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Europe's premier partnering event
November 4–6, 2024 | Stockholm, SwedenNovember 12–13, 2024 | Digital Partnering


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.

Deadline to apply: September 9th 2024

Presenting Details

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

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
  • Working in therapeutic areas that include: Cardiovascular, Cell & Gene, Oncology, Immunology, Neurology and Rare Diseases, Radiology, Digital Health
  • 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 registration and submit payment to secure your presentation slot.

Winners will receive

Panel of judges will evaluate the pitches and select the winner.

  • A complimentary registration to attend a future EBD Group event.

Last Years Startup Spotlight Winner

Congratulations to the Startup Spotlight 2023 winner, PannTheraPi.

PannTheraPi is an innovative pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative drugs, aiming for better efficacy and tolerance than current ones for the treatment of brain and nervous diseases. 

Thank you to Bayer for sponsoring the competition, and to all our other finalists and entries.

Hear from Bayer—Startup Spotlight Sponsor


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.