Welcome to The Winning Pitch Challenge! We believe that the pace of innovation in ophthalmology can be significantly accelerated by providing ophthalmologists with tools and assistance that can help them transform their novel ideas for improvements in patient care into functioning prototypes that can be tested in early-stage studies. The Winning Pitch Challenge website and events are designed to achieve this goal by providing ophthalmologists with free access to key educational resources, highly experienced mentors with relevant business knowledge, networking opportunities, and exposure to potential financial resources and guidance that can help overcome critical early-stage obstacles, such as securing intellectual property, developing a working version of the product, identifying a team, and designing early stage studies.

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