TEL AVIV, Israel, November 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
mHealth, Israel's Top Digital Health Conference, Offers Likely Round of OurCrowd Funding to Startup Competition Winner
The second annual mHealth Israel conference (December 15, 2014), geared towards startups in digital health, will include a contest offering a potential round of funding from OurCrowd plus $10,000 in business services. More than 50 Israeli and global Health-Tech startups are expected to apply, with registration open, now through December 1, 2014, to companies with a working prototype and up to $1.5 million in funding.
Finalists will present at mHealth Israel before a panel of C-level judges from companies including Walgreens, Sony and Orange. The contest's winner and runner-up each receive $10,000 in services such as legal, technical, IP, hardware, software, media relations, and more.
"Israel is a world leader in digital healthcare technologies," said mHealth lead organizer Levi Shapiro. "There are more than 200 digital health startups in Israel, and funding reached record levels in 2014. This contest, conference, hackathon and other related events connects promising entrepreneurs with senior healthcare industry executives from eight countries."
Last year's winner, MobileOCT, a company that uses mobile phones to detect cancer, went on to win the Vodaphone Americas foundation 2014 Wireless Innovation Project prize and the Elevator World Tour: Tel Aviv, 2014.
"OurCrowd is passionate about identifying the best of Israeli technology and entrepreneurship," added Jon Medved, founder and CEO of OurCrowd. "We've invested more than $75 million in 52 portfolio companies so far and some of our most exciting investments have been in the healthcare space."
About mHealth Israel
mHealth Israel is a series of events related to digital health, including a startup contest, innovation workshop for female entrepreneurs, digital health workshop for medical students, Hackaton organized with IBM and Sony, to be held at Tel Aviv University on December 15, 2014. mHealth's goal is to encourage a broader community of Israeli entrepreneurial talent to address healthcare challenges with their international counterparts. The conference brings together some the world's leading health tech experts from 8 countries, including Fortune 1000 global health and technology company representatives, as well as financial and industry analysts. The event is held in collaboration with Tel Aviv University and the Center of Excellence in Wireless IT (CEWIT), State University of New York. For more information: http://www.mhealthisrael.com
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SOURCE mHealth Israel