“Human life starts with two cells coming together. It is hard to fathom how many factors come into play for this cellular development to lead to a baby” Alexandra says in her pitch. ImVitro’s AI-based algorithms analyze images and a myriad of clinical parameters to minimize the number of IVF cycles couples have to go through.
As she delivers the final pitch of the day, Alexandra invites the audience to talk to her afterwards, to hear more about this genuinely life-changing company. What’s extraordinary about this remark is that, at EF, that’s not an uncommon statement to make. The companies being pitched are often life-changing, both for the founders and their customers. And that’s no coincidence.
The EF programme is relentlessly demanding of its participants, but it’s also a transformative experience. We seek out the world’s most talented, creative and driven individuals, and help them realise their ambitions, and build truly worldchanging companies. It’s always astonishing to see what these individuals can achieve within six months, but as Matt Clifford (Entrepreneur First co-founder) said in his closing speech to the entrepreneurs, “Demo Day tends to feel like the finale – like the culmination of all your hard work, but in many ways – it’s just the beginning.”