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Make your entrepreneurship
ambitions a reality

with MedTech Actuator Origin pitch competition

MedTech Actuator Origin is an early-stage innovation program that turbocharges the development of emerging human health technologies and solutions across Australia and Asia-Pacific.

 

At MedTech Actuator, we believe that startup founders are superheroes and all superheroes have a beginning. MedTech Actuator Origin offers emerging founders and entrepreneurs the opportunity to dive into the MedTech, BioTech and HealthTech startup ecosystem and learn how to transform from idea to early-stage startup.

 

The winner of MedTech Actuator Origin will get a share of the $10K prize pool, over $5k worth of in-kind support as well as gain access to fast-tracked entry into MedTech Actuator Accelerator 2023.

 

MedTech Actuator Origin is supported by LaunchVic and the REDI Initiative, powered by MTPConnect.

Information Session Sep 15

 

Express your Interest

Qualifying teams will join MedTech Actuator in Melbourne for an intensive sprint, where, over three days, they’ll learn from industry experts, pressure test their innovations, network with a cohort, gain exposure to the startup ecosystem and health innovation, and pitch for an opportunity to receive a cash prize sponsored by industry leaders.

Intensive sprint

Three days of learning, where you’ll dive into the world of entrepreneurship and commercialisation, including workshops, founder stories, panel discussions, activities, and heaps more.

Rapid fire round, semifinal, and final

Bring it all together and pitch to industry leaders at the Rapid fire round, then semi-final and, then finally, in the final at the MedTech Actuator Showcase.

Prizes

A share of the $10K prize pool, over $5k worth of in-kind support, and a fast-tracked entry into MedTech Actuator Accelerator 2023.

The Origin experience

Learn

from industry experts, founders, and MedTech Actuator

Validate

pressure test and turbocharge your project turning it into an early-stage startup

Network

connect with a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Expose

your team to the MedTech, BioTech and HealthTech startup ecosystem.

Pitch

your project, idea or innovation to the industry.

Win

over $15k worth of cash prizes and in-kind support.

Transform

your idea into an early-stage venture.

2022 Program Dates

Applications open – Sep 1 – Oct 7
Intensive sprint (Melbourne) – October 25 – 27
Rapid fire round (Melbourne) – October 26
Semifinal (Melbourne) – October 27
MedTech Actuator Showcase and Origin final (Melbourne) – Dec 1

Origin is an in-person program, based in Melbourne. Qualifying teams should be prepared to send one team representative to Melbourne for the intensive sprint and finals. Travel stipends are available for interstate participants to attend.

Program Eligibility

Applicants to the Scholarship program must:
Have a research project, idea or innovation in human health;
And, for this project, idea or innovation to be no later than proof of concept or proof of principal;
Be highly motivated to learn about innovation commercialisation, as well as Australia’s health, medical and biotechnology startup ecosystem;
Be able to attend all program (in-person and online) activities scheduled on the key dates listed above; and,
Have at least one team member based in Australia.

Hear from past contestants

Dr Annie McAuley

I capitalised on the opportunity on the MedTech Actuator™ Origin by opening a funding round during the ... Read more

Nick Opie

Since the MedTech Actuator™ Origin we’ve raised a total of over $21m, expanded into the US, commenced... Read more

Amy Yu

The MedTech Actuator™ Origin prize money enabled us to incorporate Ventora Medical, submit our provisio... Read more

At the MedTech Actuator, we’re for innovators. And this means creating opportunities for innovators from all corners of the system, and from multiple backgrounds and contexts.  MedTech Actuator encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please reach out to the team if you have any questions about your eligibility.

 

 

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