Compete for up to $2,000,000

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The world’s only pitch competition for startups in the diagnostics, digital health, precision medicine & life sciences tools space.

2024 Finals: July 31, 2024

Part of DxPx U.S. within the ADLM 2024 Clinical Lab Expo

Chicago, IL

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Meet the winners

At DxPx EU 2023, 3 winners were elected!

Here they are in alphabetical order:

The goal of 42PLUS1 is to provide funding for the most innovative technologies. Worldwide.

42PLUS1 is an exclusive pitch competition dedicated to startups that are active in the diagnostics, digital health, precision medicine & life science tools space.

Building a startup comes with many challenges, with funding being a critical aspect. That’s where 42PLUS1 steps in—to connect startups with investors to build connections, receive tailored feedback, and the opportunity to receive up to $2 million in funding.



Funding + feedback: Propel your startup forward

We provide startup founders with valuable feedback from investors on each submitted application. We request submissions to include business plans that detail your technology, competitive advantage, and your strategies to enter the market. On average an application takes less than one hour to complete.

All applicants receive their ratings from multiple VCs on how they compare in their relevant peer group so they can learn where they can further optimize their pitch.  With an applicant’s approval, we allow interested investors and corporate players to directly contact the startup to explore financing and other business opportunities.

Visibility on & off the stage.

Each application is reviewed by at least five VCs and industry executives. We then compile their feedback so you understand how your pitch compares to other applicants. If you make it on stage, we dedicate an 8-minute window to pitch your vision live,  followed by a 5-minute Q&A session with the judges. With more than 100 investors attending in person, startups can share their ideas with a targeted audience. The pitch competition at 42PLUS1 has frequently been a door opener for meeting investors for the next financing round.

Visibility on & off the stage.
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Alertgy, Inc. CEO, Marc Rippen - Winner 42PLUS1 2021

Where startups become stars.

Every startup that applies will be featured in our network. The eight finalists at DxPx will be actively promoted leading up to the awards and will be featured prominently in our DxPx Conference Brochure, which will be shared with hundreds of participants, including investors.

Each year we raise up to $2 million for the winners of 42PLUS1. The funding is provided by a group of industry executives, family offices, and business angels raised prior to the 42PLUS1 finals. The level of funding varies each year but so far, we have been able to offer at least $500,000 to three winners each year. Don’t miss the opportunity to give your startup a decisive boost!

Where ideas meet investment.

At DxPx, we’re driven by supporting startups and growth companies. Pitch in front of renowned investors and decision-makers in the space. There’s money to win, prestige to conquer, and awareness to build.

Eight selected startups will compete at our DxPx Flagship Conference for up to $2 million in convertible loans. The funding will be granted to the three winners as a convertible loan to build further value for the next financing round.

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