PediaVascular Pitch Competition at PICS


Do you have a great idea for pediatric cardiology but lack the funding to get it off the ground?  Please join the PediaVascular Pitch Competition at PICS where five pediatric cardiologists will compete for $25,000 to support the development of promising medical technologies.

Eligible participants:  Pediatric cardiologists including pediatric cardiology fellows and structural heart interventionalists in any country.

Eligible projects: Any non-pharmaceutical project that advances the clinical care of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease.

Award :

  • $25,000 cash for the best concept
  • Consultation with regulatory, reimbursement, intellectual property, legal and commercialization experts.
  • 50% discount on PICS registration for five finalists

Eligible use of funds: Prototype production, material and manufacturing costs, bench & preclinical testing, and data analysis. Personnel funding (excluding MD) up to $5,000. Institutional indirect or overhead costs are not eligible expenses.

Selection Process:

Step 1: Submission of an application that includes:

  • Title of Project
  • Description of concept/device
  • Clinical impact including number of patients potentially affected
  • Budget and project plan for $25,000 award (expenses, timelines & milestones)

Step 2: Live pitch at PICS, September 6, 6:00-7:30pm in Las Vegas

  • Five finalists selected from initial applications
  • Five-seven minute “elevator” pitch followed by questions from panelists and audience
  • Winner selected by panel of judges with medical and business backgrounds

Selection Criteria:
Projects will be evaluated based on clinical impact, likelihood of success and experience of project team.

Submission deadline: July 15, 2018


Click here to download the application