HealthHub at DOCSF23

DOCSF and Digital Health Hub Foundation have partnered to create a new MSK category for 2023 Awards, recognizing top orthopedic and surgical health tech.

UCSF DOCSF (the Digital Orthopaedic Conference San Francisco) is partnering with The Digital Health Hub Foundation to support the launch of a new Awards category called “Digital Transformation of Surgery.” As DOCSF is the premiere digital orthopaedic surgery conference in the world and the 2023 conference (May 3-5) focuses on the Digital Transformation of Outpatient Surgery, it was a perfect fit. 12 companies applying to participate in the DOCSF’s “bone tank” through the Digital Health Hub Awards portal will be selected to present to a panel of judges composed of venture and strategic investors. From these twelve, four winners will be automatically entered into the quarterfinal round at the Digital Health Awards providing them exposure to over 1500 investor judges and a chance of winning an award at the Grand Finale on October 9 at HLTH in Las Vegas.

Who Should Apply

We are seeking the most innovative in-market digital solutions that could radically transform orthopaedic surgery by making musculoskeletal care faster, better, simpler, and/or cheaper, with improved outcomes and/or greater access.

Application Process

Digital Health Hub will accept submissions here starting March 6, 2023, for the Digital Transformation of Surgery Category. These early submissions should be focused on companies whose products or business is active in the musculoskeletal space. The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of DOCSF judges who will select 12 companies. The selected companies will have the opportunity to present live at the DOCSF “Bone Tank” and exhibit to the DOCSF audience. There will be two tracks for companies to participate in, the Rising Star Track (pre A, A) and the Best in Class track (larger, established companies). The winners from the DOCSF Bone Tank, will automatically become quarterfinalists in the Transforming Surgery category at the Digital Health Awards where they will be evaluated by over 1,500 Health Hub Digital Health Awards judges (mostly investors), with winners from each category being awarded at the Grand Finale at HLTH in Las Vegas in the fall.

Which track is best for your company?  Rising Star vs Best in Class

Rising Star Track:

  • Team currently less than 50 employees or FTEs
  • Founded in past five years (2018 or later)
  • Product is in market or market trials (FDA approval, but not a requirement)
  • Have referenceable customers (have customers’ quotes or video testimonials is recommended)
  • Currently or is projecting minimum of $1 million sales or ARR by the end of 2023
  • Capitals raised to date: < $50 million
  • Each company can only submit one entry in the best-fit category.

Best in Class Track:

  • Must have at least one in-market solution and can demonstrate significant growth, solid traction, and existing customers.
  • Number of employees is greater than 50 employees or FTEs
  • Capitals raised to date: post series A with capitals raised > $20 million (Around the mean US Series A in 2021)
  • Each company can submit in up to two categories.

About The Digital Health Hub Foundation

Health Hub SF LLC, doing business as UCSF Health Hub and Digital Health Hub Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Our goal is to help the next best digital health companies develop ideas, validate, and scale by matching them to advisors, investors, clinicians, and their next customers.

Our 30,000 member and subscriber community consists of thousands of select, early-to-late-stage healthcare companies and highly qualified healthcare industry experts, mentors, investors, clinicians, researchers, and buyers who subscribe to our newsletters and educational services, attend our events, and participate in the annual Digital Health Awards.

We help to amplify our Winner’s reach through our extensive network of healthcare innovation centers, venture capital firms, industry experts, and prior award winners.

Registration is open for DOCSF23!

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