At 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, 14 contestants took turns presenting onstage in front of 160 attendees at the 10th Annual Healthcare Dealmakers Conference at the Four Seasons Dallas for Health Wildcatters’ annual startup pitch competition.
A panel of 10 judges—Robert Brownd, director of physician development for Privia Health; Christopher Hanson, founder and partner at Grant Park Ventures; Andrew Offer, managing director and CFO of Scientific Health Development; Patrick Dunnigan, principal at River Cities Capital; Jeff Hayes, executive VP at Koan Health; David Orlandella, managing director of ORIX Growth Capital; Ryan Scripps, managing partner of TCD Services; JR Garcia, Green Park & Golf Ventures; Shane Long, president of Seven Tablets; and Hal Rose, CEO of Morphosis Group—analyzed the five-minute elevator pitches and presentations of the startup companies. The contestants spoke about personalizing health management with DNA, bringing transparency to medical imaging, and much more.
After four hours of pitches, the audience and judges cast their votes and announced Dynofit as its winner. Maria Schneider, CEO of Dallas-based Dynofit, described how the company develops apps and software which combine sensors with mobile technologies to make physical therapy more readily available to patients.
“We are delighted to be selected by an investor audience as the preferred company to invest in out of a field of 14 impressive startup competitors,” Schneider told D CEO Healthcare. “The cash prize will help propel us as we continue to scale. We are looking forward to the opportunity to office with our mentors and friends at the Health Wildcatters beautiful penthouse offices and work with Polsinelli to spur our growth.”
Dynofit received $16,000 cash and an additional $16,000 check from Health Wildcatters and the event sponsors, which will help the company continue to fund its mission.
Those winning the competition were:
1st place: Dynofit
2nd place: Nexeon
3rd place: Moving Analytics