Healthcare Dealmakers Conference 2016



Innovate and Accelerate is the theme for the two-day, invitation only event. Dallas Innovates is on the scene and giving you a look at what goes on behind the scenes, during the speaker and panel sessions, and at the Health Innovation Pitch Competition.

On Wednesday, the first-ever Health Innovation Pitch Competition, organized by Health Wildcatters, took place at the annual conference.

“We are thrilled to have so many ground-breaking companies that are creating a new era of healthcare apply to the competition,” said Health Wildcatters CEO Hubert Zajicek. “Since 11 of the 15 selected are from outside the Dallas region, we have a chance to highlight the strong health innovation environment in North Texas.”

“We are thrilled to have so many ground-breaking companies that are creating a new era of healthcare apply to the competition.”
– Hubert Zajicek.

Fifteen health-care startups (including four from North Texas), chosen from nearly 100 applicants, had five minutes to make their pitch for a chance to win $5,000 from Health Wildcatters and a legal services package from Polsinelli, a law firm that focuses on early stage and healthcare industry companies.

Here’s a list of the companies pitching at the competition:

  • Admetsys is a novel artificial pancreas (automated blood glucose control system) for hospital and surgical care that improves health outcomes at lower cost.
  • Agewell Biometrics, cloud-analytics means quantified vitality for seniors and improved value for care providers.
  • Cariloop, @Cariloop, provides comprehensive services and tools that help families plan for and manage the care of aging loved ones.
  • EverlyWell’s, @everlywellness, vision is to be the Amazon of diagnostic testing; a direct-to-consumer health testing company that provides innovative, at-home test kits, and redesigned lab results.
  • Flow MedTech, @FlowMedTech, is a medical device startup focused on preventing strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation.
  • Innovator Health, @innovatorhealth, is a physician-led company that believes health care is about relationships, not technology.
  • Iris Plans, @Irisplans, delivers disease-specific advance care planning via telehealth to patients with serious chronic illness, reducing cost by 25 percent with better outcomes.
  • Loren Medical Devices has developed a patented catheter that permits a smaller needle to increase flow rate in a less invasive, less damaging, and less painful manner.
  • MedZed, @MyMedZed, is where primary care comes home.
  • Noninvasix, is a noninvasive alternative for brain oxygenation monitoring in the NICU.
  • Pacient, @pacientcare delivers easy-to-understand information to help people navigate healthcare with confidence.
  • Socrates Health Solutions, @SocratesHealth, Companion is a small, inexpensive device, which measures a diabetic’s blood glucose level without a finger prick, blood drop or a strip.
  • teleCalm@teleCalm, is a caregiver-managed home phone service designed for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
  • VaultMR, @VaultMR, is the intuitive way to manage a patient’s medical journey in one collaborative and secured system.

Winners will be announced at a reception Wednesday evening. Come back here for all the latest coverage and be sure to check out our photo gallery, which will be updated regularly.

The conference will continue through Thursday.

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