A HIMSS Event | SANTA CLARA, CA | SEPT. 16-18, 2019

San Francisco, CA
September 16-18, 2019 | Santa Clara, CA

5 Reasons to Enter Health 2.0’s VentureConnect Startup Competition

By Heather Munro, freelance writer focusing on emerging technology.

Over the past decade, Health 2.0 has welcomed more than 25,000 conference attendees worldwide, hosted over 4,000 demos, and introduced hundreds of new companies to the health technology industry. For health tech entrepreneurs, there’s no question that the Health 2.0 Annual Conference is one of the best venues to get exposure for their emerging solutions and connect with health tech’s most active investors.

The conference’s VentureConnect competition provides a venue for vetted seed companies through raising Series A companies to pitch their innovative health tech products live on stage. Last year, 60 companies competed to claim six finalist spots and this year, Health 2.0 is kicking it up a notch.

This year, not only do finalists in the Startup Pitch Competition receive mentorship opportunities, media exposure, and other valuable networking connections to help them accelerate their startups’ growth, Health 2.0 Venture Connect winners will receive monetary grand prize packages.

For the first year ever, Health 2.0 will award the two winners of the Startup Pitch Competition a monetary prize package valued at $12,000. Two winners—one consumer-facing and one provider-facing—will receive Health 2.0’s title of “Most Fundable Startup,” plus these impressive items:

  • Check for $5,000
  • Complimentary HIMSS Membership for one (1) year   
  • Enhanced Media Exposure: 
    • Interview with MobiHealthNews to be posted on news site (To take place at the Health 2.0 Annual Conference – September 2019 or post-conference as schedule allows. Story will be posted on MHN website.)
    • Video Interview with HIMSS TV (To take place at the Health 2.0 Annual Conference – September 2019.  Video will be syndicated on HIMSS TV – Health 2.0 Channel.)
    • One (1) Social Media Announcement on Health 2.0 Twitter page OR one (1) Social Media Announcement on Health 2.0 LinkedIn Group (72,000 members)
  • HIMSS Global Conference Exposure:
    • Opportunity to pitch at the HIMSS20 Pitch Stage – Exhibit Hall  
    • One (1) complimentary pass to Health 2.0 VentureConnect at HIMSS Global Conference – March 11, 2020
  • HIMSS Consulting Support: Receive one (1)  hour of mentorship/consulting

All Health 2.0 VentureConnect finalists will receive valuable experience preparing and finetuning their company’s product pitch:

  • Coaching from experienced entrepreneurs on improving their demo
  • 30 minutes on the Health 2.0 stage in front investors looking for funding opportunities
  • Company logo included on the Health 2.0 website
  • Opportunities to connect with health tech investors and potential customers
  • News to share in a press release or on their own company’s website

Ultimately, two winners—one consumer-facing and provider-facing—will receive the title of “Most Fundable Startup.” Last year, Mira and Avhana Health won in the contest's consumer and provider tracks, respectively.

If your company is seed through Series A ready and wants to apply for a chance to be selected as one of the finalists, please submit your application on the Health 2.0 Annual Conference website. Applications are due by Monday, July 8, 2019.

Apply for Health 2.0 VentureConnect

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