Now Accepting Pitch Competition Applications

Now Accepting Pitch Competition Applications

HRX 2023 Pitch Competition

HRX 2023 Pitch Competition

HRX 2023 Pitch Competition

HRX 2023 Pitch Competition

Are you a digital health innovator looking for an opportunity to showcase your new technology, a novel approach to patient care, or an innovative business model? Look no further than the HRX Pitch Competition, powered by the HRS Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal.

The HRX conference brings together healthcare leaders, entrepreneurs, physicians, technology developers, investors, and regulatory bodies to discuss the latest advancements in digital health and share challenges while envisioning future solutions.

This Pitch Competition, powered by the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal, is the perfect opportunity for healthcare entrepreneurs, early-stage innovators, and start-ups to showcase their digital health innovation and gain exposure to venture capitalists, funders, and investors.

In this high-stakes, 75-minute session, teams compete on the conference’s main stage for cash prizes from funders. Each team races a 10-minute clock to creatively pitch their digital health-related idea and has 5 minutes to answer questions from judges and attendees.


By partnering/collaborating with entrepreneurs, inventors, visionaries, and founders, this event is a unique opportunity to: 

  • Exposure and Professional Networking: Build a support network, relationships, and connections that would help launch your innovation.
  • Peer Learning: Learn from other innovators that strive to improve cardiovascular care.
  • Coaching and Mentoring: Receive valuable in-kind mentoring and support from experienced innovators. 
  • Awards: 1st place: $30,000, 2nd place: $15,000 & People’s Choice (audience selected): $10,000


To be eligible for the Pitch Competition, a start-up company must be a registered, formative stage business entity that can enter into the Investment Agreement, such as a corporation or limited liability company (LLC), that meets the following 2 criteria:

  • Less than five years from the date of formal organization
  • Has its first product or service in testing or pilot production


Applications must be submitted electronically using the HRX submission portal. Each application must include information about your company as well as a 3 min “kick-starter” video (accepted format MOV and MP4) . Please review the Submission Guidelines for the detailed Submission Requirements and Rules


  • April 10: Submission Site Opens
  • May 31 at 11:59 pm ET: Submission Site Closes
  • June 20-29: Selected Teams Notified
  • June 29: Selected Teams Announced
  • July 10 – September 10: Prep/ Coaching for Selected Teams
  • September 23 at 9:15 am PT: Pitch Competition


Do not hesitate to contact the HRX Team at if you have any questions.

Meet Our 2022 Winners

First Place: Relay Response

Relay Response is a transformative resuscitation platform that aims to make CPR accessible and effective for everyone. By developing medical software that runs on smartphones and smartwatches, Relay Response enables rescuers to practice CPR on-demand while receiving real-time coaching and data-rich insights. 

Relay Response was thrilled to be invited to participate in the 2022 HRX Pitch Competition. The event allowed them to connect with a diverse group of clinicians, investors, and industry leaders. Relay Response is eager to use their success to put the future of cardiac arrest care in the hands of everyone.

Second Place: VPExam from TeleHealth Care Solutions LLC

TeleHealth Care Solutions LLC (TCS) was created to improve access and quality of care for new patient populations by developing innovative, clinically validated virtual care systems that reduce mortality in complex cardiac care patients.

One of TCS’s innovations is VPExam Virtual Care, which combines augmented reality with Bluetooth stethoscopes and single-lead ECG to improve diagnostic accuracy by accessing volume status, cardiopulmonary auscultation, detection of arrhythmias, and proving structured data, including vitals, medication reconciliation, and labs. VPExam Virtual Care has significantly improved outcomes for high-risk heart failure patients, including a 40% reduction in the 30-day hospital readmission rate and a 50% reduction in the 30-day mortality rate.

The TCS team was excited to have the opportunity to discuss the ongoing evolution of virtual care, primarily when focusing on specialty transition of care. Virtual care in heart failure management is a rapidly evolving intervention with high-yield quality returns.

Third Place: Anumana

Anumana is an AI-driven health technology company that is part of the inference and Mayo Clinic Platform portfolio. By harnessing industry-leading AI and translational science to decode electrocardiograms (ECGs), Anumana leverages the ECG as a deep predictive tool and biomarker of disease and empowers care providers to help patients early in their treatment.

Anumana was excited about the opportunity to participate in the HRX Pitch Competition and to share their story on breakthrough AI ECG innovations. Their team thoroughly enjoyed meeting fellow innovators disrupting cardiology with digital tools and transforming patient care.