Pioneering the healthcare of tomorrow

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Challengers

8

Tracks

80

Finalists

1

Winner

Pioneering the healthcare of tomorrow

Health Tech Challengers 2022 Highlights

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Driving the digital health forward

Health Tech Challengers identifies and brings top global digital health tech startups together on one stage to compete for global media exposure as well as the attention of 100+ VCs and CVCs.

To enter, startups must be innovators in one of the eight tracks fostering digital health revolution – Mental Health, Gut Health, Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Neurology, MSK, Workplace Wellness, and Clinical Workflow.

Mental Health
Gut Health
Metabolic
Cardiovascular
MSK
Neurology
Workplace Wellness
Clinical Workflow

8 Tracks – 80 Finalists

10 companies in each track are shortlisted by a distinguished panel of industry experts from leading corporations, Venture Capital, ecosystem builders and media partners.

The Top 80 startups are invited to pitch (in-person or virtually) at Health Tech Forward 2022, the leading industry conference of the year, offering valuable media and PR attention, as well as vast networking opportunities.

One company is announced as the ultimate winner of the Health Tech Challengers 2022 award. Other finalists in each track are honored on stage and awarded prizes.

APPLICATION CRITERIA

Timeline

1

Application deadline

August 27
2

Top 80 announced

September 7
3

Top 80 pitches

October 4 @ Health Tech Forward
4

Top 8 pitches & Winner announced

November 15 @ HLTH 2022 event in Las Vegas, USA

Winners announced!

Application to the Health Tech Challengers is entirely free and each of the 80 finalists (10 per each track) is granted one free (in-person or virtual) ticket to Health Tech Forward 2022. May the odds be in your favour!

MEET THE WINNERS!

WINNERS

ULTIMATE
CHALLENGER

NovaSight focuses on bringing pediatric vision care into the digital age by delivering eye tracking-based solutions for vision diagnostics and treatment. NovaSight has two flagship products:
– The CureSight™ – an FDA cleared digital therapy for amblyopia that is designed to replace traditional patching
– The EyeSwift®PRO – a comprehensive vision diagnostics device which screens for multiple vision impairments

ULTIMATE
CHALLENGER

NovaSight focuses on bringing pediatric vision care into the digital age by delivering eye tracking-based solutions for vision diagnostics and treatment. NovaSight has two flagship products:
– The CureSight™ – an FDA cleared digital therapy for amblyopia that is designed to replace traditional patching
– The EyeSwift®PRO – a comprehensive vision diagnostics device which screens for multiple vision impairments

TOP 8 finalists

Yatek is a company that develops VR-based exposure training to help millions of people treat social anxiety using VR exposure therapy & AI.

Motilent is a technology startup focused on delivering innovative services for the quantitative investigation of the gut. Motilent champions the use of novel MRI post-processing software as a cheaper and safer biomarker for Gastrointestinal and Bowel Disorders, providing quantitative end points for research, drug development and clinical decision-making.

Alertgy has been founded by a small team of innovators that had collaborated on challenging technical programs over the years, specifically to address the highly desired ability to measure blood sugar levels with an external wearable sensor device.

Implicity developed a remote monitoring platform for patients with connected pacemakers and defibrillators. Designed for cardiologists and healthcare professionals, it automates remote monitoring of their patients. An artificial intelligence module determines the criticality of each alert considering the medical context of the patient.

medical magnesium develops metallic bioabsorbable implants for orthopaedic and trauma surgical therapy, based on its mm.X implant technology. The mm.X implants are mechanically stable and will be physiologically absorbed by the body after the fracture has healed.

NovaSight focuses on bringing pediatric vision care into the digital age by delivering eye tracking-based solutions for vision diagnostics and treatment. NovaSight has two flagship products:
– The CureSight™ – an FDA cleared digital therapy for amblyopia that is designed to replace traditional patching
– The EyeSwift®PRO – a comprehensive vision diagnostics device which screens for multiple vision impairments

Onsurity is a HealthTech & Employee Benefits organisation, disrupting the SME and startup healthcare market with technology and innovation. The company is offering a revolutionary healthcare platform – TeamSure, the next big thing in comprehensive employee healthcare.

Saventic Health is a med-tech company that creates artificial intelligence algorithms to support doctors in diagnosing rare (hidden) diseases early based on patients’ medical records i.e. laboratory test results, radiology and other descriptive medical data.

JURY

Nancy Fechnay

Nancy Fechnay

Partner @ Alumni Ventures & VP @ Gaingels

Reena Sooch

Reena Sooch

Head of Digital and Connected Health @ IPSOS

Lauren Schafer

Lauren Schafer

Ventures Director @ StartUp Health

Robert Trotta

Robert Trotta

Executive Director, Business Innovation @ Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Carl Byers

Carl Byers

Partner @ F-Prime Capital Partners

Saba Ternikar

Saba Ternikar

Vice President, New Product & Commercial Business @ Aetna

Jacqueline Shreibati

Jacqueline Shreibati

Senior Clinical Lead (Consumer Health) @ Google

Patrick Spoletini

Patrick Spoletini

Healthcare Industry Leader @ IBM Consulting

Karthick Kannan

Karthick Kannan

Global Digital Health @ Teva Pharmaceuticals

Jessica Zeaske

Jessica Zeaske

Managing Partner @ Echo Health Ventures

Cristian Liu

Cristian Liu

Director of Partnerships & Go-to-Market Strategy @ Google Health

Adam Glasofer

Adam Glasofer

Global Head of Healthcare @ Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Thomas Grote

Thomas Grote

CEO @ Banner | Aetna

Sander Ruitenberg

Sander Ruitenberg

Digital Program Head Connected Health Foundations @ Novartis Pharma AG

Michael Leonard

Michael Leonard

Global Lead, Healthcare Industry @ Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amy Raimundo

Amy Raimundo

Managing Director @ Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Alejandra Parra-Orlandoni

Alejandra Parra-Orlandoni

VP of Ethical Innovation & Privacy @ Takeda

Aashima Gupta

Aashima Gupta

Global Director, Healthcare Strategy and Solutions @ Google Cloud

Victoria Treyger

Victoria Treyger

General Partner & Managing Director @ Felicis Ventures

Richie Chaikof

Richie Chaikof

Principal @ Optum Ventures

Azra Jegado

Azra Jegado

Patient Services & Data Lead @ Sanofi

Sofia Guerra

Sofia Guerra

Investor @ Bessemer Venture Partners

Bachir Awad

Bachir Awad

Head of Healthcare (Asia Pacific & Japan) @ Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Marissa Bertorelli

Marissa Bertorelli

Principal @ Polaris Partners

Steffanie Bristol

Steffanie Bristol

Head, Biogen Digital Health External Innovation and Alliances, Imaging & AI/ML @ Biogen

Trupen Modi

Trupen Modi

Director of Digital Health Innovation Strategy @ Microsoft

Yahel Halamish

Yahel Halamish

Investment Principal, Head of Investor Relations, D&I @ Nina Capital

Srinivasan Madabushi

Srinivasan Madabushi

Global Head of Business Development (Commercial and Product Partnerships) @ Google Health

Sally Ann Frank

Sally Ann Frank

WW Lead - Health & Life Sciences | Microsoft for Startups @ Microsoft

Amrita Sarkar, Ph.D

Amrita Sarkar

Principal Business Development Manager Healthcare & Life Sciences @ Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Juljana Hysenbelli

Juljana Hysenbelli

Healthcare Senior Program Manager Worldwide Public Sector @ Amazon Web Services

Lizzy Goldman

Lizzy Goldman

Investor @ Samsung Next Ventures

Aditya Agrawal

Aditya Agrawal

Investor @ Insight Partners

Christine Scano

Christine Scano

Chief of Staff, Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences @ Google Cloud

Uma Makhija Verma

Uma Makhija Verma

Senior Director Business Development (Digital Health and Life Sciences) @ Biogen

Christina Brandmair

Christina Brandmair

Senior Program Manager @ Startup Creasphere by Plug and Play

Jenny Wüstner

Jenny Wüstner

Communications & Partner Engagement Manager G4A Digital Health @ Bayer Pharmaceuticals

George Patapis

George Patapis

Healthcare Industry Leader - Australia & New Zealand @ Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Nicholas Whitehead

Nicholas Whitehead

Principal @ B Capital Group

Anne Stake

Anne Stake

Chief Strategy and Product Officer @ Medtronic LABS

Nick West

Nick West

Chief Medical Officer @ Abbott

Kasparas Aleknavičius

Kasparas Aleknavičius

Head of Medical Affairs @ Kilo.Health

Jacqueline Barendregt

Jacqueline Barendregt

Principal & Head of Client Services @ idea pharma

Garet Free

Garet Free

Vice President of Partner Success and Strategy @ Dispatch Health

Robert Lugowski

Robert Lugowski

Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ COBIN Angels

Simon Turner

Simon Turner

Partner @ Sofinnova Partners

Josh Berman

Josh Berman

Investor @ Insight Partners

Neringa Dubauskienė

Neringa Dubauskienė

Researcher in Interactive Electronic Systems Group @ Kaunas University of Technology

Michał Chodorek

Michał Chodorek

Attorney-at-law, Partner @ KRK Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasiński

Brian Cooper

Brian Cooper

Chief Information Services Officer @ Synchronous Health

Daniel Chui

Daniel Chui

External Innovation Director @ Haleon

Tom Denwood

Tom Denwood

Chief Digital Officer @ Population Health Partners

Jon Lee Davey

Jon Lee Davey

Director of Digital Health @ Quanta Dialysis Technologies

Daniel Moreno Martínez

Daniel Moreno Martinez

Head of the Innovation Unit @ Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol

Dario Heymann

Dario Heymann

Chief Research Officer @ Galen Growth

Imogen Mulliner

Imogen Mulliner

Growth Investor @ Sapphire Ventures

Sachin Shah

Sachin Shah

Global Medical Partner, Digital Health & Devices @ Haleon

Michael Bidu

Michael Bidu

Co-founder & CEO @ MYND Therapeutics

Ross Farrow

Ross Farrow

Founder & Chairman @ GOE Development Limited t/a GOE Wellness

Marius Nakrys

Marius Nakrys

Scientific Research Analyst @ Kilo Health

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