Digital Well being Rewired 2024 opens purposes for Pitchfest

Digital Well being Rewired’s Pitchfest, the entrepreneurial competitors offering a platform for younger and progressive ventures to scale within the NHS, has opened purposes for 2024.  

This 12 months Pitchfest is welcoming entrants in two classes: pre-revenue start-ups and post-revenue start-ups. 

The winners of Pitchfest 2023 had been digital-first maternity and youngster platform Hera within the start-up class and AI psychological well being chatbot Limbic within the scale-up competitors. 

Since Pitchfest launched in 2019, over 400 purposes have been submitted. They’ve come from the UK, Europe, and throughout the globe US, Canada and Australia.  

Purposes shut on 18 November the place 16 start-ups shall be shortlisted for the digital heats happening in January.  

The finalists can have the possibility to win an NHS check mattress website, which may contain their innovation being rolled out at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Basis Belief via the CW Innovation programme – a collaboration between the belief and its companion charity CW+.  

Chris Chaney, Chief Government of CW+ and co-lead of CW Innovation, stated: ‘That is our fifth 12 months partnering with Digital Well being on Pitchfest 2024 and we’re as soon as once more excited to supply winners of this 12 months’s competitors the chance to pilot their resolution at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Basis Belief.  

“We’re wanting ahead to forging new relationships and want to encourage digital well being start-ups (pre-revenue and post-revenue) from throughout the sector to use.”  

 ‘Innovation is about making change for good and harnessing positivity and power, even in essentially the most difficult of instances. By collaborating in initiatives resembling Pitchfest, our CW Innovation programme paves the best way for brand spanking new concepts that can enhance affected person care and expertise’. 

CW+ is joined by Pitchfest companions, Well being Innovation Community and PR company Silver Buck.  

Sarah Bruce, Co-founder and Director, Silver Buck stated: “Silver Buck is proud to sponsor Pitchfest 2024 to help and foster younger, progressive ventures within the healthcare sector.  

“This inspiring competitors gives a singular alternative for corporations to display their capabilities, serving to them to scale and make a major influence inside the NHS in addition to giving them widespread publicity throughout the trade. We will’t wait to see the thrilling improvements which are showcased this 12 months!”  

Confirmed Pitchfest judges are:  

  • Jon Hoeksma, CEO, Digital Well being 
  • Chris Chaney, Chief Government, CW+ 
  • Sarah Hanbridge, CCIO Nursing & AHP, Leeds Educating Hospitals NHS Belief 
  • Stacey Hatton, CNIO at College Hospitals of Derby and Burton 
  • Dr Hellena Habtu-Asres, Digital Fellow, Royal Free London NHS Basis Belief 
  • Dr John Lee Allen, Managing Companion, RYSE Asset Administration 
  • Chris Sawyer, Innovation Lead, Digital Well being, Innovate UK 

Pitchfest types a part of the thrilling Rewired 2024 convention. The CPD-accredited programme is already taking form with confirmed keynotes Dr. Vin Diwakar, the incoming interim director of transformation for NHS England, Matthew Taylor, CEO of NHS Confederation, Prof. Greta Westwood, CEO of Florence Nightingale Basis, and Ana Prado, the CMIO of probably the most digitally mature hospitals in Europe. 

Easy methods to enter Pitchfest  

Apply by finishing a brief kind by way of the website 

Profitable candidates shall be invited to do a three-minute on-line pitch to judges in late January. 4 submissions in every class shall be chosen to progress as finalists to battle it out in a reside stage closing at Rewired 2024 in Birmingham. Entries shut at noon on Thursday 18 November 2023.