Sling Health hosts its 7th annual Demo Day on Saturday, April 13th from 6:00 pm to 9 pm at @4240 Duncan in Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis.
Sling Health is a national network of medical technology incubators aiming to advance medical innovation at top universities around the country. Demo Day is Sling Health’s flagship event, representing the culmination of the teams’ yearlong progress through the program. More than 20 teams from 9 chapters nationwide will showcase their innovations to entrepreneurs, clinicians, investors, and the public while they vie in poster and pitch competitions to earn monetary prizes. Teams are developing solutions that cover the entire spectrum of medical care, including primary care, surgery, and global health.
The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the event by voting for the crowd favorite of the new medical innovations that are pitched. In addition to teams from across the country presenting, we are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for Demo Day is Sumita Pennathur, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Sumita Pennathur is the American Diabetes Association Pathway Visionary award winner and has been successful in launching multiple companies.
About Sling Health
Founded in 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis and growing in collaboration with the American Medical Association, Sling Health now has chapters at Harvard, MIT, U. Pennsylvania, U. Michigan, LSU, Georgia Tech, Emory, Drexel, Texas Tech, and UCLA. Sling Health forms teams of medical, engineering, and business students to tackle major unmet needs in healthcare delivery and clinical medicine. Through a yearlong curriculum, Sling Health provides experiential training in design thinking, resources for prototyping, funding, mentorship from domain experts, and networking to incubate early-stage technologies into budding companies that gain independent investment and transform healthcare.