Agenda - Tuesday, Nov. 5

Morning session
8 am Registration, Breakfast
8:30 am Event Introduction
9:30 am Educational programming
Noon Lunch
Afternoon session
1 pm Pitch Competition
2 pm Closing keynote
3 pm – 5 pm Winner Announcement/Networking

HealthTech Forum

Program Overview

Led by the Center for Health Care Innovation, the 2019 HealthTech Forum seeks to lower the barrier to healthcare innovation and help the next group of innovators translate their ideas into solutions reshape the healthcare experience. The event will feature educational programming and insights from YNHH leadership, area investors and healthcare entrepreneurs centered on industry trends and the entrepreneurship journey. The program will include a pitch competition where participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance at the challenge prize. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

Tuesday, November 5, 8 am - 3 pm
Zhang Auditorium, Yale School of Management
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven CT 06520

Pitch Competition

Calling All Innovators!

The Center for Health Care Innovation is looking internally and externally for the best ideas and technologies with the potential of bringing the greatest value to the patients and communities that we serve. Selected proposals and teams will be invited to share their healthcare innovation before a panel of judges on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The winning team will be chosen on the merit of the live pitches and be awarded funding up to $5,000 to advance their project.

Pitch Competition Key Dates

  • Friday, Sept. 27:
    Final deadline for proposals
  • Friday, Oct. 11:
    Finalist selection
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5:
    Live pitching at HealthTech Forum



Application Process

Applications will be reviewed by an independent group. Final decisions on applicants who will be moving forward will be made by third party reviewers and will be communicated to applicants in advance of the pitch competition. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Showcasing technologies that provide clinically effective solutions to real healthcare problems that improve patient outcomes
  • Clearly communicated solutions that fulfill user needs and are captured in a detailed and compelling business case/business plan
  • A collaborative team that demonstrates diversity of thought, cohesion, and the capability to execute proposed innovations



This challenge is open to existing startups of all stages. Staff, clinicians, researchers, faculty and student teams of Yale New Haven Health or Yale University are invited to submit proposals. Eligible fields include care delivery solutions, diagnostics, digital health technology, and medical devices (pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceutics or fundamental biology are not eligible).

The intellectual property practices or guidelines of each respective institution will apply to employed awardees. 


Email if you have questions regarding the event or competition.