The finalists from the Health IT track of the MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect contest have been selected. The six finalists focus on a variety of technologies addressing cancer care, high-risk patients, patient safety, tele-dermatology, mental health and medical billing.
The INVEST Pitch Perfect contest is part of our INVEST conference April 19-23, which will be hosted online due to Covid-19. It includes five tracks for startups: biopharma, medical devices, diagnostics, health IT and health services.
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Finalists fulfill one of the following criteria:
- Raised at least $1 million;
- Raised a Series A round;
- Have at least one qualified institutional investor or strategic investor that you can identify
Judges for the track include:
- Sahil Choudhry, Managing Director, Cigna Ventures & Strategy
- Elise Miller Hoffman, General Partner, Cultivation Capital
- Liz Rockett, Director, Kaiser Permanente Ventures
Here are summaries of the six finalists, who will present their companies with a Q&A with judges at 4pm ET on Monday April 19:
Co-founders: Monica Schmiede and Jessica Thurmond
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
AthenaX is a digital health platform designed to provide integrated cancer care to underserved patients. By providing rich, real-world data to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to increase patient engagement and decrease costs for clinical trials, our cognitive behavioral therapy approach will enable us to care for the whole patient. AthenaX will not only provide virtual supportive cancer care but also create personalized recommendations and serve each patient as their own digital health advocate, particularly for disadvantaged patients with lower socio-economic status, geographical location or lack of equity across racial disparities in healthcare.
CEO: Victor Wang
Headquarters: Millbrae, CA
Care.coach’s digital avatars coach complex, high risk patients (typically elderly) – 5% of the US population who account for 50% of all healthcare costs — to take better care of themselves and to reduce cost of care for our health insurer customers. Its human-in-the-loop design allows us to surpass the limitations of AI, while training machine learning models to automate and scale human touch in ways that other companies do not have the data for.
CEO and co-founder: Arup Roy-Burman
Headquarters: Oakland, CA
Elemeno’s point-of-care safety solution helps healthcare systems drive consistency of practice at the frontlines, improving patient outcomes at scale, while lowering costs. Elemeno delivers bite-sized team communication and training– updates, decision guides, checklists, and video– to your frontline staff’s fingertips. Content is actionable and trackable, anytime, anywhere. Staff can access Elemeno on any device, desktop, or mobile. The company can launch a custom Elemeno application within hours, so clients can standardize care across their system and share best practices from peer institutions coast-to-coast.
Co-founders: Jon Friis (CEO), Nikolaj Falstie-Jensen (CTO), Daniel Efdal Tronier (CMO)
Headquarters: Copenhagen, Denmark
Miisken is an intelligent tele-dermatology SaaS platform for millions of patients and their doctors.
CEO: Mackenzie Drazan
Headquarters: San Mateo, CA
MiResource helps connect people to the right mental healthcare for their unique needs.
Co-founders: Michael Meng (CEO), Ari Brenner (COO), Octavian Costache (CTO)
Headquarters: New York, NY
Stellar Health is a healthcare technology company that helps providers and health insurance companies improve quality and financial performance by prompting providers and their practice staff with recommended value-based actions and real-time payments at the point of care.
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