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Welcome to Europe's hottest event for startups.

Why attend HLTH Europe?

As Europe’s most important health event, HLTH Europe will be the first to unite every part of the European health ecosystem.

Connecting over 3,500 health leaders from over 50 countries, HLTH Europe will bring together key decision-makers across providers, payers, government, pharma, startups, investors and health tech. With one in three attendees at C-level and two in three at Director level (or equivalent), HLTH Europe is the place where health does business.

Whether you're looking to meet your next investor, sell your solutions, scale into new markets or learn about the latest health innovations, regulations and policies - HLTH Europe is the only place you need to be in 2024.

Must attend startup sessions

European champions: How to scale across the European continent

Complex, diverse, and disparate, covering 750 million people, 44 nations, in all manner of configurations. European healthcare is a veritable smorgasbord of variation. What will it take to build a successful pan-European digital health ecosystem?

With more companies than ever before looking State-side to achieve real scale, how can we keep them successful in Europe? And how have those who have done it scaled successfully?

Stripes, stars, and success: Scaling healthcare startups in the US

'O say can you see by the dawn's early light, The largest health market, in financial might.’ Alright, it's unlikely that The Star Spangled Banner's composer Francis Scott Key was thinking of the potential for European health startups in the modern American healthcare system, but there's no denying that America represents a new (and exciting) horizon for European health companies.

The glittering financial prizes available for those who manage to scale can be found at the end of a difficult pathway, but hey, nobody said achieving the American Dream was meant to be easy.

Missed the exit?: Health keeps on trucking despite IPO jam

In 2021, health was in cruise control. Ticking over at 130 km/h, with an IPO every few kilometres, a clear road ahead, and not a cloud in the sky. Looking back as 2020 disappeared in our mirrors we were forging ahead, free to forget about past issues and objections.

As we soared up to junction 2022 though, a jam appeared. Just one lane at first, then rapidly filling the highway. The skies grew darker. Warning lights started to appear. Slowly at first, then with rapid, debilitating, frequency. Objections in the mirror were indeed closer than they had appeared. If you looked just at the public markets, and their reaction to healthtech over the last two years, you could be forgiven for questioning whether an IPO is (still) a legitimate route for the sector.

With a number of high-profile firms down over 95% from their IPO, many have questioned whether this is indicative of a wider trend in venture-backed healthtech.

After the SPAC-attack of 2021, and the subsequent fallout, and with VCs sat on more LP cash than ever before, can healthtech companies really still dream of an IPO? Or should they be set up to explore other exit routes?

Sales: Reclaiming healthcare's dirtiest word

Chief Growth Officer. Head of Partnerships. Business Development Director. We'll do almost anything not to use the word 'sales' in health. It doesn't feel right, does it?

Selling health? The same skill set that brought you realtors, second-hand car salesmen, and telemarketers, shouldn't align with the basic human right that is health, should it?

Well, yes and no. In many ways, sales is as much a part of the treatment cycle as triage. But how it's done can leave a lot to be desired.

Companies often see validation as the peak of the mountain, but if we're to take anything from Pear Therapeutics et al, it has to be that just because it's validated, doesn't mean it'll sell. So what does good look like, and how do we Make Sales Great Again?

Speaker highlights for startups

Alyssa Jaffee

Partner
7wireVentures

USA

Devin Dunn

Head, HealthTech Accelerator

Texas Medical Center Innovation

USA

Edward Kilphuis

Partner

Sofinnova Partners

France

Heyo Kroemer

CEO

Charité – University Medicine Berlin

Germany

Hanne Horvath

Chief Commercial Officer

HelloBetter

Germany

Stephen Ranjan

Global Head, Digital Health Pharma Personalized Healthcare

Roche

Switzerland

FUNDING FOUNDERS

Join the free Funding Founders Programme and meet 1:1 with leading investors in effective 15-minute meetings.

Special programming

Unlock unparalleled networking opportunities, learn from industry experts and seize the chance to showcase your brand on a global stage.

Funding Founders

Discover the most efficient way to meet your next investor.

Designed to maximise time, efficiency and value, it’s never been easier to meet your next business partner.

The ‘speed-dating’ format of our Funding Founders Programme focuses on efficiency and maximises the number of meetings for both investors and startups. Meetings are double opt-in, so you'll only meet the investors who are interested in you.

Funding Founders is available to all qualified investors and startups with no additional cost to participate.

Market access sessions

Looking to scale to new markets in 2024 and beyond? Our workshops will help you get ahead.

Held on Monday 17 June our market access workshops will help you break into and scale your business in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France and North America.

Learn from experts on how best to approach new markets, the pitfalls to avoid to ensure success and the solutions are systems that payers are looking for.

Startup Pitch

Win over €30,000 in prizes, plus a chance to pitch live on the HLTH Europe main stage.

We’re looking for Europe’s boldest, brightest and most innovative startups to pitch their game-changing health solutions to a panel of judges at HLTH Europe. Our Startup Pitch, sponsored by Novo Nordisk, is open for applications NOW.

Apply before 29 February 2024 to be in with a chance to win a €15,000 cheque and €15,000 sponsorship credit for 2025.

Party with us!

Some call it our forte, others call it the secret sauce - but one thing's for sure, our legendary parties are the pinnacle of the HLTH experience.

Monday

WELCOME RECEPTION

7.30 PM

Tuesday

BEACH SOCIAL

5.45 PM

Wednesday

HLTHFEST

7 PM

Thursday

SURVIVORS' BBQ

12.30 PM

Discover the startup agenda

With over 80 sessions and 300 speakers, we want to make sure you don't miss the most important sessions and programming for startups. We've created a startup-specific agenda, so you can plan your HLTH Europe experience effectively.

What's included with your ticket?

  • Access to all track and keynote sessions

  • HLTH Europe event app and attendee networking programme

  • All networking events, affinity meetups and receptions

  • All-inclusive breakfasts, lunches and refreshments throughout the day

  • Exhibit hall access, plus a full exhibitor directory

  • World-class entertainment, parties and live performances

  • Incredible memories, lasting connections and 3,500 new friends*


    *Number of new friends not guaranteed, but highly expected

Your next step

Secure your ticket now. The earlier you book, the lower the rate!

About HLTH Europe


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HLTH Inc. is a dynamic community delivering unique value to the healthcare industry through a mix of unparalleled global events, inspirational content, and impact-driven initiatives.

EUROPE


2024 | HLTH Europe: 17-20 JUNE
2025 | HLTH Europe: 16-19 JUNE
2026 | HLTH Europe: 15-18 JUNE
2027 | HLTH Europe: 21-24 JUNE
2028 | HLTH Europe: 19-22 JUNE

USA


2024 | ViVE: Feb 25-28

2024 | HLTH US: Oct 19-22

2025 | ViVE: Feb 16-19

2025 | HLTH US: Nov 15-18

2026 | HLTH US: Oct 17-20


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