16 Healthcare Startups Face Off at Second Annual Challenge Cup

Washington DC-based startup incubator 1776 is gearing up for its second year of hosting a global competition known as the Challenge Cup.  This year’s event will feature healthcare entrepreneurs from 16 cities, representing 11 countries.  All competitors were selected based on their innovative ideas with the best potential for global impact.

Check out this list of 16 healthcare startups facing off next week for $50,000 in investment from 1776:

Project X Amman-based Project X developed a mobile application that uses 3-D imaging to fit an amputee for a prosthesis.

Keet Software  is a HIPAA compliant patient engagement platform for physical therapy that transforms traditional paper-based therapy programs into branded and tracked web-based mobile applications.

Coeo Labs is a medical technology startup committed to developing cheap and affordable medical innovations projects for critical unmet needs. Its initial six-months were spent undergoing clinical immersion at tertiary care hospitals, ambulances and peripheral care settings.

37 mHealth out of Beijing has a goal to provide a mobile health service platform for management of chronic illness. Its product uses a combination of hardware and software to collect users’ blood pressure data.

Insulin Angel Ltd. is a temperature and proximity device that is connected to an app running on your smartphone. The app notifies you before your medication reaches a critical temperature, or when you lose or forget your precious medication or equipment.

Fluid-Screen IMD is a startup venture, which makes the world a safer place by enabling rapid bacterial detection from fluid samples.

Reliefwatch is a platform for organizations in the developing world to track essential supplies and other last mile data through basic mobile phones.

1EQ The first clinical, mobile prescription in prenatal care. 1EQ extends the obstetrician’s care beyond the clinic through our mobile app and wifi connected health devices.

Nuritas is a young bioinformatics company that is revolutionizing the way we look at food and the way that we discover bioactive functional ingredients.

HealthOne has opened a chain of Primary Care and Diabetes Management Clinics to Provide Quality+Affordable+Convenient Healthcare across Pakistan.

Unima is a biotechnology startup that developed a fast and low cost diagnostics technology that allows health data collection globally and analytics in real time.

Health-E-Net is a social enterprise providing patients with easy access to high-quality medical second opinions that empower them to make the best decisions for themselves.

OpenBeds facilitates transferring patients between hospitals to get them the specialty care they need

Kuveda, Inc. offers a big data analytics web tool that reduces analysis time from weeks to minutes; reduces costs from tens of thousands to less than $1,000; supports daily updates of molecular science advancements; and brings care to millions of under-served patients.

ResQdevices created the ParaCart, a compact combination of a stretcher and “stair chair,” and the LineSaver, body armour for your IV cannulas for use by paramedics.

Medivizor looks at your medical history and creates a personalized profile that provides you with all relevant information and updates.

Limestone Labs Ltd has designed a new medical technology to allow hospitals to rapidly sanitize a range of portable electronics – from smartphones to thermometers – using an ultraviolet sanitizer so that they can be safely used in patient care.

Medxnote is a mobile messaging app for healthcare. It offers everything healthcare providers love about smartphone communication with built in features and tools designed for the profession.

Pacifica Labs Inc. is a mobile application designed to treat anxiety symptoms associated with the most common anxiety disorders.

Admetsys has developed the first fully-automated glucose control system specifically for the needs of hospital and surgical care.

The Challenge Cup semifinals for healthcare happens on May 13, 2015 at the Lansburgh Theatre – 450 7th Street NW, Washington, DC.

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