What is a Barracuda Bowl?

A barracuda bowl is a “shark tank” like pitch competition that will usually have 3-5 startups competing against each other using the following format:

  • The “Barracuda Bowl” puts the spotlight on health tech startups, which will each have 5 mins to pitch their startup to an esteemed panel of “barracudas”– veteran investors, entrepreneurs, and judges.
  • After providing an overview of their business, the startups will be immersed into the Barracuda Bowl where the panel of judges will be given an additional 5 mins to interrogate them and poke holes in their business plans.
  • After all startups have pitched, they will all assemble on stage and the audience will have an opportunity to be the barracudas and unleash their questions on them for 5-10mins, while the judges deliberate on the winning team.
  • At the end of the Q&A session with the audience, the judges will decide which startup won the battle of the barracuda bowland which ones got chewed to pieces

Is your startup ready?

We want to see it. In collaboration with MIT’s Hacking Medicine, three leading healthcare communication agencies, MM&M–a national catalyst for healthcare innovators, and a collection of entrepreneurs, HealthSpark is looking to help launch the next big startup demonstrate their product, and compete for a chance to win some extra cash for your startup.

There are a limited number of spaces available, so apply now to be part of this event and step into the spotlight.