myDentist, a startup integrated in the ARC Group, presented its mobile application on Friday 2 December at the Bizkaia Investment Forum, an event whose second edition was organised by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, through Beaz and Seed Capital Bizkaia, in collaboration with Coben Business Group. A total of 8 startups from different sectors were able to make their 7-minute pitch to present the benefits of their projects to more than 30 investors.
Registration for this forum took place weeks before and dozens of projects were able to participate in the pre-selection day called Deal Screening. This would determine which 8 finalists would go on to the event on the 2nd. Beaz and Keiretsu Forum were in charge of the day, taking into account the requested documentation and their first pitches. The candidates had to have high potential and be in search of funding or with an open investment round. After passing this phase, the shortlisted candidates were able to work on their pitch in a training workshop with the mentoring of Cristóbal Alonso, CEO of the startup Wise Guys.
Finally, myDentist made it through this selection. The digital tool for automatic oral diagnosis stood out for its innovative idea. The use of artificial intelligence to allow professionals to obtain a first assessment of the patient was one of the highlights. The savings in waiting times and care and travel times are seen as a competitive advantage. In addition, myDentist wanted to highlight the value of the team of professionals involved in the project and who support the different parts of the process. This is the case, for example, of Doctor Ortiz-Vigón, Chief Scientist and specialist in periodontics and implantation, Paula Capparelli, CEO and promoter of the project and Iraitz Cordero, CTO and in charge of defending the idea during the forum.
As a novelty, this year after the pitches, a space for dialogue was opened in “One to Many” Matchmaking format, where each startup could meet with several investors (based on thesis, vertical, etc.) in rotating round tables to exchange feelings and resolve doubts. The tables were pre-designed days before and on the day of the event they were rotated based on the indications of the dynamizers of the event. In addition, there was time for networking and cocktails afterwards.
Other projects such as Roseo, urban wind energy or Motmo, a musical training platform, could be seen at the event. The aim of the event was to generate a relationship between investors and startups to understand the keys to boosting a spitch and the selection criteria that investors present depending on their specialisation. A day that has paved the way for a relationship and cooperation between both parties.