Bring the future of Ophthalmology into focus.

Eyecelerator @ AAO 2022
Thursday, September 29
McCormick Place, Chicago

Attendees overwhelmingly rate Eyecelerator among the best innovation programs.

With a full day of high-level networking, novel company showcases, and thought-leading programs focused on emerging innovations, Eyecelerator @ AAO 2022 presents a valuable opportunity to connect with more than 500 industry-leading clinicians, active investors, global executives and mission-driven entrepreneurs.

Eyecelerator Program Chair Allen C. Ho, MD

Allen C. Ho, MD

Eyecelerator Program Chair Julie Schallhorn, MD

Julie Schallhorn, MD

Eyecelerator Program Director Gil Kliman, MD

Gil Kliman, MD

Join Program Co-Chairs Allen C. Ho, MD and Julie Schallhorn, MD, along with Program Director Gil Kliman, MD, to get an inside look at the innovative treatments and technologies disrupting eye care. 

Eyecelerator x The Winning Pitch Challenge
Submit your ophthalmic innovation for a chance to compete in September.

Submit for The Winning Pitch Challenge in Chicago on Spetember 29

Ophthalmologists and early-stage entrepreneurs are invited to enter the Winning Pitch Challenge, a Shark Tank–styled competition for novel ideas that address unmet needs in eye care.

Three top entrants will be selected to present their concepts in front of seasoned investors, KOLs, and the ophthalmic community's most influential industry leaders during Eyecelerator @ AAO 2022 in Chicago.


Submit your disruptive concept for a chance to win:

  • $45,000 in total prize money,

  • Access to experienced mentorship, and

  • Valuable exposure to financial and business resources that can help operationalize your innovation.


The Round 1 submission deadline is July 29, 2022. Finalists will be announced in September.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to reach the most engaged leaders in the ophthalmic innovation community. Learn more and submit your pitch today.

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