There is an exciting opportunity for food and health startups to secure $100,000 in non-dilutive money through the Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge (DDD). The Challenge, which is open until April 7, asks innovators to develop solutions that use or produce data for decision-making that may improve health outcomes for people living with diabetes.
Through the third annual DDD, Sanofi US, in partnership with the Health Data Consortium, aims to support innovators working to advance patient-centered diabetes solutions that meet the following criteria:
Finalists will participate in an Innovators’ Bootcamp in San Francisco where they will focus on refining their prototype, as well as engage with mentors and industry experts on topics such as health, design, user experience, marketing, and technology. This all culminates in live presentations at Demo Day, which will be held at Health Datapalooza on June 3 in Washington, DC. The esteemed panel of judges, which includes Deborah Estrin, co-founder of Open mHealth, Bob Kocher, Partner at Venrock, Jon Brilliant, CFO at WellDoc, and Sanofi US’ own Dennis Urbaniak, VP of the U.S. Diabetes Patient Centered Unit, will then select one winner to receive $100,000.
Participants may submit their concept until midnight EST on April 7. Concepts may be in early stages at submission, but capable of being fully defined by Demo Day if chosen as a finalist.
You can read about past winners here and Sanofi’s approach to innovation here.