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The jury has confirmed and selected the companies in the International Venture Academy 2022 program. During the four-day IVA Bootcamp, these companies will receive coaching and sparring from the top European angel investors. At the end of the programme companies will be pitching their ideas in the IVA contest. 

Eight innovative Smart Health and Wellbeing companies that were selected to the International Venture Academy 2022 programme are

International Venture Academy is a programme for companies looking for international growth and investments. The programme organized by Business Jyväskylä, FiBAN and EBAN will run for the 3rd time this year. During the programme, companies will engage with European angel investors in a group as well as personal sparring sessions to sharpen their own growth plan, products or services and network in international markets. 

Read more about this year’s programme from here.

Four-day Venture Bootcamp in Jyväskylä 

This year the academy includes a four-day Bootcamp live in Jyväskylä from June 7 to 10. During the Bootcamp companies will be working on their blue ocean and go-to-market strategies, VSEM (vision, strategy, execution, and metrics) strategy framework and crafting their killer pitches and get sparring with their finances.

On the final day of the Bootcamp week, these eight companies will be pitching their ideas to the jury. The top two companies will get tickets to Business Rally Investor Day in August 2022 and the possibility to pitch their business idea at the EBAN Investor event this autumn.

How to craft a good elevator pitch? Read tips from IVA 2022 coach Audra Shallal here.

The Bootcamp contains many workshops and valuable sparring from extremely seasoned business angels.

Interested in hearing more about the IVA programme?

Join us for Ecosystem Get-together with beer and pizza on Wednesday, June 8 from 16-18 at the Startup Factory (Kympinkatu 3C), Jyväskylä to meet and network with others and hear more about the IVA 2022 programme. 

The programme will be running again next year – subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on LinkedIn to hear about it among the first ones!

More details:

Johanna Hentunen, Project Planner 
HHub – The Nordic Health, Sports and Wellbeing Ecosystem  
Business Jyväskylä / City of Jyväskylä

The programme is funded by ERDF funding in accordance with the ecosystem agreement signed between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the City of Jyväskylä.