The MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit DUBLIN 2017 – Apr. 25-27 — Agenda

April 25th - 27th, 2017 The Shelbourne Dublin - Dublin, Ireland


start_upMore than 40 exceptional start-ups presented on our main stage in all, and timeslots sold out quickly!  See our upcoming events here


On April 26th at our Dublin 2017 event, four early-stage medtech companies competed in front of a live audience for a slot in the MedTech Innovator Showcase and an all-expenses paid trip to The MedTech Conference in San Jose, Calif. Each company presented their pitch to a panel of judges, who ask questions and provide feedback. The audience votes for the winner using electronic polling. The winner will be profiled in an upcoming issue of The Medtech Strategist and advances to the next round of this year’s $500K MedTech Innovator Competition.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Selio Medical, winner of the International Pitch Competition! 



Whether you’re attending or following our highly anticipated Dublin 2017 event, keep up with all the action and connect with other meeting attendees on Twitter!

Official hashtag: #Dublin2017 


“David Cassak and Stephen Levin, through their publications and conferences, have become the preeminent source for medtech information and collaboration.  They possess an unmatched combination of product/sector intelligence with access to the thought leaders and innovators at every stage of development, all of which is reflected in their publication, The MedTech Strategist.”

Stan is confirmed as a guest panelist on our Dublin 2017 "Jumpstarting Growth in 2017: The Strategic Investment Perspective" panel on Tuesday, April 25th.

Stan Rabinovich
Vice President, Discovery
Advanced Technology
Edwards Lifesciences

Thank you to the 400+ attendees who helped make our Dublin 2017 conference a great success; please see our Conferences Page for information about our upcoming medtech investment events.

April 25-27, 2017

The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
27 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Our Annual Dublin Conference is Considered the Premier Medtech Investment Event in Europe

This exceptional investment and networking event – recognized by the medical device industry as the leading medical technology investment forum in Europe – took place April 25th through 27th, 2017, at the historic and centrally located Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, overlooking St. Stephen’s Green.  DUBLIN 2017 was hosted by MedTech Strategist, along with our top-tier supporters including Platinum Sponsors Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Seroba, Enterprise Ireland, EY, Medmarc, and Eugene F. Collins; Gold Sponsors AdvaMed, CBSET, Databean, genae, Greenleaf Health, ICON, IMMR, iO Life Science, the Irish Medtech Association/Ibec, Lightstone Ventures and PMI; and Media Partners Biotechgate/Venture Valuation, Medtech Engine, and MedTech Europe.

Our team, including David Cassak and Stephen Levin, co-editors-in-chief of MedTech Strategist, have more than 25 years of experience in organizing and hosting top-tier medtech investment and networking events, including the highly regarded DUBLIN 2015 and 2016 events. We are proud that our DUBLIN 2017 conference was our biggest and best yet!  

The two-and-a-half-day forum featured presentations by 40+ early-stage medical device companies from around the world, along with thought-leading guest speakers, on-stage interviews with key device executives and VCs, and insightful and timely panel discussions, all providing candid insight on topics of utmost importance to all stakeholders in the rapidly evolving global device marketplace.  Our event also featured the popular and exciting MedTech Innovator start-up competition, hosted by Paul Grand, CEO.  See the full Event Agenda here.

Our DUBLIN 2016 attendee list included many of the top medical device VCs and senior business development executives from Ireland, many other European countries, the U.S., Asia, and beyond, along with management teams from many of the most promising start-ups in the device space.  This year's attendee list will include a top-notch audience of 350+ senior-level executives from the global device industry: see our regularly updated 2017 participating company list here.  

Interested in presenting, sponsoring or attending our future events?  Contact us today!

Program Highlights:

  • Presentations by 42+ Hand-Selected Start-Up Medical Device Companies seeking investment and/or partnership, followed by breakout sessions
     - Presenting companies that participated in our program are listed here
  • Keynote Speakers:
    Peter Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, Professor (Research) of Medicine (Cardiovascular), Emeritus, Stanford University Medical Center
    - Josh Makower, General Partner, NEA
    Stephen Oesterle, MD, Venture Partner, NEA
    - Charles Simonton, MD, Divisional Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Vascular, Abbott Laboratories
    David Steinhaus, Medical Director and Vice President, Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management (CRDM), Medtronic
  • Strategic, Venture Capital, Entrepreneur and New Funds Panel Discussions - Unparalleled access to top-tier global medtech VCs and entrepreneurs discussing their perspectives and investment strategies/experiences, moderated by MedTech Strategist Co-Editors-in-Chief, David Cassak and Stephen Levin
  • Spotlight Sessions – Candid discussions with medtech thought leaders on a variety of timely topics impacting industry stakeholders from around the world, moderated by MedTech Strategist Co-Editors-in-Chief, David Cassak and Stephen Levin
  • Program Also Featured:

MedTech Innovator Accelerator and Venture Competition - hosted by Paul Grand, CEO

Albert Lauritano, Director, Strategic Technology Partnerships, BD Technologies
Mirren Mandalia, Senior Director New Ventures & Transactions, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Jennifer McMahon, Associate, Seroba Life Sciences
Anne Osdoit, Sofinnova Partners

Congrats to Selio Medical, winner of the International Pitch Competition!

The winner will be profiled in an upcoming issue of Medtech Strategist and advances to the next round of this year’s $500K MedTech Innovator Competition.

  • Partnering via the JUJAMA app
  • Networking Breaks, Breakfasts, Lunches, and Evening Cocktail Receptions