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Winners of the 2021 International Venture Academy were pitching at the final event on Thursday 20th May for the program jury including investors from EBAN and FiBAN. Top 3 start ups were voted to attend to EBAN Congress in June.

Among the top three start ups are:

Food4Future est. 2018 in France, providing sustainable food for the planet with fresh spirulina https://mailchi.mp/894301ab8980/food-4-future

Nursie Health est. 2017 in Finland, with MyNursie AI assisted self-care application http://www.nursiehealth.com

Healtzilla est. 2019 in Finland, providing healthy habits as a service http://www.healthzilla.ai

Special ”serie A” prize was given by the jury to FinnAdvance, est. 2018 in Finland for their mastered plan for next funding round.

International Venture Academy is an investor program for companies looking for international growth and investments. During the program, companies will engage with European angel investors in group as well as personal sparring sessions to sharpen their own growth plan, products or services and network in international markets.

This year, the theme of the program is Smart Health – how to utilize the opportunities offered by data and AI in providing innovative health and well-being solutions.

Top three start ups announced will receive ticket to EBAN Congress in June

The EBAN Congress enables the start ups to capture the attention of angel investors around the world and will take place between 16th and 18th June. For more information and registrations click here.


”During meetings, the program leaders would seriously challenge us and gave us valuable insight into what would best attract the interest of investors in our business. The organizers of Venture Academy have tremendous personal business skills and, above all else, plenty of networks directly with potential partners. We have had tangible introductions to the wider world through them.”
Video from Venture Academy 2020 start ups Layette and Secapp

The International Venture Academy 2021 program was organized during May. From the applicants, 8 selected companies participated in the actual program. At the final event on 20th May top three start ups were voted by the jury. They will receive taylored one-on-one sparring with the program mentors before their open ticket to EBAN Congress in June 2021.

International Venture Academy is organized by Business Jyväskylä and HHub together with FiBAN & EBAN. More info at: EBAN Newletter May 2020