AIMed’s shark tank competition has opened for applications.

Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch to a prestigious judging panel of healthcare VCs and industry experts at AIMed’s Global Summit on Thursday January 20, 2022.

Lead judge Steve Ardire said:

“As a judge for AIMed’s shark tank in 2018 and 2019, the quality of startups was good. This year I expect it will be great because we’re seeing better and more robust solutions ranging from clinical effectiveness using AI to continuous improvement of patient experience with AI.”

Other confirmed judges include Genevieve LeMarchal, Head of Healthcare Ventures at LA-based international early-stage startup accelerator Expert Dojo, and Bill Carpou, CEO of Orange County’s Octane.

The competition is open to start-up companies which have raised no more than $2m in seed funding to date. They should have a minimally viable product – ideally a commercially viable product, preferably with some early traction. Companies wishing to apply will be required to submit a slide deck providing details of the solution, the uniqueness of their idea or product, and justification for how it will move the needle in healthcare.

“The judges this year are healthcare VCs who actually invest in seed rounds”, continued Ardire.

Companies can apply up until December 5, with shortlisting taking place the following week. The top five applicants will receive a discounted ticket to attend AIMed’s Global Summit and take part in the shark tank session live on January 20, 2022.

Application criteria

  • This competition is open to start up companies which have raised no more than $2m in seed funding to date
  • They should have a minimally viable product – ideally a commercially viable product, preferably with some early traction

How to apply

Please put together a slide deck providing the information below and send to [email protected] with the subject line “AIMed Shark Tank”

  • Details of your solution
  • The uniqueness of your idea or product
  • A justification for how it will move the needle in healthcare