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Are you running a scale-up company in the field of digital health and well-being? Do you want to grow your business to new markets? Are you interested in international angel funding to boost your business?

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.

Learn more about International Venture Academy at the online kickoff

The kick-off event will be held on February 15, 2021 3–4 pm (online).

Register for the event here.

At the event, you will meet the program Lead Angel, member of EBAN Board Marcel Dridje, as well as other angels running the program. You will also hear the experiences of CEO Kari Aho (Secapp), who participated in last year’s program.

The event is organized together with Business Jyväskylä and FiBAN. Event language is English.


”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 application period for the International Venture Academy 2021 program ends on March 15. From the applicants, max. 12 companies will be selected to participate in the actual program.

The program is free for participants, but it requires a strong commitment to attend to intensive week of mentoring and effort for following 6 months.

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