We believe that the pace of innovation in ophthalmology can be sped up by making it easier for practicing ophthalmologists to transform their own novel ideas for improvements in patient care into functioning prototypes and early-stage studies. It is our hope that The Winning Pitch Challenge competition and website will help achieve this goal by providing ophthalmologists with access to key educational resources, mentors with relevant business knowledge, networking opportunities, and exposure to potential financial resources needed to advance their ideas to early phase testing.

Good luck!

John Pollack, MD
Vance Thompson, MD
David Williams, MD MBA

Directors

John Pollack, MD

Partner, Illinois Retina Associates


Vance Thompson, MD

Director of Refractive Surgery, Vance Thompson Vision


David Williams, MD MBA

Partner, VitreoRetinal Surgery