In Phase I your project will be listed in an online Crowdfunding showcase where millions will be invited to review your ideas online. The teams that get the most interest and adoption from doctors, patients, partners, institutions, investors, advisors and more will be reviewed by the panel of judges.
Based upon the expert reviews and the crowd’s support for the projects five teams, broken down into three different pitch contests by general area depending on grouping of applications, will be invited to take the stage during New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge Finals in March 2019 in front of an audience of healthcare leaders, partners, insurers, and investors from New Orleans and beyond. Selected finalist(s) will be eligible for partner prizes, pilot opportunities, and in-kind rewards. Winners of the New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge will also be presented to the MedStartr Venture Fund for inclusion in their Aceleration program which provides over $250,000 in funding, services and support for healthcare startups and grows companies on average over 5x in their first year. Read more about how crowd challenges work here.