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Swimming with Sharks pairs aspiring healthcare entrepreneurs with successful innovators and investors. The startups selected will pitch at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY®, in October 2022.

There will be two Swimming with Sharks sessions at the event: one for very early-stage startups (back of the napkin ideas/conceptual/pre-seed stage) and one for startups that are seed stage and beyond (ie series A).

Swimming with Sharks 2022 Session Information

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 3:45 - 5 p.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Center Stage in the Exhibit Hall – New Orleans, Louisiana
Sunday, October 23, 2022 | 10 - 11:30 a.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Center Stage in the Exhibit Hall – New Orleans, Louisiana

Apply to Present at Swimming with Sharks

FAER is currently accepting applications from promising startups interested in pitching their anesthesiology innovations to the Sharks in New Orleans at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2022. Please note that applicants for the FAER Swimming with Sharks program must submit a video pitch within their applications. Instructions for recording and submitting this video pitch can be downloaded below.

Applications for Swimming with Sharks have now closed. Thank you to all those who applied to pitch to the Sharks at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2022! 

Swimming with Sharks Application Evaluators

Following the closure of startup applications, FAER has determined that application evaluations will be handled internally and assistance from external evaluators will not be needed. Thank you to all those who volunteered their time to support FAER's efforts in this. We hope you will join us for the two Swimming with Sharks sessions in NOLA this October!