The 2011 LifeBridge Health Entrepreneur Challenge
invited women-, minority-, and service-disabled veteran owned businesses to showcase their solution to healthcare's most pressing challenges. The contest sought creative, innovative, and high growth businesses from across the health care spectrum.
In keeping with LifeBridge Health’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as its recognition of the vital role that entrepreneurs will play in driving the growth of Maryland’s vibrant health care industry, LifeBridge Health's business plan competition aims to recognize promising health care innovations developed in-state.
Three finalists, Optimium Health, CervoCheck, and My Hopeful Journey, were selected to participate in the final round and will compete for up to $20,000 in prize money. In addition, the three finalists will pitch their business plan to a panel of senior executives from LifeBridge Health, investors, and other prominent business leaders.
Through its network of business partners, LifeBridge Health will provide opportunities for networking, mentoring, and media exposure with the goal of fostering a community of health care entrepreneurs who offer innovative solutions for the health care and hospital industries.
The three finalists will compete at the third LifeBridge Health Business Summit, to be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at The Cylburn Arboretum. An impressive lineup of speakers and panelists have been assembled for the Business Summit to judge the finalists, including:
- Secretary Zenita Hurley (Maryland Office of Minority Affairs)
- Warren Green (CEO, LifeBridge Health)
- Robert Wallace (CEO, BITH Energy)
- Stanley Tucker (CEO, Meridian Management Group)
- Jayfus Doswell, PhD (CEO, Juxtopia)
- Lt. Governor Anthony Brown
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