AngelMD and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Announce Winners from the ACEP18 innovatED Innovation Challenge

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 General News
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The two chosen startups will each receive a prize package valued at over $8,000, and the invitation to exhibit at next year's ACEP Annual Meeting.

SEATTLE, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- There is likely no one place more impacted by innovation than the emergency

room. That's part of the reason why AngelMD is proud to be in association with the American College of Emergency Physicians. A field of over 60 healthcare startups in emergency medicine applied to participate in the ACEP18 innovatED Innovation Challenge. Through an evaluation process, completed by 50 emergency physician members of AngelMD, the top 4 innovations in medical device and top 4 innovations in digital health were selected to participate in pitch competitions in the innovatED exhibit space at ACEP18. Additional startups were allowed to exhibit in the space as well.

The presenters, determined by emergency physicians from ACEP and AngelMD:

Digital Health Category:

  • DiA Imaging Analysis
  • inContext Reporting
  • navigatER
  • UBQ

Medical Device Category:

  • CoLabs
  • HeartHero
  • Kestrel Labs
  • Linear Health Sciences

The exhibitors, determined by emergency physicians from ACEP and AngelMD:

Digital Health Category:

  • HealthPals
  • Through the Cords
  • Output Medical

Medical Device Category:

  • Aeronyde
  • Clinivantage
  • Format Health

After all of the pitches were complete, a panel of four emergency medicine experts deliberated on the winner. Attendees of the Innovation Challenge, as well as those watching the live stream through AngelMD, also cast their vote for their top innovation, with the audience favorite counting as the fifth judge. Over 350 participants cast their votes for winners from the Digital Health and Medical Device categories.

UBQ was chosen as the winner for Digital Health. The company specializes in helping emergency departments increase revenues, decrease cost, and improve the care experience for both patients and staff. UBQ's Resource Prediction Machine uses artificial intelligence to predict the severity of patient illness on arrival. This helps provide for better triage, more efficient queues, and treatment clarity.

In the Medical Device category, HeartHero was chosen as the winner. HeartHero is focused on changing the dismal outcome of sudden cardiac arrest. The company has developed a smaller, lighter AED than any that is currently on the market. The device is powered by a standard 9-volt battery, and is perfect for use in any at-risk household.

Each winning company received a prize package that includes a $5,000 credit toward investment syndication services through AngelMD. These services include investor accreditation verification, the creation of a special purpose vehicle for angel investors, stock issue documents, the collection of digital signatures, collection of funds, and escrow service for the investment syndicate.

The two companies will be invited back to ACEP's 2019 conference in Denver, where they will be provided with a booth space valued at over $3,000.

For additional information about these startups and hundreds more, visit AngelMD and join thousands of physicians across specialties evaluating, advising and investing in the top innovations in their space.

About AngelMD AngelMD is an investment and networking platform connecting innovative medical startups, physicians, investors, and industry partners. Leading physicians from all over the US have joined AngelMD to help source, evaluate and advise companies in biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare technology. For more information, visit

About ACEP ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies. For more information visit



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