2020 Public Health Accelerator Demo

2020 Demo Event

August 3rd 10:00 am to
August 6th 2:00 pm

We held our first-ever Public Health Innovation Accelerator’s Virtual Demo Event from Monday, August 3rd through Thursday, August 6th. Eight teams competed for the honor of being recognized as the best New York City Public Health Startup of Summer 2020. The event made use of Zoom for the live portion of the event on August 6th. The week-long voting by fans was powered by the Pre app (Pre.vc). 

Judges Top 3 Winners

Nine Judges selected the top 3 winners. Below are the top 3 winners, along with the judges score for each.

#1 Candlelit Therapies

Judges Score: 27,800

Candlelit Therapy is the world’s first platform to make culturally-competent behavioral healthcare accessible to expectant moms at-risk of mental illness. This startup is a member of the Public Health Innovation Accelerator Summer 2020 cohort.

#2 inCare

Judges Score: 11,700

A therapeutic smart compression vest that helps people with neurological differences and people who are dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety. The vest squeezes a person from all directions, creating the sensation of a deep, healing hug. This is a therapeutic concept known as “deep pressure touch.” This startup is a member of the Public Health Innovation Accelerator Summer 2020 cohort.

#3 Ella

Judges Score: 11,000

An AI-powered analytics collaborative fueled through a partnership between two emerging SaaS companies seeking creative solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. The product is a voice-enabled, touch-free survey platform to query patients and healthcare professionals. This startup is a member of the Public Health Innovation Accelerator Summer 2020 cohort.

Top 3 Fan Favorites

205 People voted using the Pre app. The results with the scores are below.

#1 CareTalk

Fan Score: 637,900

A Healthcare platform to help family members care for the rapidly growing worldwide aging population. This startup is a member of the Public Health Innovation Accelerator Summer 2020 cohort.

#2 Picsplore

Fan Score: 419,730

A mobile application that uses real-time public health, hospital, and transportation data to empower people to safely travel anywhere at any time. This startup is a member of the Public Health Innovation Accelerator Summer 2020 cohort.

#3 inCare

Fan Score: 164,230

A therapeutic smart compression vest that helps people with neurological differences and people who are dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety. The vest squeezes a person from all directions, creating the sensation of a deep, healing hug. This is a therapeutic concept known as “deep pressure touch.” This startup is a member of the Public Health Innovation Accelerator Summer 2020 cohort.

Introducing our Judges

Bruce Y. Lee

Senior Contributor @Forbes | Professor | CEO
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Maria Velissari

Founding Partner at SteelSky Ventures
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Nicholas Hoffmann

Managing Director,  at MUFG
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Rebecca Woodcock

Principal at Laboratory Silicon Valley, Inc.
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Stan Kachnowski

Director, Digital Health Program, Columbia Business School
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Mona Mowafi

Co-founder & President at RISE Egypt
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Marc Filerman

Program CEO, German Accelerator Life Sciences
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Noel Goddard

Chief Executive Officer at Qunnect
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Pranavi Cheemakurti

Early Stage VC @ Accelepris
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Special Thanks to our Partner

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 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group