Hera has been topped the winner within the start-up class of Digital Well being Rewired Pitchfest 2023.
Hera is a digital-first maternity and baby well being platform, launching in postnatal care. The corporate edged out shut runners-up XWave Applied sciences. Regardless of narrowly lacking out, it was revealed that one decide want to put money into XWave Applied sciences.
The beginning-up entries have been whittled down to the final 15 earlier than Rewired, with the rivals break up into three heats.
Two start-ups from every warmth progressed via to the reside remaining on the Enterprise Design Centre in London to pitch to an professional judging panel in a bid to turn out to be Pitchfest start-up champions for 2023.
The 5 runners-up have been:
- Frendo– smartphone app for endometriosis sufferers and people with suspected signs
- Healthtech-1– software program automating affected person registrations for major care
- LVNDR Health– app for sexual healthcare and well-being providers designed by LGBTQ+ clinicians
- Ufonia– replaces routine affected person healthcare interactions with subsequent technology automated cellphone calls
- XWave Technologies– a medical choice help system that goals to sort out the radiology backlog
The ultimate came about this afternoon on the Pitchfest Stage, throughout day two of Digital Well being Rewired 2023. A panel of judges questioned every start-up about their innovation and what makes it completely different to others in the marketplace.
The judging panel consisted of:
- Jon Hoeksma, CEO, Digital Health
- Rhod Joyce, deputy director of innovation improvement, Transformation Directorate NHSE & I
- Dr John Lee Allen, managing associate, RYSE Asset Management
- Megan Morys-Carter, director, The Hill
- Rachael Murphy, public speaker, well being tech advisor and CEO, Difrent
- Chris Sawyer, innovation lead, Digital Well being Innovate UK
Pitchfest 2023 is sponsored by CW+ and Silver Buck.