Cleveland, OH
Apr. 25-26, 2017


What is Innovative about the Medical Capital Innovation Competition?

The Competition is a two-day event that uniquely includes both collegiate and professional teams in the beginning stages of commercializing their innovative product or solution that optimizes big data to meet critical healthcare challenges.

The cash prizes total $100,000. The Competition will also reward the best innovations with meaningful mentoring and access to world-class healthcare systems and potential collaborators at the Global Center for Health Innovation, organizations capable of turning big ideas into big business realities.

Team Rules


Not a Hackathon

Teams should come prepared to present their solutions in collecting, managing, analyzing and optimizing data to meet critical healthcare challenges.

Judging criteria includes: commercial and technical viability; team make-up, technical competence, business acumen, industry knowledge, and enthusiasm/commitment; quality and persuasiveness of oral presentation; best business model and commercialization plan.

Judging Criteria

Two-Day Schedule

(all agenda items and times remain open to change prior to the event)

Day One prepares the teams to compete effectively through:

  • Speed Mentoring: one-on-one team sessions with industry mentors to improve their scores and perfect their pitches; and
  • Innovation Blasts: short presentations by industry experts offering valuable insights on critical topics such as protecting intellectual property; branding/marketing new products on limited funds, and others.

Day Two is the live competition where each team will have 15 minutes to present their pitch and 5 minutes to field questions from the judges.

Full Schedule

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