Innovating care throughout the life cycle at Pitch for Good: Healthcare Edition
May 27, 2021 / Share:
The human lifecycle and the entrepreneur lifecycle collided at Pitch for Good: Healthcare Edition on Thursday, with PottyCap and Yumlish walking away with the competition’s top offerings.
Healthcare professionals and fellow entrepreneurs gathered virtually for the pitch competition, where solutions tackled everything from nasal intubation devices to culturally-aware diabetes management services, with teams pitching for the opportunity to receive $2,000 financial grants for their businesses.
Hosted in partnership with Dell Technologies, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, GPSOURCES and Launch Tennessee, the competition marked an exciting week for Nashville’s healthcare industry.
This week, Google announced an exclusive partnership with Nashville-based HCA Healthcare to co-develop data analytics solutions for process improvement in healthcare facilities, opening new opportunities for healthcare advancement based right here in Nashville.
“Google Health is a small group of clinicians and healthcare experts working with Alphabet. Our group is providing a health lens, a safety lens, an equity lens, to the things happening at Google,” said Dr. Shreibati. “Having an equity lens is critical to serving the next billion users.”
This week is also the final week for teams to apply to join the EC’s yearlong Project Healthcare program – an accelerator designed to help growing healthcare businesses scale by providing world-class curriculum, executive-level mentors and opportunities to connect with customers and investors.
Six businesses were selected by an independent committee to present to the crowd:
– Michael Sentz of CaringWire
– Reid Wylie of Fast Asleep – Crowd Favorite
– Dr. Kym Moyer of Magnolia Family Medicine
– Mandy Major of Major Care
– Faye Pryor of PottyCap – Winner
– Shireen Abdullah of Yumlish – Winner
Ultimately, two businesses were selected as winners by a panel of expert judges – PottyCap and Yumlish – with Fast Asleep earning the much-coveted title of Crowd Favorite by way of a live audience poll, and receiving a scholarship to any EC program of their choice.
Each of the primary winners was selected by an outstanding panel of expert judges, including:
– Saurabh Sinha, founder and CEO of emids
– Dr. Jaqueline Shreibati, Clinical Lead, Consumer Health at Google Health
– Zach Todd, General Manager of Global Product Sources, LLC.
– Dan Rumley, Sales Development Manager at Dell Technologies
Weren’t able to join in the fun? Check out the full video recap of the event here, and be sure to register for the next event at www.ec.co/pitch-for-good.
Are you a healthcare entrepreneur looking to grow your business? Apply for Project Healthcare by May 31, and get exclusive access to our signature program resources.