Market Disrupt Presents a Chance for Startups to Win Funding in the Healthcare Space
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 29, 2018
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION® (The Healthcare Revolution Conference) took place on October 28-30, 2018 to celebrate the health industry's very best innovators at pioneers. The event, a culmination of 11 and 10 years of two prior conferences married together, brought insights into what is truly transforming the business of health.
HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION® is the culmination of years of successful innovation and disruption within the niches of health that have brought the healthcare world to where it is today. While a heavy focus is placed on domestic health and wellness within the United States, this global event examines the world's current state of health for nations, governments, employers, and people across the planet.
Such a conference which is focused on transformational change would not be complete without a pitch event. Market Disrupt™, a venture pitch event in partnership with Merging Traffic, unveiled the 3-day conference with startups presenting their product or service.
"Innovative healthcare companies are looking for both money and for new pilot projects with employers, insurers and payers. The Market Disrupt™ event is the only one in the country that provides them access to everyone, including a live audience of Self-Funded Employers, Brokers and Payers," says Global Healthcare Resources and HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION® Chairman and Co-founder, Jonathan Edelheit. "We wanted to create an event where the spectators are also the industry insiders. The contestants, judges, and the audience are all industry professionals, and that's what makes Market Disrupt something extra-special. We've taken the most disruptive companies and shined a spotlight on them for a chance to win funding and analysis to skyrocket their ventures."
Upwards of 100 companies applied for a chance to make their pitch. Just over a dozen companies had the opportunity to stand in front of a panel of judges. 3 companies were chosen as winners.
The winning companies include Benezon, Buoy Health, and Peel Away Labs.
Benezon LLC is a technology-based hub-and-spoke benefits portal, app, advocacy and telemedicine company, utilizing app and web-based engagement strategies to navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. The private labeled responsive design member portal and app help brokers win more business – all while helping plan members to understand, access, and utilize their health plan with personalized "hands-on" engagement tools that promote cost containment options for both individuals and health plans.
"We are excited to be recognized as a winner of HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION®'s Market Disrupt™ pitch event. We've experienced tremendous growth over the past two years and it's refreshing to be honored with this award – something our entire team is very proud of," says Bart Sheeler, CEO and Co-Founder of Benezon.
"Benezon has expanded all across the country in a short period of time and winning the pitch event will certainly place a national spotlight on us. The award lends additional credibility to the passion we have for delivering engagement tools and programs that are changing how our clients incorporate value added services with employers and their members," added Julian Lago, President and Co-Founder of Benezon.
Buoy Health's A.I. health assistant is an interactive tool that analyzes symptoms, provides triage and acts as a first line of care for users. Made to mirror a standard texting interchange, Buoy leverages artificial intelligence – powered by advanced machine learning and proprietary granular data – to resemble an exchange you would have with your favorite doctor. Over about two to three minutes, Buoy provides consumers with a real-time, accurate analysis of their symptoms and helps them easily and quickly embark on the right path to getting better.
"Participating in the Market Disrupt™ pitch event gave us the opportunity to showcase Buoy as an employee-benefit, and we are thrilled the judges saw the potential in our solution. We are excited for the possibilities that winning this award represents and hope to create lasting partnerships within this community," said Buoy Health CEO Andrew Le.
Peel Away Labs designed the healthcare industry's first disposable, waterproof multi-layered, peel-away bed sheets that make it quicker and easier to instantly have a new sheet in seconds. Peelaways is a fitted bed sheet with 3-7 soft, 100% waterproof peel away layers that saves healthcare facilities money while improving patient comfort. Peelaways reduces time to change the sheets, allowing nurses to allocate their time better, as well as helps the environment by cutting out the use of harmful cleaning chemicals and wasting precious water.
Peel Away Labs President & CEO, Maxwell Cohen said, "HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION®'s pitch event was an amazing opportunity to showcase what we've been developing for years to some of the brightest professionals in the industry. Coming in first place after competing against some very innovating and impressive startups really validated our business model and product need on the healthcare front, which we see as Peelaway's largest opportunity. We save our partners that run various facilities valuable time, money, and labor costs that allow them to spend more resources on improving patient comfort, which is the most important motivator for us."
A captivated audience was very impressed with the innovation that each winner brought to the table. Global Healthcare Resources, the organizer of HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION®, has plans to take Market Disrupt™ around the world to different conferences it hosts.
About Global Healthcare Resources
Global Healthcare Resources (GHR) is a solutions firm comprised of international experts providing consultative services to organizations and government bodies. Seeking strategic development and market penetration in the spaces of healthcare, wellness, well-being, medical and wellness travel, employee benefits, insurance, precision medicine, and genomics is the driving motivation. To learn more about Global Healthcare Resources, visit https://globalhealthcareresources.com/.
HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION® is the premier showcase and catalyst for Self-Funded, Employers, Health Insurance Companies, Hospitals, Brokers, Consultants, TPA's, Pharma, and innovative solution and technology companies. Through a global series of conferences, thought leadership roundtables, pitch investment events, pilot programs, and leading market intelligence, HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION® drives the innovation and collaboration necessary to transform business of health. HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION® is organized by Global Healthcare Resources.
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