Insight Innovation Labs
2023 Startup Competition
About the Startup Competition
Insight Innovation Labs Startup Competition is a yearly event held to celebrate the top digital health, drug delivery and medical device innovations. Nemera is hosting the 11th annual event (it goes to eleven) to support and grow the healthcare startup ecosystem.
Apply to be selected to pitch on Nov. 29th and compete for $30,000.00 in cash and $10,000 in inkind services.
Startup applicants will be vetted by a judging panel of industry business leaders, narrowing the field to ten finalists. These finalists will be invited to pitch at the Nov. event and compete for the cash and awards.
The event is a great opportunity to network with the larger healthcare startup ecosystem and get strong recognition and visibility in the industry. This includes:
The opportunity for valuable direct feedback from jury professionals with proven track records of successfully bringing emerging technologies to market.
Access to the growing network of healthcare startups and industry supporters including angel investors, VCs, strategics, top healthcare startups, technology transfer teams, and state/federal organizations.
Mentoring and feedback from experts in the healthcare field.
The opportunity to apply for the competition is open now.
In response to the highly successful events over the past ten years, Insight Innovation Labs is hosting the 11th annual Startup Competition. The Startup Competition will be held the week of Nov. 27th with the live event pitch on Nov. 29th from 5:30-7:30 pm. The top ten leading early-stage digital health, drug delivery, and medical device, startup finalists will compete for $20,000 in cash and prizes.
First-round startup competitors will be selected by a judging panel of leaders from academia, global corporations, investors, and community health organizations. They will narrow the list of eligible competitors down to the top 20 teams. The second round of vetting and review will identify the finalists that will present live in November at the Insight Startup Competition. Startups will provide a five-minute pitch followed by a five-minute Q&A during a private stream with the judges. On the merit of their live pitches, jurors will select the top three startups for cash and prize awards at the event.
On Nov. 29th, all ten will give a final five-minute presentation to the larger audience of the event attendees and judges. We hope you can attend this great event and look forward to seeing you in November.
Insight Innovation Labs Program Goals
Improve lives by supporting early-stage healthcare innovation focused on a patient-first philosophy
Join us on Nov. 29th for the live pitch from the top ten healthtech startups. The event tickets will go on sale Oct. 2nd.
Last years top ten
Steve McPhilliamy - Nemera
"The event pulls together a great group of people from the healthcare ecosystem and provides a way for early stage companies to connect with industry and funding"
Oct 29th: Final applications due
Oct. 30th - Nov. 3rd: Judges narrow down to the top 20
Nov. 13th -15th: Judges narrow down to the top 10
Nov. 17th: Announce top 10
Nov. 27th & 28th: Virtual practice pitch to judges
Nov. 29th: Live pitch competition @ insight