The Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health (CDH) and Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship (NCE) invited Brown University and Lifespan Health System junior faculty, postdocs, graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows to participate in a Digital Health Pitch Competition. This program offered up to $25,000 seed funding to interdisciplinary teams designing innovative digital health solutions to address population/public health challenges.
Teams had the opportunity to network with other innovators and entrepreneurs in the Brown-Lifespan ecosystem, workshop their ideas with community experts, and pitch their innovations to a panel of esteemed judges.
Innovations appropriate for this competition included digital applications and platforms which focus on improving population health, public health, and/or health care delivery with an emphasis on health equity. Priority will be placed on innovations that demonstrate the intention to pursue further external development and dissemination (e.g., commercialization, grant funding, dissemination with non-profits, etc)