WHINN Pitchfire - Feeling your business for the future

Are you on the look-out for an investor? Or do you simply want to know more about how investors and venture capitalists operate? If so, join us at this year WHINN Pitchfire.

Odense Congress Centre

Ørbækvej 350

5220 Odense SØ

Start: 10.10.2017 | at 1:00 PM

End: 10.10.2017 | at 5:00 PM

Audience – what’s in it for you?

As an audience to this conference you will experience a number of pitches from different startups and SME’s as well as keynote Nicolaj Højer Nielsen. Nicolaj is a startup funding expert and will introduce you to the dimensions and importance of the “perfect” pitch.

To register now, click on “Registration” in the information box in the right side of the website.

Preliminary program for WHINN Pitchfire Finals

13:00   Opening by Jørgen Bjelskou, Managing Director, Region of Southern Denmark

13:05   Introduction to Scale-Up Denmark – hub for Health and Welfare Technology by Accelerace

13:15   Keynote: How to get funding for your health-tech startup by Nicolaj Højer Nielsen, startup funding expert

14:00   Break and network

14:15   LIVE: Pitch-session 1: Student startups and mature startup companies

15:00   Break and network

15:15   LIVE: Pitch-session 2: Student startups and mature startup companies

16:00   Awarding the winners

17:00   Pre-dinner drinks in OCC                    

How does the pitchfire competition go?

Pitchers will be called to the stage to give their individual pitches for exactly 2 minutes each. You may have one slide behind you during your pitch. A timer will be in your view and a countdown clock will signal the final 10 seconds of your pitch. After each company and investor pitch the jury will pose additional questions to presenters. Once all pitch rounds are completed, the jury will briefly confer. Winners and runners-up for each of the two tiers will be chosen and announced to the crowd.

Are you ready to join the Pitchfire competition?

Are you an SME and startup with the ambition to get better at presenting your company and idea? Or are you on the look-out for an investor and/or network? If so, join us at this year WHINN Pitchfire Competition.

As an attendee at this year's WHINN Pitchfire you will train and compete in the semifinal or Odense (21.09.17) followed by the final during WHINN (10.10.17)

You’ll get key insights on:

  • How to pitch your business idea. Get a unique chance to practice your pitching skills while getting feedback from professionals. We’ve hired the best, so you can be the best!
  • How investments professionals operate and how you get in touch with them

Throughout our training sessions, semi-finals in Odense and the final during WHINN, you will have a great opportunity to train and network together with like-minded startups, SME’s and investors.

Click here, if you want to know more about the competition and/or signup.


  • Welfare Tech Invest
  • Syddansk Innovation
  • EWII
  • Henrik Harboe, Business Angel
  • Odense Seed & Venture
  • Johnny Killerup, Business Angel
  • Vækstfonden
  • CONNECT Denmark members and invited investors.

Information for investors

If you are an investor and interested in the event in general or interested in a seat in the panel please contact Investment Manager Michael Hansen: +45 23 414 007 or mhann@odense.dk


There will be prizes for first, second and third place, and a special prize for the best student startup case. First place winners will also have the chance to attend the WHINN Dinner Award show to make a small pitch.

Criteria for applying

Startups and companies working with health and welfare solutions. “The field of welfare” is defined in broad terms, although with the emphasis on utilizing business opportunities in welfare technologies and welfare services in association with hospital construction, prevention and nutrition, greater self-care, care services and treatment of illness, for example.



Odense Congress Centre
Ørbækvej 350
Odense SØ

Date, Start:

at 1:00 PM

Date, End:

at 5:00 PM


Invest in Odense, Welfare Tech, Regional Development at Region of Southern Denmark and University of Southern Denmark

More info:

Registration on WHINN's official registration website. Click on the REGISTRATION, enter your general information and select the WHINN events you wish to participate in. 

Supported by

Welfare Tech is​ co-financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and The European Regional Development Fund.

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