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ECHO Pitch

The Ted Rogers Centre holds an annual ECHO Pitch competition: a special event where five top cardiovascular health start-ups compete for funding from a $250,000 pool in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. This page shows the agenda for our most recent event in October 2022.

These five finalists have been selected from the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research’s Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities (ECHO) program, where they received 12 months of hands-on entrepreneurship training and mentorship.

Event Details

  • What: ECHO PITCH 2022
  • When: Thursday, October 13, 2022
  • Time: 3 – 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Where: Malaparte – TIFF Bell Lightbox – 350 King St. W., 6th Floor
ECHO PITCH 2022

About

Agenda

Speakers

Start-Up Finalists

Judging Panel

Note: this event has now passed.

What can you expect?

  • Watch five inspiring innovators of cardiovascular technologies pitch their novel ideas.
  • Meet, connect and share ideas with exceptional entrepreneurs, scientist, clinicians, business leaders and investors.
  • Gain insights from a multi-sectoral panel of judges as well as expert keynote speakers.
  • Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, food and beverages.

Join us to learn, network, and set your entrepreneurial spirit free!

ECHO PITCH will feature five pitches, a keynote speaker, and a dinner reception and award presentation.

Time Details
3:00 – 3:30 PM Registration & Networking
3:30 – 3:40 PM Introductions
Dr. Soror Sharifpoor
Director-Strategy & Translation, Translational Biology and Engineering Program, University of Toronto, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Prof. Timothy Chan
Associate Vice-President and Vice-Provost, Strategic Initiatives, University of Toronto
Dr. Mansoor Husain
Executive Director, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
3:40 – 4:10 PM Fireside Chat
Mr. Kris Shah
President, Baylis Medical Technologies
Prof. Paul SanterreTechnology and Commercialization, University Health Network
Co-Director, Health Innovation Hub (H2i)
4:10 – 4:55 PM Pitch Competition – Session 1
Dr. Soror Sharifpoor
Director-Strategy & Translation, Translational Biology and Engineering Program, University of Toronto, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Pitch-1: Balliscor
Pitch-2: Flora Bioworks
4:55 – 5:15 PM Break
5:15 – 6:15 PM Pitch Competition – Session 2
Pitch-3: Magellan Biomedical
Pitch-4: VitalTracer
Pitch-5: Vitresonic
6:15 – 6:45 PM Keynote Presentation
Dr. Matthew Banet
President, Sibel Health
6:45 – 8:00 PM Dinner Reception & Award Presentation
Prof. Craig Simmons
Scientific Lead, Translational Biology and Engineering Program, University of Toronto, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
8:00 PM Program Close

Fireside Chat

ECHO PITCH 2022 will feature an intimate session with Kris Shah, President of Baylis Medical Technologies.

Kris Shah

Kris Shah

President, Baylis Medical Technologies

Keynote Address

Matthew Banet, PhD

Matthew Banet, PhD

President, Sibel Health

ECHO Start-up Finalists

Congratulations to the five companies in our 2021-22 ECHO program that made it to this final stage. They are:

ECHO Judging Panel

Dozie Amuzie

Dozie Amuzie

Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS Canada

Matthew Banet

Matthew Banet

President, Sibel Health

Jacki Jenuth

Jacki Jenuth

Partner, Lumira Ventures

Seema Mital

Seema Mital

Scientific Lead, Cardiac Precision Medicine Program

Kris Shah

Kris Shah

President, Baylis Medical Technologies