PitchFest 2017 Application

PitchFest is sponsored by


Calling all life science entrepreneurs! 

Here is a chance for your life science startup company to gain exposure with potential investors and New York's bioscience community as a whole.

PitchFest 2017 will be held on May 10, 2017, Day One of the NewYorkBIO 2017 Annual Conference. There will be hundreds of professionals from across New York's bioscience sector in attendance.

When: May 10, 2017

Where: 10 on the Park @ Time Warner Center, 60 Columbus Circle, 10th Floor, NY NY 10019

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For more info on the conference: http://conference.newyorkbio.org

How Pitch Fest Works

A good pitch is the first step in the funding process!

At PitchFest, each entrepreneur will give a 10-minute pitch presentaion to a panel of experienced investors and business development specialists. This will be followed by 3 minutes of Q&A and 3 minutes of non-rebuttal feedback from the panel.

Each presentation will be evaluated and scored on a range of important business and scientific criteria. 

Leading scorers and winners will be announced during the keynote program on Thursday, May 11.


If you are a life science entrepreneur working in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, biotechnology, or digital health then this is the event for you!

How to Apply

If you interested in participating then please fill out the application at the bottom of this page. For questions please contact Nathan Tinker (nathan@newyorkbio.org). 

Key Dates

  • New pitch participants will be considered on a rolling basis up until April 15
  • Companies selected to participate in the competition will be notified by April 22.
  • Selected companies will be invited to sign up for individualized training sessions with seasoned mentors, date TBD.


Benefits of participation


  • The entrepreneur with the winning pitch will be announced during the keynote program on May 11 will receive
    • 1-year complimentary membership to NewYorkBIO;
    • Complimentary consultation with representatives from the PitchFest sponsors;
    • Additional prizes for will likely be added in the coming weeks!

All PitchFest participants:

  • Will be admitted to the NewYorkBIO 2017 Annual Conference for free.
  • Will be invited to invitation-only CEO Breakfast on May 111.
  • Will be given the opportunity to receive one-on-one pitch training, mentorship, and feedback from seasoned mentors.  

    Note: Participating in the pitch training is optional but highly recommended.



Company Name:
Company Website:
Your Last Name:
Your First Name:
Your Email Address:
Your Phone Number:
Brief overview of your company's history (when founded; source of technology; etc; 100 words max):
Brief overview of your science/technology/products (100 words max):
Company Leadership (Names and titles):
Financing to date (amount and sources, i.e., angel, VC, friends/family):