2021 M2D2 $200K CHALLENGE

Pitch-Off Keynote Speaker:
Kenn Turner, CEO of the Mass Life Sciences

Meet Kenn

Meet Versatope, a $200K Challenge Winner

Learn about the benefits of entering:

About the Challenge

The $200K Challenge is an annual start-up competition hosted by M2D2, focused on identifying and rewarding disruptive companies in the medical technology and biotechnology industries.

Every year we receive scores of entries from entrepreneurs worldwide. This year, 15 finalists will become eligible to win a share of our $200,000 purse of sponsor-provided, in-kind services. These services include lab and office space; engineering, product development, legal, regulatory, clinical, and business services. Past winners have been empowered to bring their innovations to life—and to market.  

We welcome innovations that address the full range of medical device challenges, and this year we're especially interested in ideas that can benefit from our association with the U.S. government's BARDA DRIVe  initiative.


Key 2021 Challenge Dates

Feb. 1 — Live Webinar: "All About the Challenge" 
March 5 — Finalists Announced  Meet the Finalists
March 8 — Finalist Applications and Posters Due
March 8-23 — Coaching Sessions for Finalists
March 23 — Finalist Slide Decks Due
March 24 — Virtual Finalist Pitch-Off
April 7 — Virtual Awards Celebration — READ THE RECAP

Thank you to our Corporate Partners

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center • Amgen • Asahi Intecc
Boston Scientific • Hologic • Kohler • Johnson & Johnson 
Sarepta Therapeutics

Argenta Advisors • MassMEDIC • Mintz • MPR 
RQMIS • Deshpande Foundation