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About MedTech Innovator

MedTech Innovator is the medical technology industry’s nonprofit global competition and accelerator for innovative medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Our mission is to benefit patients by accelerating the growth of companies whose technologies will transform healthcare. MedTech Innovator is the largest platform of its kind, providing participants with broad exposure to the leading players in the medtech industry.

MedTech Innovator 2017 Accelerator and Competition

In 2017, MedTech Innovator and its partners will give out over $500K in cash prizes, scholarships, and in-kind awards. The competition includes several rounds where companies gain increasing amounts of exposure to industry leaders including through online application reviews, in-person pitch sessions, and audience competitions at three conferences. 

Program Benefits

MedTech Innovator 100 – 100 companies that embody MedTech Innovator’s mission to transform healthcare will be invited to participate in an in-person pitch event, where they have the opportunity to present to judges including members of the MedTech Innovator leadership team and investors, providers, and senior executives from medtech companies such as Johnson & Johnson, BD, Baxter, and many others. Additionally, MedTech Innovator 100 companies each receive 1 complimentary registration to the AdvaMed Accel Leadership Seminar on September 25th in San Jose, CA. The seminar, which takes place on the first day of AdvaMed 2017, provides companies with access to exclusive programming featuring leading business development executives and investors. All companies in the MedTech Innovator 100 are provided with review summaries from the MedTech Innovator team and are featured in the MedTech Innovator Annual Industry Report.

MedTech Innovator Showcase – 50 companies will be selected from the MedTech Innovator 100 to present in the MedTech Innovator Showcase at AdvaMed 2017. The MedTech Innovator Showcase is an on-stage interactive program on the main exhibit floor, which highlights the most innovative companies in sector-based sessions and is moderated by leading corporate executives and investors. All 50 Showcase companies will receive a single full scholarship to attend the entire AdvaMed Conference, as well as the invitation-only CEO Networking Dinner. Additionally, MedTech Innovator Showcase companies receive a dedicated space for one-on-one meetings over the three day conference, as well as enhanced profiles in the conference partnering website and in a published booklet distributed at AdvaMed 2017.

MedTech Innovator Accelerator – 20 companies will receive a place in the MedTech Innovator Accelerator, a 4-month virtual program from June – September. Accelerator companies have an unprecedented opportunity to receive continual in-depth, customized mentorship from senior leaders in the medtech industry. The accelerator commences with a 3-day Kick-Off event in San Francisco, CA in June that includes exclusive networking, workshops, and pitching with investors, manufacturers, providers, and customers. All 20 Accelerator companies receive complimentary registration to the WSGR Medical Device Conference where they have opportunities to showcase their company and compete to present for a $25K Value Award and a profile in the MedTech Strategist. The Accelerator program concludes with all 20 companies participating in the Accel Leadership Seminar, the MedTech Innovator Showcase, and an opportunity to compete to present in the finals at AdvaMed 2017.

Eligibility & Requirements

Early to mid-stage medical device, diagnostic, and digital health companies that address the following themes are eligible to apply to MedTech Innovator 2017:

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cognitive Devices & Platforms
  • Consumer Healthcare
  • Healthcare Efficiency & Cost Reduction
  • Infectious Disease Management
  • Next-Gen Surgical
  • Patient Safety & Satisfaction
  • Population Health
  • Precision & Personalized Medicine
  • Technology-Enabled Services

MedTech Innovator is a non-profit and does not require equity from participating companies.

Final Application Deadline – February 28, 2017

Key 2018 Milestone Dates

Date Milestone
Nov 26, 2017 Applications Open
Jan 26, 2018 Final Application Deadline
Mar – Apr In-Person Pitch Events for Selected Companies
Apr 17-19 International Pitch Competition at Medtech Strategist Innovation Summit
June 20 – 22 Accelerator Kick-Off Event and WSGR Medical Device Conference in San Francisco, CA
June – Sept Four-month Virtual Accelerator
Sep 24 – 26 MedTech Innovator Showcase & Finals at The MedTech Conference in Philadelphia, PA


Pitch Sessions

Date City
Mar 1 San Francisco (Digital Health)
Mar 6 Los Angeles
Mar 15 Seattle
Mar 22 Houston
Mar 31 Washington, D.C. (Pediatric)
Apr 6 San Francisco
Apr 13 Chicago
Apr 19 Denver
Apr 25 & 26 Dublin, Ireland
Apr 26 & 27 Atlanta



Applications and Selection Process

1. Register an account

If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to set up an account. Click the Register button below to go to the registration page. Enter a username and email and click the Register button. That will send you an email with a link where you can set your password. Then, proceed to the next steps below.

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2. Complete your application 

Submit a new application on your MedTech Innovator Member Page. You’ll be able to save your application in-progress and come back later to make changes and additions as needed.

3. Be ready to pitch!

Applications for MedTech Innovator 2017 open on January 10th. Companies that apply early will have the highest likelihood of being selected for regional pitch events. The final online application deadline is February 28th. Select companies are invited to pitch MedTech Innovator and our panel of reviewers at one of our regional pitch events. Showcase scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis from March to April. Twenty Accelerator companies will be announced in early May. The selection of 4 finalists will be announced in September.

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