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

Selected companies will have the opportunity to present to a jury of leading investors, pharma dealmakers and biotech business key opinion leaders, with the winner earning the opportunity to access the Johnson & Johnson Innovation mentoring program and complimentary registration.

Startup Slam 2018


15:00 Welcome
15:10 Introductions
15:15 Pitching Session I

16:00 Break

16:15 Pitching Session 2
17:00 Networking
17:30 Announcement of Winner

  • Philip Hemme – Co-Founder and CEO, Labiotech
  • Emma Kohring – Innovation Communication Leader, EMEA, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Ingrid Teigland Akay - Managing Partner, Hadean Ventures
  • Claus Andersson - Partner, Sunstone Sunstone Life Science Ventures
  • Anna Gran - New Ventures Lead, Nordics, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Guenter Huhle - Head, JLABS EMEA
  • Dr. Stefan Luzi - Partner, GILDE HEALTHCARE

Watch the highlights from Start UP Slam Berlin 2017

“The Startup Slam was a really great opportunity for myself and Amylon to create company awareness at a large public forum. The recognition and exposure we received allowed us to make new contacts with potential investors and VCs. Moreover, it was great to connect with J&J and their expertise at such an important time in the company’s growth” 

Thomas de Vlaam, CEO of Amylon Therapeutics, Winner of Startup Slam at BIO-Europe 2017


  • Selected companies will receive a complimentary registration from EBD and presentation slot at BIO-Europe in Copenhagen, valued at over €3,600
  • The Startup Slam is a great opportunity to increase your company's visibility, earn PR and generate interest among the 4,000+ executives from over 60 countries in attendance at BIO-Europe
  • As one of the selected companies you will receive complimentary pitch training from a renowned communications agency

The overall winner of the Startup Slam will additionally receive:
  • Access to a top-tier mentoring program with industry experts from Johnson & Johnson Innovation 
  • Wider recognition through press releases, media coverage and inclusion of the Slam on social media. There will also be an opportunity to conduct interviews for publication in Labiotech and EBD Partnering Insight
  • A complimentary registration to attend a future EBD event, valued at over €2,000
NEW – The Audience Choice Award
  • Introducing this year is the audience choice award which will be selected by BIO-Europe attendees at the Startup Slam
  • The Audience Choice will receive PR recognition through press releases, media coverage and posts on social media

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