The Investor Lounges, bring pre-selected start-ups with high growth potential to investors and strategic partners. This edition of the Investor Lounge will be co-organised with Healthy Ideas Health Returns (HIHR) on 16 November 2021. The goal of the event will be to highlight and connect qualified early stage start-ups from HIHR and scale-ups from EIT Health with investors. 



Investor Lounge is organised by

About the Investor Network

The EIT Health Investor Network connects qualified companies seeking early-stage funding with the first pan-European consortium of more than 80 healthcare investors across 17 countries. We accelerate equity rounds by highlighting and connecting early-stage start-ups with targeted private and institutional healthcare investors across Europe.

Investors in our network share the ambition to accelerate start-ups and bring the most innovative ideas to health markets faster. We connect you to venture capitalists, corporate venture funds, family offices, angel networks, and super angels seeking to invest in seed, bridge, or Series A deals, up to €10 million. In the last year and a half alone, we’ve closed €18 million in deals with five companies.

About HIHR

Healthy Ideas, Healthy Returns (HIHR) was set up early 2016 as an initiative of eight Dutch University Medical Centres, the Hubrecht Institute and the Netherlands Cancer Institute to jointly present their biomedical-oriented spin-offs as investment opportunities to an audience of investors and entrepreneurs.

At the moment Healthy Ideas, Healthy Returns unites all major biomedical research organisations in the Benelux (28 institutions) and by this HIHR has followed the wish of investors and is now steadily growing into a Benelux-wide academic venture forum.

HIHR events are attended by all early stage Life Science Venture Capital funds and family offices in the region and the initiative is supported by J&J Innovation and INKEF Capital. Check here all participating institutions, funds and companies and the growing list of projects that have presented themselves via HIHR throughout the years.

Qualify as a start-up

Become one of our pre-selected start-ups that will pitch in front of a jury and audience of market experts and investors. We have gathered together some of the most highly respected professionals in the industry to participate in this special event.

There are two entry tracks.

  1. Pre-seed and Seed initiatives and start-ups apply via HIHR.
  2. Bridge and Series A scale-ups apply via EIT Health Investor Network.

Event location  

This EIT Heatlh Investor Lounge will be a Hybrid event. You can follow the sessions online or join us in person in Leiden!  


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