Wednesday, July 22nd

Pitch Competition: 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Marketplace and reception: 4 - 6:30 p.m.

Please note that times are subject to change. Continue checking this page, and savinglivesatbirth.net, for updates.

Saving Lives at Birth's Pitch Competition, signature innovation Marketplace and Networking Reception highlighting over 100 maternal and newborn health innovations.


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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Saving Lives at Birth Team

2015 Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange

Join us for a variety of exciting activities showcasing over 100 cutting-edge innovations with the potential to dramatically decrease maternal and newborn mortality. This event is an opportunity to meet the Saving Lives at Birth Round 5 finalists who have come to Washington, DC to participate in the final stage of the competition, as well as our existing grantees, who have been positively impacting maternal and newborn health around the world. You can network with these innovators, as well as other experts and partners in attendance

  • Vote for your favorite innovation for the People's Choice Award.
  • During the day, watch current grantees participate in a head-to-head competition as they pitch their innovations in a live event.
  • In the evening, attend our signature innovation Marketplace and a networking reception as we announce the winners of our Round 5 seed and validation grants, the People's Choice Award, and our Pitch Competition!

*An RSVP is required to attend events throughout the day. Please register via the link below.

About Saving Lives at Birth: In 2011, the Saving Lives at Birth program called upon the brightest minds across the globe to identify and scale up transformative prevention and treatment approaches in rural, low-resource settings for pregnant women and newborns around the time of birth. Building upon the success of the past four years, in February, the program launched its fifth call and received an impressive set of applications that continue to push the boundaries of innovation. We are narrowing our pool of innovators, and these finalists, along with our existing grantees, have been invited to the DevelopmentXChange in Washington, D.C., to participate in the final stage of the competition and actively network their ideas with businesses, funders, development experts, non-governmental organizations and each other.