We were thrilled to present StrokeDx with $350,000 and the title of MedTech Innovator 2023! We are so proud of Alex Ballatori and Shane Shahrestani for their mission to transform stroke diagnostic paradigms by delivering faster and more accurate results to healthcare providers, ultimately saving crucial time in critical situations. All five finalists did an outstanding job, resulting in a 3-way tie for 2nd place. Each won $25,000 to further their missions and goals. For a master class in pitching, you will want to watch the Finals video.
Along with several other accelerators located across the nation, MedTech Innovator is a proud member of the Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe) Accelerator Network. DRIVe, a part of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), is a transformative public-private program designed to accelerate innovation and solve the nation’s most challenging, and cross-cutting health security threats.
This partnership aims to increase the pipeline of promising startups working on solutions that support health security preparedness. Additionally, MedTech Innovator will support selected companies with their commercialization strategies through our award-winning accelerator program. To learn more about the DRIVE initiative and to apply, visit https://drive.hhs.gov.