gener8tor announces launch of Midwest Covid-19 Innovation Showcase
Local startup accelerator gener8tor announced plans to launch the Midwest Covid-19 Innovation Showcase, an event managed by its Minneapolis-based gBETA Medtech program.
The showcase will be an opportunity for innovators from across the region to improve their stories, highlight their Covid-19 innovations, and connect with key stakeholders in the healthcare sector.
“In the past months, we have come across various researchers, startups, established businesses and nonprofit organizations that are working on Covid-19 solutions that range from ventilators to telemedicine,” gBETA Medtech Director Jackie Mejia said in a release.
Entrepreneurs that apply and are accepted will receive coaching to refine their pitch and help determine what they need to succeed and pitch their idea virtually in front of a large audience. They will also get advice from professionals in the field about advancing the product and bringing it to market.
gener8tor is partnering with a handful of medical powerhouses for the showcase. This includes University Enterprise Laboratories, Boston Scientific, Purdue University, Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, Medical Alley Association, University of Missouri and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.
“These innovators are working day and night to get their technologies to market, and we want to make sure we highlight their work and put them in touch with experienced individuals that can help accelerate the process,” Mejia said.