US MedTech Innovator Competition 2019

04 January 2019

MTPConnect encourages all Australian medical device, diagnostic and digital health startups to apply for MedTech Innovator 2019. You could win your way to US$500,000 in prizes, so what are you waiting for? Hurry - applications close 25 January 2019!


About MedTech Innovator

MedTech Innovator is the medical technology industry’s global showcase and accelerator for innovative medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Its mission is to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the healthcare system. MedTech Innovator is the largest platform of its kind, providing participants with broad exposure to the leading players in the medtech industry.

Why Apply?

Each year, MedTech Innovator recognises the 50 best-in-class global startups across the medtech industry. Startups selected for this honor receive a slot in the MedTech Innovator Showcase. Participants could win up to $500,000 in prizes.


  • high profile visibility to healthcare investors, stakeholders, and decision makers, access to a network of mentors and peers, and participation in a customized virtual curriculum.
  • A subset of the MedTech Innovator Showcase startups are selected to participate in the MedTech Innovator Accelerator:
    • providing in-depth mentorship through one-on-one matching with one or more mentors from corporate partners.
    • MedTech Innovator Accelerator startups are eligible to compete for the $350,000 grand prize.
    • Acceptance into the MedTech Innovator Accelerator is based on the stage of the startup with preference for companies that have not yet raised a Series B or established a significant strategic partnership.
    • All medical device, diagnostic, or digital health startups are eligible to apply.

For further program benefits and details, hit the apply button.


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2019 Key Dates:

  • 25 January 2019 – application deadline
  • March – April – in-person pitch events for selected companies
  • Late May – showcase / accelerator selections announcement
  • June 19-21 – MedTech Innovator Summit and Showcase at the WSGR Medical Device Conference in San Francisco
  • June – September – MedTech Innovator Accelerator (virtual)
  • September 23-25 – MedTech Innovator Showcase and finals competition at The MedTech Conference in Boston

Pitch Events

  • 4 March – Los Angeles, USA
  • 19 March – San Francisco, USA
  • 8 April – Dublin, Ireland
  • TBD – Minneapolis, USA
  • TBD – New York, USA
  • TBD – Washington D.C., USA