The Challenge: 2017

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Is your company ready to make a splash in the healthcare industry? Does your company have what it takes to separate from the pack and survive a panel of sharks? Does your company need a champion in the form of an internationally renowned healthcare institution? Now is your chance.

The Challenge brings together a collection of the sharpest, most dynamic and highest-potential early stage companies in the Health IT market to compete for a chance to present their technology to a panel of sharks, as well as a live audience of investors, business leaders and experts at Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit. The winner will have the opportunity to advance its vision for changing healthcare with the support of Cleveland Clinic experts. 

The Challenge searches the globe for the next early-stage Health Information Technology companies that will disrupt the market and streamline the delivery of better care to patients everywhere. We look for ideas that are imaginative, innovative and inspiring—ideas that will turn the healthcare world on its head and revolutionize the health of our patients, our system and our world. Whether your technology will solve challenges in domains such as Payment Reform, Access to Care, Consumer Engagement, Operational Efficiency, or a domain we haven’t even thought of, we want to hear about it—and we want the world to know about it.

How it Works 

The Challenge will be a three-tiered competition. Contestants will enter the competition with a 90-second video submission. Semi-finalists will be invited to do an online presentation. A panel will then select the final four companies to present at the annual Medical Innovation Summit. At the Summit, finalists will present in front of a live audience and a panel of sharks, made up of subject matter experts and investors. The panel and audience will vote to name the Challenge Winner, who will then be granted exclusive opportunities to partner with Cleveland Clinic to help you to validate, optimize and streamline your technology to more patients and providers.


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