Sydney, 05/08/19 | Press Release | Company Olympus Australia hosts 2019 MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific - Australia Pitch Event
What better way to celebrate Olympus' 100 years of innovation, than to support medical entrepreneurship by hosting the inaugural MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific - Australia Pitch Event 2019, in our Sydney office!
On Monday the 5th of August, LIVE Sydney hosted the MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific Pitch event, which attracted over sixty participants. MedTech Innovator is the medical technology industry’s global showcase and accelerator for innovative medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. It is the largest platform of its kind, providing participants with broad exposure to the leading players in the medical technology industry. This year for the first time, the program expanded to the Asia Pacific region, in partnership with the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed).
The event was kicked off by James Bowe (Managing Director, Olympus Australia and New Zealand) welcoming the judges and participants, followed by a brief speech from the program sponsors.
After the judges were introduced, each startup presented their pitches, on which they gained insights from expert judges including investors, industry leaders, innovators and commercialisation experts. The successful startups from this pitch event will join others selected from Tokyo, Singapore and China to participate in the MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific Showcase in Singapore in October. Twenty finalists will receive mentorship and coaching, participation in a customised virtual curriculum and will compete for up to US$300,000 in cash and awards.
After the pitches, Olympus hosted networking drinks to provide the guests an opportunity to let their hair down and recap the big day.
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