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Health Venture Library
World class speakers
Nina Sesto, PhD, Digital Health Director — Magdalena Clinic / TEDx speaker
Reactor'22 Demo Day
The Future of Healthcare Innovation - Where are We Heading?
Venture Centre of Excellence, Programme Director — EIT Health
Reactor'22 Demo Day
European Healthcare Ecosystem & Fundraising Structure
Mentor and coach - M.I.T. Venture Mentoring Services
Commercially Scaling Considerations For Start-ups
CEO - Capital Community
Angel and VC investment trends in the US and in Europe
Former Managing Director - GE Healthcare
Digital Transformation in Healthcare
Nancy J. Levy
Managing Partner - BostonLanding and Biohealth Management, LLC
US market entry and strategies
Founder, CEO & President - SOLVO Biotechnology
Guide on how to build a great healthcare innovation team.
What we love about the programme is the training first, it almost feels like we had a hands-on MBA completed during these four months.
Afroditi Maria Konidari, TenderTec
winner of HVL Demo Day Disruptive Product prize
Our goal for Reactor was to understand how we can help medical device teams with accelerating the product design. Through the programme, we had the opportunity to speak with experts in the field, understand the challenges those teams face in their daily activities and identify exactly how we can make their lives better so medical devices can end up faster in the hands of those who need it most.
Stefan Siarov, Valispace
Joining the Reactor as the already ongoing company helped us confirm our strategy, identify the next steps, and contact top experts. We got insights into putting our strategy to action with realistic tips regarding many topics, such as commercial pitches, communication processes, how to expand our market, and many other crucial topics that were essential at that time for us. Whether you are a newly born company or a company with a few years of experience - you will do things better after this unique business experience.
Manuel Munoz Iglesias, Qubiotech
The Reactor programme was a huge opportunity for our company because we could validate product marketability with participating SMEs, experts, and selected mentors. We have received significant assistance in assessing our market situation and preparing key strategic and financial documentation. We were able to identify the most important market segments and prepare a market entry schedule. The online Sprints were well-organized, HVL and GE Healthcare staff managed the programme professionally.
Attila Csaba Kondor, GEOinsight
Participating at the Reactor allowed us to take a bigger perspective on the MedTech market as we were meeting teams from different countries and examining different strategies. By having access to all expertise we could imagine, backed by GE Healthcare, we absorbed all essential business knowledge (sales, marketing, public speaking) to convert our solution into a fully-fledged business.
Paweł Paczuski, Upmedic
I certainly recommend this programme, as it helps you to learn how to do business very well. Most of the teams have their technical side assured, but you also have to know how to do business, and the HVL programme supports you precisely with that.
Stefan Iarca, Xvision
winner of HVL Demo Day Rising Innovator prize
The Reactor programme gave us real benefits. We have received deep knowledge of the European healthcare sector, marketing and sales of medical devices. Such relevant lectures and 1:1 discussions with experts have widened our understanding of how we should act on the market and the specificities we should consider. A big plus of the programme was that it gave us an opportunity to meet with GE Healthcare experts who work in the same field but also have decades of international experience in various healthcare aspects (sales, software engineering, product development, legal issues, etc.).
András Szilágyi, IT-MEDicine
HVL's Reactor accelerator was a great opportunity to meet relevant people within GE Healthcare. It helped Lightspace build a new network with professionals and get their direct feedback. Another point worth mentioning is the trainer and one of the leading advisers who definitely gave the right boost for entrepreneurs in getting ready to do the really impactful pitch.
Madara Kalniņa-Kalnmale, Lightspace Labs
The Reactor was the best start into the GE Healthcare ecosystem we can think of: they always had our progress in mind, connected us to the right people at GE and as a cherry on top, we've got valuable feedback from inspiring minds. Despite it being fully digital, the HVL team managed to create a sense of community among the team and the startups. It's no wonder therefore we love moving forward with GE Healthcare and are now part of the Edison Developer Event and had a first joint customer visit at a GE KOL.
Rafael Hostettler, Medical Templates AG
Being part of Reactor’21 helped our company in many ways. It allowed us to challenge our value proposition with subject matter experts, potential end-users, and partners, supporting us in shifting towards a different positioning. This allowed closing a number of partnerships with distributors and being selected for GE Healthcare's Edison Developer Event, an impressive journey that culminated in a demo to their clinical leadership team.
Ivan Porro, SurgiQ
In the press
The latest Health Venture Lab stories
Greasing the MedTech wheels with novel European startups gaining ground during the Reactor’22 Demo Day
HVL's Reactor Accelerator has recently graduated its fifth cohort of startups, with the 2022 class presenting about their growth and promising partnerships at the programme’s annual Demo Day.
HVL Reactor Accelerator showcases European start-up promise
HVL's Reactor Accelerator, powered by GE Healthcare has recently graduated its fifth cohort of start-ups, with the 2022 class presenting about their growth and promising partnerships at the programme’s annual Demo Day.
Boosting Europe’s most promising medtech start-ups
Health Venture Lab believes that Europe has the potential to become the world’s most desirable location to launch new MedTech products.
HVL Reactor Accelerator showcases European start-up promise
HVL’s Reactor Accelerator has just lately graduated its fifth cohort of start-ups, with the 2022 class presenting about their development and promising partnerships on the programme’s annual Demo Day at GE Healthcare’s HQ in Budapest.
HVL helping CEE’s HealhTech start-ups overcome industry hurdles
HVL supporting HealthTech start-ups that often find themselves struggling to navigate a tightly-regulated environment and gain access to expertise.
Start-ups for Reactor'21 accelerator announced
Health Venture Lab together with GE Healthcare and EIT Health has named the 21 teams who will join the Reactor’21 MedTech accelerator.
The trailblazing CEE HealthTech start-ups set for stardom
Health Tech Venture Lab has announced the finalists of its 2021 accelerator, which feature two groundbreaking start-ups from Central and Eastern Europe.
Helping CEE's HealthTech Startups Overcome Industry Hurdles
Health tech start-ups struggle to navigate the tightly-regulated environment and gain access to expertise. Health Venture Lab, a European accelerator based in Hungary, is helping to overcome the obstacles.
Award juries select Swiss startups
Among the winners of the Reactor'21 Demo Day: Medical Templates and Ancora.ai were selected.
Gamechangers in healthcare innovation: HVL's Reactor 2020 Program Winners
Although the future looks quite challenging during the pandemic, having watched 18 entrepreneurs show what risks they take to improve patients' lives to enable better patient care, we become hopeful.
Innovation in healthtech: How emerging Europe’s start-ups are turning Covid-19 challenges into opportunities
Healthtech start-ups in emerging Europe have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic with a wealth of innovation.
A Competitive Ecosystem that Drives Health Innovation in Europe
When it comes to health technologies, innovation is the main driver of industry dynamics. Characterized by heavy investment and exponential increase in pace and scale, emerging innovation is also supported by advances in digital technologies.
Innovation and collaboration are at the heart of solutions to the Covid-19 crisis
“The international ecosystem that has been built by EIT Health is vital because it also gives additional credibility to start-ups and innovative solutions,” Ms Haljan tells Emerging Europe.
EIT Health VentureLab: Start-ups compete with final pitches
GE Healthcare and Hiventures sign an agreement to support innovative healthcare ventures and initiatives
One of the most prestigious U.S. universities is here in Hungary!
A program called Catalyst is soon to be launched in Europe by the Boston-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cooperation for Innovative Healthcare Solutions
How to find the best innovative solutions for the increasing challenges within healthcare? How can good entrepreneurs revolutionize the future of healthcare?
Együttműködik a GE és a Hiventures
A General Electric (GE) egészségügyi üzletága, a GE Healthcare és a Hiventures, az MFB csoport tagja stratégiai megállapodást kötött.
GE Healthcare, Hiventures partner to support startups
GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of GE, and Hiventures, the venture capital fund manager of the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB), signed a strategic agreement that will support innovation in the healthcare industry
Stratégia: GE Healthcare - Hiventures
Stratégiai megállapodást kötött a General Electric (GE) egészségügyi üzletága, a GE Healthcare és a Hiventures
Egészségügyi startup verseny – Remek ötletek, ígéretes tervek
Hét csapat mutatkozott be az EIT Health és GE Healthcare együttműködésében megvalósuló EIT Health VentureLab program záró eseményén, a Health VentureLab DEMO DAY pitch-versenyen.
GE Healthcare teams up with Hungarian venture capital fund manager
GE Healthcare, a leading provider of medical imaging, monitoring and cell therapy technologies has signed a strategic agreement with Hiventures
GE brings one of the leading universities to Debrecen
MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology), one of the best universities in the world launches its MIT Catalyst program in collaboration with GE Healthcare at first in the region in Hungary at the University of Debrecen.