Doctors 2.0 & You 4th Edition Start-up Contest announced the winning and runner-up digital health start-up companies. First place was awarded to Medivizor (Israel) represented by Tal Givoly. Second place was awarded to Medexo (Germany) represented by Jan-Christoph Loh. The winners of the Start-up Contest were chosen for the quality of the solution they bring to a health problem and their likelihood to succeed. al Givoly, co-founder of Medivizor, winner of the start-up contest will have the opportunity to present his company on stage at the sister conference of Doctors 2.0 & You, Stanford Medicine X, founded by Dr Larry Chu, in September, 2014. Both companies, Medivizor and Medexo will also return to speak at the 5th edition of Doctors 2.0 & You, founded by Denise Silber.
Dr Larry Chu (Medicine X) observed that "This year's start-up competition at Doctors 2.0 & You highlighted leading international innovators in digital health from five countries, a very talented group of start-ups. We are proud to welcome Medivizor to present on the Medicine X main stage at Stanford in the fall of this year." Denise Silber (Doctors 2.0 & You) noted that ” Doctors 2.0 & You is happy to assemble such talented companies and to provide them with increased visibility and exposure to a very motivated and experienced jury."
"Medivizor's mission is to improve the lives of people with serious medical conditions and those who care for them by providing all of the truly relevant and personalized information. The solution, now in public beta, combines patent-pending technology, medical expertise, and the wisdom of the crowd." According to Tal Givoly, CEO of Medivizor, "Doctors 2.0 & You brought together a diverse group of pioneering healthcare professionals, patients, entrepreneurs, and policy makers, and everything in between. It was invigorating to have met so many amazing individuals - each with sincere eagerness to make the world better. It was particularly gratifying that the judges and the participants recognized Medivizor as the company most likely to succeed in the startup contest among the many companies and entrepreneurs that applied and the terrific short list of 7 companies that presented."
"Medexo offers patients the possibility to obtain a medical second opinion from independent leading experts via the internet. Through this assessment, the patient gains additional information and security for his or her decision." For Jan-Christoph Loh, CEO of Medexo, "I am really happy to have achieved this result in the Doctors 2.0 & You start-up challenge and to get the opportunity to return to speak at Doctors 2.0 & You next year. On behalf of our whole team, I thank Denise and the Doctors2.0 & You team for two great days of interesting speeches and a lot of networking. It was an honour to be part of this great conference and I congratulate Tal of Medivizor for his awesome pitch performance and their motivating solution! The whole team of Medexo and I are looking forward to be a part of Doctors2.0 & You again next year."
The Start-up Contest included 7 start-up finalists. Esperity (Be), InsightMedi (Sp), Kosmo (Fr), Medexo (De), MIS (Fr), Medivizor (Il), Umanlife (Fr). For more information about the start-ups, see this link. The session was chaired by Dr Larry Chu, Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X. The diversified start-up contest jury was composed of Eugene Borukhovich, Softserve (Netherlands), Dr Marc Braman, Lifestyle Medicine Foundation (USA), Yann Bry, Axa (France), Stanley Li, DXY (China), Izabella Mesko-Vajda, Peto Institute (Hungary), Sandra van Rijswijk, Games for Health Europe (Netherlands).
About Doctors 2.0 & You
The Doctors 2.0 & You conference series, founded by Denise Silber is organized by Basil Strategies, digital health consultancy (Paris). It is the only international congress devoted to the understanding of how physicians use New Technologies, Web 2.0 tools and Social Media to communicate with colleagues, patients, payers, pharmaceutical companies and public agencies. The 4th edition took place in Paris on June 5-6, 2014. The conference website and blog includes videos, past presentations, interviews. Doctors 2.0 & You also organizes customized events and trainings.