Tufts MedStart is a healthcare conference with a mission of helping attendees turn ideas into action. This year's conference, themed “Connected: The Future of MedTech,” will focus on the various ways digital medical technologies are changing healthcare in the community and at the bedside. The event will be held on December 3rd, 2016 at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. The goal of MedStart is to help foster ideas in entrepreneurship through various themes including healthcare policy, technology startups, innovation, biotechnology, and patient interaction with technology.

This Year's Speakers

About Us

Cultivating innovation to advance healthcare.

MedStart is an organization that aims to bridge the gap between healthcare students and the professional community. Our main event features the educational aspects of a healthcare conference, a pitching competition to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship, and an exciting networking experience. We support the research, development, and business implementation of disruptive innovations and technologies that improve the quality and productivity of healthcare delivery..

MedStart is run by students at the Tufts University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Professional Degrees.


The MedStart Team

Our team of current Tufts medical and graduate students:
Ally Costello
Alexa Golden
Andrew Hresko
Kate Burns
Sravya Madabhushi
Alexis Kahanu
Dave Deckey
Keith George
Navneet Ramesh
Alex Kaye
Chinonso Nduaguba
Mazhar Kadwalwala
Ifeanyi Chinedozi
Brendan Waldoch
Rebecca Yanovsky
Saahil Jumkhawala

Pitch competition

Registration Closed - Please check back next year

Do you have an idea for an app that will help patients communicate better with physicians? Are you already drawing plans for a medical device that will help people better manage their health?

In coordination with our upcoming conference Connected: The Future of Med Tech, MedStart is hosting a pitching competition for teams with fresh ideas in medical technology. Teams with ideas or pre-startup phase businesses are invited to apply. Interested teams should submit:

1. Five minute video making their pitch
2. Business plan (up to three pages) with details of your proposal

Registration Closed

participate in the startup showcase