Western Medical Innovation Fellows reel in a Best of Show prize
The Western Medical Innovation Fellows continue their winning streak having won the Best of Show prize at the 2021 Walleye Tank pitch competition. Walleye Tank is Minnesota’s life science pitch competition providing an educational and promotional opportunity for emerging medical and life science companies.
The fellows participated in the Junior Anglers division, which is for entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development. Participants in this division have typically not incorporated their company yet or completed their minimum viable product (MVP). They competed against five other teams.
The pitches are overseen by a panel of judges comprised of experienced entrepreneurs and investors from the Minnesota healthcare innovation ecosystem. The judges have a chance to question and advise the entrepreneurs after each pitch as well as connect with these nascent companies.
The team of fellows pitched their project, teleMDview, a technology they are currently developing that provides tele-rehabilitation clinicians with a simultaneous multi-view of their patients.
The presentation to the judges was delivered by Sheyla Abdic, though the entire cohort of fellows pitched in to make it a success. They worked together to formulate a well thought out business plan that they could condense into a thorough but succinct pitch, practicing how they would handle the question an answer section and ways to make their pitch memorable.
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