The IO Healthtech Pre-Accelerator Pitch Finale

04mar5:00 pm7:00 pmThe IO Healthtech Pre-Accelerator Pitch Finale

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Join us as 16 innovative founders celebrate the completion of their first-ever Healthtech Pre-Accelerator! On March 4, they will battle in front of a panel of judges, their peers, healthcare community, friends, family, and you! The best part? You get to vote on the winner!

Ten weeks ago, 16 Ottawa Healthtech companies started the program after an intensive selection process. Developed and facilitated by healthtech entrepreneurs, industry experts and healthcare professionals from The Ottawa Hospital, this Pre-Accelerator addresses the fundamentals of building a healthtech startup. This includes how to navigate institutional policies, administrator-driven systems, and complex regulatory requirements.

These founders have witnessed firsthand the challenges in Canada’s healthcare system, motivating them to develop solutions for the future.

  • 11 of the 16 incredible businesses are led by female founders or co-founders.
  • The cohort is made up of digital health companies including but not limited to mobile health solutions, telehealth and telemedicine, health information technology, and software as a medical device.

Doors open at 5 pm, with a cash bar and delicious and healthy food available! Come network, celebrate, and cheer on the winners among a cohort of hard-working entrepreneurs in the RBC Foundry at Bayview Yards. The winning pitch will earn one-on-one mentorship from leading mentors and six months of free office space at Bayview Yards.

The IO Pre-Accelerator Program is generously sponsored by Logan Katz and MDK Business Law. Invest Ottawa extends sincere thanks to these outstanding organizations for consistent support of our entrepreneurial community.


The event will include networking and refreshments. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited. A cash bar will be available – please note that only cash is accepted and our building does not have an ATM.

We also have water filling stations and encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle.

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March 4, 2020 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST(GMT+00:00)


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