Partner Programs

Health Tech Challengers Grand Finale

Health Tech Challengers identifies and brings top global digital health tech startups together on one stage to compete for global media exposure as well as the attention of 100+ VCs and CVCs.

Tuesday | November 15

2:00 PM4:30 PM PST

Partner Programs


Venetian Ballroom D, Lvl 2

Health Tech Challengers Grand Finale & Health Tech 50 Investors' Meet Up

2:00pm – 3:25pm: Health Tech Challengers Grand Finale - TOP 8 Startup Pitches

At Health Tech Challengers, an annual global pitch competition, the best and the brightest in healthcare come together to showcase their game-changing tech solutions to industry investors. 400 applicants. 80 finalists. 8 winners. After the mind-blowing round of pitches that took place in Warsaw, Poland, in October, 8 startups are coming to Vegas for the final competition round. What’s at stake? A chance to be crowned the Ultimate Health Tech Challenger of 2022! Join to hear from 8 health tech superstars, each with a 3-minute pitch of their ground-breaking innovations.

Top 8 Finalists:

-Heidi Frost Eriksen, CEO and Co-Founder, Yatek Solutions

-Alex Meny, CEO, Motilent

-Marc Rippen, CEO and Founder, Alertgy

-Dr. Arnaud Rosier, CEO and Founder, Implicity

-Florian Coppers, CEO, Medical Magnesium

-Ran Yam, CEO, NovaSight

-Joanna Jarmoc, SARAH Platform Manager, Saventic

-Kulin Shah Co-Founder, Onsurity

3:25pm – 3:45pm: Investing in HealthTech returns to reality in 2022: Winners, losers and so what for 2023?

It's no secret that the health tech venture capital market faced some serious headwinds in 2022. While it’s true that increased interest in digital health has cooled off, health tech startups remain a focus for investors – even despite the fact that the dynamics of the market have shifted. Let’s have a look at investors that are standing behind the best deals in health tech and what we should expect in 2023.

Featured Speaker: Julien de Salaberry, Founder & CEO, Galen Growth


3:45pm – 4:25pm: What are the red and green flags when choosing where to place funding?

What are investors looking for in digital health products? The ability to solve a clinical need, a solid business plan... Though there are universal criteria, some of the benchmarks are unique to different kinds of investors. In this session, top industry VCs will cover what their red and green flags are, how they play out in real life, and how you can avoid them when pitching your startup. VCs will also share their tips and tricks on how to get noticed in today's crowded market, and how to increase chances of getting funded. 

Moderator: Julien de Salaberry, Founder & CEO, Galen Growth


Jessica Zeaske, Managing Partner, Echo Health Ventures

Vig Chandramouli, Partner , Oak HC/FT

Lauren Schafer, Ventures Director, StartUp Health

Nancy Fechnay, Venture Partner, Gaingels

4:25pm – 4:35pm: Winner of Health Tech Challengers 2022 Announced & Awards 

Buckle up for the Grand Finale of Health Tech Challengers 2022 – a global pitch competition that awards the best new startups in health tech. We will reveal the Ultimate Winner of the year and you are cordially invited to join us at the awards for an epic celebration.

🗓️ Upcoming Event Dates 🗓️

2023 | ViVE: Mar 26 -29; HLTH US: Oct 8-11

2024 | ViVE: Feb 25-28; HLTH Europe: Jun 18-20; HLTH US: Oct 20-23

2025 | ViVE: Feb 16-19; HLTH US: Oct 19-22

2026 | HLTH US: Nov 15-18

2027 | HLTH US: Oct 17-20

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