2019 M2D2 $200K Challenge Finalist Showcase Pitch Off Events


University Crossing at UMass Lowell
220 Pawtucket St
Lowell, MA
United States

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 5:00pm

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Calling all Investors, Medical Device Innovators, Biotech Entrepreneurs, and Life Sciences Industry Professionals: Join us for TWO awesome events PACKED with innovation greatness and medical technology genius!



On Wednesday, March 27, 21 $200K Challenge finalists, selected from a 2019 pool of 175, will present their medical device and biotech innovations to a live audience and panel of expert judges at University Crossing at UMass Lowell. In addition to the live pitch-off, there will be poster sessions, food & drink, and great networking opportunities.


Keynote Speaker: Rick Bright


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We are honored to welcome as the evening's keynote speaker, Rick BrightDeputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Dr. Bright serves as an international subject matter expert in vaccine, drug and diagnostics development and has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization and the United States Department of Defense.


On Wednesday, April 10, after deliberations by the panel of expert judges, awards totaling up to $200,000 will be awarded to the winners at this ceremony hosted by our friends at Mintz in Boston, MA. There will be full reception with food, drink, and networking before the awards ceremony. Pre-order your tickets for this event now!




$200K Pitch-Off at UMass Lowell on 3/27/19: 

  • Early Bird Price: $10 (available until 3/13)
  • After 3/13 Online Price: $20
  • At-Door Price: $25

$200K Awards Ceremony at Mintz on 4/10/19:

  • Early Bird Price: $10 (available until 3/13)
  • After 3/13 Online Price: $20
  • At-Door Price: $25

Ticket Bundle Special—Attend BOTH Events: 

  • Early Bird Bundle Price: $15 (available until 3/13)
  • After 3/13 Online Bundle Price: $30
  • At-Door Price: $50



1. $200K Pitch-Off: Wednesday, March 27th at 5:00 pm.

2. $200K Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, April 10th at 5:00 pm.



1. $200K Pitch-Off on 3/27: 220 Pawtucket St, Lowell, MA 01854

2. $200K Awards Ceremony on 4/10: One Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111



2019 200k sponsors - boston scientific, deshpande foundation, mintz, johnson & johnson, r&q, Amgen, Asahi Intecc, MPR Product Development, MLSC, and Hologic.