Welcome to Shark Tank and March Madness
all rolled into one
What is it?
Eighteen entrepreneurs will take the stage and put their ideas head to head in a bracket-style competition.
Contestants will pitch an original business idea to a panel of business experts and an audience of other entrepreneurs, industry experts, potential investors, students, and business and community leaders. You have 2 minutes to pitch your idea followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with a panel of expert judges. Those who purchase the Entrepreneur Experience Package will have the opportunity to apply. The date of the competition is August 24, 2017
The winner will be announced at the General Session that day.
Keynote presentation at the closing plenary session :: You’ll be invited to speak. To the entire Health:Further audience.
Healthbox Chicago Studio :: The Healthbox Chicago Studio is a 5-day program (Oct. 9 - 13) dedicated to advancing innovative digital health solutions.
Post-festival digital features :: We’ll work with you to promote your business through our digital community.
We’ve partnered with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) to select a fantastic panel of judges.
Space is limited to 18 contestants. The Health:Further Team will select from the applicant pool, and contestants will be notified two weeks prior to the festival.
Any startup that would like to pitch for the purposes of receiving feedback, the prizes listed above, and exposure to the industry may apply.
Submissions may be entered as individuals or pairs, but no more than 2 individuals can pitch. Each contestant may enter only one idea or concept.
You will be notified ahead of time whether or not you are selected to pitch.
If you are not selected to pitch, we’d still love to have you attend Health:Further. There will be the opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and learn about the industry in a variety of other ways.