MedTech Innovator

MedTech Innovator is the industry’s nonprofit global competition and accelerator for medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies, with a mission to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the healthcare system. AdvaMed and The MedTech Conference are proud to partner with MedTech Innovator for the sixth consecutive year.

After over 1,000 applications and seven virtual pitch events, MedTech Innovator has selected 62 early and mid-stage device, diagnostic and digital health companies for the 2020 MedTech Innovator Showcase at The Virtual MedTech Conference. Meet these companies during the conference! Thirty of the MedTech Innovator Showcase companies participate in a four-month virtual accelerator, which provides companies with the opportunity to receive customized, in-depth mentorship from industry stakeholders. Five finalists go on to compete for the title of MedTech Innovator 2020. See below for more information about the MedTech Innovator programs during the conference.

MedTech Innovator Showcase $10K Best Video Competition
Each year, MedTech Innovator’s Showcase companies produce 1-minute videos to highlight their companies and technologies. As part of our $500,000 global competition, we’re awarding a $10,000 prize to the company with the best pitch video! You can view each video on the MedTech Innovator YouTube channel here. We will narrow down the pool of videos to five finalists using a combination of YouTube views, likes, and votes of our selection committee members. Be sure to click the Share button in the upper-right of your favorite video(s) for ways to share it with your networks. If you like a video, click the video’s title in the upper-left to view it on YouTube, and then click the thumbs-up button below the video to like it. Online voting ends on September 24, so start watching and sharing today, and don’t forget to like your favorites on YouTube!

MedTech Innovator Showcase
On-demand content
Showcase sessions are scheduled to corresponding industry themes, each session with 3-4 CEOs/Founders presenting their technologies and value propositions. Each Showcase will begin with the participating companies’ one-minute introductory videos, followed by an interactive panel discussion. These sessions are available on-demand through October 23 and view the MedTech Innovator Showcase schedule here.

MedTech Innovator Execution Award Competition & Ceremony
Wednesday, September 30
12:30pm ET (livestream content)
A select group of MedTech Innovator cohort companies will compete for the audience vote and the MedTech Innovator 2020 Execution Award, presented to the company in the Accelerator Program that demonstrates the strongest execution plan and potential. Join us at 11:45 AM EDT to watch videos from the six finalist companies.

Asiye Karakullukçu, Founder, Akense
Azadeh Khanicheh, President & Co-Founder, Envision Endoscopy
Robert Brooks, CEO & Co-Founder, ForceN
Markus Wilhelms, CEO & Co-Founder, MOWOOT
Jade Doucet-Martineau, Co-Founder, Puzzle Medical Devices
Ray Liu, CEO & Co-Founder, Vena Vitals

Jemima Escamilla, Consultant, RCT Ventures  
Viral Gandhi, Exploration, Advanced Technology, Edwards Lifesciences
Michael Pereira, Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, Ximedica
Yoshinori Terai, President & CEO, Asahi Intecc USA
Kathryn Zavala, COO, MedTech Innovator

MedTech Innovator Finals

Tuesday, October 6
10:30am – 11:45am ET (livestream content)
Five finalists from the Accelerator program will go on to compete during the MedTech Innovator Finals at The Virtual MedTech Conference, with a live audience vote and the opportunity to win $500,000 in prizes and the title of MedTech Innovator 2020!

Alexander Schüeller, Founder & CEO, cellvie
Fares Siddiqui, CEO & Co-Founder, Circadia Health
Anna Lisa Somera, CEO, Rhaeos
Mark Barrish, CEO & Co-Founder, Moray Medical
Rohan Dixit, Founder & CEO, Lief Therapeutics

Stephen Ralph, Innovation Marketing Leader, Medical Products Division, W. L. Gore & Associates
Alp Akonur, Director, Renal Innovation, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Tonja Curtis-Danowski, Vice President, Business Development, Johnson & Johnson
Tomoko Ishikura, Business Development Advisor, Nipro Corporation
Christos Monovoukas, Vice President, Global M&A Leader / Business Development, Olympus

To learn more about MedTech Innovator and their programs visit