Pioneering the healthcare of tomorrow

400

Challengers

8

Tracks

80

Finalists

1

Winner

Pioneering the healthcare of tomorrow

Driving the digital health forward

Health Tech Challengers identifies and brings top global digital health tech startups together on one stage to compete for an equity-free money prize, 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 16
2

Top 80 announced

September 1
3

Top 80 pitches

October 4-5 @ Health Tech Forward
4

Top 8 pitches & Winner announced

October 4-5 @ Health Tech Forward

Applications deadline - August 16, 2022

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!

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Health Tech Challengers 2021 Highlights

WINNERS OF 2021

ULTIMATE
CHALLENGER 2021

CogniFit is a scientific company that develops computerized cognitive assessments and brain training software. For 20+ years of scientific validation, CogniFit has been designing digital brain fitness solutions.

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ULTIMATE
CHALLENGER 2021

CogniFit is a scientific company that develops computerized cognitive assessments and brain training software. For 20+ years of scientific validation, CogniFit has been designing digital brain fitness solutions.

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TOP 6 challengers of 2021

Founded by recognized genomics experts, Predictiv is on a mission to provide people with the solution to have the absolute most happy, healthy, and long life.

CogniFit is a scientific company that develops computerized cognitive assessments and brain training software. For 20+ years of scientific validation, CogniFit has been designing digital brain fitness solutions.

apoQlar is the developer of a medical mixed reality platform that is revolutionizing how medicine is practiced, experienced, learned, and shared globally.

Sibel Health delivers better Health Data by developing soft, flexible sensors that are powered by advanced analytics and integrated with the cloud-optimized for AI and machine learning.

Lifen is a company building an operating system for healthcare infrastructure to reshape the key components of interoperability, security, reliability and data standards for digital health.

 is the first cancer-detection company using liquid biopsy technology to detect and predict cancer by interrogating the microbial signal with clinical-grade accuracy at an early stage of the disease.

JURY

Jennifer Pougnet

Jennifer Pougnet

Data Policy Strategy Lead, Personalised Healthcare @ F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Seyla Azoz

Seyla Azoz

Global Director, Digital Health @ Novartis

Tom Denwood

Tom Denwood

Chief Digital Officer @ Population Health Partners

Jochen Hurlebaus

Jochen Hurlebaus

Head of Digital Health Innovation @ Roche Diagnostics International

Trupen Modi

Trupen Modi

Director of Digital Health Innovation Strategy @ Microsoft

Dominick Kennerson

Dominick Kennerson

Global Head G4A Digital Health @ Bayer AG

Ömür Öztaş

Omur Oztas

Digital Innovation Lead & GAPPAC ViiV Tech @ GSK

Debashis Bhattacharya

Debashis Bhattacharya

Director, Global Safety Assurance @ Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC

Minna Hendolin

Minna Hendolin

Leading Specialist @ Sitra

Sachin Shah

Dr. Sachin Shah

Global Medical Partner, Digital Health & Devices @ GSK

Nick West

Dr. Nick West

Chief Medical Officer & DVP, Global Medical Affairs, Vascular @ Abbott

Myles Furnace

Myles Furnace

Real World Evidence - Director Global Medical Affairs @ IPSEN

Anita Venkiteswaran

Anita Venkiteswaran

Principal @ Roivant

Sander Ruitenberg

Sander Ruitenberg

Global Digital Health Solutions Head for Immunology, Hepatology & Dermatology @ Novartis

Jeffrey V. Lazarus

Jeffrey V. Lazarus

Head of the health systems team @ Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)

Tadas Langaitis

Tadas Langaitis

Co-Founder and CFO @ Kilo.Health

Vijay Barathan

Vijay Barathan

Healthtech VC @ Optum Ventures

David Dellamonica

David Dellamonica

Head, Digital and Innovation, Oncology Europe & Canada @ AstraZeneca

Konrad Dobschuetz

Konrad Dobschuetz

Head of Customer Solutions, (Digital) Health Innovation and BIOME Lead UK @ Novartis

Amanda Way

Amanda Way

Venture Capital Investor @ Emerson Collective

Hatim Abdulhussein

Hatim Abdulhussein

Clinical Fellow - AI and Robotics @ Health Education England

Marco R. Majer

Marco R. Majer

Head of Ecosystems - Scouting & Programs @ 5-HT Digital Hub

Alex Simpson

Alex Simpson

Access RWE Lead @ Roche

Kasparas Aleknavičius

Kasparas Aleknavičius

Head of Medical Affairs @ Kilo.Health

Charu Sharma

Charu Sharma

Cofounder & President @ OsanaSalud

Jonas Jendi

Jonas Jendi

Investment Director & Head of Analysis @ Industrifonden

Eimantas Mikšys

Eimantas Mikšys

CPO @ Kilo.Health

Juljana Hysenbelli

Healthcare Lead ¦ Strategy, Products & Business Development @ Vodafone

Surekha Trivedi

Vice President, Data & Analytics Strategy @ Danaher

Jake G. Prigoff

Jake G. Prigoff

Director of Research @ Gaingels

Nnamdi Alozie

Nnamdi Alozie

Director, Corporate Strategy @ Indiana University Health

Nathan Sundheimer

Nathan Sundheimer

Program & Corporate Partnerships @ Plug and Play GmbH

Ferdinando Sigona

Ferdinando Sigona

Investment Associate @ LocalGlobe & Latitude

Tom Sharrock

Tom Sharrock

AI Engagement Manager @ Lifebit

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