ACCELERATING EXCELLENCE IN HUMAN HEALTH INNOVATION

We focus on the biggest global opportunity, which is to make human health better.

INTERFACE HEALTH CHALLENGE X 2017 (#IHCX2017) is our 3rd annual competition to find the world’s most innovative digital health start-ups.

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X STANDS FOR EXCELLENCE WHICH MEANS WE’RE SEEKING BIG IDEAS AND BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATIONS THAT CAN SCALE GLOBALLY TO CHANGE THE FUTURE OF HEALTH.

Best in the world

OUR VISION is to create the best digital health innovation competition in the world.

OUR MISSION is to accelerate and recognize excellence in human health innovation through technology, humanity and social impact.

OUR GOAL is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

OUR VALUES are:

  • celebrating humanity
  • promoting the entrepreneurial spirit
  • engaging great cities and countries from everywhere
  • rewarding participation and excellence
  • accelerating change and making a difference

Think of our global competition as the “Digital Health Olympic Games.

INTERFACE HEALTH CHALLENGE X

Driven by the real world

Our competition is driven by real market needs and real market insights. It is fueled by a dynamic network of innovators, digital health accelerators and committed strategic partners from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

Who? You!

Who can participate? This competition is open to any startup, research organization, foundation, healthcare stakeholder, large strategic investors, social impact investors, governments and global brands who share our goals and values.

An intense, rewarding experience

IHCX is a fun, intense and rewarding experience. In the past two years, more than 350 startups, from 30 countries — 100+ cities on six continents — have competed in our challenge.

In 2020 INTERFACE HEALTH CHALLENGE X will attract 1,000+ startups from 200 cities, in 50 countries, on six continents. Innovation that can transform the health of at least half of the population of our planet… some 4,000,000,000 people.

Creating strength through competition

When you compete against the best innovators in the world, it makes you stronger. It makes your company more valuable. As a challenger you get priceless exposure, support and recognition from the world’s community of digital health innovators.

What’s the Big Idea?

X stands for EXCELLENCE, which means we’re seeking big ideas and breakthrough innovations that can scale globally to change the future of health.

Can you compete?

To compete, you’ll need to show that your solution can reduce healthcare costs, improve customer experiences, and generate better outcomes locally, regionally and globally.

The four filters we have in place – accelerator jury, your own peers’ votes, industry and research jury, and sponsor jury – guarantees only the best of the best make it into the TOP 10.

Start planning to enter now

From the opening of the games on May 1st you have 60 days – until midnight PST, June 30th – to enter your application.

Make sure you read our Fit Rules to see if they apply to you.

Get ready for the 2017 INTERFACE HEALTH CHALLENGE X. APPLY NOW!