About the HealthKick Challenge
What is the HealthKick Challenge?
On Wednesday, April 5 – day two of RESI on MaRS 2017 – the 3rd annual, invite-only HealthKick Challenge will be held at MaRS Discovery District. The event provides a chance for Canada’s top early-stage and emerging growth ventures in medical devices, pharma & biotech and digital health to pitch to global investors for the chance to win one of three CAD $20,000 cash prizes. Could you be one of those ventures?
How to Enter
The MaRS HealthKick Challenge is open to ventures from across Canada.
In order to apply, your company must fall within one of the following categories:
- Pharmaceuticals & biotech
- Medical devices & diagnostics
- Digital health
All interested ventures will also get the opportunity to participate in three pre-event pitch workshops to help them prepare.
RESI on MaRS: Fundraising Boot Camp
Date: Thursday, January 26, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Venue: MaRS Discovery District
At MaRS HealthKick, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your venture to international investors, potential partners and/or customers. There are three cash prizes up for grabs, meaning there will be a winner from each category. A total of CAD $60,000 will be split between the three winners, so each will receive CAD $20,000. A hand-picked panel of judges will award these prizes to the top venture per category.
Deadlines & Competition
To be considered for the HealthKick Challenge, you must submit your application before 12:00 a.m. (EST) on February 15, 2017. All finalists will be announced on March 1, 2017. They will then be invited to attend the event.
The MaRS HealthKick Challenge will take place on Wednesday, April 5 at MaRS Discovery District. Finalists in digital health, pharma & biotech and medical devices will deliver a 10-minute presentation in front of international investors, c-suite leaders, and industry partners, followed by up to five minutes of questions from a panel of judges.
PlantForm Corporation (Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals)
Profound Medical (Medical Devices & Diagnostics)
Newtopia (Health IT)