StartupfestHealth 2018: Registration is open!

“Crossing borders, breaking boundaries”

StartupFest Health will return in Utrecht on 2 and 3 October 2018. Two days inspiring keynotes, making connections and start building successes. The 2018 theme is 'Crossing Borders & Breaking Boundaries' Meet 500+ delegates from across Europe and join leading investors, health ecosystems and innovative corporates to go beyond the next level together.

Scaling up in Digital Health & Medtech is one of the hardest things to do. Going international takes a lot of endurance and perseverance. You need to talk to the right partners, at the right moment to get to the other side of the border. Corporates can help, investors find it more attractive and health ecosystems are looking for scale-ups to be able to meet the challenges they are facing today and in the future. StartupFest Health will bring them all together at one event.

AAL Investment Forum and Taiwanese Business Day

This year StartupFest Health is joining forces with the Ambient Assisted Living program from the European Commission and together we are bringing the AAL Investment Forum to Utrecht. A meeting place for startups and investors that are interested in the Silver Economy.

StartupFest Health is also partnering with the Taiwanese Business Day. The main objective of #TBD18 is for you to meet Taiwanese organizations, entrepreneurs and support organisations and learn how Taiwan can become crucial for your success. Great if you have plans to expand to Asia.

StartupFest Health organizer Paul Pelsmaeker: “For startups in health, the access to new markets are a vital part of their strategy. Meeting corporates, investors, public bodies, professionals and launching customers are important in their journey to scaling up and create successful businesses. During StartupFest Health we will offer that access to participating startups and scale-ups. Let’s join forces to break through those boundaries!”

The following activities are planned:

  • Inspiring keynotes by the world’s top health startups, corporates and investors;
  • Pitch your company for leading digital health corporates and investors;
  • MatchMaking sessions between startups and corporates;
  • Investors Diner, to boost 1-on-1 meetings to fire start deal-making;
  • Co-hosted with the AAL Investment Forum and Taiwanese Business Day;
  • Startup Showcase, the showcase exhibition for promising startups.

For more updates of speakers, sessions, activities and registration:


StartupFest Health is powered by

StartupUtrecht, Stichting, Dutch Ministry of Health, Bayer, Philips, Amazon, TivoliVredenburg, Healthy Capital, Municipality of Utrecht and many others.