Building the Future

For All Of Us.

Elevate your start-up with funding your need. Expand your network with med tech leader and entrepreneurs of color. Hone your pitch skills and business strategy.

MedTech Color Pitch Competition

Winners Selected

1st Place - Guardian Lane, Inc

Founder - Kristina Jones

2nd Place - Starling Medical Inc

Founder - Alex Arevelos

3rd Place - Sayenza Biosciences

Founder - Derek Banyard

4th place TIE - Alva Health, Inc

Founder - Sandra Saldana

4th place TIE - Respira Labs

Founder - Maria Artunduaga

Top 10 Startups Selected

Advanced Surgical Retractor Systems, Inc

Founder - Ramon Cestero

Advanced Surgical Retractor Systems, Inc. (ASR Systems) is a Texas-based C corporation based in San Antonio, TX. We are dedicated to the design, development, and commercialization of innovative surgical retractor systems, and our mission is to advance the way surgeons operate and improve patient outcomes.

Alva Health Inc.

Founder - Sandra Saldana

Alva Health is developing a neuromonitoring platform and our first indication is real-time monitoring of stroke. Ischemic stroke affects 700,000 Americans each year and is the leading cause of disability, resulting in $67B annual avoidable healthcare spend due to delays in symptom recognition and treatment.


Founder - Alex Harb

LENA enables Health Systems, providers and health plans to deploy remote Personal Assistant to at risk patient populations for health navigation that makes health simpler and improves outcomes.

DiaM Life Inc.

Founder - Lorenna Feliz Santos

DiaM started because our CEO, who is the mother of two children with Type One Diabetes, saw how the lack of real-time connection to doctors, limited resources, and hardships of managing/self-care with Diabetes was affecting her children.

Disati Medical

Founder - Feyisope Eweje

Disati Medical uses non-invasive respiratory monitoring technology to prevent untimely escalation and de-escalation of care for patients facing acute respiratory illness, bringing better outcomes to patients and better value to health systems.


Founder - Benga Adeeko, P.E.

NewGait gives hope to those who have lost it. Many patients are given few options when they have mobility problems; use one of the old outdated legacy solutions or spend thousands of dollars on a complicated high-tech device.

Guardian Lane Inc.

Founder - Kristina Jones is a children's mental health platform that is innovating how children access grief counseling. Children watch, create, and share fun creative grief projects, creating their own social healing network. Featured counselors are also available for 1:1 tele-counseling sessions.

Respira Labs

Founder - Maria Artunduaga

Respira Labs is a Machine Learning-enabled platform that uses intelligent patches and a patented acoustic resonance technology to monitor, predict and prevent lung disease.

Sayenza Biosciences, Inc

Founder - Derek Banyard

Headquartered in Orange County, CA, Sayenza Bio was founded by Dr. Derek Banyard who left plastic surgery residency at UC Irvine to found this company after receiving grants from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Plastic Surgery Foundations and realizing the immense potential of this novel technology.

Starling Medical Inc

Founder - Alex Arevalos

At Starling Medical, we are a digital health device company based in Houston, Texas developing a revolutionary new way for the 3 million US patients with severe neurogenic bladder dysfunction to empty their bladders quickly and easily with our tech-enabled urinary catheter prosthesis.


Application Opens

Jan 7th, 2021.

Application Closes

Feb 10th, 2021.

Top 10 Startups Announced

Feb 22nd, 2021.

Startup Bootcamp

Feb - March 2021.

Pitch Night

Mar 23rd, 2021.

Cash Awards and Services

April, 2021.

Competition Powered By The Community


Our Core Objectives

Thought Leadership

Catalyst for Professional Development

Access to a Diversified Medtech Professional Network

The Competition

MedTech Color

Pitch Competition

The MedTech Color Pitch Competition is a foundational start for early-stage startups within the med tech industry. We’re looking for innovative startups to take the stage for a virtual competition, showcase their products or services that will directly benefit patients, and tell their story.


We are looking for:

Start-ups that have raised less than $1,000,000
Medical Device Start-ups
Digital Health Start-ups
Diagnostic Start-ups
Black and LatinX Founders






3 Master Classes

5 Workshops

Non-Dilutive Capital

In-Kind Services

MedTech Color Membership





3 Master Classes

5 Workshops

Non-Dilutive Capital

In-Kind Services

MedTech Color Membership





3 Master Classes

5 Workshops

Non-Dilutive Capital

In-Kind Services

MedTech Color Membership

Special Prizes




Non Dilutive

3-6 Months of Virtual Residency

Executive Point-Of-Contact

1 to 1 Mentoring

Advisory Sessions with Select ResMed Leaders

Startup Acceleration Plan and In-Residency Milestons





3-6 Month Corporate Scholarship




Legal Services and Support





Multigenerational Plan

Working sessions with curated Ximedica team

Advisory support to develop a custom plan

Top 10 Participants will have:

Access to 3 Master Classes

Access to 5 workshops

Membership in MedTech Color

In Partnership with


Step 1

Attend Q&A Session in January 2021 (Optional)

Step 2

Complete Application

Step 3

Submit Pitch Deck