The 2020 Assistive Tech Challenge

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April 4, 2020 (POSTPONED) | Rochester, Minnesota

[NOTE: POSTPONED] The Assistive Tech Challenge is a pitch competition presented by Destination Medical Center to facilitate greater independence for individuals with disabilities and the daily challenges they face. The Challenge is also intended to strengthen their ability to live more independently and help reduce the direct support workforce crisis confronting communities in the region and across the United States.

Participants in the Assistive Tech Challenge should develop a product or service related to:

  • Independent living
  • Access to employment
  • Support for care providers
  • Social skill development
  • Improved public infrastructure

Teams in Two Divisions:

Open (community-based teams and students) 

Professional (companies formed with annual revenues not exceeding $200,000)

Teams will address the following questions during a five-minute presentation to an expert panel of judges, followed by three minutes of Q&A:

  • What problem are you solving?
  • How are you solving the problem?
  • Why is your team the one to solve it?
  • What do you need to further develop your idea?

Prizes Awarded:

First Place in each category will receive $5,000. Second Place in each category will receive $2,500.

All first and second place teams will be eligible to participate in the Walleye Tank pitch competition in Minneapolis in May 2020.

Assistive Tech Challenge Event Details:

Saturday, April 4, 2020 (POSTPONED)

Rochester Civic Theatre

Time to be announced.

Learn more by reading our frequently asked questions.

Additional questions can be sent to [email protected]. Please include “AT Challenge” in the subject line.

Special Thanks to: