5 reasons why the hottest health startups and the investors who covet them are attending HLTH 2022

This article is part of a series sponsored by HLTH that provides a preview of the HLTH conference.

As we approach Year 5 of HLTH, November 13-16 in Las Vegas, it is more important than ever to bring the investor and startup community together in a way that drives meaningful conversations and creates opportunities for growth.

HLTH offers a wide range of content, exhibits and features geared towards multiple players in healthcare, such as investors, healthcare systems and providers, payers, biopharmaceutical and medical technology, technology and consumer welfare, and investors. But there are also several scheduling features geared toward startups. Here is a preview.

1. HLTH Funding Founders Program

The goal is to match startup executives with investors in this curated matchmaking program. Investor driven meetings in this ‘speed dating’ format focus on efficiency while maximizing the number of meetings for both investors and startups. In 2021, there were more than 1,000 investor meetings, making HLTH the place to engage in investment, discussion, and collaboration. We’ve also brought the launch stage inside the Funding Founders Lounge, as well as an experiential cafe.

The Funding Founders Lounge will be accessible to investors during all conference hours and meetings will be scheduled around the following dates and times:

monday november 14

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

tuesday november 15

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2. StartUps Health Festival

This year marks the first time the startup state The festival lands at HLTH, having also brought the event to HLTH’s inaugural ViVE conference in Miami Beach in March.

In addition to compelling discussions of vital topics in health care, the StartUp Health Pavilion highlights startups from around the world looking to solve some of the most perplexing challenges in health care. StartUp Health Studio will showcase live interviews with CEOs, investors and thought leaders.

There will also be pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings and select networking with potential investors and clients for startups.

All StartUp Health Festival programming and activities are included with the purchase of an HLTH 2022 attendee ticket or exhibitor package, although StartUp Health portfolio companies receive special registration and exhibitor offers.

3.UCSF | HealthHub Digital Health Awards

The Fourth Annual UCSF | Health Hub – The Digital Health Awards celebrate the achievements of innovative health technology companies that improve healthcare through digital health technology in 11 different categories on two different tracks: Rising Stars and Best in Class .

Since 2019, UCSF | Health Hub, a digital health accelerator working with digital health startups around the world, has organized the Digital Health Awards to identify the most innovative upcoming digital health companies in the most important areas of digital health, including telemedicine and AI application. according to a press release.

Submissions from around the world will be judged by a panel of esteemed judges from the digital health industry. The event takes place on November 14 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm as the kickoff to HLTH’s popular Innovators Night at Zouk Nightclub in Resorts World. Only those who have registered for the HLTH conference will be able to attend.

Do you want to be a judge? Click here to apply.

4. Launch pitches

Two start-up pitching competitions will feature new and innovative companies tackling the most complex challenges in the healthcare industry.

Only one winner will be crowned in each throwing competition.

For him HLTH startup presentation, entrants will include startups that are less than 5 years old and have raised less than $5 million in capital. It will include startups aligned around the themes of HLTH 2022.

Prizes include:

$15,000 HLTH Sponsorship Credit 2023

$15,000 check from HLTH

$10,000 AWS Credits

The winner will also be recognized at the HLTH Innovators Reception

AARP AgeTech Collaborative Presentation Competition finalists must be early or mid-stage, with a minimum viable product (MVP) in operation, pilot, or on the market with early adopters or customers. Startups participating in the competition focus on aging technology and brain health.

Some of AARP’s criteria include less than $1 million in annual revenue, has received less than $15 million in investment, and has a US presence.

The winner receives a $10,000 check from AARP and will be recognized at the HLTH Innovators Reception.

5. Startups and Innovation Pavilions Club

Startups and accelerators with portfolio companies come together at HLTH to showcase the latest innovations and disruptive ideas. See pavilions from organizations like AARP Innovation, ANDHealth (Australia), Cedars Sinai, AWS, Israeli Pavilion, MATTER, ScaleHealth, Startup Health, Plug and Play, to name a few. Interested in raising your brand at HLTH? Learn more on how to apply for special discounted exhibit opportunities.

special start rate

Healthcare innovation startups that are less than three years old and have raised less than $3 million are eligible to apply for a special rate, according to the HLTH website.

The spirit of the start-up fee is offered to health technology company ‘operators’, not accelerators or professional services firms, advisors, consultants, law firms or board members.

To see if you qualify, Click here.

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