Four Finalists Named to the 2019 Autumn HITLAB Women’s Health Tech Challenge. – PRUnderground

Mitigating discomfort and improving diagnostic accuracy and outcomes are the overarching goals of the four projects selected to compete in the 2019 Autumn HITLAB Womens Health Tech Challenge. The finalists winning innovations were designed to treat different conditions in the womens health spectrum: fertility, long-term breastfeeding, pelvic organ prolapse, and endometriosis.

Each team is now in the running for the $10,000 first-place prize, to be awarded at Pitch Day on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the SAP.iO Foundry in New Yorks Hudson Yards. All four teams will compete for other awards (described below) from McKinsey & Company, Horizon Government Affairs, and the HITLAB Breakthrough Alliance, as well as incredible exposure and networking opportunities with HITLAB and high-profile sponsors. All are welcome, tickets available at

Following are the four finalists and the health issues they aim to address based on their applications:

Kegg, San Francisco, CA

LuulaTechs LuulaPump, Brooklyn, NY

Reia Health, Hanover, NH

Oratel Diagnostics Endo-Tek,Hammondsport, NY

We were thrilled with the high-quality submissions we received for the 2019 Autumn Womens Health Tech Challenge, said Savira Dargar, Challenge Director. Judging was intense but in the final analysis, these four disruptors showed the strongest promise of empowering women to improve their health outcomes in cost-effective ways. Applications were evaluated on impact, innovation, sustainability, feasibility, team and quality of work.

In addition to the $10,000 first-place prize, sponsored by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, other prizes include:

Sponsors, of the 2019 HITLAB World Cup: Womens Health Tech Challenge include Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Horizon Government Affairs, SAP.iO Fund & Foundries,RG+A, and HITLAB Breakthrough Alliance. McKinsey & Company is a HITLAB World Cup knowledge partner.

The views, research, information or opinions stated by each of the finalists or participants in the HITLAB World Cup are solely those of the individuals and/or their participating team or organization and do not necessarily represent those of HITLAB, HITLAB WorldCup or any of the Sponsors or Partners involved in the HITLAB World Cup:Womens Health Tech Challenge (Challenge). The Challenge solicits applicants from all over the world and their claims related to any problems and/or solutions addressed by their innovative health technology applications are theirs and have not necessarily been verified for accuracy and do not constitute medical or other professional advice, opinions or services.


HITLAB is an impact-first organization that offers digital health research, teaching, and advisory services to improve health delivery around the world.

At HITLAB, we believe technology and health can work together to improve the quality of health delivery and healthcare worldwide. We use rigorous research and evidence-based methods to identify the best digital health solutions for each of our partners.

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