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The selected innovative health tech and AI companies for the International Venture Academy 2023 are:

  1. ONIT Sport
  2. CareUs
  3. MicroBrain
  4. ImpactOs by AskKauko
  5. Voice Intuitive
  6. HealthyDays/DiabetesSara
  7. StuDisco
  8. Neuwo
  9. Robomed

The International Venture Academy (IVA) is a program dedicated to supporting innovative startups. The program aims to help participants enhance their readiness to secure funding from investors. In Finland, IVA is being organized for the fourth time this year in collaboration with HHub. This year, the program specifically targets artificial intelligence, health technology, and cybersecurity startups. 

You can read more about this year's program here.

Intensive bootcamp in June

The program includes a four-day bootcamp held live in Jyväskylä from the 6th to the 9th of June. During the bootcamp, companies will work on their blue ocean and go-to-market strategies, employ the VSEM (vision, strategy, execution, and metrics) strategy framework, craft compelling pitches, and receive financial guidance.

By the end of the week, entrepreneurs will have fine-tuned their market position, acquired the skills to effectively sell their product or service, and know how to present their company story and business model in a convincing and inspiring manner. The bootcamp culminates on its final day with a pitching competition, in which funders from Finland and beyond participate.

Join the Final Pitching by registering here! 

The top two companies will receive tickets to the Business Rally Investor Day in August 2023.

Open events during the IVA week

Tuesday, 6th of June: Ecosystem Get-together 

  • Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
  • Location: Startup Factory (Kympinkatu 3C), Jyväskylä 
  • Join us to meet and network with EBAN investors, IVA startups, and other ecosystem stakeholders. 
  • Register for the Ecosystem Get-together here

Friday, 9th of June: Final Pitching (open event)

  • Time: 12 am to 4:15 pm 
  • Location: Startup Factory (Kympinkatu 3C), Jyväskylä 
  • This open event welcomes all interested investors and stakeholders. Nine start-ups will be pitching, and two winners will be selected to attend the Business Rally Investor Day in August. 
  • Register for the Final Pitching

More details:

Nelli Eerikäinen, Project Coordinator
HHub – The Nordic Health, Sports and Wellbeing Ecosystem  
Business Jyväskylä / City of Jyväskylä

The programme is funded by the Regional Council of Central Finland with the ERDF funding in accordance with the ecosystem agreement signed between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the City of Jyväskylä.
Valkea, LTH ja UT (Koord., TKI, DALI, KV)