Last Thursday, June 14, the Austin Young Chamber hosted the Austin Fast Start pitch competition for local startups in the bio/med tech category.
Bio/Med Tech encompasses a wide range of products and approaches that are used to maintain or improve health by treating diseases or medical conditions affecting humans. Judges representing the small business, startup, and health tech communities scored the applications, paying particular focus on value-based innovation (i.e. achieving better health outcomes without increasing costs or lowering costs without diminishing outcomes).
The four finalists were Enzyme Health, Jelly Medical, Clairvoyant, and Think and Zoom.
Standing in the new Dell Medical School Health Learning Building Auditorium surrounded by 60+ people and three very large screens displaying presentation slides, each finalist had five minutes to pitch their business to the audience.
After four presentations and four rounds of exceptional Q&A, the audience voted for their winner. The Austin Young Chamber is honored to announce the winner of the Austin Fast Start for Bio/Med Tech…Jelly Medical!
Pitched by co-founders Meghan Fitzpatrick and Scott Hickle, Jelly Medical is creating the world’s first bra for scar management, the JellyBra, made with medical-grade silicone to help reduce scar size and redness. Jelly Medical took home the cash prize of $2,000 plus in-kind prizes valued at $5,000.
Congratulations to all the finalists on their truly excellent pitches and business ideas, and congrats to Jelly Medical!