Make your perfect pitch for Life Sciences investors

Develop the perfect pitch for Life Sciences investors. Receive hands on company specific training from US professionals in a number of 2 hr sessions (March 26th-29th, 2018 - Ghent)!

Pitching your company and business concept to investors and potential partners is one of the most critical skills for young entrepreneurs. 


In collaboration with imec, is pleased to invite you to a pitching training week (March 26th-29th, 2018) led by Christa Bleyleben: a high level pitching and business plan coach with 25+ years of experience leading to investment flows exceeding $200MM. Christa is currently active in the renowned CIC incubator in Boston, Massachusetts (US).



  • a plenary session on ‘the perfect pitch’ when doing business in the US.
  • hands-on training sessions (2hrs):
    • evaluation of your pitch by trainers and audience 
    • personal training sessions by the training team
  • "High level overview of differences between a US and European termsheet". A legal session by NautaDutilh. 
  • Free access to the pitching competition (29 March) with the possibility to gain a 2000 reduction on the regular pitching fee at BioEquity or a 30% reduction on the regular knowledge for growth entrance fee.



  1. Start-ups
  2. Scale-ups
  3. Companies with expansion plans in the US

active in therapeutics, diagnostics, medtech, digital health, agro-food or industrial life sciences.




This training is an important preparation for two pitching sessions hosted by during Bio€quity 2018 & knowledge for growth and all other international partnering conferences we support.




  • members: 700€ (VAT excl.)
  • Non members: 1500€ (VAT excl.)

This registration fee includes the participation of 2 employees to the training programme (March 26th-29th).


This training is sponsored by

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Day 1 @ Zebrastraat, Gent

9:00       Introductions – Start-up Program

  • * Welcome, meet & greet, program overview & introduce workshop agenda
  • * Introductions of MassGlobal team and each workshop participant

10:00     Massachusetts and US (MassGlobal Partners)

  • * US and Boston life science/Health IT ecosystem
  • * Start-up environment in Boston & US
  • * Cambridge Innovation Center

11:00     Coffee Break

11:15     Discussion of US Funding Environment: Different Investor Types and What Motivates Them (e.g. venture               capital, angels, corporate, family offices, etc)

12.30     High level overview of differences between a US and European termsheet (NautaDutilh)

13:00   Lunch: Discussion of US Business Practices

14:00   Delivering a Great Pitch: Positioning/Value Proposition & Communication Tools Needed (MassGlobal                    Partners)

  • * Elevator pitch
  • * Corporate & investor pitch
  • * Executive summary

15:00    Coffee Break

15:15  Each company get’s the opportunity to pitch their business and receive feedback from the coaches and group (you can choose which type of pitch)  

18:00     Wrap Up and Adjourn


Day 2 @ De Krook - zaal Macharius

1 on 1 Meetings with the trainers to prepare pitches. This will include presentation reviews, value proposition, presentation/pitch training

(1 x 90 minutes per company)

A detailed schedule for this day will be send to all participants.



Revision pitches @ De Krook - zaal Macharius

Final polishing of your pitch, including feedback by trainers and other participants.

Closing with a lunch. 

Event Details


Monday, March 26, 2018 - Thursday, March 29, 2018


 Gent, Belgium

Price: members: 700€ (VAT excl.) members: 1500 (VAT excl.)


Cancellation Policy:
Notifications received 2 months before the start of an event, get refunded for 100% minus an administrative fee of 50 euro. All notifications received between 1 and 2 months before the start of the event, get refunded for 50% minus an administrative fee of 50 euro.
Cancellations requests received less than 1 month before the start of the event won't be refunded. Replacement by a colleague is always allowed.



2018-03-26 00:00:00 2018-03-29 00:00:00 Europe/Brussels Make your perfect pitch for Life Sciences investors  Gent, Belgium

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For any further information about this event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Event Coordinator

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Lissa Van Hecke

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