2019 HITLAB World Cup: Women’s Health Tech Challenge Prizes

Applications closed on April 16. Thank you for applying!


Prizes Awarded on May 21 at Pitch Day

  1. First Place: #Disrupt50B Award
    The first prize winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize presented by Bayer G4A (a)

  2. Second Place: Women’s Health Tech Next Disruptor Award
    The second prize winner will receive up to $20,000 in design, development, and advisory services from HTD (b)

  3. Third Place: Women’s Health Tech Impact Award
    The third prize winner will receive up to $10,000 in design, development, or advisory services focused on early stage, branding, product inception, or marketing site development from HTD (b)

  4. Fourth Place: Syneos Women’s Health Tech Innovation Award
    The fourth prize winner will receive a communications workshop (valued at $5,000) from Syneos Health (c)

  5. Fifth Place: Women’s Health Tech Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award
    The fifth prize winner will receive a Media Prize (valued at $1,000) from FemTech Collective and Women of Wearables (d)

More Ways to Win:
Future of Women’s Health Bonus Prizes Awarded on May 21

Eligible applicants who opt-in for consideration for the following awards will be considered regardless of whether they are chosen to participate in the live Pitch Day on May 21. Winners need not be present in person to be considered. You must meet the eligibility criteria as stated in the terms and conditions to be considered.

  1. Dreamit Ventures Women’s Health Tech Innovator Award
    One team will receive an expedited interview for entry into the Dreamit Ventures Hybrid-Accelerator Program. The winner will receive one hour of coaching with Adam Dakin, Managing Director of Dreamit HealthTech, prior to their final round interview with the Dreamit Team.

  2. Horizon Government Affairs Women’s Health Tech Innovator Award
    One team will receive Horizon Government Affairs services and strategic council around the health care policy issues that impact the selected company. Services will be 20 hours at the rate of approximately two-hours per month.

  3. McDermott Will & Emery, LLP Health Tech Innovator Award
    One eligible team will be selected by the McDermott team for an extended discussion to evaluate the team for potential entry into McDermott’s Life Sciences Entrepreneurs Acceleration Program (LEAP). The chosen winner will receive up to two hours of business mentorship from McDermott (this mentorship is subject to the winner clearing McDermott’s standard client conflict checks and signing a non-representation and confidential information agreement).

  4. Republic Women's Health Tech Innovator Award
    One eligible team will be selected to run a campaign/securities offering on the Republic platform. About the Campaign: The winner will be featured on the Republic.co platform and have up to $5,000 in on-boarding costs waived.


Prize Details:

(a) Bayer G4A
Bayer is combining the Group’s digital health initiatives under the name G4A(formerly Grants4Apps). In addition to identifying new technologies, business models and market trends, these initiatives also involve collaborating with start-ups. Since its launch in 2013, Bayer has supported over 150 digital health companies. This has resulted in 30 direct collaborations with companies such as Turbine, Quid and Agamon. Bayer now operates G4A in more than 13 countries, developing and promoting collaborative health care projects around the world.

(b) HTD
Kickstart your product or ecosystem development, create a brand and launch your company, or simply accelerate your existing pace of development.

HTD is a digital services and advisory focused on improving health outcomes and reducing costs by bringing consumer grade software to healthcare. HTD specializes in digital health development, medical device software, and connected care ecosystems. HTD works with providers, payers, consultants, entrepreneurs, and device companies to create human-centered solutions which drive value.

(c) Syneos Health
This recognition includes a workshop with executive communications experts from Syneos Health Communications, a consultancy that works closely with startups in health and biotech to build awareness and credibility among a variety of audiences – from investors to key opinion leaders. During the workshop, the winner will have the opportunity to refine their message and presentation delivery and receive counsel and real-time feedback on strengthening their pitch to investor audiences.

About Syneos Health: Syneos Health is the only end-to-end, fully integrated healthcare solutions company, and is engaged in every point of influence in health. For more than 23 years, Syneos has helped companies – from emerging biopharmaceutical leaders to Fortune 500 companies – build and tell meaningful stories that inspire action. The communications experts at Syneos help companies create strong connections with stakeholders, build image and reputation, and position executives as thought leaders and influencers.

(d) FemTech Collective and Women of Wearables

The fifth prize winner will receive:

One custom feature written by the FemTech Collective editorial team highlighting the winner and their idea, company or product to be featured prominently at the top of the www.femtechcollective.com homepage. This feature will also be showcased in the FemTech Collective monthly newsletter as our featured company alongside other relevant industry updates and announcement. ($500 Value)

One custom feature written by the Women of Wearables editorial team highlighting the winner and their idea, company or product to be featured on the Women of Wearables blog. This feature will also be showcased in the Women of Wearables monthly newsletter as our featured company alongside other relevant industry updates and announcements. ($500 Value)

About FemTech Collective: Headquartered in Silicon Valley's innovation and technology hub, our rapidly growing global network of 500 FemTech founders, investors, influencers, advisors, healthcare leaders, and enthusiasts is supported by FemTech Collective’s locally-rooted partnerships with organizations that provide access to media exposure, funding support, business development, and pitching practice. FemTech Collective is the first network connecting female health innovators around the world.

About Women of Wearables (WoW): WoW is headquartered in London (UK) and has more than 10,000 members located around the globe in 20+ countries (with local chapters in Dublin, Eindhoven, San Francisco, New York and Middle East). WoW, the first global community that connects women in wearable tech, fashion tech, health tech, IoT, VR and AR, supports its growing community of women and girls in the tech space through monthly meetups, panels, mentorship and collaboration with its network of local ambassadors, partners and communities.