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BIO-Europe Spring
Save the dateMarch 17–19, 2025 | Milan, Italy

Startup Spotlight at BIO-Europe Spring

This exciting competition offers entrepreneurs an affordable opportunity to engage with top-tier investors and other important players in the biotech industry to take their business to the next level.

The application window has now closed for the Startup Spotlight. Please contact Olivia Guiliana at if you would like to learn more about a future Startup Spotlight.

Meet the Startup Spotlight 2017 winners

Join us on a journey back to 2017 as we reconnect with Barcelona-based Startup Spotlight winners, Laura Soucek CEO and co-founder of Peptomyc S.L.and Marie-Eve Beaulieu Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Peptomyc.


Selected companies will have the opportunity to make a 6-minute pitch and participate in a live feedback session with a jury of leading investors, pharma dealmakers, and biotech business key opinion leaders who will evaluate the pitches and select the winner onsite in Barcelona, Spain.

Pitching Criteria & Fee

Applications can be submitted by companies that meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Company created in the past three years, or innovation incubated within a company for a maximum of three years
  • Developing new therapeutic solutions, technology and digital platforms
  • Aggregate funding of €10 million or less
  • Company with less than 25 employees

Pitch fee: €195.00* 
*Qualifying criteria must be met for this rate

If selected to present, you will receive additional steps to claim your complimentary BIO-Europe Spring registration and submit payment to secure your presentation slot.

Pitching Benefits

  • Visibility: Generate interest among the global life science audience attending BIO-Europe Spring 2024
  • Complimentary registration to attend: Access BIO-Europe Springs one-to-one meetings facilitated by partneringONE®, recorded content, live program sessions, and virtual networking opportunities.

The Startup Spotlight winner, selected by judges, will also receive a complimentary registration to attend a future EBD Group event. 

Marek Ty

CEO & Founder

Founder at Innovation Forum

Startup competitions are really important in Europe to present what’s new, what innovations are in the labs, and this kind of competitions with the support of EBD events are really important to give them the step towards success.


Olivia Guiliana
EBD Group