ApplyNowCTAre you ready to showcase your company to some of the top minds in the industry? The 9th Annual Crab Trap competition, a highlight of the annual BioHealth Capital Region Week, is now accepting applications from emerging companies eager to demonstrate their groundbreaking solutions. Scheduled for September 18th at the US Pharmacopeia in Rockville, MD, this competition is an unmissable opportunity for startups looking to make a significant impact.

A Platform for Pioneers

The Crab Trap provides a unique platform for startups to present their innovations before a panel of esteemed judges and a live audience. This year’s competition promises exciting prizes, including cash and business services, to accelerate the winning entry’s growth and success.

Why Enter Crab Trap?

Participating in the Crab Trap competition offers numerous benefits:

  • Visibility: Gain exposure to a broad audience of industry professionals, investors, and potential partners.
  • Feedback: Receive valuable insights and feedback from leaders in the biohealth industry.
  • Prizes: Compete for a chance to win cash and services that can catalyze your company’s growth and development.

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Meet Our Esteemed Panel of Judges

The 2024 panel brings together a diverse group of industry leaders who are deeply invested in fostering the next wave of biohealth innovation:

  • Rich Bendis (Moderator) - President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation, Inc.
  • Sally Allain - Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS @ Washington, DC
  • Charles Andres - Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Katherine Hill Ritchie - Senior Director, Venture Funds, TEDCO
  • Conley Jones - Principal, Science & Technology, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc./Alexandria Venture Investments
  • John Newby - Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Biotechnology Association
  • Derrick Rowe - Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini
  • Brett Shealy - Vice President, Life Sciences, J.P. Morgan

These judges are on the lookout for companies that not only bring innovative solutions but also demonstrate potential for substantial impact within the biohealth sector.

If your company is pushing the boundaries of healthcare and biotechnology, we encourage you to apply for this year’s Crab Trap competition. Whether you’re pioneering new medical devices, therapeutics, diagnostics, or digital health solutions, this is your chance to shine.

Applications are open now. Don’t miss the chance to be the standout innovator of 2024. Visit our Event Page to submit your application and for more information on eligibility and deadlines.

Join Us to Celebrate Innovation

Mark your calendar for September 18th and be part of an event that’s shaping the future of biohealth. Whether you’re competing, observing, or networking, the Crab Trap is a cornerstone of the BioHealth Capital Region Week you won’t want to miss.