you to attract funding. The event will cover a range of topics including; Are your Investment ready? The funding lifecycle, sources of funding, what investors look for, preparing an investor ready business plan and pitching preparation tips.
Getting funds from Angels, Venture Capitalists or any other investor is a sales process and the seminar will take you through the investment journey with the following learning outcomes:
- Understand the investor’s point of view;
- Who investors are and what they are looking for;
- How investors operate;
- Preparing the Pitch;
- The stages of the due diligence process;
- Common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Startups will receive dedicated on-line one-to-one support during 2 weeks prior to the pitch event in Amsterdam, and then will attend a physical workshop. In the 2 weeks following the event they will receive a detailed feedback. This process will involve four main steps:
Week 1 (from 9th October 2017) -> Startups will go through an initial assessment with mentors, analysing the pitch and available investment pack. This will result in a personalised roadmap to identify the areas of improvement that will enable you to become investment ready. (via Skype)
Week 2 (from 16th October 2017) -> Based on the roadmap, startups are classified according to identified pain points (e.g. market traction or financial plan). The goal is to make the programme as customizable as possible.
Week 3 (24th October 2017) -> Workshop will be delivered to cover relevant subjects or other major issues may arise:
- Understanding start-up metrics
- Understanding the process of raising money including valuation
- Understanding the requirements of Seed investors
- Preparing a great pitch deck
Week 4 (from 30th October 2017) -> Startups will receive a detailed feedback on their pitches and performance in front of the jury
4. AGENDA OF THE WORKSHOP
24th October 2017 – Health Pioneers 2017 Amsterdam
Morning – INVESTMENT READINESS TRAINING
Mandatory for all startups pitching in the afternoon
10.00 h – 10.15 h
Ice breaking and welcoming the participants
10.15 h – 11.15 h
Investment Readiness tips and tricks
- “How to Pitch”
- “The investor’s perspective”
- “The entrepreneurial journey: success eHealth stories”
11.15 h – 11.45 h
Coffee break and networking
11.45 h – 13.00 h
Rehearsals and pitch practice
One to one time for pitch review before the show
Afternoon – PITCH EVENT
14:00 h -16:00h
Pitch competition – Q&A with our jury panelists (4-minute pitch presentation followed by 4 minutes of Q&A)
5. ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION 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
6. APPLY BEFORE 30 SEPTEMBER!
If you have any questions about the Investment Readiness Academy please email Dario Mazzella: d.mazzella@meta-group.