On Thursday, June 15, we partnered with Boston Scientific to run the Connected Patient Challenge (CPC) VII Challenge and Pitch Event. As our first year helping promote and host this event, we were thrilled by the interest our life sciences community had for this Challenge. We met numerous life sciences experts, passionate entrepreneurs, and medical device innovators while at Mintz for the CPC VII Pitch Event.
6 digital health finalists pitched their technologies to a panel of industry experts and a room full of like-minded healthcare leaders. They competed for thousands in in-kind support from Boston Scientific and two spots in Cycle 6 of the IMPACT Program. Plus, a $10,000 cash award from Challenge Sponsor Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI).
If you missed the event, check out the recap reel for the major highlights and expert interviews.
Before learning who won the CPC VII Challenge, we heard insights and remarks from high-value members in the life sciences industry.
Our Keynote Speaker: Secretary of Economic Development in the State of Massachusetts Yvonne Hao
Yvonne Hao joined us in Boston as the Connected Patient Challenge keynote speaker, discussing key objectives she has for the state of Massachusetts. Secretary Hao acknowledged the need to build a supportive community in Massachusetts, that encouraged businesses to start and scale locally.
She showed genuine interest in the solutions these startups are working on and highlighted how her overall goals for Massachusetts support the development of new and necessary life sciences technologies.
A fireside chat between three leading members of digital health innovation.
The Connected Patient Challenge VII fireside chat was a perfectly balanced mix of digital health clinician, corporate and patient experiences. Heidi Dohse, founder of Tour de Heart and Senior IT Architect with Boston Scientific shared her history with a pacemaker, touching on the critical role her digital health tools play in helping her maintain her health. Dr. Ken Stein and Dr. David McManus highlighted the overwhelming amount of data now available from smart health devices, and the impact that has on clinicians everywhere.
All attendees, whether they were researchers at large healthcare companies, founders of early-stage startups, or members of marketing and sales teams, found immense value from the fireside chat. The speakers brought up relevant, timely and important points during an eye-opening conversation.
Digital Health Challenge Winner:
Ammol Wassan pitched for myBiometry, a startup with a mission to end asthma attacks. They won the Digital Health Challenge, in-kind support from Boston Scientific, and a spot in the IMPACT Accelerator.
The cherry on top? myBiometry also won the $10,000 cash prize from MeHI! myBiometry made a major impact on the event judges. We can’t wait to see what they achieve next!
Peripheral Vascular Challenge Winner:
Sanna Gaspard pitched for Rubitection Inc. and won the Peripheral Health Challenge, receiving in-kind support from Boston Scientific and a spot in the IMPACT Accelerator. She impressed the judges with her non-invasive monitoring and care management decision support platform.
We are excited for Rubitection to achieve new milestones while in the IMPACT Program!
A fantastic digital health pitch event with partner Boston Scientific.
Thank you to Boston Scientific, for asking us to help promote and host this year’s Connected Patient Challenge VII. And thank you to the many life sciences startups who entered and attended the CPC VII. Your support, novel solutions, and desire to improve digital health solutions inspire us every day. We wish every entrant, Finalist, and winner every success as they advance their innovations from the lab to their marketplace.