INTERFACE Health Challenge X — which invites companies across the globe to compete in what it calls its “digital health olympic games” — has announced its top 10 winners.
Canada dominated the list with a total of 10 Canada-based companies making the list, which includes:
Claris Healthcare -(Vancouver, Canada)
Clearwater Clinical (Ottawa, Canada)
Cloud Diagnostics Canada (Kitchener, Canada)
Medella Health (Kitchener, Canada)
NERv Technology (Waterloo, Canada)
SHIFT Health (Vancouver, Canada)
“This was our second global competition,” said INTERFACE Health founder Michael Bidu. Bidu is also the founder and CEO of the Interface Health Society, a Canadian not-for-profit digital health technology accelerator based in Vancouver.
“We were pleased to see entries from all five continents. The future of innovation is about collaboration and partnerships at a global level. British Columbia can benefit tremendously from being a leader in digital health research, innovation and commercialization. The quality of virtually all our startups was exceptional, which made paring the field down to just 10 both intense and time consuming.”
The top prize includes $15,000 in cash, services and media, while second and third place is worth $20,000 and $10,000 in cash respectively. Seven prizes of $2,500 in cash will also be awarded.
The finalists will compete for $100,000 in prizes in a competition before an international audience on September 28 in Vancouver’s Imperial Centre during the INTERFACE Global Digital Health Summit.