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Chicago Startup Competitiion originally called HealthTECH startup competition for Digital health, patient monitoring, AI, machine learning, personalized medicine, drug delivery

Insight Innovation Labs

2023 Startup Competition

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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.

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: 
  1. The opportunity for valuable direct feedback from jury professionals with proven track records of successfully bringing emerging technologies to market.
  2. 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. 
  3. Mentoring and feedback from experts in the healthcare field. 


Event was held on Nov. 29th, ten great startup companies presented to an audience of 100+ people. 1st place went to  Endoshunt, 2nd place was PherDal, and 3rd place went to Madison Scientific. Congratulations to all the Startups and we hope to see you all agin next year. 

Healthcare Startup Presentation for digital health, medtech innovation, artivicial intelligence


Healthcare Innovatoin

Program Overview

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.

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Insight Innovation Labs Program Goals

Improve lives by supporting early-stage healthcare innovation focused on a patient-first philosophy

Insight Startup Competition event in Chicago with investors, VCs, industry, and healthcare startups

Nov. 29th

On Nov. 29th the event unfolded, featuring 10 great startup teams presenting to an audience of 100+ people. Thanks to everyone who joined and congratulations to the ten Startup teams who took the stage. 

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" 
Past top ten medtech, biotech, digital health  teams from the insight startup competition

This years top ten

Sponsors 2023

2023 Insight Startup Competition Sponsors for digital health, biotech, medtech
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Media Partners

Media partners for the healthcare startup competition in chicago

Key Dates

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

Award winning team from the healthcare Startup Competition in Chicago
Presentation from Insight Startup Competition HealthTECH to investors, startups, and industry

Questions? Contact 

Email:  /  Tel: 1-773-907-9500  

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