GIF Pitching Programme

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  • On 20 April 2022 Global Investor Forum will organise a start-up pitching programme in Leiden. This pitching programme will allow up to 30 start-up companies in the field of biotech, medtech and AI & digital health to present themselves to the audience of leading investors and other potential partners.

    Besides the pitching sessions, there will also be an info-market with table-top booths of service providers.


    • 13:15-13:45: Registration
    • 13:45-14:00: Opening
      Speaker: Rob Mayfield, Director of Entrepreneurship at Leiden University
    • 14:00-15:10: Pitch session 1 Life Sciences/Biotech
    • 14:00-15:10 Dutch ecosystem session
    • 15.15: Pitch session 2 Med-Tech
    • 15:15-16:25 Dutch ecosystem session
    • 16:30: Pitch session 3 Digital & AI
    • 17:45-18:15 Networking drinks
    • 18:30-21:00 Global Investor Forum CEO – Investor Dinner
      Koetshuis De Burcht, Leiden

    In addition to the pitch program, there will be sessions on regional ecosystems. Our Smart Health Amsterdam initiative is presented as an example of a strong regional Life Sciences Health ecosystem by its program manager Rian Muijsers. Smart Health Amsterdam is also part of the jury for the Digital & AI Health pitches.

    For more information about the pitches, click here.


    The programme on 20 April will take place at BioPartner Center Leiden and is organised in collaboration with Life Sciences incubator Leiden unlock_, with support of Stichting Leiden Bio Science Park and LEH, the holding company of Leiden University. The deadline for registration for the Pitching Programme and scale-up package for Innovation for Health is 1 April 2022. Register now!