Hawk’s Nest healthtech pitch competition returns November 22

Hawk's Nest

On November 22, Sunnybrook Next Generation is hosting the second edition of Hawk’s Nest, a Dragons’ Den-style competition for the healthcare sector.

Hawk’s Nest will feature four local medical technology startups, who present their companies and technologies to a panel of judges and a 300+ guest audience. This year, the following four finalists include:

  • Cyclica, which offers a drug discovery platform that provides insights into target identification/drug action mechanisms, lead prioritization, and drug repurposing. The platform uncovers potential interactions between small molecules and key biological units known as proteins.
  • KA Imaging, a University of Waterloo-based startup that has developed a portable color X-ray that enables soft tissue differentiation.
  • MIMOSA Diagnostics, which develops a handheld device that images and evaluates diabetic wounds using multi-spectral mobile tissue analysis. The company says this goes beyond anatomy to assess and measure the physiology of tissue health and viability.
  • Steadiwear, which has developed a glove that stabilizes wrist joints for essential tremor and Parkinson’s Disease patients.
  • The winner, chosen by an audience vote, receives a non-dilutive cheque half of the event’s proceeds, with the other half being donated to Sunnybrook Medventions Program. Last year, Trexo Robotics took home $35,000.

    Returning for the second year, BetaKit Editor-in-Chief Douglas Soltys will once again MC the event. “Do you have what it takes to enter the Hawk’s Nest?” Soltys asked.

    If you do, tickets are available here.

    Jessica Galang

    Jessica Galang

    Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.