The 2017 Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge

MAY 20, 2017 — GATHERING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TEAMS WITH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE WORLD'S MOST PRESSING HEALTH CHALLENGES.


The 2017 Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge is an annual competition hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and the HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health. We offer student teams from universities worldwide the opportunity to present their ideas for low-cost, high-impact, and scalable global health innovations.

The 2017 Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge is funded by HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health, in partnership with the UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health and the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health.
 

THE JUDGES

Past judges have included investors from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the founding CEO of Yahoo!, the Chief Strategy Officer of PATH, and the President of Global Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This year, we are thrilled to welcome a new cohort of leaders in medicine, the sciences, public health innovation and venture capital — join our newsletter for announcements soon. 

The Challenge

On May 20, this year's finalist teams will join us at UC Berkeley for a full-day of workshops and networking events, followed by a public pitch event. The teams will present their innovations to a group of high-level judges in clinical leadership and the sciences, public health, and venture capital. One team will win a grand prize of $10,000 in seed funding. The evening pitch event is open to the public. 

THE FINALIST TEAMS

This year's 15 finalist teams join us from Rice University, Johns Hopkins University, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, UCSF School of Medicine, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, and University of Michigan, each chosen for their unique, innovative, sustainable and scalable innovation. Learn more about the finalist teams here. 


Congratulations to our 2017 Bay Area Global Health Innovation Finalists!  


SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2017. Join our newsletter FOR UPDATES ON THE FINAL CHALLENGE EVENT AT UC BERKELEY, MAY 20, 2017, AND NEXT YEAR'S SUBMISSION SCHEDULE. 

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