RCT Ventures has just announced a new opportunity for early-stage medical device companies: the 2014 MedTech Innovator competition. Companies and university-stage teams are encouraged to apply. Ten semi-finalists will be selected by a panel of medical device venture capitalists that will receive free registration to the Wilson Sonsini Medical Device conference. There, a live audience will select the winner, who will receive the $100k grand prize.
RCT Ventures’ last contest, Medtech Idol, had a fascinating array of gadgety competition with Aventamed‘s impressive ear-tube placement device coming out on top. When asked about the competition, Paul Grand, Managing Director for RCT Ventures said, “In today’s lean start-up model, the $100k prize should be enough to allow the winner to bridge the funding gap and achieve a milestone that can help them secure a larger funding round or critical industry partnership.”
The deadline to apply is May 19th and the application can be found here.