Watch rising stars in digital health and med-tech compete for $40,000 in prizes plus in-kind support.
Four dozen teams, each with an idea of how to address one of four big needs in healthcare, were born at the OHSU Invent-a-thon last October. Over half are still developing the ideas that emerged that weekend, many in accelerators or connected to advisors met at Invent-a-thon.
Six months later, the most investment-ready teams will return to the virtual stage to share their vision with the world and compete for follow-on funding and support. Partner investor groups include AngelMD, Elevate Capital, Angel Capital Association, Portland Seed Fund, Aventurine, and TiE Oregon.
You’re invited to cheer on the finalists as they present their big plans in the hopes of getting cash prizes of $20k, $15k, and $5k, plus mentorship and guidance from investors — and then celebrate the winners!
Wednesday, April 21, 3–6 Pacific, online
3–3:30 PM: Introduction and keynotes by Patti White (Hemex Health), CJ Swamy and Rishi Madhok (Kiddo), and Dom Raban (Xploro)
3:30–5 PM: Pitches + Q&A, ten minutes per team (7 minute pitch, 3 minutes Q&A), 6–8 teams
5–5:30 PM: SpatialChat “virtual hallway” networking as the judges deliberate
5:30–6 PM: Winners announced and celebrated
The event kicks off with brief keynotes from three inspiring startups, each directly addressing Invent-a-thon 2020 themes. Hemex Health touches both early disease detection and rural health care with fast, low-cost, high-quality malaria and hemoglobin disorder detection. Kiddo’s bracelet monitors vital signs to inform parents when children with chronic conditions might need medical attention. And Xploro uses augmented reality, gameplay and artificial intelligence to deliver health information to young patients in an empowering and fun way.
We promptly move on to the pitches, where each team gets seven minutes to present their project and make the case for funding and support, and then three minutes of Q&A with the judges. Then we make efficient use of time while the judges deliberate with a “virtual hallway” networking session, where you can start or pop between spontaneous conversations with entrepreneurs, investors, and enthusiasts, as if you were milling on a conference floor.
All are welcome at the Post-Hack, from past Invent-a-thon attendees to anyone who’s simply curious to see a glimpse of the future of digital health and med-tech. (That definitely includes potential investors!) Attendance is free, simply register and save the date on your calendar.