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Get Your Pitch On

Startup Pitch

Startups and investors play a critical role in creating health's future. At HLTH 2021, there will be several startup pitches covering different investment stages and themes. Each pitch will feature 10 of the most innovative companies in healthcare.

As in previous years, two companies will be crowned a winner at HLTH’s competitions - one crowned by our panel of investor judges and the other by crowd vote. 

This year we are also introducing themed, sponsored pitches that will help shine a spotlight on innovators across the ecosystem.

Make sure to attend and vote for your favorite disruptors! Applications close Friday, September 17.

Startup Pitches

Early-Stage Startups

Oct. 18 from 8:30 AM — 10:00 AM ET

HLTH defines this category of startups as less than 3 years old, with less than $5 million in capital raised.

Prizes:

  • $25,000 of sponsorship at HLTH 2022 for both winners

  • $10,000 of AWS credits to the judges' winner

  • Both winners will be recognized at the HLTH Innovators' Reception on October 18th

Sponsor:

Later-Stage Startups

Oct. 18 from 10 AM — 11:30 AM ET

HLTH defines this category of  startups as having raised $10 million or more.

Prizes:

  • $50,000 of sponsorship at HLTH 2022 for both winners

  • $10,000 of AWS credits to the judges' winner

  • $25,000 of credits with McDermott, Will & Emery to the judges' winner*

  • Both winners will be recognized at the HLTH Innovators' Reception on October 18th 

AARP Innovation Labs AgeTech

Oct. 18 from 1 — 2 PM ET

The next wave of tech may be sparked by the longevity market.  We are looking for disruptive startups that are improving health and wellness. Are you ready to make your mark in AgeTech?

Prizes:

  • The grand prize winner receives the opportunity for consideration for coaching and mentoring from AARP Innovation Labs leadership and more

  • The winner will be recognized at the HLTH Innovators' Reception on October 18th

  • Startup kiosk and 2 registration at HLTH 2022

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a startup with less than $500,000 in yearly revenue

  • Received less than 10M in investment

  • Be incredibly passionate about adding value to the world through your work

  • Demonstrate that your product idea or service addresses age inclusivity

  • USA based

Sponsor:

Previous Winners

Our previous winners have gone on to achieve great success! Winning at HLTH will boost your exposure across the ecosystem.

Papa

  • ~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 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

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