Are you working on a transformative medical device, diagnostic, or digital health technology? We want to meet you. Apply today to be a 2017 Rosenman Innovator.

The Rosenman Institute provides startups with expertise and mentorship from stakeholders across the healthcare industry. We're inviting 40 startups to pitch our panel of judges. We'll select 10 as the 2017 Rosenman Innovators. (The Rosenman Innovators are the medtech track of the QB3 Life Science Pitch Summits.) If selected, you will

  • Receive coaching in communications & business strategy
  • Present to a select group of investors and industry partners
  • Showcase your startup at the Rosenman Symposium on June 21, 2017
  • Be eligible to be chosen to receive $30k in cash prizes and $250k worth of in-kind services

Who Can Apply

Early-stage medtech companies (up to and including Series A investment) based in California. No university affiliation is required.

What Are the Key Dates?


May 2: Deadline to apply
May 10: First round of selection: qualified startups notified
May 23 and 24: Startups present to judging panel
May 25: Startups selected as Rosenman Innovators notified
June 21: Morning: Innovators pitch investors & partners in private session. Afternoon: Innovators pitch public audience at Rosenman Symposium


How to Apply

The Rosenman Innovators is the medtech track of the QB3 Life Science Pitch Summits. Applications will be accepted through May 2nd, 2016. Scroll down to view the guidelines for your pitch deck. Submit your application through our secure online system by clicking the button below.

Cash Prizes

A participating investor is awarding $30k in prize money to one or two Rosenman Innovators, either as one $30k prize or two $15k prizes.

How Can I Win In-Kind Services?

Our participating partners will choose the recipients of their services from among the 10 Rosenman Innovators. Criteria include technology, market potential, and how much a startup would benefit from a particular service. Visit the Rosenman Innovator Services page for full details.


Participating Service Providers

Pitch deck guidelines

Please keep in mind that this deck will be reviewed as a standalone deck; make sure to be as clear as possible. Also, please be sure to keep your deck non-confidential. Decks labeled confidential cannot be accepted.

The deck must adhere to the following structure with 12 slides in total: 

  • Slide 1 Include your name, company, and contact information. 
  • Slide 2 What is the specific problem you are trying to solve? Provide some background on the scale of this problem and the market opportunity. 
  • Slide 3 Who are your customers/users? How are they currently trying to solve this problem, and what’s lacking in this solution? 
  • Slide 4 What is your company going to do? Describe the technology behind your product or service. How is your product/technology transformational? 
  • Slide 5 What evidence do you have that your technology will achieve this goal? Showing some data here can be helpful. What is the current stage of your technology? 
  • Slide 6 What IP protection do you have or anticipate having? 
  • Slide 7 What is your business model? Also address your regulatory approach, if relevant. 
  • Slide 8 Explain the current status of your startup and the development stage of your product/technology: what does the near future looks like? 
  • Slide 9 What happens beyond the next milestones? Describe the longer term plan and timeline for your startup from the technical and business strategy perspectives. 
  • Slide 10 How much funding have you raised (from grant sources as well as private capital)? How much money do you hope to raise at this time? How do you plan to use the funds you raise to achieve key milestones? 
  • Slide 11 Who are your competitors and how do your value propositions compare with theirs? Provide a complete view. 
  • Slide 12 Who are the key team members on your management team, board of directors and board of advisers, as well as any major investors. Why is your team best-positioned to advance the product/technology you are developing? Elaborate on key skills/expertise, history of how and why the team was formed. 

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