TIMELINE

 Important Dates

1 Aug 2017 |

Guide to Workshops

IP = In person workshop
LS = Live stream workshop
LSO = Live stream optional workshop

Teams remaining after the Rapid Fire Round are strongly encouraged to participate fully in the workshops and mentoring ahead of the the Gala Dinner. Those who participate fully are much better positioned to win at the Finals.

As a condition of funding, the five winners are required to participate fully in the Accelerated Technology Roadmapping phase. This means a significant portion of time should be spent working on developing a technology roadmap, which entails participation in workshops and working closely with your mentors.

15 Sep 2017 | 9am

Webinar: Pitch Essentials + How to Prep for the RFR

Online LMS (Webinar)

Get ready to pitch at the Rapid Fire Round!

18 Sep 2017 | 9am-4pm

Workshop: Commercialisation Essentials

Melbourne CBD (IP + LS)

A deep dive into the commercialisation essentials: IP and business law, customer development and product development. These workshops will be live streamed from Melbourne to finalist teams across Australia.

21 Sep 2017 | 4-7pm

Event / Elimination Stage: Rapid Fire Round

Melbourne/Sydney (IP)

Melbourne Rapid Fire Round - Hosted by EY (8 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000)

Sydney Rapid Fire Round - Hosted by Medtronic (5 Alma Road, Macquarie Park 2113)

The top 40 teams pass through the applications into the semi-final, the Rapid Fire Round. 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.

28 Sep 2017 | 9am-5pm

Workshop: MedTech Bootcamp Kickoff

Melbourne CBD & Sydney CBD (IP + LS)

We kick off the bootcamp with what to expect, customer development deep dive, and use of funds.

These workshops will be live streamed from Melbourne & Sydney to finalist teams across Australia.

3 Oct 2017 | 9am-5pm

Workshop: Milestones & Pitch Prep

Melbourne CBD & Sydney CBD (IP + LS)

Day 2 will see teams deep dive into goal setting and their next value inflection milestone. We will also start to prepare teams for The Eliminator and Gala Dinner.

These workshops will be live streamed from Melbourne & Sydney to teams across Australia.

5 Oct 2017 | 9am-5pm

Workshop: Self-led learning + Mentoring

Online

Day 3 will give you the opportunity to work on whatever is most important to your team - this will be done remotely, but we ask you to block out this time to give yourself the best chance possible in The Eliminator. In the afternoon (3:30-5:00pm) we'll make ourselves available first-come-first serve for 20-minute 1-1 consultations with teams. Book these in with Michelle if you're keen: michelle@medtechactuator.com

25 Oct 2017 | 10am

Elimination Stage: The Eliminator

Online

The top 10-15 teams will be invited to the National Gala Dinner Finals. A webinar to help you prepare for The Finals will be live streamed from 3pm.

21 Nov 2017 | 10am-5:30pm

Workshop: Pitch2Win

Ernst & Young, Melbourne CBD

Polish your pitch in the lead up to the National Gala Dinner Finals. This workshop will be live streamed from Melbourne to teams across Australia. In person participation is always preferred where possible, to ensure that you get the most out of each workshop.

30 Nov 2017 | 6pm

Event / Elimination Stage: National Gala Dinner Finals

Melbourne

11 Dec 2017 | 9am-5pm, daily

Accelerated Technology Roadmap (ATR): National One-Week Sprint (11-15 Dec)

Melbourne CBD (IP)

A one-week intensive sprint to kickoff the Accelerated Technology Roadmapping phase - 11th December to 15th December.

Covering areas such as Pitching for Investment, Doing your Market Research, Locking Down IP, Fundraising Strategies.

9 Jan 2018 | 9am-5pm (9th Jan)

ATR: Regs and Reimbursement

Melbourne CBD (IP + LS)

A full day intensive workshop delving into regulatory and reimbursement strategies for medtech commercialisation. These workshops will be live streamed from Melbourne to finalist teams across Australia.

11 Jan 2018 | 9am-5pm

ATR: MedTech Strategy

Ernst & Young, Melbourne CBD

A deep dive into medtech commercialisation strategy and building your team. These workshops will be live streamed from Melbourne to finalist teams across Australia.

30 Jan 2018 | 9am-5pm

ATR: Getting The Message Right

Ernst & Young, Melbourne CBD

A deep dive into branding essentials. This workshops will be live streamed from Melbourne to finalist teams across Australia.

20 Mar 2018 | 5:30pm

Event / Elimination Stage: Investor Deal Pitch

Melbourne CBD (IP)

The MedTech's Got Talent Investor Deal Pitch is an invite-only event. We have handpicked angel investors and early-stage institutional investors that are interested in investing in advanced medical technologies.

Each team will have 5 minutes to present, with a subsequent 5 minutes for audience questions. The investor cohort then has a 5-minute closed-door discussion and the team re-enters for 5 minutes of feedback.

A small panel of investor judges will evaluate their pitch, opportunity attractiveness and progress against milestones. Collectively, they will decide one team to provide an additional $40,000 (non-dilutive) funding.

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