We speak to Paul Grand, CEO of MedTech Innovator, about what makes a start-up the perfect fit for the California accelerator.

Earlier this month, medtech start-ups from Ireland and across the globe sparred with each other at a pitching event in Dublin to get a spot on the prestigious MedTech Innovator accelerator programme.

“We’re looking for companies that we think have an important product, but we want to make sure they don’t make mistakes that are avoidable,” Paul Grand, CEO of MedTech Innovator, told SiliconRepublic.com.

“We have judges that flew in from all over the world to come here, because they could see Irish innovation as well as innovation from other parts of the world and they know that they’re going see great technology.”

Xtremedy Medical, the Galway-based medtech that makes surgical devices to address deep tissue and bone infections, emerged as the overall winner, bagging a guaranteed spot on the global accelerator in California. Xtremedy featured recently as our Start-up of the Week.


Words by Vish Gain