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Swimming with Sharks pairs aspiring healthcare entrepreneurs with successful innovators and investors. This year’s Swimming with Sharks will be conducted in collaboration with AngelMD and focus on innovations in the perioperative space. The startups selected will pitch at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY®, in October 2021.

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 2021 Session Information

Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. PDT | San Diego Convention Center – San Diego, California
Sunday, October 10, 2021 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. PDT | San Diego Convention Center – San Diego, California

Deadline to Apply to Present at Swimming with Sharks

Friday, July 30, 2021 (APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED)

Call for Swimming with Sharks Application Evaluators

40 startups submitted applications to participate in Swimming with Sharks at the ASA Annual Meeting this October. It is now time to select those who will have the opportunity to pitch their inventions and innovations at this year’s meeting. This is where you come in!

FAER and AngelMD are seeking evaluators to assist in reviewing these startup applications. Evaluations will be done using the digital CrowdSmart platform and only take about 10-15 minutes each to complete. Those interested in acting as an evaluator should follow the link below. Prizes will be available for those with the highest participation!

Evaluations open between: 8/16/2021 – 8/30/2021.

Apply to be an Evaluator


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