October 21, 2019

Cleveland, OH


2020 – Coulter Investment Forum

In 2019, the event will be held in Cleveland, OH at the Global Center for Health Innovation, in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit.

The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation is pleased to be joining in Cleveland Clinic’s AMP’D Arena hosted at the Medical Innovation Summit  on Monday, October 21, 2019.  This one-day start-up pitch competition and investment forum will bring together 40 of the brightest and innovative companies in the areas of medical devices, therapeutics and diagnostics, healthcare IT, and delivery solutions.  Companies will compete for prize packages to accelerate the development and success of their healthcare solution – including a cash prize totaling $25,000. The esteemed panel of venture capitalist, strategic partner, and healthcare provider judges will grant each startup advice for contribution to the healthcare ecosystem. To learn more about AMP’D Arena and to check out the conference agenda, please visit here


  • Experienced CEO
  • Executed license or option of IP
  • Solves an unmet clinical need

Forum Agenda

  • 8 am – 9 am Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome Remarks & Official Kick-off
  • 8:45 am – 10 am Pitch Sessions
  • 10 am – 10:30 am Break
  • 10:30 am – 11 am Keynote: Roy Schoenberg, CEO, American Well
  • 11 am – 11:45 am Concurrent Panels: Investment Trends
  • 11:45 am – 1 pm Lunch
  • 1 pm – 1:45 pm Concurrent Sessions: Investment Trends
  • 1:45 pm – 3 pm Pitch Sessions
  • 3 pm – 3:30 pm Break
  • 3:30 pm – 4 pm Keynote
  • 4 pm – 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions: Investment Trends
  • 4:45 pm – 4:50 pm Closing
  • 5 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
  • 6:30 pm – 8 pm Keynote Dinner

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Coulter Commercialization Process

A documented process utilizing industry best practices to accelerate academic innovations to the market to improve patient care by reducing risk and attracting follow-on-funding.

University Partners

Boston University
Case Western Reserve University*
Columbia University
Drexel University*
Duke University*
Georgia Tech / Emory*
Johns Hopkins University
Stanford University*

University of Louisville
University of Miami
University of Michigan*
University of Missouri
University of Pittsburgh
University of So. California
University of Virginia*
University of Washington


*WHCF Endowed Programs