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.