Apply to Participate in the First ASNR Pitch Session!

Pitch Your Idea at ASNR24: Live, Interactive Venture Capital Pitch Session Demonstrating How Advances in Neuroradiology Transition to Successful Businesses

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024
Acceptance notifications will be sent no later than April 1, 2024

While we all recognize the centrality of academic research to pushing the boundaries of neuroradiology forward, there is only so much one can accomplish within the ivory tower. Commercialization of promising technologies is vital to translate research to the clinical arena, and especially to disseminate new advances widely, so that they can benefit the largest possible number of patients. Is your research idea ready for commercialization? Do you want to start a company?

This is your opportunity to apply for a special session during ASNR24
in Las Vegas (May 18-22, 2024).

We are looking for early-stage companies, individuals, or small teams (up to 3 team members) who would like to pitch their real or imagined company that will change healthcare for the better. We have lined up an all-star panel of early-stage venture capitalists who will hear pitches and provide feedback.

Our VC panel includes:

The session format will be interactive, providing each team with five minutes to describe their groundbreaking idea and why it should be funded, followed by a five-minute question and answer session from our panelists.

The goal of this session is to learn more about what it takes to commercialize healthcare advances and understand better the role of early venture funding in this process. We hope that it will be a fun learning experience for everyone. Who knows? Maybe next year you will be trading in your all night R01 writing sessions for the carefree life of a start-up CEO!

Note: Please do not include any confidential information that you wouldn’t want shared with the membership of the ASNR. Early-stage companies (<10 employees, <$1M raised) or just proto-ideas welcome! This opportunity is open to ASNR members, non-members, meeting sponsors, and companies not exhibiting at ASNR24.

Application Deadline: March 15
Finalists will be selected and notified by April 1

Questions? Email education@asnr.org.