2022 $200K Challenge Highlights

2022 Challenge Recap & Winners

Thank you to all who helped us run a successful 2022 $200K Challenge season! See which startups were announced as $200K Challenge Winners in our recap blog post.  

About the Challenge

The $200K Challenge is an annual start-up competition hosted by M2D2, focused on identifying and rewarding disruptive companies in the medical technology and biotechnology industries.

Every year we receive scores of entries from entrepreneurs worldwide. This year, 15 finalists will become eligible to win a share of our $200,000 purse of sponsor-provided, in-kind services. These services include lab and office space; engineering, product development, legal, regulatory, clinical, and business services. Past winners have been empowered to bring their innovations to life—and to market.  

We welcome innovations that address the full range of medical device challenges, and this year we're especially interested in ideas that can benefit from our association with the U.S. government's BARDA DRIVe  initiative.

Meet Versatope, a $200K Challenge Winner

Learn about the benefits of entering:


Key 2022 Challenge Dates

Jan. 18 — Applications Open
Feb. 1 Live Webinar: "All About the Challenge" 
March 9 — Finalists Announced  
March 15 — Finalist Applications and Posters Due
March 9-21 — Coaching Sessions for Finalists
March 21 — Finalist Slide Decks Due
March 22 — Finalist Pitch-Off in Lowell 
April 6 — Awards Celebration in Boston

Thank you to our Corporate Partners

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center • Amgen • Asahi Intecc
Boston Scientific • Draper • Hologic • Johnson & Johnson 
Sarepta Therapeutics

Argenta Advisors • MassMEDIC • Mintz • MPR 
RQMIS • Northeast BioMedical