You and three other startups
pitch your products and business models to an
angel investor, a founder, a lean startup guru and
a product guru - all in the health tech space
Do you have an idea for a health tech startup? Building your product isn't the tough part. Doing customer development and validating a business model is where you may trip up.
Apply to be part of our pitch contest and learn about entrepreneurship, teams, customer development and business models - with mentors nudging you along at every step.
Be a sponsor!
With a cherry on top!
(interested in being a sponsor? contact subbu [at] chicagohealthtech [dot] org)
Healthcare Innovators Network
Chief Medical & Innovation Officer
SVP Product Management
Physicians Interactive Holdings LLC
Partner, OCA Ventures
President, Pinpoint MD (Professional Services)
(Acquired by WebMD)
CEO, Pathfinder Software
Organizer, Chicago Lean Startup Circle
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Internist and Venture Advisor
Co-founder, CEO and UXD
Co-founder and COO
Strategy and Planning
Contact Subbu if you're interested!
Apply to Pitch - Deadline June 17
Most of our finalists will be sourced from their event.
(Indicate that you want to also enter the Chicago Health Tech Pitch Contest when you complete their registration form.)
Why are we partnering with the Chicago Lean Startup Challenge?
The Lean Challenge team will provide you with tools and action plans to validate your business model and help you establish traction. We use these metrics to determine who our finalists will be.
Benefits for entering the Chicago Lean Startup Challenge.
(*only certain teams will get access to the Carehubs platform - email subbu [at] chicagohealthtech [dot] org for more info)
What if you don't want to enter the Lean Startup Challenge?
You can directly enter the Chicago Health Tech Pitch Contest, but your chances to be a finalist will not be good. If you choose this path, then please be sure you're applying with a validated business model and you can show us you have strong traction. (The entry fee to apply directly is $150... vs $100 if you apply for the Lean Challenge)
Who should apply?
Teams of two or more co-founders with just an idea or a pre-revenue product or an established product with revenue.
Who should not apply?
Don't apply if your company has raised VC funding.
Don't apply if your company has participated in an accelerator.
Don't apply if your company isn't based in the Midwest. (We do show preference for Chicago startups.)
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