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Startup Pitches 2023

The Startup Pitch Competition submissions are now closed. Please reach out to with any inquiries.

Immerse yourself in the excitement and energy as trailblazers pitch their game-changing healthcare solutions to a panel of expert judges. This year we are hosting 3 pitch competitions - The HLTH Startup Pitch, Making Aging Easier Pitch Competition by the AgeTech Collaborative™ from AARP, and the WELL by HLTH Startup Pitch. Each pitch will offer an unparalleled opportunity to gain invaluable recognition for your startup, receive insightful feedback from seasoned judges, and compete for substantial prize money.

We are actively seeking startups with bold, disruptive ideas that have the potential to make a profound impact within the healthcare ecosystem. We can't wait to see what you have in store!

All finalists will be notified before September 15th. All winners will be recognized onstage at HLTH.


Startup Pitch Competition

Monday, October 9th at 11:00am PT

Show Floor, Startup Stage

Exceptional finalists will pitch their innovative ideas to a panel of esteemed investors after being meticulously selected from a pool of over 200 highly qualified applicants.

Don’t miss out on this thrilling event that could shape the next big success story in the startup world. Join us and be inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit in action!


2023 Finalists:

Prize for winner:

  • $15,000 HLTH 2024 sponsorship credit

  • $15,000 check from HLTH

Making Aging Easier Pitch Competition

Monday, October 9th at 1:30pm PT

Show Floor, Startup Stage

The AgeTech Collaborative™ from AARP® is on a mission to Make Aging Easier for Everybody. Innovative startups focused on longevity solutions are invited to apply to participate in the AgeTech Pitch @HLTH. We seek tech solutions that contribute to healthier and stronger lives.

How does your tech solution contribute to happier, healthier and/or stronger lives?

In collaboration with

2023 Finalists:

Prize for winner:

  • $10,000 check from AARP

  • Startups selected to pitch may be invited to join the AgeTech Collaborative accelerator program

  • Selected finalists will be awarded a complimentary ticket to attend HLTH 2023


Pitch Competition

Tuesday, October 10th at 11:00am PT

Show Floor, Startup Stage

An exclusive experience where handpicked finalists will present their groundbreaking concepts to a distinguished panel of investors. These finalists went through a rigorous selection process from a pool of more than 200 highly qualified applicants.

This is your opportunity to potentially witness the next major success story in the world of startups. Come join us and immerse yourself in the dynamic atmosphere of entrepreneurial innovation and determination in action!


2023 Finalists:

Prize for winner:

  • $15,000 HLTH 2024 sponsorship credit

  • $15,000 check from HLTH

Past Winners

Sonavi Labs

→ $3.5M seed funding closed after HLTH 2021

→ Grew from team of 7 to team of 12

Participating in the HLTH startup competition was a great experience for our growing startup. We were able to garner the attention of some of the world’s leading technology companies, providers and healthcare institutions, and have been able to leverage new relationships.

- Brandon Dottin-Haley, Chief Business Officer, Sonavi Labs


→ ~1M members have access to Papa

→ Partnered with over 60 health plans

→ 20K+ Papa Pals on the platform

→ 350 full time employees

→ Raised over $91M in funding

The HLTH startup pitch was a pivotal event for Papa. Winning the judge’s choice was an amazing experience and the money we won was used to pay for our housing in SF where my co-founder and I did an incubator. It was one of the first big wins for Papa and I will never forget it! We still have the check hanging in our office.

- Andrew Parker, Founder & CEO, Papa

Particle Health

→ Raised a $12 M Series A after HLTH 2019

→ Grew from 5 people to 23 since HLTH 2019,

a 460% Headcount Growth

"The HLTH startup competition was a true inflection point for Particle. We gained significant credibility and visibility at a highly attended event early in our company's life cycle. I think winning this competition accelerated our path towards Series A - and it was a blast participating!"

- Troy Bannister, CEO, Particle Health

Upside Health

→ 4 New Clients

→ >$1M ARR

Cedars Sinai Accelerator Graduate

The HLTH competition was one of the best well-run pitch competitions I've had the honor to be a part of, from the pre-pitch calls to the day-of run of show. The judges and moderators were top notch and the impact of the event has been far reaching on our company, from both a strategic partnership and investor exposure perspective."

- Rachel Trobman, CEO, Upside Health

Past Finalists

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