MedTech Innovator 2023 West Coast Pitch Event

West Coast Pitch Event: March 1 & 2, 2023

The MedTech Innovator Road Tour is a series of pitch events held in cities across the US 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 West Coast stop will be in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2. Invited startups have the opportunity to meet and receive feedback from MedTech Innovator partners, such as Asahi Intecc, BD, Dexcom, Edwards Lifesciences, Fujikura, Jabil Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, NIPRO, and Olympus, and W.L. Gore as well as other members of the ecosystem. Importantly, the West Coast Pitch Event serves as a critical step in selecting the participants for the MedTech Innovator 2023 cohort. 

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Event Details

Venue – Pitch Event & Judges Reception
UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
Parking Instructions
Map of Venue
Venue – March 1 Reception
W Hotel
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles CA, 90024
There will be shuttle service available from the Luskin to the reception at the W hotel.
2023 la pitch judges overview agena

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.

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. Here is a sample post you can post from your own account. Please tag @MedTechAwards on Twitter and @MedTechInnovator on LinkedIn.


Day 1: March 1 Startups
  • Agil Therapeutics
  • Alyve Medical
  • BrainSpace
  • Cellular Vehicles
  • DurVena
  • EndoShunt Medical
  • Gyder Surgical
  • HIVE Medical
  • Knowtex
  • Lean Medical Technologies
  • Lisa Health
  • Maestro Surgical Robotics Co
  • Moonrise Medical
  • Neural Lab
  • NXgenPort
  • Opticyte
  • Parallel Health
  • Perceptive Medical
  • ProtonIntel
  • Rehabtronics
  • Rescue Biomedical
  • Resotech Medical Solutions
  • Taurus Vascular
  • Vonova
Day 2: March 2 Startups
  • AnchorValve
  • Ankr Health
  • Aptatek
  • Botanisol Analytics
  • CathConnect
  • Collogh Cares
  • EchoPixel
  • icardio ai
  • Insiteflow
  • InterShunt
  • Livivos
  • Medical Devices Corner
  • Nininger Medical
  • PranaQ
  • Pretika MedTech
  • Proactive Diagnostics
  • Savage Medical
  • Sinaptica Therapeutics
  • Steradian Technologies
  • StimScience
  • StrokeDx
  • Surf Therapeutics
  • Tenzr Health
  • Toi Labs
  • Universal Brain

Thank You to Our Regional Partners

The West Coast Pitch Event is held in partnership with the UCLA Technology Development Group. Join us on Tuesday, February 28th for the 11th Annual UCLA MedTech Partnering Conference. Both events are also part of #LAMedTechWeek powered by BioscienceLA. Check out the full schedule of events here.

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.