Calling MedTech Start Ups: Applications now Open for 2020 IGNITE

Calling MedTech Start Ups: Applications now Open for 2020 IGNITE

MassMEDIC Virtual Accelerator Seeks MedTech Founders and CEOs

BOSTONMarch 4, 2020The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDICencourages medtech startup founders and CEOs to apply to the MedTech IGNITE program2020 IGNITE Cohort. The MedTech IGNITE Program is a virtual accelerator offering an experiential training, mentorship and networking curriculum to attract and nurture the next generation of medtech founders and entrepreneurs. IGNITE Cohort members get access to medtech, financial, business and legal experts and advisors to help them succeed. 

IGNITE was relaunched in 2019 with a cohort of 16 companies and support from a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The 2019 Cohort includes MassChallenge winner Azadeh Khanicheh of Envision Endoscopy and BRIght Future Prize winner Natalie Artzi of BioDevekSeven of the 16 founders in the 2019 Cohort founders were women  

 With a larger Steering Committee of industry leaders, additional faculty of experts and new training programs added, IGNITE 2020 will be a banner year for our program,’” said Brian Johnson, President of MassMEDIC. IGNITE has consistently attracted the rising stars in MedTech and we encourage startup founders to apply and join the community.  

Benefits of participating in the 2020 IGNITE Cohort include:  

  • Potential prizes of up to $70,000 in cash and services to select 2020 Cohort members 

  • Unparalleled Master Classes and training sessions led by legal, financial, business, entrepreneurial, design and medtech experts and professors  

  • Exclusive pitch opportunity to senior leaders at MedTech’s top companies  

  • Access to industry thought leaders in intimate, invite-only gatherings 

  • One on one industry expert mentoring  

  • Networking and introductions to strategics, mentors and advisors  

  • Complimentary membership to MassMEDIC for one year 

  • Discounted and complimentary access to premier medtech events  

  • Publicity and awareness for selected ventures 

  • Opportunity to present at DeviceTalks MedTech Showcase 

 To join the MedTech IGNITE Community and to apply for the 2020 Cohort by the March 31st deadline, visit: and click on Go to Challenge  



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