The Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge Program is designed to identify and grow digital health solutions that help the economies of Massachusetts and the US recover from COVID-19 more quickly.
Through two Challenges, the program will source, accelerate, and validate potential solutions that support family caregivers and healthcare providers. Selected entrepreneurs will participate in a virtual acceleration program run by Lever, Inc. The most promising solutions will be further supported with concrete research and development projects in partnership with the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Network. The program is sponsored by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech and is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration through their SPRINT Challenge Grant.
Challenge 1: Innovations to Support Caregivers
This challenge sought startups, entrepreneurs, and intrapraneurs who are developing digital health-based solutions for family caregivers. The eight finalists selected for the program were announced on September 17, 2021 and will participate in an accelerator program run by Lever, Inc. The top four finalists will compete for prizes worth up to $250,000 at a Final Pitch event on November 18th, 2021.
Watch the following videos below to hear from leaders in the caregiving space about the importance of this Challenge.