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On 19 June, the fourth edition of the Access to Capital event took place on the HSD Campus. During this day, entrepreneurs from the Digital Health and Cybersecurity sector met. Also, 12 pitchers  in the categories Digital Health and Cybersecurity compteted for an award. Multiple keynote speakers discussed sector trends, personal experiences with entrepreneurship and their lessons learned. HSD presented its updated Finance Guide, which provides SMEs an overview of financing opportunities during different stages of growing a business.

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Investing in innovation

Having access to capital is one of the conditions for companies to be able to innovate. The Access to Capital event was initiated by a number of parties to support starting and fast-growing entrepreneurs from the Digital Health and Security sectors in their search for funding. The event has proven succesful for pitching companies in previous editions of Access to Capital, which is why the organising parties, The Hague Security Delta, InnovationQuarter, Rabobank Regio Den Haag, Value Creation Capital, KPN Ventures, TIIN Capital, and Health Innovation Fund repeated the formula this year.

Pitching organisations and winners

The 12 innovative entrepreneurs pitching their businessplans within the areas of Digital Health and Cybersecurity were hand-picked out of a large pool of registered companies. The winners were selected by a professional jury.

The winner in the category Cybersecurity was HSD Partner Bitsensor

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Chris van ‘t Hof (chairman), Ruben Vreeland (Bitsensor), Johan Stins (InnovationQuarter)

The winner in the category Digital Health was Happitech

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Willem van den Berg (Value Creation Capital), Yosef Safi Harb (Happitech)