Vermont Business Magazine The Upper Valley MedTech Collaborative held a Pitch Night on October 22, 2020 featuring six medical technology companies located in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire. These companies have all developed new technologies for medical device or diagnostic healthcare solutions. The event was moderated by Daniella Reichstetter, executive director of the Tuck School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth College. Judging the competition was Jenny Barba, BioVentures Investors, Ross Jaffe, Versant Ventures, and Laura Rippy, Green D Ventures.
Participating companies included:
Clairways, a company that uses artificial intelligence to address long term changes in respiratory health. Clairways’ CEO is Jeff Bemowski.
CPR Therapeutics which has developed an advance technology device to automate giving CPR. Norman Paradise is founder and CEO.
Insight Surgical Technologies which has developed an intraoperative stereovision for guidance during surgical procedures. Founded by Dr. David Roberts.
Lodestone Biomedical, which is developing treatment-response monitoring tools for the tumor-immune microenvironment. Co-founded by Dr. Sol Diamond.
Nanopath which is developing technology that harnesses bioengineering and nanotechnology to specifically detect viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens in complex biological matrices. Dr. Amogha Tadimety
is co-founder and CEO.
Reia, a healthcare startup focused on improving the treatment experience for people with pelvic organ prolapse. Co-founded by Kaitlin Maier.
Several medical investor companies participated and gave their feedback to the presenting companies including A Capital, Altaris Capital Partners, Blue Catalyst Group, Borealis Ventures, Broadview Ventures, Narya Capital Management LLC, Springhood and Think + Ventures, LP.
The Upper Valley MedTech Collaborative was begun in January 2020 to be a peer to peer group formed for the purpose of providing opportunities for networking between medical and technology companies located within the Upper Valley region, as well as information exchange, collaboration and advocacy. The goal of the UVMTC is to make it easier for MedTech entrepreneurs, companies, and investors in this medically-rich region of New Hampshire and Vermont to address the complex challenges which exist when trying to bring a device to market. By collaborating and leveraging our collective experience and insights, we can help each other solve problems and achieve success. The Upper Valley MedTech Collaborative is a program of the Upper Valley Business Alliance, the chamber of commerce representing Upper Valley region of New Hampshire.
More information about the Upper Valley MedTech Collaborative may be found at uvmtc.org. UVMTC thanks founding sponsors Simbex, Downs Rachlin Martin PC, Mascoma Bank, The Magnusen Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth, Celedara Medical, the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner PC and supporting sponsors Merritt & Merritt, Lodestone Biomedical, the Montshire Museum and Tyler Simms & St. Saveur P.C.
Source: Lebanon, NH – The Upper Valley MedTech Collaborative 10.26.2020