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We believe vibrant medical device ideas need to come from diverse backgrounds.

MedTech color is a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to build a community of leaders of color in MedTech, increase the number of underrepresented executives who enter and stay in the industry and drive thought leadership.

In the fall of 2017, fifteen African American leaders from the medical device industry met over dinner in San Jose, California. They had explored three topics of interest to drive greater diversity in medtech. First, they shared their stories of navigating the complexities of the industry as an ethnic minority. Second, they explored what might be done to support and empower diverse patients and leaders in medtech. Third, the group, made up of venture capitalists, large company executives, early-stage company CEOs, and top-tier service providers, mapped out a strategic plan for an organization that became MedTech Color.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are MedTech Color's strategic imperatives?
  • Drive clinical trial enrollment of 10,000 patients from under-represented ethnic groups.
  • Create 100 new black or brown CEOs by 2030.
  • Increase the number of meaningful strategic relationships in the medtech ecosystem.
What's next for MedTech Color?
  • Execute the 2nd Annual Pitch Competition with strategic partners targeting ethnic minority start-up founders.
  • Create clinical trial information repository and content on the website.
  • Re-launch a content-rich website including an event calendar and job board
  • Launch a webinar series in conjunction with theĀ Collaborative Community
  • Launch MedTech Color Fundraising and Membership Committees
Why MedTech Color?
  • To build a community of sponsors, mentors, and champions.
  • To increase the number of African Americans who enter and stay in MedTech.
  • To add tangible value to the MedTech ecosystem via thought-leadership.