On May 7, 2015, HealthKick 2015 will welcome more than 300 leading Canadian and global venture capitalists, investors, entrepreneurs, c-suite leaders, industry partners and innovators to MaRS Discovery District in Toronto for a business pitch competition.


MaRS HealthKick 2015 is an annual conference that features Canada’s breakthrough, high-impact, investment-ready health startups. The carefully curated and professionally-coached companies will pitch their technologies to a panel of judges and compete for one of three $20,000 cash prizes.

Building on the success of last year, this conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with investors and venture capital professionals, and meet the CEOs of the most inspiring new health companies. The significant cash prizes ensure that the winners will receive critical funding in a sector where capital is difficult to secure and product development is time-consuming and costly.

This year’s theme is Patient Empowerment, and the companies featured are part of a growing trend in healthcare innovation from hospitals and doctor diagnoses to patient self-awareness, self-diagnosis and self-advocacy.

The pitch application window is now closed. Selected companies will be notified in early February!

HealthKick Innovation Tracks

showcase tracks

What to Expect

  • Globally recognized speakers
  • Engaging speakers on Patient Empowerment
  • One-on-one partnering opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Showcase competition & awards

Who Attends

Top-tier audience of 300 by invitation only:

  • VCs and investors from Canada and the US
  • Healthcare CEOs, COOs, CTOs, CSOs, CIOs
  • Product R&D leaders
  • Industry partners
  • Entrepreneurs, founders