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17 juli 2018

BAN Nederland

26 September 2018 | Leuven, Belgium
EIT Health Investor Forum

EIT Health comprises a powerful network of entrepreneurs, formal
and informal investors, key‐opinion leaders and innovation executives
that enable and empower the next (international) step of ventures.
The EIT Health Investor Network facilitates private capital match with
promising investment‐ready start‐ups and scale‐ups.
The EIT Health partners and the EIT Health Investor Network are pleased to
announce the 2018 Investor Forum on September 26th in Leuven, Belgium.
It focuses on Regenerative Medicine / Biotechnology / Food for Health.

Connect &Learn
The EIT Health Investor Forum will be a highly interactive day with participants from
different countries. Pre‐selected ventures pitch for investors and are guided by
mentors. The Investors are interested in solid investment opportunities within their
strategic outlook. The mentors are experienced entrepreneurs, marketing experts
and subject‐matter experts; they will provide constructive feedback and will help
the venture to strengthen their business case and performance.
Be Inspired The programme includes inspiring lectures from international speakers, covering
topics in entrepreneurship, cross‐border ecosystems and growth.
Venture The best ventures have been selected and invited by EIT Health partners. Ventures
get the opportunity to showcase their pre‐selected company to Regenerative
Medicine / Biotechnology / Food for Health investors and strategic partners. They
are characterised by a high growth potential, a solid business plan and dedicated
team. The ventures want to raise capital to grow their business.
Invest The EIT Health Investor Forum partners invite investors who are interested in crossborder
investments. Investors are institutional, private equity, angel and venture
investors who actively invest in the targeted areas. They are open for new, solid
investment opportunities where dedicated people bring products with high value to
the market.
Location &
Vlerick Business School
Vlamingenstraat 83
3000 Leuven, Belgium


Bart Haex
Business Creation Manager
EIT Health Belgium‐Netherlands
26 September 2018 | Leuven, Belgium
EIT Health Investor Forum
2 | 2
Plenary programme Parallel programme
European Health
Moderator: Menno Kok
08.45 Registration
10.00 Official opening
Carmen van Vilsteren, Chair of the Board, EIT
Health Belgium‐Netherlands
René Reijtenbagh, CEO, Business Angels Connect
10.15 Keynote Lecture
The Story of Prosensa, a Biotech Roller Coaster Ride
Hans Schikan, former CEO Prosensa
10.45 Start‐Up Showcase I European Health
12 BIOTECH start‐up pitches in front of Investor Jury
12.00 Lunch & Networking
1‐1 Meetings (open)
Moderator: Bart Haex
Start‐Up & Scale‐up Showcase II
6 REGMED investor pitches of start‐up and scale‐up
ventures in front of Investor Panel
Keynote Lecture
Jos Peeters, Managing Partner, Capricorn Venture
Partners (tbc)
Mentoring sessions (closed)
6 FOOD for HEALTH companies are
individually guided by mentors
14.30 Coffee break
14.45 Start‐Up & Scale‐up Showcase III
6 FOOD for HEALTH investor pitches start‐up and
scale‐up ventures in front of Investor Panel
Moderated by Annick Verween, Manager
RisingFoodStars, EIT Food
Mentoring sessions (closed)
6 REGMED companies are
individually guided by mentors
15.45 “Fire‐side” chat
Janke Dittmer, Partner, Gilde
Reginald Vossen, Director, BAN Vlaanderen
Paul van Dun, Director, KU Leuven R&D
Nico van Meeteren, Director, Health~Holland
Benoit Buntinx, Director Business Creation, EIT Food
16.15 European Health Catapult Ceremony &
Closing Remarks
Kurt Höller, Director Business Creation, EIT Health
Maarten Van Oort, Director EIT Food CLC West
Bart Haex, Business Creation manager, EIT Health
16.45 Drinks and Networking 1‐1 Meetings (open)

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