About this Program
The Inaugural Fire Pitch Competition is an initiative to spotlight the nation’s best women-led digital health startups. We hope to build a platform that connects women entrepreneurs and strengthens the healthcare innovation ecosystem by addressing funding disparities between men and women. Fire Pitch Competition is held in partnership with the IGNITE Healthcare Network and the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC). We are also proud to have Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute (TMCx) and Houston Technology Center (HTC) as event partners.
10 finalists will receive an invitation to pitch to a group of healthcare executives from the Houston/Austin area including the world renown Texas Medical Center's facilities as well as investors from across the country on October 19th at IGNITE Healthcare Network's first annual Fire Pitch competition held at TMCx.
The finalists will compete for the $15,000 grand prize along with other perks to help accelerate growth. In addition to money, our partners and sponsors will also be offering mentorship, coaching, media features, and technology support. In order to qualify, companies must have at least one female in an executive role: founder, CEO, COO, CTO, or CMO, and be operating for twelve months or more. All entries must be received by September 15th, 2017 in order to qualify.
Winner: $15,000 convertible note + Admission to Jan 2018 TMCx Digital Health Accelerator and $2,500 Cash!
Runners Up: (1) Admission to Jan 2018 TMCx Digital Health Accelerator and $1,000 cash
or (2) 6 months of free office space and technology support services at Houston Technology Center and $1,000 cash.
Biotechnology, Healthcare Services, IT Services, Medical Devices and Equipment