Presenting Companies

We’re looking for the next big ophthalmology startup! Apply to our LaunchPad SBDC Accelerator for the chance to present in front of KOLs, investors and industry!

2022 LaunchPad Finalists

Kato Pharmaceuticals

Raising $15-25M

Phase 2 Clinical stage Biotech with a novel patented therapeutic for retinal diseases.

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IOPtic, Inc.

Raising $6.5M

IOPtic is commercializing an implantable sensor to enable glaucoma patients to monitor their intraocular pressure (IOP).

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ForwardVue Pharma, Inc.

Raising $3.25M

ForwardVue Pharma is a pre-clinical ophthalmology company with a development focus on repurposing a well-characterized, non-cytotoxic cancer compound, carboxyamidotriazole (CAI).

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Capital & Growth Presenting Companies


Raising $8M

Smartlens is a clinical-stage MedTech company and owner of various technologies for IOP monitoring and remote patient management.

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Raising $12M

Introducing the breakthrough technology of the BETACURVE™, designed to target the unmet needs of people with wet-AMD.

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