First "MEDICE Health Family StartUp Day" in Iserlohn


On Wednesday, 24.04., the first edition of the "MEDICE Health Family StartUp Day" took place at the company's headquarters in Iserlohn. Five selected, innovative healthcare start-ups were given the exclusive opportunity to present their business ideas to a renowned jury and investors.

Initiated by MediVentures, the venture capital company of the MEDICE Health Family, and in close cooperation with the Iserlohn University of Europe for Applied Sciences, the new format of the StartUp Day offered aspiring founders in the healthcare sector a platform to present their ideas and solutions at the intersection of health and technology.

As a catalyst for innovation, the event offers founders a unique opportunity to showcase their digital health innovations to a professional audience of investors, industry experts and potential strategic partners. "The MEDICE Health Family StartUp Day creates a challenging atmosphere in which creative ideas and innovative concepts meet," says Philipp Große, Managing Director of MediVentures.

The participants followed the presentations of the five start-ups with great enthusiasm, which qualified for the pitch from more than 20 applications due to their creative approach and their potential in the healthcare sector. The spectrum of ideas presented ranged from AI-supported medical technologies to innovative solutions for the digitalization of hospital catering.

The winner of the event is eCovery GmbH. Her innovative approach to physiotherapy via app impressed the jury and investors alike. In recognition of their achievements, the eCovery team received prize money of 7500 euros, which will help the company to further develop the business idea, as well as the opportunity to establish contacts with important investors from the venture capital and banking sectors.

The MEDICE StartUp Day is just one of the Health Family's many commitments to the supra-regional promotion of (young) entrepreneurs. "In our corporate mission, we have set ourselves the clear goal of making a tangible contribution to shaping the future of medicine in the coming decade. The promotion and support of innovative start-ups plays a role here that should not be underestimated," explains Dr. med. Katja Pütter-Ammer, Managing Partner of MEDICE. "With MediVentures, for example, we support innovative companies in the healthcare market, especially in the difficult early phase of developments, with financing and the expertise from our Health Family networks."