2019 Rothberg Catalyzer Design Studio 3: Pitch Success

Towne Hall 225, Raisler Lounge, Philadelphia
Oct 15th 2019
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Our Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn workshops, called Design Studios, give you an opportunity to learn from subject matter experts and get an edge on the competition. In Design Studio 3, gear up to wow the judges during the Makerthon Weekend with your best elevator pitch.


Creating a device is only half the battle, the other half is presenting it to stakeholder and investors. Make sure your presentation stands out from the pack. This workshop goes through best practices for engaging your audience during presentations and pitching. Our Rothberg Catalyzer mentors are here to provide insight and offer feedback on your pitch deck. 




Vanessa Chan, PhD

Professor of Practice, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Materials Science and Engineering

Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science




Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn Overview


Most people have heard of a hackathon, but the Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn is a makerthon. Instead of the classic hackathon focus on software development, a makerthon is where students compete to build innovative hardware solutions for healthcare problems. 

The makerthon portion of the Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn is an immersive two-day event to encourage interdisciplinary student teams to develop a simple prototyping project. Groups come together to address an unmet clinical need by prototyping a hardware solution. At the end of the weekend, projects are presented to a panel of judges and awards are presented.

Even if you think that you know nothing about healthcare or innovation, the goal of the makerthon is to create cross-disciplinary teams to build hardware and software solutions. Whether you're trying something new, getting a jumpstart on senior design, or kickstarting your tech startup - you never know what you and your team will come up with!


Apply now! Accepting applications through September 20th. All Penn students are welcome. See our website https://www.catalyzeratpenn.com/ for more details and to apply.

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