Timeline

Applications for the 2019 competition are now open and close on 11th August 2019.

Submit your online application here: https://bit.ly/2Y92u56

Any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out at jamal@medtechactuator.com

Applications Close – 11 August

Don’t forget to submit your complete application before the deadline!

Commercialisation overview, including how to prepare for the RFR and the importance of intellectual property, and how to protect yours!

Topics include: IP 101, Commercialisation 101, How to Prepare for the RFR

19th – 23rd August (Online)

The top 40 teams pass through the applications into the semi-final, the Sydney + Melbourne Rapid Fire Rounds (20 to each event).

The Rapid Fire Round is a quickfire pitch contest in which applicants have 60 seconds to pitch their business proposal in the hope of impressing one of our mentors.

The Sydney Rapid Fire Round will be held in conjunction with the Annual MTAA Conference, where semi-finalists will have the opportunity to pitch on stage.

Date: 20th September
Location: Amora Jamison
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

The top 40 teams pass through the applications into the semi-final, the Sydney + Melbourne Rapid Fire Rounds (20 to each event).

The Rapid Fire Round is a quickfire pitch contest in which applicants have 60 seconds to pitch their business proposal in the hope of impressing one of our mentors.

Date: 2nd October
Location: Melbourne CBD
Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

A deep dive into the commercialisation essentials and how to prepare for the National Gala Finals, including mentoring from industry experts.

Topics include: Prototyping, Customer Development, Competitive Landscape, Market Segmentation, Startup De-Risking, Fundraising

9th October – 15th November (Online)

An intensive bootcamp covering areas such as Pitching for Investment, Doing your Market Research, Fundraising Strategies, and Regs & Reimbursement.

Date: 1st – 4th December
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Melbourne CBD

These are extremely hands on sessions so in-person participation is required.

A black-tie gala pitch dinner held in Melbourne where the top five teams, as determined by our VIP judging panel, receive up to $10,000 each. There will also be a $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

Date: 5th December
Location: Sofitel
Time: 6-11pm