Our second and final day of the 2015 DevelopmentXChange was jam-packed with networking and partnering opportunities! This year we held our first ever, head-to-head, pitch competition. Fourteen promising innovators in our current portfolio took to the stage to present their best pitch to a panel of expert judges and guests. Following this event, we opened up our signature Marketplace to investors, global health experts, donors, media, and international organizations.
The first day of the DevelopmentXChange was an exciting one! Our innovators and grantees had an exciting day of breakout sessions and peer discussion groupscentering on the issues most important to their innovations. Our expert panels shared knowledge on a variety of topics, from scaling for impact to gender and equality in innovation and beyond.
We're so excited to kick off our 2015 Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange. Today we welcomed our Round 5 finalists, current and past grantees, partners, and other esteemed guests to Washington D.C. Our guests settled in, set up, attended media training, and got to know one another.