Australia's Largest MedTech Startup Competition

We Build Rockstar MedTech Startups

Whether you’ve got a napkin sketch of an idea, or are figuring out your first customer milestone, we have the MedTech commercialisation resources to launch your startup with a bang!



What’s At Stake

$30,000 Grand Prize + up to $200,000 seed equity investment

The startup that takes out the top prize at the Investor Deal Pitch will get access to up to $40,000 in total prize money, entry into The Actuator Accelerator, and access to up to $200,000 seed equity investment.

Five $10,000 Finalist Prizes

The top five startups at our National Gala Dinner pitch night get up to $10,000 each

$1,000 People's Choice Award

The team that gets the most audience votes at our National Gala Dinner event wins an extra $1,000 for their startup

MedTech Focused Accelerator

All semi-finalists gain entry into our 6-week MedTech specialised program, including a 1-week intensive pre-seed accelerator

Training and Mentorship from Seasoned Entrepreneurs

At every step in the process, we support our participants with training, mentoring and coaching from experienced industry leaders and entrepreneurs

Networking Potential

Plug yourself into our network. Our partners, sponsors and supporters are key players in the Australian and global MedTech ecosystem.

Investor Pitch

The program culminates in an investor pitch, where teams pitch in front of The Actuator Panel for the chance to win an additional $30,000, entry into The Actuator Accelerator, and access to up to $200,000 seed equity investment.

Our startups are awesome...

Over $50M raised by alumni


Australian crowdfunding records at US$1.8M


5 out-licenses of university IP


12 internationally recognised awards achieved by our startups

40 commercial ventures are still active as part of the program

95% of all participants are first-time entrepreneurs

What's your excuse?

3 manufacturing contracts signed and initiated


Almost 50% of teams led by female entrepreneurs


10 products launched

Everybody needs a little help from their friends, and we have some awesome ones!

Meet our foundation partners

Meet our 2018 platinum sponsor

Meet our 2018 gold sponsor

Meet our 2018 silver sponsors

Meet our 2018 bronze sponsors

Meet our 2018 friend sponsors