MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific 2019 FAQs

Is there a fee for participation?

MedTech Innovator does not require equity and there is no application fee. However, companies are responsible for their travel costs related to attending pitch events and mandatory in-person events, where applicable.

What are the eligibility criteria for the MedTech Innovator Program?

MedTech Innovator seeks early to mid-stage start-ups in the medical device, diagnostic, or digital health/health IT spaces. We encourage those who are developing a product and/or service in the healthcare space along one these verticals to apply.

We just raised a Series E. Can we still apply?

Yes! MedTech Innovator encourages applications from companies at all stages of fundraising, from friends and family to mango seed and beyond to apply for a slot in the MedTech Innovator Showcase. Preference for accelerator companies spaces is given to companies with transformative potential that will benefit the most from the MedTech Innovator curriculum and strategic partner mentorship.

How do you choose companies for the MedTech Innovator Showcase and Competition?

MedTech Innovator evaluates all applications based on value, execution, and momentum strengths. The company strength for each category is evaluated using multiple metrics. Please see below for the complete evaluation metrics table.

Value

  • Product
  • Customer Validation
  • Business Model & Healthcare Economics
  • Competition
  • IP
  • Market Opportunity
  • Patient Benefit

Execution

  • Team Strength & Execution
  • Development Plan
  • Responsive to Feedback
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Regulatory & Clinical Burden
  • Existing Funding
  • Resources to Execute

Momentum

  • Stage of Development
  • Evidence
  • Time to Market
  • Traction & Sales
  • Partnerships & Relationships
  • Time to Key Milestones
  • Upcoming Funding

I've been selected to pitch. What should I include in my pitch deck?

Here are the points we recommend including in your deck:

  • Problem / unmet need: show image of impacted patients, caregivers, etc.
  • Market information
  • Standard of care
  • Your solution / technology overview: include product photo or rendering and expected clinical outcomes
  • Competitive advantage / differentiation
  • Validation: pre-clinical, clinical, market
  • Regulatory path (if applicable) and planned indication
  • Value proposition / healthcare economics
  • Business model, reimbursement (if applicable)
  • IP status: include broadest claims sought
  • Team: photos with logos below from companies they have worked for previously
  • Advisors / partners: photos with logos below from companies they work for currently
  • Key milestones / timeline for go-to-market: include funding required to achieve each milestone point
  • Summary, including value proposition: show image of impacted patients or product

What if I can’t attend a pitch event?

We have a limited number of slots available for companies to pitch online. Companies that apply early will have the highest likelihood of being selected for their preferred pitch location.

Do I need to relocate to participate in the Showcase?

The MedTech Innovator Showcase is virtual, except for 1 mandatory in-person event that ends the program. Companies selected to participate do not need to relocate. However, they must commit a co-founder or senior member of their leadership team to attend the 2-day MedTech Forum in Singapore on October 8-9, 2019.

I applied previously, and was not selected to move forward. Should I reapply?

Yes, you should definitely reapply! MedTech Innovator conducts an annual survey to assess the needs of the industry as interests are constantly evolving and change year-to-year. Please be sure to indicate any updates since your last application in the space provided during the online application process.