Healthcare "Pitchathon" Nurse SharkTank

About Nurse SharkTank

What is a NurseSharkTank?


Contrary to the intimidating name, Nurse SharkTank is a welcoming event catered to developing ideas and products. Our team of investors are well versed in entrepreneurship and what it takes to take a product from your living room to every household and hospital in the United States. Be prepared to receive great feedback from possible investors and network with fellow attendees that could further develop your product!

 

Why attend NurseSharktank?


In the field of nursing, healthcare professionals aren’t strangers to innovation and entrepreneurship. If you have a product or idea you want to take to the next level, Nurse SharkTank is for you! With thousands of ideas, apps, and business ventures made daily, Nurse SharkTank is designed to compile nurse entrepreneurs for an evening of pitching products to a team of investors for funding. Essentially our goal is to support young nurses and healthcare entrepreneurs beyond the hackathon to further facilitate growth!


Mission statements – You can tell a lot about a company by its mission statement. Don’t have one? Now might be a good time to create one and post it here. A good mission statement tells you what drives a company to do what it does.


Company policies – Are there company policies that are particularly important to your business? Perhaps your unlimited paternity/maternity leave policy has endeared you to employees across the company. This is a good place to talk about that.


Executive profiles – A company is only as strong as its executive leadership. This is a good place to show off who’s occupying the corner offices. Write a nice bio about each executive that includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.

Schedule

  

4-5:30: Networking and Reception

5:30-6:30: Team Pitches

6:30-7:30 Team Tables (while judges decide on winning teams – people can float to tables and ask questions of teams)

7:30: Judge Awards

7:30-9:00: Networking


Nurse Shark Tank is an event designed to bring Nurse Entrepreneurs, for an evening where they can display their product and pitch a team of investors for funding their idea or company. The event is designed to support young Nurse or Healthcare Entrepreneurs looking for an event to gain traction and support for their idea and venture. In the field of nursing, healthcare professionals aren’t strangers to innovation and entrepreneurship. If you have a product or idea you want to take to the next level, Nurse SharkTank is for you! With thousands of ideas, apps, and business ventures made daily, Nurse SharkTank is designed to compile nurse entrepreneurs for an evening of pitching products to a team of investors for funding.


Here is a brief summary of our teams pitching NurseSharkTank!


Northeastern nursing students, Huizi Gao and Sarah Ripollone: Incontinence Intervention Scale Project, which can be used to solve the problem of correctly managing incontinence to decrease time, cost, incidence of infection/skin-breakdown.

Admetsys has developed the first artificial pancreas system specifically for the needs of hospital and surgical care.

Medsentry which safeguards complex patients by simplifying the way they take their medications.

Power Assist Solutions which is a power assist device that attaches to manual wheelchairs in hospitals to make patient transport easier on nurses.

‘BPFlex’ of STA Technology Inc. Introducing the world’s first cuffless wearable blood pressure (BP) monitoring device that allows 24hr continuous BP monitoring at medical level to serve patients in and out hospital.

NextSteps Connect which is a customizable mobile app and knowledge sharing tool that helps nurses, social workers, and care coordinators quickly access up-to-date information on community resources and referral processes on behalf of high-need patient populations.

TORq Interface which helps solve the communication problem between hospitals and medical device representatives.

Caringly is a mobile application that makes handoffs easy, intuitive, and efficient for incoming and outgoing nurses between shifts while allowing Charge Nurses / Staff Supervising Nurses to automatically generate Shift Summary Reports.

TeleLactation Services decreases the number of readmissions of newborns via a new approach to lactation consultation services

Keysie and Key-Shirt is a solution for Mild Dementia and ADHD as it pertains to house keys. 

UDIAPER: A new diaper design for infants and the elderly which addresses the need to collect urine samples without the need for catheritization.

CleanCollection Products: New product design of the conventional “hat” and “urinals” that keep nurses safe and clean when collecting urine and stool samples, and easier emptying of waste without the traditional “splash” effect when emptying and cleaning hats and urinals – decreasing the risk for spreading bacteria/infection.

Judges

Dr Marybeth Pompei

Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Scientist, Exergen Corporation

Hiyam Nadel MBA, BSN, RN

Nursing Director at Massachusetts General Hospital

Ann M. Corcoran

President, AMC Healthcare Solutions

Joseph Fleming

Chairman, Infusion Ventures, Inc.

Francesco Pompei, PH.D.

Founder, President and CEO, Exergen Corporation

Prizes

Cash Prizes!

  

  • NurseSharkTank Champions: Exhibits a complete product, idea, and market
  • 1st place $500
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd place: $100

Each of the top 3 winners will also have access to a mentoring network that will support them in their venture.

5 Honorable Mentions

Greatest Impact on Nursing

Greatest Impact on Healthcare

Greatest Impact on Patients

Best Pitch

Most Transformational Idea

Sponsors

Special Thanks