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Health Promotion Startup Competition

Congratulations to Our Winners!

Five finalists pitched their concepts for new products, programs and services in front of our distinguished panel of judges and a live audience of health promotion professionals at the 2016 Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference on April 27, 2016. 

Social Entrepreneur Category Winner                Business Category Winner

Healthy Women
Healthy Women, Healthy Futures (HWHF), a pre-pregnancy health initiative, assists women to reduce risks which may potentially lead to poor maternal and infant outcomes through health education, care coordination and adoption of healthy lifestyles. HWHF can be incorporated into new or existing wellness programs.
JOOL is the first purpose-driven platform for improved population health engagement, personal well-being, and organizational performance.











Extracon Complete is the employee wellness program that’s designed to be effective and easy to run
LifeFuels is a health technology company devoted to promoting enhanced wellness and athletic performance through portable nutrition and hydration management solutions.
Founded by physicians in 2014, WellPledge strives to improve clinical outcomes by driving wellness for those living with chronic conditions by pairing you with a personal health coach (a real human!) that will check in daily to help you make healthy food choices, offer exercise tips, answer questions, and provide education when needed.
Sport Sapien
Low-cost, scientifically based and sport-specific, individualized training programs for the enhancement of sport performance and reduction of training-induced injuries for beginner athletics.





















Runner Up

Social Category

Mpilo Radio brief description: Mpilo Radio is a pre-recorded health promotion program, delivered on podcasts at antenatal clinics in a radio-show format that broadcasts messages using edutainment.












THE ACESO Project is an educational program targeting behaviour change and development on personal hygiene and lifestyle habits in early school children. It has been established and piloted in Greece by 4e-project, a health promotion startup, and the Society of Junior Doctors, Greece’s leading health research NGO
First App ever, that designs a workout and diet plan for you, access to chat with nutritionist and fitness coaches
Looking for a special gift, something better than flowers that shows you really care? Send a gift of inspiration and restoration
Third Pillar
At Teresa Stewart: Family Solutions, we are dedicated to helping families sleep better through a wide-range of solutions. We offer 1:1 consultation services to families, staff trainings for childcare centers, professional development workshops, and employee wellness support for corporations












North Fourth
We love small budgets and specialize in aligning your employees’ thoughts and emotions for more enthusiasm and better results.











My Diabetes Home is a personalized diabetes management platform providing you with tools to track your blood sugar and manage your medications
The SalTrax™ Method of tracking sodium shows the user how to spot hidden sodium in foods and quickly convert various measures of sodium to a one or two digit number.
Bicape is a home-sewn business founded to add visibility and flair to women’s active lives












Mind Set Goal
Mind.Set.Goal!™ is a turn-key coaching series that enables people to transform their health – and their perspective – from the inside out.
Simple Sign
When technology cannot connect you, Simple Sign becomes the bridge to communication during a natural or manmade incident.

Freestyle King
Freestyle King is a mobile platform that allows for coaches and trainers to engage and encourage their players to train outside of practice.



We invited health promotion startups to submit proposals for new products, services or programs to promote healthy lifestyle.

Our panel  reviewed all proposals and selected five finalists who were invited to pitch their concept live at the Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference on April 27, 2016.

The winner were announced on the final day of the conference, Friday, April 29, 2016. Each winner will receive a free exhibit space at the 2017 Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference.

Meet Our Judges

Mike Motta
Mike Motta
Founder of Plus One, sold to Optum – BIO
Jim Hummer
James Hummer Founder of Whole Health, sold to Walgreens – BIO
Richard Penington
Richard Penington, Founder of Summit Health, sold to Quest Diagnostics – BIO
John Harris
John Harris Founder of Harris Health Trends, sold to Axia and Healthways – BIO
Mark Correia
Mark Correia Co-Founder and CEO of Preventure – BIO