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Brainnovations Pitch Contest: Guidelines, FAQs and Submission Form

Results are in! Con­grats Brain­no­va­tions Win­ners: Neu­raMetrix, AUG­MEN­Tx, Sapi­en Labs, and The Touch­point Solu­tion

The Brain­no­va­tions Pitch Con­test will high­light 12 star­tups world­wide work­ing on ways to har­ness brain research and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies to help every per­son thrive in the dig­i­tal age.

Many star­tups have sub­mit­ted their ideas and solu­tions to pitch in front of our expert Judges and 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants for a chance to get feed­back, boost indus­try recog­ni­tion and win a prize pack­age that could give a boost to their ven­ture and solu­tion. The 12 Final­ists were announced on Mon­day, Novem­ber 6th, and you can check out their sum­ma­ry ele­va­tor pitch­es here.

Who Should Apply

The con­test was open to every start­up in the space that meets the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria:

  • Found­ed no ear­li­er than 2012
  • Has a run­ning web­site
  • Can be struc­tured as a for-prof­it or non-prof­it, but needs to show a clear rev­enue mod­el
  • If it is select­ed as a Final­ist, one of the Co-founders can present a Pitch at the Sum­mit, on Decem­ber 6th, 2017 (requires no trav­el, as event is vir­tu­al)

What to Expect

  • Three star­tups per cat­e­go­ry will be select­ed as Final­ists to pitch at the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit, based on 1. Nov­el­ty; 2. Scal­a­bil­i­ty; 3. Research and IP approach; 4. Impact; and 5. Finan­cial sus­tain­abil­i­ty. Final­ists will be announced and noti­fied on Mon­day, Novem­ber 6th, 2017.
  • On Decem­ber 6th, 2017, each Final­ist will have 10 min­utes to pitch and 5 min­utes for Q&A from the Sharp Tank and oth­er Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants.
  • (If your start­up is not select­ed as a Final­ist, you are still reg­is­tered and encour­aged to attend the Brainnova­tions Pitch Day – a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn from and net­work with like-mind­ed pio­neers.)
  • Win­ners will be select­ed by the Judges at the end of each Brainnova­tions  ses­sion, based on the same 5 cri­te­ria above. The selec­tion will be live and shared with Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants to max­i­mize trans­paren­cy and lessons learned.

What Winners get

Each category’s Win­ner will receive:

  1. For­mal recog­ni­tion as Top Brainnova­tion in the cat­e­go­ry
  2. Ten hours of con­sult­ing time by mem­bers of the Judg­ing Pan­el and Sharp­Brains staff
  3. Com­pli­men­ta­ry access to Sharp­Brains’ mar­ket report on Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy
  4. A pro­file in Sharp­Brains web­site and e-newslet­ter (over 100,000 month­ly read­ers)
  5. Sup­port in out­reach to media/ partners/ clients/ investors dur­ing 3 months

– Brain­no­va­tions Judg­ing Pan­el


This con­test is being orga­nized to stim­u­late inter­est in tech­nol­o­gy devel­op­ment and in no way com­pris­es an offer of endorse­ment or sup­port (finan­cial or oth­er­wise) of prod­ucts or ser­vices that may be devel­oped as a result. Appli­cants should fur­ther rec­og­nize that nei­ther Sharp­Brains nor any Judges or Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants can be respon­si­ble for any intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty rights claims that may arise from par­tic­i­pat­ing in this con­test.

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