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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.


  • Selected companies will receive a complimentary registration from EBD and presentation slot at BIO-Europe in Hamburg, valued at over EUR 3,600
  • The Startup Slam is a great opportunity to increase your company's visibility, earn PR and generate interest among the 4,300+ 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 EUR 2,000
The Audience Choice Award
  • The audience choice award 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

Watch the highlights from StartuP Slam Copenhagen 2018

“There was lots of energy in the room, a lovely atmosphere and great companies presenting on stage”.

Ingrid Teigland Akay, Managing Partner at Hadean Ventures, Judge of the Startup Slam at BIO-Europe 2018.

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