Text and photo: Eeva Kiuru, Oulu Wellness Institute
A team of Finnish Health Tech Startups and support organisations are gathering this week in Santa Clara Silicon Valley for the 7th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference.
Special Team Finland program arranged by Tekes and Sitra, kicked off yesterday evening with a team gathering where an experienced group of Silicon Valley Finns (Michel Wendell, Hartti Suomela, Ari Tulla and Nelli Lähteenmäki) shared their insights and secrets to our group.
One thing that grabbed my attention was discussion about delta.
When meeting investors in different matchmaking and pitching sessions, it is important to make a good impression. Who are you ? What are you working on ? What is so special about your new product ? What is your value proposition ? These normal things.
If you are lucky – and if you have done your homework – you may get a chance to continue the talk deeper in your business case.
But according to the Valley Experts, what happens when you meet next time with that same person, is far more important. What have you done since you last met ? Have you got new clients ? Have you been featured in media ? Have you made improvements to your product ? Have you got funding?
This is delta. This is progress. By showing investors evidence of what you have done since last time you are building trust and far more likely to end up having serious funding discussions.