Startup Masterclasess: Meet the contestants in the Pitch Battle!
One of the most exciting parts of Life Sciences Baltics have already started! On 24-25 September 26 startups from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus and Ukraine learned many things in the Life Sciences Baltics Startup Masterclasses presented by Johnson & Johnson Innovation. During the Pitch Battle 10 promising and inspiring life sciences startups will be given a stage to showcase their ideas.
10 finalists will present startup in the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Hall on the second day of the Life Sciences Baltics event with a pitch to an audience of international investors, media and of course, the jury. They all compete for the exciting prizes – mentorship at Johnson & Johnson innovation, visit to the US Akron Biomedical Corridor and legal advice provided by Rödl & Partner.
This year life sciences startups showed significantly higher interest in applying to participate in the Startup Masterclasses by Johnson & Johnson Innovation. Not surprisingly, as in the Baltics life sciences startups have been contributing more and more to the overall industry dynamism in recent years.
Without further ado, here are all the announced startups to compete at the Pitch Challenge:
- Oculus Diagnostics
- Verita Cell
- Alternative Plants
- Pure Ruhe
Last year, the Startup Visa received 178 applications of foreign companies for participation in the programme and business development in Lithuania, or 41 per cent more than in the first year of the programme.
Today the globe experiences a massive penetration of information technologies and artificial intelligence into the business environment – automated processes or voice command devices are a present-day trend. Lithuanians are also actively heading their way in these fields – according to the latest data of Startup Lithuania, 81 per cent of new startups are established in the IT field at hackathons.