What you can expect next
Give info about what are the next steps and possible scenarios etc
Go through our due diligence process to see if you have what it takes to qualify to present at our pitch event
Opportunity to deliver your pitch in front of a highly curated healthcare interest only network of investors, advisors and experts
Access to formal feedback and opportunity to continue conversations with interested investors and advisors
Frequently Asked Questions
What is HIP?
Health Innovation Pitch (HIP), is a monthly event that provides early-stage health care related startups the opportunity to pitch in front of a carefully curated group of investors and advisors.
With so many other events, what makes this different?
We are purely focused on healthcare. Also, our curated group of investors do not just represent one firm or group.
Rather than trying to schedule individual meetings, we provide the opportunity to get you in front of multiple investors in one shot. We also provide extensive feedback from the investors directly through a focused feedback report.
Where does the event take place?
Our event takes place in the heart of Silicon Valley in Cupertino at one of our investor partner offices. Companies can also pitch virtually from anywhere, but we do recommend pitching in person if possible.
Is there a fee to participate in this event?
Currently, there is no fee to pitch at our events, but that is subject to change in the future.
What do you require to pitch?
Companies should have investor materials prepared and be ready to articulate their value proposition. We also provide a one-page Investor Brief template for you to fill in which is sent to the investors prior to the event.
What types of companies are allowed to pitch?
We are purely focused on the healthcare space. Typical focus is digital health (consumer and provider/payer), healthcare IT, and life science.
How do I qualify?
Companies need to take the following steps:
1. Complete the contact form.
2. Depending on interest we connect to learn more about the company and solution.
3. We initiate our pitch due diligence process which entails:
a) A thorough analysis of product market fit
b) business model and revenue model review
c) buyer, end user, and clinical (as necessary) deep dive with subject matter and clinical experts with BAHA's Advisor Network
d) screening of investment interest level with our investor committee.
Based on the results of our due diligence we then extend an invitation for the startup to pitch at one of our upcoming events.
What stage of funding is this pitch event targeting?
Our pitch event is targeted towards companies that are pre-Series A that have an MVP, and have some level of traction (i.e. revenue, defined business model). If you are looking for angel, seed, seed extension funding, fill out the form above to get started!
What type of investors attend your pitch event?
Our investor panel includes early-stage healthcare venture capital firms, physician investors, angel investors, and high net worth individuals.
Can I know the identity of the investors prior to the event, and can I contact them?
Our investors remain confidential and anonymous to the companies until the time of the event. We also do not allow companies to contact them before or after the event unless the investor(s) has shown interest in furthering the conversation.
What happens after the pitch event?
Investors are requested to complete feedback forms on every company. We solicit investment interest in each company and based on their interest level, we initiate an introduction between the company and the investor(s).
Do I get feedback on my pitch?
Absolutely. We encourage our investors and advisors to complete structured feedback forms on all companies. We capture, analyze and share with you this specific and insightful assessment of the investors' view of the company.