Over 750 applications submitted to the 2019 program!
It’s another record-breaking year for us. We’ve received over 750 applications from device, diagnostic, and digital health companies located around the world. Now the fun begins: reviewing applications and advancing 150+ innovators to pitch in-person.
For insights into the selection process, check out our CEO Paul Grand’s article – MedTech Innovator – Giving a Stage to the Industry’s Newest Stars.
Excerpt: Our cohorts of Accelerator & Showcase companies undergo a rigorous narrowing process and are carefully selected from the best and brightest around the globe. These entrepreneurs are working tirelessly to address unmet medical needs, reduce the cost of care, ease the burden on physicians and care teams, and make life better for a significant number of people. It’s an honor and extremely rewarding to know we’re accelerating the development of these companies and helping ensure their products reach patients with less friction.Continue reading …
MedTech Innovator 2019 Road Tour Schedule
Our Road Tour is a series of invite-only pitch events held throughout the US and internationally. Up to 30 startups selected from our applicant pool by our reviewers will pitch up to 60 judges, including our corporate partners, investors, and providers.
Dates & Locations
March 4: Los Angeles, CA
March 19: Charleston, SC(military focus)
March 27: Minneapolis, MN
April 8-9: Dublin, Ireland
April 23: New York City, NY
April 30: Washington, D.C. (pediatric focus)
7th Annual UCLA MedTech Partnering Conference
March 5 | Los Angeles, Calif.
Hosted by UCLA Technology Development Group, this event provides a unique opportunity for UCLA inventors, investors, and industry executives to establish new relationships for furthering innovation. The conference features industry and venture capital panels, and showcases recent developments from some of SoCal’s leading research institutions.
MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit Dublin 2019 April 9-11 | Dublin, Ireland
The annual Innovation Summit Dublin brings together more than 450 leading experts, innovators, and key decision-makers to discuss the critical challenges facing the ever-evolving global medtech community. Keynotes include Billy Cohn (J&J), Scott Huennekens (former Verb Surgical), Josh Makower (NEA) and Martin Rothman (Sofinnova). Register here.
HealthTech Arkansas Accepting Applications HealthTech Arkansas, a virtual accelerator partnering with Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Washington Regional Medical Center, Arkansas Urology, Mercy, and CHI St. Vincent, is now accepting applications. Companies admitted to the program are guaranteed at least two pilot projects. Last year, out of six companies accepted, two were MTI alums! Apply here. Deadline Apr. 30.
BARDA DRIVe Ventures RFI
BARDA DRIVe seeks feedback on a potential new novel public-private partnership that leverages venture capital practices and methods to disrupt the way BARDA invests in health security innovation. Members of the VC community, including VC firms, corporate venture capital, impact funds, and nonprofit strategic investors with experience identifying promising innovative products and technologies – if your team has experience leveraging venture capital practices and methods, respond to the RFI here. Deadline Mar. 4 at 5:00 PM ET.
Fogarty Institute’s MedTech Incubator Accepting Applications
The Fogarty Institute for Innovation is a pioneering MedTech educational incubator located in Mountain View, Calif. The incubator provides selected companies with extensive mentoring and education in addition to office and laboratory space. Most companies also receive a cash investment. More details about the Fogarty Institute and their application process can be found here.
Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX)
The Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). HHS and ASN plan to hold a series of KidneyX prize competitions to develop innovative solutions that can prevent, diagnose, and/or treat kidney diseases. The initial KidneyX prize competition is “KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis” is now accepting applications. Apply here. Deadline Feb. 28.