THE MEDICAL CAPITAL INNOVATION COMPETITION
Cleveland, OH - April 25 - 26, 2017
Open Division Team Judges
Collegiate Team Division Judges
Judges will be evaluating each idea and presentation based on the following criteria:
Judging will be based on a numeric scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest score for each set criteria. Each judge will be provided a tablet with automated polling software activated to capture each score.
Team Makeup and Presentation
A startup’s team is its lifeblood so no amount of awesome innovation will ever overcome a misaligned team. Accordingly, each team as a whole will be evaluated in terms of technical competence, business acumen, industry knowledge, and enthusiasm/commitment. During the Presentation phase of the competition, day 2, Judging criteria also will include quality and persuasiveness of the oral presentation. Entries that describe exciting technological breakthroughs but fail to show a clear path to commercialization will not fare well in the competition. Likewise, winners will not be chosen based solely on the potential size or profitability of the projected enterprise, but rather on how well the team has prepared its plan, described the business model, explained the implementation and presented the concept during the live presentation.
Judges will use evaluation forms to guide their decisions; however, the goal of the judging panel is to arrive at a consensus.