The 2014 Colorado Digital Health Challenge powered by the Colorado Health Foundation is a 3-month program seeking to match early-stage digital health companies to national and international investors as well as key healthcare service organizations and stakeholders including hospitals, physician clinics and payers. More than $150,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to finalists.
How it works:
The Challenge contains two simultaneous tracks: Financing (for companies looking for investment) and Access (for companies seeking a pilot of their product within a healthcare organization.) Companies can apply to either or both tracks.
For the Financing Track, applicant companies submit a summary of their company and product, which includes information identifying how the product addresses the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim of improving the patient experience, improving population health and reducing per capita health care cost.
For the Access Track, applicant companies submit a summary of their company and product, with information proposing a specific pilot project, to be reviewed by a selection panel of subject matter experts.
For both tracks, applications will be reviewed by a selections panel that will then select a final short list of 5 finalist companies for each track. Finalists will present privately to a selection panel for their desired track in a mock judging format.
The Digital Health Challenge culminates in a unique opportunity for Colorado’s best and brightest digital health startups to pitch live in front of a panel of investors or health care service organizations.
For the Finance Track, the final pitch event is the 2014 Digital Health Venture Showcase on Sept. 9th, held in conjunction with the BioWest 2014 conference. For the Access Track, the final pitch event is the 2014 Digital Health Challenge @ Denver Startup Week on September 17th, where finalists will pitch live in front of a panel of health care executives and a group of more than 100 interested onlookers.
For both tracks, the live pitch event will be the culmination of a 3-month long process of mentoring, pitching and refining companies in one of the most problematic industries in the U.S.—Health Care—and one of the hottest fields in Tech.
Winners of the 2014 Digital Health Challenge will earn a valuable exposure with a group of world-class investors from around the nation and an opportunity to pilot their products in a health care setting.
Aug. 1 – Applications Due
Aug. 21 – Finalists Selected
Aug. 25 – Mock Judging (Private Live Pitch)
Sept. 9 – 2014 Digital Health Challenge Venture Showcase
Details for 2014 Digital Health Venture Showcase:
2nd Floor Atrium
475 17th Street (Corner of 17th and Glenarm)
Denver, CO, 80202
Tuesday, September 9, 1-9 p.m.
Details for 2014 Digital Health Challenge @ Denver Startup Week
3001 East Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO, 80205
Wednesday, September 17, 6-9 p.m.