The two finalists were chosen by our expert panel of judges. The judges considered feedback gathered during the open voting period, and selected the finalists based on their collective evaluation of the strength of each concept, efficacy of prototype, scalability of solution, and team performance during the Demo Day that took place on May 16th at Blueprint Health, a health tech startup incubator in New York City.
This year’s semi-finalists presented an impressive group of solutions to improve diabetes care, and we thank all the teams for their continued dedication to helping people living with diabetes. It certainly wasn’t easy for the judges to select this year’s finalists from such an outstanding group.
As finalists of the 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge, n4a Diabetes Care Center and EnduringFX will receive an additional $10,000 each to test their prototypes within a community of people living with diabetes.
The community uptake stage fosters a dialogue with people living with diabetes, and highlights the importance of building human-centered healthcare solutions. Following this final stage of the Innovation Challenge, the judges will evaluate how each finalist’s concept was received by people living with diabetes, and how the finalists responded and adapted their concepts based on the feedback they gathered.
Dennis Urbaniak, Sanofi US
Ilene Klein, Qualcomm Life