Solutions Challenge 2016

Save the Date for Solutions Challenge 2016

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Scorpion Pit Competition on Thursday afternoon, December 1, 2016

Participate in the audience as bioscience entrepreneurs pitch their health innovations and compete for up to $100,000!

Attend an exciting VIP reception immediately following, including the Solutions Challenge Awards Celebration!

Honorary Co-Chairs

Eric Crown, Co-founder of Insight Enterprises Todd Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Lifelock

Contact: Carol A. Poore, Ph.D. BioAccel Vice President, Development 602-451-6769

Solutions Challenge 2016 Categories

For the 2016 Solutions Challenge, special consideration will be given to ventures that in addition to addressing one of the Challenge Categories below, also positively affect, impact or focus on behavioral/mental health patients and aging populations. 

Digital, Wearable and Mobile Health – Sponsored by Life 365

The estimated CAGR of the digital and mobile health markets from 2015-2020 is 18 percent and 20 percent respectively[1],[2]. This rapid growth can be leveraged to direct personalized care, improve patient engagement, streamline workflow, and create data that can be utilized to influence patient and clinical behavior.  These factors play an important role in the changing reimbursement environment heavily weighting outcomes and performance. BioAccel welcomes digital wearable and mobile solutions that engage patients and clinicians to improve outcomes and ultimately reduce overall healthcare expenditures.

Specialized Materials and Composites – Sponsored by Molded Devices

Advances in materials have allowed for continued progression of medical technologies contributing to many major advances in medicine during the past 50 years.  BioAccel welcomes entrepreneurs and their ventures focused on commercializing a novel material or composite addressing a viable market need with a commercialization strategy that allows for rapid market entry. 

Regents Rivalry Award for Students – Sponsored by Medtronic NOTE: Student team deadline has been extended to Midnight on Friday, Oct. 14! Apply online. Follow the link to apply (http://bioaccel.org/program/apply-to-program)

See student guidelines at: http://bioaccel.org/uploads/resources/9022-University%20Student%20-%20Application%20Guidelines%20for%20Solutions%20Challenge%202016.pdf

Developing the next generation of biomedical entrepreneurs is critical to sustainability and success of the biomedical industry. BioAccel opened this category to any and all medical technologies originating from current or recently graduated student teams.

Coordinated Care – Sponsored by Celgene

Coordinated care among individuals with complex or multiple chronic diseases is critical to obtaining the outcomes required by the pay for performance reimbursement model.  Because of this, technologies and business models that facilitate coordinated and continuous care are a hot topic in healthcare today.  Coordinated care is driving the need for technologies that improve communication between clinical specialists, increase the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs and electronic medical records (EMRs). These technologies have potential to support professionals such as “Healthcare Navigators” to ensure coordinated and continuous health care is delivered.  BioAccel invites entrepreneurs addressing coordinated care through technology to compete in this year’s solutions challenge. Ventures providing tools for Healthcare Navigators are highly needed and will be given special consideration.

Novel Medical Devices  (Sponsorship opportunity is available.)

Medical devices are a staple in clinical care, and the current worldwide market for devices has surpassed $380 billion annually[3].  Although growth continues, markets in the US and other developed areas are reaching maturity and have increasing pressure from reimbursement and taxation.  The medical device industry is trending towards mergers and emerging markets to reach revenue targets.  The next generation of medical devices must not only improve clinical outcomes, but do so while reducing overall treatment costs, adding utility to mature device markets.  Medical device ventures that demonstrate these characteristics are eligible for Solutions Challenge 2016.    

Early Diagnosis Tools for Dementia, Identified by Banner Health  (Sponsorship opportunity is available.)

Dementia often goes undiagnosed for too long. Banner Health is looking for an explicitly simple standalone mobile device application to provide cognitive screening to help patients and caregivers to be proactive in gathering practical information prior to a doctor’s visit. This application would serve to gather information about the patient’s ability to manage instrumental activities of independent daily living and signify if further cognitive evaluation is needed.

 

University student / team application submission deadline has been extended to MIDNIGHT on Friday, October 14!  Follow the link to apply (http://bioaccel.org/program/apply-to-program)

See student guidelines at: http://bioaccel.org/uploads/resources/9022-University%20Student%20-%20Application%20Guidelines%20for%20Solutions%20Challenge%202016.pdf

(For non-university teams, the application process is now CLOSED.)

[1] (Wearable Medical Devices, 2015)

[2] (mhealth Markets Worldwide, 2015)

[3] (Global Market for Medical Devices, 6th Ed., 2015)

Thank you to all of our wonderful 2016 Solutions Challenge Sponsors!

View the full Solutions Challenge 2016 Sponsorship Packet

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"Powered By" Sponsor: Arizona Board of Regents (SOLD)

Scorpion Pit Judging Partner $35,000 (one available)

Scorpion Pit Judging is a panel of Valley investors who will hear the pitches of Solution Challenge category finalists who are competing for $100,000 of funding.

  • Naming rights to the 3rd Annual Scorpion Pit Judging portion of the evening
  • Reserved front row seating for (4) executives at the Scorpion Pit judging event
  • VIP Cocktail Reception for (10)
  • Reserved seating for (10) at the BioAccel Awards Celebration
  • Opening remarks from the podium at Scorpion Pit
  • Logo recognition in all print advertisement and thank you wrap pieces
  • Digital recognition on BioAccel website, social media sites and evening of event
  • Full page ad in BioAccel Solutions Challenge event program
  • Company name in Annual Report
  • Company name in all press releases related to BioAccel Scorpion Pit
  • Inclusion in sponsorship section of quarterly BioAccel newsletter
  • Naming rights for two BioAccel PhilanthroCapitalist receptions held Spring and Fall of 2016 (two bioscience reception events for business leaders, separate from Solutions Challenge)

Awards Reception Partner $25,000 (four available)

VIP cocktail reception for PhilanthroCapitalists, venture capitalists, corporate sponsors, innovators and medical experts. Solutions Challenge Awards winners will be presented.

  • Naming rights to the 3rd Annual BioAccel Awards Reception portion of the evening
  • Reserved front row seating for (4) at the Scorpion Pit Judging event
  • VIP Cocktail Reception for (12)
  • Premier reserved seating for (12) at the BioAccel Awards Celebration
  • Opening Remarks from the podium at the BioAccel Awards Reception
  • Logo recognition in all print media and thank you wrap pieces
  • Digital recognition on BioAccel website, social media sites and evening of event
  • Full page ad in BioAccel Solutions Challenge event program
  • Company name in Annual Report
  • Company name in all press releases related to BioAccel 2015 Awards Reception
  • Inclusion in sponsorship section of quarterly BioAccel newsletter

Solutions Challenge Category Partner $15,000 each (Two available)

Challenge 1: Digital, Wearable and Mobile Health (Rain/ Life365)
Challenge 2: Regent's Rivalry Award for Students (Medtronic)  NOTE: Student team deadline is midnight on Oct. 14!  See student guidelines at: http://bioaccel.org/uploads/resources/9022-University%20Student%20-%20Application%20Guidelines%20for%20Solutions%20Challenge%202016.pdf
Challenge 3: Spcialized Materials and Composites - (Molded Devices) 
Challenge 4: Coordinated Care – (Celgene)

Challenge 5: Novel Medical Devices – available for Sponsorship
Challenge 6: Early Diagnosis Tools for Dementia – available for Sponsorship 
  • Prominent recognition on all print media related to Challenge Category
  • Reserved front row seating for (4) at the Scorpion Pit Judging event
  • VIP Cocktail Receptions for (10)
  • Reserved seating for (10) at the BioAccel Awards Celebration
  • Recognition from the podium at Scorpion Pit and Awards Reception
  • Logo recognition in all print media and sponsor thank you wrap pieces
  • Digital recognition on BioAccel website, social media sites and evening of event
  • Full page ad in BioAccel Solutions Challenge event program
  • Company name in Annual Report
  • Company name in all press releases related to BioAccel Solutions Challenge Category
  • Inclusion in sponsorship section of quarterly BioAccel newsletter

Investor Sponsorship $10,000

  • Attendance for (2) at the Scorpion Pit Judging event
  • VIP Cocktail Reception for (10)
  • Reserved seating for (10) at the BioAccel Awards Celebration
  • Digital recognition at venue the evening of event
  • Full Page Ad BioAccel Solutions Challenge event program
  • Company name in Annual Report

Innovator Sponsorship $7,500

  • Attendance for (2) at the Scorpion Pit Judging event
  • VIP Cocktail Reception for (10)
  • Attendance for (10) at the BioAccel Awards Celebration
  • Digital recognition at venue the evening of event
  • Full page ad in BioAccel Solutions Challenge event program
  • Company name in BioAccel Annual Report

Accelerator Sponsorship $5,000

  • Attendance for (2) at the Scorpion Pit Judging event
  • Attendance for (10) at the BioAccel Awards Celebration
  • Digital recognition at venue the evening of event
  • Half page ad in BioAccel Solutions Challenge event program
  • Company name in BioAccel Annual Report

Entrepreneur Sponsorship $2,500

  • Attendance for (2) at the Scorpion Pit Judging event
  • Attendance for (4) at the BioAccel Awards Celebration
  • Digital recognition at venue the evening of event
  • Recognition in BioAccel Solutions Challenge event program
  • Company name in BioAccel Annual Report

Solutions Champion $1,000

  • Attendance for (2) at the Scorpion Pit Judging event
  • Attendance for (2) at the BioAccel Awards Celebration
  • Listed in BioAccel Solutions Challenge event program

Printed Program Advertisement

  • Full page full color ad in printed program ($1,200)
  • Half page full color ad in printed program ($750)
  • Quarter page full color ad in printed program ($500)

Customized Underwriting Opportunities Available

Food and Beverage | Printing | Valet | Entertainment | Swag Bag 

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carol A. Poore, Ph.D., Vice President of Development at cpoore@bioaccel.org or 602-451-6769

Event Details

Solutions Challenge 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016
The competition includes Scorpion Pit Finalist Presentations, and a festive Awards Reception and Ceremony. 
Phoenix Theatre
100 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004