For the first time, the VIS has opened their doors to both startup companies and emerging companies in the veterinary space.
We are revamping our program in 2021 to include more programming specifically for our selected exhibitors. In addition to our Startup Exhibitor program, we are welcoming applications from emerging companies who have outgrown our startup criteria.
VIS is proud to give early-stage startups a platform to educate others about their products, services, and ideas, we welcome interest from veterinary startup companies of all stages.
Startup Exhibit Pitch Competition
For those companies who applied to the Startup Exhibit program, we’re excited to include a pitch competition for three companies to win cash prizes totaling at least $10,000. Of the 14 available spaces for the startup exhibit, 6 companies will be selected based on their application for a preliminary virtual pitch to a judging panel in mid-August. This judging panel will select the three finalists who will present live to Summit attendees on Saturday, August 28 and will be judged by a separate panel.
Selection criteria for both the Pitch Competition will be based on the:
- Scalability of the solution
- Impact on the veterinary profession
- Ease of implementation and use
- Uniqueness of the offering
- Quality of the pitch.
Preference will be given to companies that have not pitched at VIS previously.
The application submissions are now closed. Applicants will be notified of selection status by Monday, July 19, 2021.