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2015 New Venture Competition

2015 M2D2 New Venture Competition

M2D2 is pleased to announce the M2D2 4th Annual New Venture Competition 2015 to showcase the innovative developments of early-stage medical device companies.
 
Companies will compete for $100,000 of services from M2D2, Boston Scientific, Mintz Levin, Omni Components, Smith & Nephew and Massachusetts Life Science Center. See below for description of services.
 
M2D2 is hosting a medical device start-up competition that will find Massachusetts' best new medical device ventures - and award thousands of dollars' worth of services!
 
Applicants receive coaching and finalists are invited to present at a Showcase Event on April 1, 2015 at Mintz Levin, Boston, Mass.   
Important Dates & Information 
 
Who is Eligible
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center - M2D2 New Venture Competition is open to medical device technology-based start-up businesses. The venture must involve the development of a new medical device.

Competition Details and Deadlines
Prizes   $100,000
M2D2 Services will be awarded, including:
  • Product Development (prototyping, etc.)
  • Business Development (business plans, market development, etc.)
  • Medical Development (clinician consultation, animal trials, etc.)
  • M2D2 Laboratory Space 
Services from Mintz Levin
Services from Boston Scientific
Services from Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Services from Omni Component   
Services from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

First Round: 
Entry Applications and executive summaries must be submitted by way of the online application submission form or by email to M2D2@uml.edu by 5 p.m. Fri.,Jan. 30, 2015. Applicants will be judged by a team of medical device experts. Application Fees: By January 16, 2015: $25, By Jan. 30, 2015 $50.

Finalists will be chosen from the pool of applicants and notified by Mon., March 2, 2015.

Second Round: 
Detailed Applications are due on Mon., March 16, 2015 and applicants who advance to this round will give presentations on Wed., April 1, 2015.
 
The finalists will be invited to submit a detailed M2D2 New Venture application form by 5 p.m., Fri.,March 16, 2013.
 
The finalists also will be required to present before a panel of expert judges at M2D2 on Wed.,April 1, 2015 beginning at 6 p.m. The presentations will be a maximum of 5 minutes (4 minute presentation, 1 minute Q&A).

The Winner's Ceremony will be held on Thurs., April 16, 2015.

The winners and award amounts will be announced on Thurs.,April 16, 2015 at the Mintz Levin PC offices located at One Financial Place, Boston MA.

The 4th Annual New Venture Competition is sponsored by Boston Scientific, Mintz Levin, Omni Components, Smith & Nephew and the Massachusetts Life Science Center.

Previous Competitions
Last year, this event was attended by more than 200 representatives from local venture capital firms, angel investors and service firms, allowing attendees to receive informal feedback and develop relationships with these key supports for early stage companies.