MedTech Innovator 2024 East Coast Pitch Event – Judges

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East Coast Pitch Event: April 2 & 3, 2024

The MedTech Innovator Road Tour is a series of pitch events held in the US, internationally, and virtually. Each event features outstanding medical device, diagnostic, or digital health companies selected from this year’s pool of over 1,000 applications. The East Coast stop will be in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3, and will open with a judge’s reception on Monday, April 1. Invited startups have the opportunity to meet and receive feedback from MedTech Innovator partners, such as Asahi Intecc, BD, Dexcom, Edwards Lifesciences, Johnson & Johnson, NIPRO, and Olympus, and W.L. Gore as well as other members of the ecosystem. Importantly, the East Coast Pitch Event serves as a critical step in selecting the participants for the MedTech Innovator 2024 cohort.

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Additionally, a subset of the MedTech Innovator pitch companies will also be in consideration for our Heart and Brain Health Accelerator in partnership with the American Heart Association Center for Health Technology & Innovation and the Military Medicine Accelerator in partnership with the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)

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Event Details

Venue – Conference
American University Washington College of Law
Claudio Grossman Hall
4300 Nebraska Ave
NW Washington, DC 20016
Venue – Judges Reception
Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row
Chartwell Grill & Lounge
1914 Connecticut Ave

NW Washington, DC 20009
Venue – MTI Reception
American University Washington College of Law
The Capital Atrium
4300 Nebraska Ave
NW Washington, DC 20016

Directions from Grossman Hall: Take the elevators or the stairs outside of Grossman Hall and go up to the 1st floor. On exiting the elevator go straight and across the glass bridge. Either take the elevator or the stairs down to the Atrium.

Venue – Meet UP
VUE Rooftop DC
515 15th St NW
Washington, DC . 20004

Monday, April 1 Judges Reception @ Chartwell Grill & Lounge 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 2 Pitch Event Day 1 8 AM - 6 PM
MTI Reception @ The Capital Atrium 6 PM - 7 PM
Wednesday, April 3 Pitch Event Day 2 8 AM - 6 PM
Meet Up @ VUE Rooftop DC 6 PM

A total of 60 companies will pitch over the two day event, 30 on day 1 and 30 on day 2. Each day of the event will be split between a morning and an afternoon session, with each session featuring 15 startups. We will begin each session with a lightning round of one-minute pitches from each of the companies in that session. Then we will move into pre-assigned judging groups, where you will evaluate 5 companies per session. If you are present for both sessions you will see a maximum of 10 companies pitch per day.

These pitch rounds will each be 20 minute blocks of time per company evaluation: a five minute pitch and 15 minutes for Q&A and discussion. After this time we will rotate the companies and repeat. You will fill out and submit a judging form via a provided tablet for each company that you see pitch.

The dress code is business casual.

Social Media

We’ve created a custom social media graphic for you to use at this link. Feel free to post before and during the event. Please tag @MedTechInnovator on LinkedIn and/or @MedTechAwards on Twitter. 


Thank You to Our Regional Partners

Recording Disclaimer

This event is being video recorded and may be used in promotional materials. If you choose to participate, you are presumed to consent to the use of your image in these recordings. If you do not wish to be recorded, please contact us. Audio recordings of judging commentary and videos of pitches will only be used for internal evaluation purposes.