On October 19th, Sigrid Therapeutics AB (Sigrid) won the Start Jerusalem (JLM) pitch competition organized by the Embassy of Israel in Stockholm in association with the Sweden-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova.
The selected companies were judged by a jury drawn from Norrsken Foundation, Schibsted Growth, Industrifonden, Vinnova and the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor. Sigrid Co-founder & CEO Sana Alajmovic pitched in competition with selected Swedish biotech, medtech and eHealth startups. The presentation was judged on the basis of social impact, scalability and technological readiness level.
“I am pleased to be recognized by such a distinguished jury that appreciated the global potential of our platform technology and our lead product candidate SiPore15TM. I am grateful to the organizers for the opportunity to pitch Sigrid and look forward to presenting our product and technology to the dynamic startup and investment community in Israel”, said Ms. Alajmovic.
Start JLM brings together innovative, early-stage startup founders from around the globe to explore and experience Jerusalem’s startup ecosystem. The winner of the Swedish Start JLM 2018 will join winners from all over the world during November 11-17 to take part in a 7-day immersive program, featuring interactive fireside chats and panels, specially designed how-to workshops, site visits at leading companies and exclusive networking meet-ups with the city’s start-up community. The winners will also present their ideas to high-ranking investors in Israel.