Digital Health Challenge to kick off three-month program July 18 for state's digital health startups

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday June 25, 2014 0 comments Tags: BioWest 2014, Denver, Denver Startup Week, Jake Rishavy


DENVER - The 2014 Colorado Digital Health Challenge, hosted by PrIME Health Collaborative, kicks off July 18 in a three-month program that seeks to match early-stage digital health companies with national and international investors.

The program also seeks to link key healthcare service organizations and stakeholders, including hospitals, physician clinics and payers, organizers said.

The Digital Health Challenge offers Colorado's digital health startups a chance to pitch their business live before a panel of investors or health care service organizations.

"Emerging digital health startups crave two things above all else: capital and relationships with health care providers and payers for the purpose of creating new solutions to big, expensive problems," said Jake Rishavy, PrIME Health Collaborative co-founder.

"The Digital Health Challenge provides startups with both of these vital elements."

The Challenge contains two tracks: Financing for companies looking for investment; and Access, for companies seeking a pilot use of their product within a healthcare organization.

Initial applications are due July 18, with a shortlist of 10 semifinalists selected by July 25. Five finalists will be selected Aug. 8.

The final pitch for the Finance Track will be held Sept. 9 at the 2014 Digital Health Venture Showcase in conjunction with the BioWest 2014 conference.

The final pitch of the Access Track is the 2014 Digital Health Challenge during Denver Startup Week on Sept. 18.

To apply, visit

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