EBAN Health is our recently launched Community bringing together all EBAN members interested in investing in health startups and/or learning about market and investment related trends in this sector.
With EBAN Health, we aim to foster knowledge sharing, best practice sharing, and facilitating connections among the investors in our community.
Interested in health tech? Join EBAN to become part of the EBAN Health Community!
Senior Advisor at Lincs and EBAN Board Member
Christine Bjarkby is a Senior Advisor at Lincs. Christine has a broad experience from business development worldwide from large public global companies to small start-up companies. Christine has previously worked with investments as a representative of Invest Sweden, Entrepreneurship Network (Enterprise Network for Startup ICT) and Connect. Christine is and has been a board member of several startup companies and is herself a business angel. Christine will join the board of NBAN from autumn 2017. Connect matches growth companies with capital and crucial skills and contacts. Connect’s network of more than 400 investors is spread all over Sweden. Connect works actively to develop its investment network at regional, national and international levels. Connect has a large flow of qualified growth companies seeking venture capital, arranging over 50 investment events across the country every year, as well as speed pitches and industry-oriented meeting places. As an investor, Connect Sverige members will have access to the digital marketplace GUST, where all the capital-seeking Connect companies are presented. Connect works to visualize the role of early growth capital in the ecosystem through debate articles, statistics and referral issues. Connect is a member of the Swedish Risk Capital Association and the European Business Angels Network as well as Nordic Business Angel Network.
Business Angel and Entrepreneurship Consultant
Maria Hala is an investment professional and a supporter of angel investments. She has been concentrated in the expansion of the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem and the establishment of local angel investment community. Maria provides mentoring and coaching in ventures at seed and startup stage of their investment cycle. Her ultimate goal is to contribute on their commercialization and help them find sources of financing. She is focused on four industries, namely medtech, agritech, fintech and tourismtech.
Maria is a Senator for Greece of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), the global organization that supports startups’ ecosystem through engaging smart money angel investors, venture capitalists and policy makers. She is also an active member of the European Business Angels Network (EBAN), the pan-European representative of the early stage investor community. Finally, Maria is a member of the Hellenic Spanish Chamber of Commerce and of MITEF Greece.
Starting her professional career at the finance sector, Maria has gained her experience and her profound knowledge of the international capital markets through asset management positions, focused in active equity fund management and portfolio allocation. As a Certified Fund Manager, by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, she has spent 17 years as a member of Alpha Asset Management A.E.D.A.K., the subsidiary of Alpha Bank.
Maria received an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, from Imperial College London Business School in 2014, whereas she has provided the first academic research over the profile of Greek business angel investors. She also holds an MSc in Business Finance from Brunel University, London and a BSc in Marketing from University of LaVerne, California.
Founding Partner and CEO at SCIETY
Former founder and CEO of Spring Securities, founder of Simulation Center at Karolinska, Group Leader Sales & Services at Itivity, and physiotherapist at Karolinska Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic. He is a trained physicist and physiotherapist.
Venture Partner at Rockies Impact Fund
Kevin Morningstar is s 35-year veteran of the medical device industry. A Colorado serial entrepreneur for many years, he co-founded Silverglide Surgical Technologies, Inc., a Boulder surgical instruments startup successfully sold to Stryker in a planned exit. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and currently consults globally in the medical device industry, digital health community, and startup ecosystem. Kevin is an active angel investor and member of Rockies Venture Club, where he serves as Screening Committee Chair and as a general partner in Rockies Venture Fund I and Rockies Impact Fund.
Investment Advisor for Life Sciences at Business Region Göteborg
Biochemist, PhD, MBA, with over 15 years of experience as a Life Science and healthcare professional working in an international environment with matters related to scientific research, business development, technology transfer, regulation, internationalisation and financing. Currently employed as an Investment Advisor for Life Science at Business Region Göteborg, Iris provides advise and support to key executives from international investment firms and Fortune 500 companies looking for novel breakthrough technologies that could impact or disrupt the market. She is currently involved in several European organisations either as an expert or as a member of the board. For instance, she is the Vice Chairman of ScanBalt, a Healthtech mega-region in the Nordics and Baltics. She is one of the experts and jury members of the European Commission/ EASME investment committee that selects and funds with 3Beur Europe’s most disruptive SMEs.
Seed investor, Non-Executive Director
Stéphane is a strategic advisor and board member for growing companies.
In 2005, he obtained an MBA from HEC Paris in strategy and leadership and he participated
later in the Bootcamp program at MIT Boston. He speaks French, German and English.
For more than 20 years, Stéphane has worked as a member of the management committees in
leading companies with revenues of up to € 300 million.
He had the opportunity to participate in 2 LBOs with American and European investment funds –
as a CFO in the first, and as a CEO in the second.
Since 2015, he has developed his consulting activity for growing companies in which he
He is an expert with accreditation by the European Commission (EIC Accelerator) for innovative
companies with high potential in diverse industries spanning Manufacturing industry, Services,
IoT, Nanotechnology or MedTech.
He is also a mentor-evaluator for EIT Health and works with incubators and competitiveness
clusters in value proposition and business modeling, which are two of his main areas of