Health Venture Lab Partners

Our powerful network of healthcare industry leaders, universities, organizations and alumni are our strength. Together we create a uniquely connected accelerator that matches expertise with one-on-one coaching. Our community of alumni and partners grows each year, providing a life-long source of guidance and motivation for participating startups.

Core Partners


As Senior Director of Software Engineering at GE Healthcare, I am always on the lookout for fresh new talent and ideas to keep our business ahead of the curve. For this reason, I am glad that we have the opportunity to welcome innovative teams from all around Europe and introduce them to our industry.

Attila Ferik

Sr. Director, Software Engineering GE Healthcare

EIT Health as the largest healthcare initiative in Europe can make a difference in creating a vibrant and competitive startup ecosystem through its worldwide partnerships in healthcare. We have several university partners and university hospitals as well as global industry players in medtech, in biotech, in digital health global industry players where GE Healthcare is one of our core partners.

Kurt Höller

Director of Business Creation EIT Health

The University of Debrecen has outstanding educational, research, and innovation capacities in international comparison as well and based on these it plays a major role in the realization of objectives of national strategy. It is also one of the top 500 universities in the world. The student community of 30,000 can study in 14 faculties, in institutions of excellent scholarly standard. As a leading university it is known in Hungary as an intellectual center providing the widest spectrum of educational programs while also closely cooperating with the private sector, the business sphere, and the local government.


I always believe in hard work. The idea is just a step but honest work will make you a path to success. This is why the idea of Health Venture Lab is so dear to me, and why I think its pure path to success. The passion of participants connected with the knowledge of mentors it is the best what we can offer to the world.

Bartłomiej Grobelski

Director of Centre of Innovation and Technology Transfer Medical University of Lodz

IESE Business School is worldwide leader in executive education. We are an institution founded by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. We can help teach you the tools and mindset necessary to enable you to become a successful business person and to create an impactful product or service that society needs. We are extensively networked through our 50,000+ alumni worldwide working in top companies, consultancies and banks. We surround you with the right network to allow your ambition to drive your own success.

Luca Venza

Director of Technology Innovation, Transfer & Acceleration IESE Business School

Semmelweis University is one of the largest healthcare institutions in Hungary. Research, development, and innovation comprise an important part of the University’s three-fold mission. With 300 research groups the university focuses on early diagnostics and therapy, prevention of diseases, health preservation and healthy and active aging. Many of its professors are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, with close collaboration between the two institutions in numerous areas


VentureLab is a leading business accelerator, with an excellent track-record in helping innovative ideas reach the market. Together with University of Groningen they drive innovation in various areas, including Healthcare. Health VentureLab uses VentureLab methodology to improve participating teams competencies.


Industry professionals that bring our programs to life

Meet our mentors

In-depth industry expert-led training is matched with tailored coaching. Develop your product concept with actionable, healthcare niche specific guidance.

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Health Venture Lab Alumni

Our alumni community is a continuously growing network of experienced, international teams