Innovation Challenge & Showcase
A platform for innovators, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the Digital Health space to present their innovations to an audience of judges, technology leaders, investors, incubators and partners. healthtech software startup innovation awards challenge Register for Free September 2023
Pleasanton, CA
Pitch Day September 2023
Pleasanton, CA
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Catalyzing Cutting-edge Innovations, Designs and Technology in Healthcare

The future of healthcare depends on innovative technological solutions and new business models of care. From universal access to robotics, AI assisted patient care and remote monitoring, how we prevent, treat and manage healthcare will depend on our ability to incorporate AI/VR, NLP, wearables and devices. This Innovation Challenge is meant to engage innovators, entrepreneurs, students, non-profits, and philanthropists to look at health technology from this new perspective.

Sponsored By

It was inspiring and fascinating to hear all the creative ideas and technology being used to solve today’s healthcare problems for the future. We were able to meet people and have conversations with teams who we would not have been able to connect with otherwise. The Innovation Challenge is a medium for healthcare tech disruptors to meet, innovate, grow and change the future.

Dr. Sahil Chopra, MD
Founder & CEO, Empower Sleep- 2021 Winner

Identify a focus area from those listed below and submit a written proposal of your solution. The proposal should define an unmet need that you aim to solve and the technical viability of your solution in the digital health domain.

Telehealth & Telemedicine

  • Detection & Diagnostics
  • Chronic Disease Management

Tech-led Innovations

  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
  • Insuretech

Digital Therapeutics

  • Novel Solutions for Emerging Healthcare Issues
  • Back Office/Admin Tools

Drug Discovery

  • Clinical Trial Tech/Siteless Clinical Studies
  • Integrated Clinical Management with AI


  • Wearables & Apps
  • Medical Devices

Disease Management

  • AI Driven Assistance
  • Patient Side Solutions

Categories & Awards

Startup Entrepreneurs



Non-profits & Research Groups

Startups looking to showcase their novel solutions for investment, mentorship, and awards.

Cash Prize: $20,000 Each for Top 2 Finalists

Accelerated go-to market opportunity
Access to capital
Mentoring by industry experts as part of accelerator support

Resources: CharmHealth + Bioverge Digital Tranformation Fund

Health IT consultants or developers who would like to be part of CharmHealth ecosystem or provide prototype solutions for a large market opportunity may submit various solutions or mobile applications that use CharmHealth API.

Cash Prize: $5,000 Each for Top 2 Finalists

Fast track to CharmHealth Marketplace
Access to additional revenue opportunities
Mentoring by Industry experts

Resources: CharmHealth + Bioverge Digital Transformation Fund

Students are encouraged to present health technology solutions including AI/ML/NLP, wearable devices and other emerging technologies. It is not mandatory to use CharmHealth API for student applicants.

Cash Prize: $2500 Each for Top 2 Finalists

Fast track to CharmHealth marketplace
Paid internship opportunity
Mentoring by Industry experts

*To claim the cash prize students should be able to produce a W9

Resources: CharmHealth

Nonprofits are encouraged to build or showcase solutions using CharmHealth or CharmHealth API (telehealth, rural health access, community hospitals etc) and present a video. Research groups that can utilize CharmHealth’s API to study/publish new discoveries/analytics, data visualizations, algorithms, and other research tools, based on de-identified data.

Cash Prize: $2500 for 1 Finalist

Access to additional research grants
Resources for scaling up and deployment
Network with other Charities in our ecosystem

Resources: CharmHealth, The Brain Foundation

Dates & Deadlines

November 21, 2022

Application Deadline

Submit entry application with a 10-slide presentation of your idea (Download Template).

December 10, 2022

Pitch Day

Shortlisted candidates will present their solution to a panel of judges.

December 10, 2022

Awards Distributed

Startup winners move to the venture studio engagement phase.

December 19, 2022

Prototype Phase

Shortlisted candidates will have an opportunity to access CharmHealth’s API sandbox and fast track to marketplace.

Judging Criteria

Unmet need and definition of the opportunity

Propose a well-defined solution

Demonstrate the technical viability of the solution


CharmHealth + Bioverge

Digital Transformation Fund

innovation challenge - technology in health care

With the CharmHealth + Bioverge Digital Transformation Fund, Bioverge’s expertise in sourcing and investing in the next-generation healthcare startups is paired with CharmHealth’s extensive and growing network, technical support and marketplace of digital tools.

A wide gap exists in the digital healthcare investment space, whereby the validation of innovative ideas is often too far removed from the input of actual end users. This Digital Transformation Fund is pioneering a new way to bridge this gap. In the context of healthcare, this can mean a shortened time for a cure to a life-threatening disease or novel treatment for a chronic condition.

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Corporate Partners

Join us as a Corporate partner for firsthand engagement and interaction with leading innovators in Digital Health. You have the option of supporting the Challenge as a Judge or as a Mentor to one or more startups (no financial commitment or obligation for this option). Or join us as a sponsor and get access to co-creation and OEM opportunities including strategic investment options in participating startups.



To enter the challenge:

  • Submit a 10-slide Pitch Deck of your idea (Download Template)
  • Present your solution to a panel of judges on Dec 10
  • If shortlisted, you will have an opportunity to access API/sandbox details to start prototyping


Are you passionate about Healthcare Technology?

  • Join us on Dec 10th to check out what the participants have been working on
  • Check the pulse on Digital Health innovations and early stage investment potential
  • Get inspired for your own growth and innovation!