2015 Healthtech Startup Competition Recap

On Oct 22nd, 2015,  Insight Product Development celebrated it’s 3rd annual HealthTECH Startup Competition, a two-part event, co-hosted with MATTER,  focused on Medical Device and Digital Health startup growth in the midwest.

HealthTECH 2015 Crowd

The event was a great success! Nearly 200 key industry and community stakeholders came together to support the event, which aims to

  • Improve lives by bringing innovative health solutions to patients
  • Encourage entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry
  • Grow the medical innovation ecosystem in the Midwest
  • Connect corporations with early stage companies

HealthTECH 2015 CheckFrom a pool of over 65 applicants, ten startup finalists were selected to live pitch their technologies to a panel consisting of venture capitalists and investors, hubs, med device companies,  and academic leads cross the Midwest to compete for over $35, 000 in cash and professional services.

The awards went to

1st Place

Admetsys – Novel artificial pancreas for hospital that improves health outcomes and health economics through high-tech automation of sensing, modeling and treatment.

2nd Place

Resonance Medical – Resonance Medical has developed a disruptive, software-based approach to sending electrical signals into the brain through cochlear implants and other neuromodulation devices.

3rd Place

Janus Choice – A mobile-based solution that facilitates the hospital discharge process by helping patients make educated and informed decisions on where to continue their care and recovery.

We would like to thank our judging panel.

Marta New (Principal, Baxalta Ventures)
Barbara Goodman (Senior VP, PROPEL, iBIO Institue)
Chris Evans (West Pharmaceutical VP, Research & Innovation)
James Kelly, MD,MBA,FACS (President, Cascade Partners)
Jeff Carter (Manager, West Loop Venture)
Nirav Shah, MD (Director of Illinois Public Health)
Meg Barron (Director, New Product Development & Portfolio Management at American Medical Association)

And a special thanks to our partners for their generous support.

Gold Partner


Bryan Cave

Bank of America


Silver Partner


Edge One

Square One

Hub International

Bronze Partner

Northwestern University


Anna Lisa Somera

Shay Glenn


To learn more about the program or to view all of the startup finalists , visit the HealthTECH Startup Competition page.

Visit our Facebook page to view photos form the event.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at next year’s event! We’ll be sending out information in the spring regarding Phase One of the 2016 HealthTech Startup Competition.