2019 HITLAB World Cup: Women’s Health Tech Challenge

SOLD OUT: Pitch Day is May 21 at SAP Hudson Yards in NYC.

 
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Be the next big disruptor in health with prizes valued at up to $46K.

The HITLAB World Cup Challenge is back with a focus on emerging technology applications and systems that improve medical care and the provision of healthcare among women worldwide. With more than $1 billion in funding between 2015 and 2018, products and services supporting women are set to be the next big disruptors in the global healthcare market. Get to know the industry in our latest article, Femtech by the Numbers.

 
 
 
 
HITLAB World Cup Judges

What to expect at Pitch Day

Network with leaders from across the entire digital health ecosystem in NYC.

Catch Sumit Nagpal, SVP and GM, Health Innovation at Comcast NBCUniversal, giving the keynote address.

Make connections in the Innovation Hub, powered by Merck GHI Fund, plus opportunities to schedule one-on-one advising sessions with domain experts.

See the five 2019 HITLAB World Cup finalists pitch live to judges from Bayer G4A, WeWork Labs, Dreamit Ventures, Syneos Health, JLABS, Comcast NBCUniversal, Flare Capital Partners, and Touchdown Ventures.

Pitch Day is May 21 at SAP Hudson Yards in NYC from 11:30 to 3:30 PM.

 

 

Meet the live judges

 
Priscilla Beal   Head of Digital Health Engagement Bayer G4A   @priscillabeal

Priscilla Beal

Head of Digital Health Engagement
Bayer G4A

@priscillabeal

Osnat Fainaru Benari   VP of Product and Programming WeWork Labs   @WeWork

Osnat Fainaru Benari

VP of Product and Programming
WeWork Labs

@WeWork

Adam Dakin   Managing Director, HealthTech Dreamit Ventures   @AdamDakin

Adam Dakin

Managing Director, HealthTech
Dreamit Ventures

@AdamDakin

Cynthia Isaac, PhD   Head, Corporate Communications Practice Syneos Health   @SyneosHealth

Cynthia Isaac, PhD

Head, Corporate Communications Practice
Syneos Health

@SyneosHealth

 
 
 
Kate Merton   Head, JLABS at NYC and Boston  Johnson & Johnson Innovation   @katherinemerton

Kate Merton

Head, JLABS at NYC and Boston

Johnson & Johnson Innovation

@katherinemerton

Sumit Nagpal   SVP and GM, Health Innovation Comcast NBCUniversal   @sumitknagpal

Sumit Nagpal

SVP and GM, Health Innovation
Comcast NBCUniversal

@sumitknagpal

Sarah Sossong   Principal Flare Capital Partners   @SossongSarah

Sarah Sossong

Principal
Flare Capital Partners

@SossongSarah

Deborah Zajac   Director Touchdown Ventures   @DeborahZajac

Deborah Zajac

Director
Touchdown Ventures

@DeborahZajac

 
 

 
2019 HITLAB World Cup Timeline
 

 

2019 Sponsors

Merck Global Health Innovation Fund is evolving corporate healthcare venture capital globally by utilizing their healthcare.

Merck Global Health Innovation Fund is evolving corporate healthcare venture capital globally by utilizing their healthcare.

Bayer operates G4A in more than 13 countries, developing and promoting collaborative health care projects around the world.

Bayer operates G4A in more than 13 countries, developing and promoting collaborative health care projects around the world.

 
 

2019 Impact Partners

 
Merck Global Health Innovation Fund is excited to partner with HITLAB to build an innovative, disruptive healthcare ecosystem around the wellbeing of women. By sponsoring the 2019 HITLAB World Cup: Women’s Health Tech Challenge, our collective goal is to support solutions that empower women to take charge of their health, make informed choices, and access higher standards of care.
— William Taranto, President, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

 
2019 HITLAB World Cup

Thank you for applying!

The goal of the Challenge is to invite innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups, as either individuals or teams, to propose novel concepts to fulfill or mitigate the unmet needs of women all over the world.

A cash prize of $10K plus other prizes valued at up to $36K will be awarded to the winners. In addition, finalists will learn from best-in-class mentors on startup essentials like branding, fundraising, product development, and pilot testing.

Applications closed on April 16.

Mind the gap: Market and opportunity

 
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80%

80% of healthcare VCs have never invested in healthcare for women.

 
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$1B+

With more than $1B in funding between 2015 and 2018, products and services supporting women’s health are set to be the next big disruptor in the global healthcare market.

 
 
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1.4%

Only 1.4% of healthcare investing by professional VCs is put to work to find solutions in the women’s health space.

 
 

 
 
Femtech has been noted for 2018 as one of the hottest areas to be in. It’s known to be a $50 billion industry by 2025 and is going to impact 50 percent of the population.
— KATE MERTON, HEAD OF JLABS AT NYC AND BOSTON
 

 
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Why sponsor

Sponsoring the HITLAB Innovators Summit and World Cup are unique opportunities to cultivate your organization's investment in digital health initiatives. Don't miss your chance to take part in one of New York's biggest digital health events of 2019 and reach professionals in pharma, academia, payer, provider, startup, and venture capital.

Contact our team to discuss partnership tiers and packages.