Wednesday, December 14, 2022: mHUB’s Virtual Pitch Competition for Women and Founders of Color
4:30 – 6:00 PM CT
Six startups developing innovative medical device technologies will pitch virtually to a group of esteemed judges for cash awards totaling $8,500 and connections to industry decision-makers and investors interested in hardtech.
The Six Finalists Include:
Baritone Health – developing an innovative acousticapproach to identify airway obstruction sites during naturalsleep.
Eisana Corp– an oncology solution company providing a platform for multiple products to address cancer treatment issues.
Ganance – building the next generation of health-tracking devices through smart watch technology.
KovaDx – building an AI-based diagnostic and monitoringtool for red blood cell diseases.
LumenAstra – commercializing a non-invasive, wearable sensor that measures internal body temperature several cm below the skin.
OneTouch Diagnostics – developing a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) device reading blood glucose levels at five-minute intervals and automatically plotting how a diabetic’s sugar levels vary from day to day.
Pitch Competition Judges
- Suzet McKinney, Principal Director of Life Sciences, Sterling Bay
- Anna Lisa Somera, CEO, Rhaeos
- Dimitra Georganopoulou, General Partner, QRAL Group; Committee Member, Executive, Women in Bio
- Elle Ramel, Chicago Director, GET Cities
- Mel Cohen, Managing Director, Edward-Elmhurst Health Venture Capital
- Steven Collens, CEO, MATTER
- Bill Fienup, Co-Founder, VP, Innovation Services and Executive Director, MedTech Accelerator, mHUB
Previous Pitch Competition Winners
The mHUB Climate and Energy Tech Startup Pitch Competition was held virtually last March to showcase disruptive startups founded by women and entrepreneurs of color. The pitch event was part of mHUB’s broader priority to increase the diversity in the hardtech and manufacturing sector while creating a platform to highlight startups from across the world whose novel solutions can have a profound impact on the way we power our world. Five finalists virtually pitched for cash prizes and industry connections in front of a group of esteemed judges. Meet the winners of the Climate and Energy Tech Pitch Competition.