Register for the event

Who should attend?

Doctors, Startups, anyone involved in Healthcare, Medicine, Digital Health.

Why is this organised?

  • 31 May 2017 is the end date to apply for the next cycle at Grants4Apps Accelerator
  • 20 June 2017 is the end date to apply for the next cycle of StartupBootcamp Digital Health Berlin

On May 26th representatives from both organization and international investors are going to be present in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This offers regional digital health startups and healthcare experts a unique opportunity to meet them, exchange expertise and look for collaboration opportunities.

Event program


Event moderator: Tjaša Zajc, Medicina Danes

17.00  WELCOME SPEECH; Tjaša Zajc, Journalist & conference moderator

17.15 - VIDEO: How is New Delhi hacking public health with mHealth

Q&A PANEL AND COMMENT: Where are we in eHealth compared to developing countries? What can we learn from them and each other?

  • mag. Katarina Kralj, Head of eHealth coordination at Ministry of Health Slovenia
  • Ozren Pezo, independent expert for eHealth, former Assistant Director for ICT at Croatian Health Insurance Fund HZZO 

The Q&A will be moderated by Dorjan Marušič, Practicing Cardiologist, Former Member of the Expert Panel at European Commission DG for Health and Consumers (DG Sanco).

17.45 - CHIT CHAT with dr. Axel Polack: The hype around big data, genetic testing and gene modification technologies: progress or resurfacing of eugenics?

18.00KEYNOTE: Digital Health Trends: Forget the numbers, where is the impact?
Jesus del Valle, Head of Bayer's Grants4Apps Accelerator

18.15PANEL: Rethinking the patient/customer, payment models, funding options

19.00 - BREAK BEFORE THE LAST CALL for Grants4Apps Startup Competition




Who should apply for the Startup Competition?

Startups looking to test their presentation skills in front of international expert jury, startups interested in applying to Grants4Apps or Startupbootcamp and those wanting to get at spot at MEDICA 2017 - World Forum for Medicine.

Max. 15 Startups will get the opportunity to pitch their solutions to international experts.

So far, the confirmed jury members for the competition are:

  • Jesus del Valle, Head of Bayer’s Grants4Apps Accelerator,
  • Klaus Stöckemann, Peppermint Venture Partners,
  • Dorjan Marušič, Practicing Cardiologist, Former Member of the Expert Panel at European Commission DG for Health and Consumers (DG Sanco),
  • Stanislav Sirakov, Partner at LAUNCHub.
  • Dr. Axel Polack, General Partner at the Joint Polish Investment found
  • Alex Farcet, Co-founder of Startupbootcamp - global network of industry focused startup accelerators

Why apply to the Competition?

Startups in all stages are invited to pitch at INFUSE. 

It’s no secret around 80% of startups die after two years, due to lack of experience and funding. Accelerator programs get hundreds of applications and the majority of companies don’t even get a chance to present their solution in person. At INFUSE you can increase those odds.  By getting feedback from the decision makers, you can gain visibility, make new valuable contacts and increase you chances to get funding. 

Three startups pitching will be chosen: 

  • one will get shortlisted for Startupbootcamp, which gives accepted teams mentorship and 15,000 euros, PLUS one 1:1 meeting with the lead mentor,*

  • one will get shortlisted for Grants4Apps, which gives accepted teams mentorship and 50,000 euros,*

  • one more developed will get a spot at MEDICA Trade Fair in Düsseldorf in November, at FTR4H Lab&Lounge in the US Pavilion. (commercial price for it is 3,000 USD)

*two startups will get shortlisted for the accelerator programs; this does not mean they will automatically be accepted to the next round.

Details about JURY MEMBERS of the Startup Competition at the INFUSE Digital Health Networking Event are available here.

Register for conference

Present at a pitch competition and win a booth at MEDICA trade fair

The event is organised by Medicina danes and Tehnološki park Ljubljana, largest innovation ecosystem for commercialisation of knowledge and technology in SE Europe, among three verticals’ highly specialised on field of health and in collaboration with Medicina danes is a medical journal for doctors and pharmacists. Since January 2017 it is also creating and publishing the podcast Medicine Today on Digital Health.


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