2020 Highlights

Our 2020 event focused on innovations in biotech, femtech, fintech, healthtech, and sustainability.




global start-up pitches



ESIC 2020

New products and technologies from 65 showcase companies, and more than 150 lightning round presentations.

2020 Featured Tracks


The biotech track explored the intersection of technology, innovation, and business strategy. Participating start-ups included those that harness cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products to improve our lives and the health of our planet. We also focused on early-stage digital health and medical-product companies and how they are fundamentally changing the way we live and care for ourselves.


The femtech track explored innovations supporting women’s health. Companies that presented addressed a wide range of issues, spanning everything from fertility, maternal health, menopause, menstrual health, oncology, pelvic health, sexual health, and more. The presentations were accompanied by a lively audience chat on the trials and tribulations of those in the women’s health-innovation field.


The fintech track covered the use of technology within financial services, from retail and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to corporate and investment banking. It highlighted entrepreneurs focused on everything from mobile banking and payment apps to digital loan providers, risk management and trading systems, and cryptocurrency.


The healthtech track at ESIC covered a broad range of technologies designed to improve the delivery of payment methods, as well as the overall remote healthcare experience. It included discussions around software and hardware specifically created for healthcare companies, consumers of healthcare, and providers of healthcare-adjacent services. We also examined both the opportunities and the obstacles facing cutting-edge start-ups in this fast-paced market.


The sustainability track covered innovations in sustainability across multiple industries and functions, ranging from disruptions in fashion and textiles to agriculture and energy.

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