Innovation Showcase

Innovation Showcase

Welcome to BOOM Innovation Showcase

Brace yourself for an international show, as healthtech trailblazers pitch their ventures to a panel of potential investors.

Submission Deadline: 21 February 2024


Are you an innovative healthtech startup looking to make an impact on the heathcare ecosystem? Would you like the chance to pitch your company to some of the best investors in the industry? Then we invite you to apply to the BOOM Innovation Showcase!

12 healthtech startups will be selected for the opportunity to present to a select group of VCs at the Innovation Showcase Pitching contest.  

Witness the Innovation Showcase unfold before an exclusive audience of investors, entrepreneurs, and key stakeholders from our vibrant healthtech ecosystem.

Following the discerning judgment of the Innovation Showcase jury, the top 3 startups will earn the coveted opportunity to pitch on the main stage of BOOM Summit’s plenary session on April 11th. The winner will be step into the spotlight during the Summit’s closing ceremony.


Set in the ‘glass room’ at Messe, the BOOM Innovation Showcase boasts a captivating program:

  • A dynamic Host guiding the audience through Day One’s proceedings on the 1st day
  • Judges’ panels featuring sponsors and members from the DayOne investor community (3-4 jury members per pitching round)
  • 4-minute pitches and Q&A for each presentation
  • A total of 12 coveted startup slots


The Innovation Showcase is an elite space tailor-made for investors and startups, fostering networking, pitching, business exploration, and a deep dive into the healthtech startup ecosystem.

Pitching Date:

10 April 2024, starting at 8:00 AM, Basel Messe, Switzerland.

08:00 – 09:00

BOOM Registration Opening

09:00 – 10:00

Welcome & Innovation Showcase Round I

10:05 – 10:15

Stretching Break

10:15 – 11:00

Innovation Showcase Round II

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30 – 11:50


12:00 – 12:45

Innovation Showcase Round III

12:45 – 13:00

Innovation Showcase Closing

16:30 – 19:30

Meetings & Networking in the Innovation Showcase

09:30 – 17:30

Meetings & Networking in the Innovation Showcase

Why apply?

Being selected to pitch at the BOOM Summits allows you to:  

  • Seize the chance to be one of the top 3 selected Startups to impress some of the brightest disruptive minds in healthtech today, pitching on the main stage of the BOOM Summit. 
  • Network and meet in an exclusive closed door setting with top investors
  • Compete for the BOOM Summit Award with several prices to be announced shortly. 
  • Grasp the opportunity to challenge your ideas and accelerate your business. 
  • Meet our vibrant and unique healthtech ecosystem.  
  • Have full access to the exciting Exhibition area and a chance to deep dive into the latest and hottest in the Digital Health world. 
  • Actively participate in the BOOM Summit.
  • Access to the Summit Networking app.
  • Join the movers and shakers of next generation healthcare during our amazing Welcome party.
  • Go for a refreshing morning run along the Rhein and network in a different way. 
  • And many more thrilling opportunities that you can enjoy once you join us in the BOOM journey!  

How to apply?

Please read the startup selection criteria below carefully before completing the form. Startups that accurately complete the form have a higher chance of being selected to pitch, as the jury can make a better evaluation for the BOOM Award afterwards. 

Terms and conditions: 

To be eligible to apply you must meet the following criteria: 

  • The startup has a legal entity already incorporated. 
  • Must be a healthtech company challenging the status quo in the health industry. 
  • From Pre-Seed to Series A growth stage. 
  • Privately held (often with venture capital investors or bootstrapped) 
  • The startup must have been incorporated in 2018 or later. 
  • The size of the investment tickets should be between 100k € to 2 million € (the size of the tickets the investors are ready to put). 
  • Cannot be a spin-off from large conglomerate.  
  • Must have revenue or at least minimal traction. 
  • Finalists should bear in mind that the pitch at the Innovation Showcase will be in person (C level or Founder level) and should plan travel accordingly.
  • Registration is necessary to secure your spot if you are selected to pitch. The special Startup rate of 300€ per person grants complete access to all Summit activities.


If you are unsure whether your startup fulfils all the selection criteria, do not hesitate to reach out to Pascal Clisson through the F6S platform. 

 The Submission Process 

Please confirm that you have read and will comply with the Program Terms if selected to participate in BOOM Summit.   

Deadline: Your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 21st, 2024 to be considered. Applications will not be returned. 

Submission: Please contact if you encounter technical difficulties.  

Confirmation of Receipt: Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email confirmation within one hour of application submission. If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact us at 

No Copy Provided: Your confirmation email will not include a copy of your submission. 

Acceptances: Finalists will be notified on a rolling basis by email around mid-March 2024. The 12 selected startups will have three business days to confirm their continued participation in the application process and pay their BOOM Summit Entrance ticket at the special Startup price of 300€.