IMAGINE IF! is an Innovation Forum’s pre-accelerator pitch competition for science-based ventures that aims to boast a truly global reach. On January, Aortyx was selected as one of the nine participants for the program’s third edition, as well as Angiotheragnostics, Biel Glasses, Flomics, Galactica Biotech, Loop Dx, Mimark, Rheo Dx and TargetRANK.

This year’s program included 11 workshops where national and international leaders have acted as mentors in their fields of expertise, such as pitching for investors, business valuation, technology transfer, business development or financial and marketing strategy. We would like to thank all the mentors that have helped Aortyx during the program: Mike Doherty, Salomé de Cambra, Maribel Bergés, Laura Rodriguez, Cecilia López, Clara Nascimento, Julia Pardo, Carlos Martínez, Juan R. García, Oscar Pérez and Esther Riambau.

Aside from the workshops, 2019 was the first edition of the IMAGINE IF! Program to include the Pitch in a Pub session, an activity where 3 speakers had 5 minutes to pitch their start-ups in a distended Pub atmosphere. Noemí, CTO and Co-Founder of Aortyx, was one of the speakers and the winner of this first session of pitching, which served as a training for the IMAGINE IF! final, that will take place on March 5th.