SEMDA names 2019 PitchRounds companies

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A record number of companies applied to PitchRounds this year, with nearly 60 companies looking for slots at the SEMDA Conference. We’ve selected the best of the bunch from states across the region – including AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, and VA. 11 of the companies selected have previous PitchRounds experience. We’re eager to see how they have progressed along with a stellar crop of new participants.

The companies are segmented into early-stage (very early stage) and later-stage categories. Typically we define large startups as having secured some formal institutional investment and are preparing for a series A funding round.

Our selection team evaluated candidates on market opportunity, distinctive competence, management capability, financial understanding and investment potential. We are looking for industry-changing potential and solid business models.

Early-stage startups will have 10 minutes to present on Monday followed a 20 minute mentoring session. Four will be selected to present Tuesday afternoon with the winner taking away a package of in-kind gifts valued at $20,000. Later-stage companies will make their cases to investors during the breakout sessions on Tuesday.

All SEMDA Conference attendees are invited to attend the early-stage PitchRounds presentations on the afternoon of Monday, April 8 at the Avalon Hotel.

Check out the roster of SEMDA 2019 PitchRounds companies HERE.

If you are an investor or strategic medtech company that innovates through acquisition, your next target may well be one of these companies. Register for SEMDA 2019 April 8-10 in Alpharetta, Georgia. Qualified investors should contact Executive Director Jason Rupp ( for discounted registration.