Call for Applications: MICCAI Society Startup Village

by Archana Venkataraman, Nicola Rieke, Marius George Linguraru


Continuing on the success of the Startup Village at MICCAI 2020, MICCAI 2021, and MICCAI 2022, we welcome the next generation of entrepreneurs and technologies to the MICCAI Society Startup Village, to be held as part of the MICCAI 2023 conference. And the first time: in person!

Some of the exciting benefits to the selected Startup Village participants include:


  • Live Pitch Competition during the main MICCAI 2023 conference, in which you can showcase your startup to a wide audience and a jury of experts.
  • Additional focus on startups promoting trustworthy AI solutions for point-of-care applications in healthcare.
  • Highlight of the MICCAI 2023 Startup Village participants in the NVIDIA Inception Healthcare newsletter or blog platform.


  • Access to industry-leading mentors, who can help you grow and refine your ideas.
  • Increased visibility and an opportunity to expand your professional network and connect with MICCAI 2023 participants. This includes participation in the industry and networking events organized by the MICCAI Student Board.
  • Opportunities to recruit from a diverse talent pool. Startup companies will be able to post open positions on the MICCAI 2023 job board.
  • A 30-min focused deep-dive session with an industry mentor on a topic of your choice (e.g., technical, go-to-market, fundraising, etc.) 


  • One free registration for in-person attendance at MICCAI 2023 in Vancouver, Canada and a one-year membership to the MICCAI Society
  • Opportunities to demo solutions in the Startup Village corner at MICCAI 2023

Selected startups will receive an invitation for expedited screening of their application to the NVIDIA Inception program. Benefits of the Inception program include reduced prices for select hardware and software products, discounted technical workshops through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, cloud credits through NVIDIA partners, and access to exclusive NVIDIA Inception events.

Registration Form

To apply for you and your company to become part of the MICCAI 2023 Startup Village, please complete the registration form at the link below.

Selection Criteria

In 2023, we will welcome up to five startups in the program. The Startup Village Committee will consider these selection criteria: 

  • Impact and innovation of the technology
  • Relevance of company and product to the MICCAI areas and activities
  • Benefits to the company from participation in the program.

Pitch Competition

Format: short slide-based pitch with presentation by one representative of the startup, followed by a Q&A by the Jury 

Jury: MICCAI Society, invited guests, and an audience vote

Award Categories:

  • MICCAI Startup Village Award 2023
  • Trustworthy AI Award

Important Dates

August 1, 2023:      Application due

August 10, 2023:    Notification of acceptance, time to prepare slides for the pitch and a pre-recorded video

October 1, 2023:     Submission materials due

October 8–12, 2023:   Live Pitch Competition at the Startup Village

Do you have any questions? Please contact:

We look forward to seeing you at the MICCAI Society Startup Village @MICCAI2023!