Finance Booster

If your healthcare start-up is seeking investment, you may need to give a detailed explanation of your financial situation. This programme offers intensive training so that you’re equipped with the financial literacy you need to do this.

The Finance Booster is a four-week programme that provides support in your investment journey. It includes three online group training sessions on highly requested start-up topics related to finance. Through this programme we make sure you have all the important financial answers before jumping on the investment roller coaster.

Start-up applications for the 2022 Finance Booster programme are now closed. Please check back in June to apply for the 2023 edition.

What you get

How it works

Over four weeks of November 2022, you will meet active investors and industry experts connected to EIT Health. They will provide trainings on funding strategy, term sheets, and stacking up figures in business plans.

The training sessions are online and take place in small groups. These hands-on sessions will use real case studies anonymized and adapted for teaching purposes. You will finish the programme with a mock investor meeting and pitch.

Meet the trainers

  • Helena Torras


    Helena Torras, Founder and Managing Partner at PaoCapital. Promotes the tech start-up mindset as an experienced CEO and investor, connecting the dots between the ecosystem start-up-corporate-investor. She belongs to the Governing Board of BarcelonaTechCity, to the Advertising Association of Catalonia, to the Ambassadors Council of The Collider (TechTransf initiative from the Mobile World Capital) and she serves as an independent board director on several Boards. Among others recognitions, she has been considered one of the 30 people to follow on Twitter on the tech ecosystem, Top100 women leaders in Spain, one of the 100 leaders of digitalization in Spain, and EUTOP50 investor.

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  • Gonçalo Andrade


    Gonçalo is a seasoned venture builder, with a solid background in the medical device and drug product development, with over 20 years of experience in the space. Having founded a VC exclusively dedicated to investing in EU based seed and early stage companies in the Life Sciences space, he is very familiar with the challenges early stage companies face and excels at navigating these initial stages. He is presently the CBO at Nanoform (Finland) and has been instrumental in taking the company to IPO and growing the company from 20 to >105 staff, making it one of the most exciting companies in the Nordics to work with.

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  • Barbara Castellano


    Barbara is the Principal of Panakes SGR, a Venture Capital fund fully dedicated to the Medtech sector. She carries out scouting, screening, due diligence, valuation, negotiation and finalisation of investments. She has worked for 20 years in the MedTech field, particularly in the Cardiovascular segment, helding Senior Management positions in multinational corporations such as Sorin-Livanova, CID-Alvimedica. Prior to Panakes, she had set up a company consulting firm (TechwaldSpA), accumulating a great deal of experience in start-ups and obtaining significant venture capital funding for client companies.

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Key details

The cost of the programme is €1119. Three start-ups will be selected to receive discount of up to €300, based on high potential to upscale and need for assistance in access to finance. Please note that only 3 start-ups can benefit from the discount.


27 July

Opening of application

3 October

Application deadline

10 November

Training – Funding Strategy

17 November

Training – Term sheets

24 November 

Training – How to stack up figures in Business Plan

08 December

Mock Investor Meeting – Demolition Pitch

Who should apply

This programme is for you if your healthcare start-up:

  • Is an SME according to the EU definition
  • Is legally incorporated and established in one of the Horizon Europe countries
  • Is active in MedTech, Biotech and Digital health areas
  • Has a need for individualized support to go later to seed or Series A/B funding level
  • Medium level start-ups, which have achieved some funding so far
  • Start-ups at a lower level of maturity are still welcome to expand their knowledge

EIC-supported venture?

If your start-up has received support by the European Innovation Council (EIC), you can receive special benefits when applying to the Finance Booster programme.

Take a look into the EIT-EIC Collaboration Webpgage to find out how you can benefit from being previously supported by the EIC.

Ready to apply?

Start-up applications for the 2022 Finance Booster programme are now closed. Take a look to our programmes to find the right fit for your start-up.


Finance Booster Team