PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley
Most Promising Company Award

pmwc2017SVaward_GENERALThe successful Company Competition Track has been accompanying the Annual Personalized Medicine World Conference since 2010 with the goal to assist developing and emerging startup companies in Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Health Tech, to increase their visibility, provide them with a platform to present to a group of leading investors, as well as to potential clients and partners so they can succeed on their path forward.

Startup companies are invited to apply for a chance to pitch their business to a panel of judges and to the audience during PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley.


  1. Submit (your company) or Nominate (another company)
  2. A select number will be chosen by judges and notified within ~one week
  3. Registration for approved companies


  • Diagnostics & Therapeutics: Companies with a product and/or vision to (1) diagnose a medical condition, or the cause, nature, or manifestation of a condition via a proprietary tool, algorithm, or newly developed process; (2) treat, manage, and or cure diseases via developed proprietary therapeutics.
  • Health Tech IT: Companies with a product and/or vision to provide innovative solutions through the use of technology that transform the health system management and care delivery.

Screening Parameters

  • Ability to present clinical (or preclinical data) or product proof of concept
  • Innovation is disruptive to current standard-of-care, both in cost and effectiveness
  • Strength/track record of team and ability to execute
  • Barriers to competition and strength of IP
  • Monetization strategy and expected financial returns for investors

The Competition

  • Companies will present in Track 3 or 4 for 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions from judges and audience.
  • Three semi-finalists will be selected.
  • Semi-finalists will present again in Track 2 at the end of the day for a larger audience and a panel of judges.
  • A winner will be chosen by the judges and the audience (voting by text) on stage and receives the “Most Promising Company Award,” which guarantees increased visibility and recognition, as demonstrated with past winners.


Select Past VCS and Financial Participants

7 Health Ventures
Aberdare Ventures
AccelusHealth Partners
Advanced Technology Ventures
Alexandria Venture Investments
Anthem Venture Partners
Appletree Partners
Arboretum Ventures
Biomark Capital
Casdin Capital
Charter Life Sciences
Claremont Creek Ventures
Crosslink Capital
DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures
Domain Associates
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Edgewood Venture Partners
EDventure Holdings
Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
Geisinger Ventures
GE Ventures
Google Ventures
Great Point Partners

HealthTech Capital
Horizon Ventures
IBM Venture Capital Group
Intel Capital
Interwest Partners
Janssen Healthcare Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Kaiser Permanente Ventures
Khosla Ventures
Life Tech Capital
Lighthouse Capital Partners
Lightstone Ventures
Longitude Capital
Medica Venture Partners
Miramar Venture Partners
Mithril Capital Management
Mitsui Global Investment
Morgenthaler Ventures
MPM Capital
Muir Partners
New Biology Ventures, LLC
New Leaf Venture Partners
Opus Three

Paladin Capital Group
Perella Weinberg Partners
Physic Ventures
Prolog Ventures
Prospect Venture Partners
Qualcomm Ventures
RBC Capital Markets
Roche Venture Fund
SAP Ventures
Sequoia Capital
Siemens VC
Skyline Ventures
Sutter Hill Ventures
Telegraph Hill Partners
The Angels’ Forum
Third Rock Ventures
TPG Biotech
Versant Ventures
Vivo Ventures
Warburg Pincus

Current Participants

Past Winners