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Opportunity Health - Get Started Medical Pitch

The Louisiana Center for Health Innovation at UL Lafayette has partnered with the Opportunity Machine - Lafayette’s Center for Entrepreneurs and Louisiana Economic Development to provide a new opportunity for students and faculty to get involved in the annual Get Started Medical Pitch Competition. 

The event is part of the annual Innovate South conference that welcomes entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers from all over the Gulf South to learn, grow and network with a full schedule of world-class speakers, workshops, and the medical startup competition.

We are looking for the best and brightest faculty and students to serve as subject matter experts, or potential interns for Opportunity Health, a new program that will help connect some of the University’s finest talent with high-growth startups. We are currently recruiting individuals in the following departments- 

  • Nursing/Allied Health
  • Computer Science/Informatics
  • Biology
  • Business/MBA candidates
  • Graphic Design
  • Communications
  • Kinesiology
  • Engineering 

However, students from all departments are welcome to apply. 

This event is a great opportunity to - 

  • Explore entrepreneurship and startup development
  • Share your experience or learn new skills
  • Expand your resume, CV, portfolio
  • Network with local and national healthcare professionals
  • Discover potential scholarship and/or job opportunities 

The partnership is a win-win for faculty to participate as a subject matter experts that may increase exposure, funding opportunities such as grants, research, and product commercialization. Your participation will be virtual, but if COVID restrictions allow, you may meet some of these high-growth startups at this year’s Innovate South conference.

If you would like more information about Opportunity Health, please register with the Opportunity Health UL Lafayette Talent database or scan the QR code.

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Nebel, Development Director, Opportunity Machine 337-769-4085 or email

For the latest news and updates on the program, follow Opportunity Machine on Facebook and LinkedIn and Instagram.