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Startup Slam is a pitching competition offering innovative entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their company at BIO-Europe.

Selected companies will have the opportunity present to a jury of leading investors, pharma dealmakers and biotech business KOLs.

Why Pitch at BIO-Europe's Startup Slam?

  • Increase your company's visibility and generate interest among 3,800+ executives from over 60 countries
  • Participate in Europe's largest life science partnering conference

  • Receive complimentary pitch training from a renowned IR/PR agency

  • Selected companies will receive a significantly discounted registration and presentation fee of EUR 895 +VAT. Standard registration and presentation fee is EUR 3,645 +VAT

Application Process

Applications can be submitted by any organization or entity with an innovative idea that meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Company created in the past three years

  • Developing a new diagnostic, therapeutic product or technology platform

  • Aggregate funding of EUR 10 million or less

  • Available to pitch live at the Startup Slam at BIO-Europe on November 7, 2017

  • Company representatives from the selected finalists will be provided with presentation skills training in advance of the BIO-Europe event

September 7-October 12: Application window

Selection Process

Up to twenty companies will be selected to participate in the competition.

  • October 13: Startup Slam companies selected
  • October 16: Selected companies will be notified
  • Week of October 23: Presentation skills webinar


  • PR recognition as the winner of the startup slam competition
  • A complimentary registration to a future EBD event
  • The opportunity for a yearlong 'no fee' arrangement to become a JLINX community member, with access to consulting and a desk space in the co-working office on the JLINX campus in Beerse, Belgium, subject to certain terms & conditions.

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