Innov8 Talks - Driving innovation in healthcare

Innovation means new, better and more effective ways of solving problems within the healthcare industry.

Discover all healthcare innovators, disruptors, and entrepreneurs showcasing their amazing idea or product to the industry leaders at FIME this July!

June 21-23 2023

Miami Beach Convention Center, USA

The Pitch Competition

With the health care industry constantly revolutionizing, numerous innovative start-ups have stepped up to address the future and previous unmet challenges, leading to an increasing wave of investments, innovations and opening new doors for entrants from the technology and consumer industries.

We are excited to bring you the Innov8 Talks at FIME 2022, a start-up competition that will feature 20 innovative early and middle stage start-ups from across the world, pitching their ground-breaking ideas and battling on stage across three days. The winner will be picked by an esteemed panel of judges which will include industry leaders, investors, government officials and entrepreneurs.

Join us at FIME 2022 happening in person from July 27 – 29


The breakdown and concept

Competition breakdown

  • The competition will consist of 2 rounds and a final pitch-off
  • With 10 pitches per round, for 8 minutes each - take your turn to showcase how you are changing the face of healthcare
  • Top 2 finalists will be selected from each round!
  • The competition will run in person during FIME 2022, July 27 - 29

Areas of interest include

  • Clinical intelligence and enablement
  • Screening and diagnostics
  • Virtual care delivery 
  • Disease management 
  • Drug discovery 
  • Mental health
  • Optimizing healthcare costs
  • Automation 
  • Primary and urgent care

The format

    • Start-up stages: early and middle  
    • 2 Rounds, with 10 start-ups in each:
      • July 27 – Round 1: 10 Start-ups
      • July 28 – Round 2: 10 Start-ups
      • July 29 – Final Pitch-Off – (Top 4 Finalists)
    • 5 minutes to pitch and 3 minutes of Q&A with the judges
    • Top 4 finalists will compete in the finale on July 29 
    • 1 winner will be announced


The winner will receive prizes worth over $20,000

  • A 12-month subscription to Omnia Health Marketplace
  • An exclusive interview on the Omnia Health Insight
  • A complimentary exhibition stand space at FIME 2023
  • A 3 month mentorship programme by PS27 Ventures 


Jim Stallings

Chief Executive Officer
PS27 Ventures, USA

Kathy Chiu

Managing Partner
DeepWork Capital, USA

Dr Joseph West

Executive Vice President
Clinify Health, USA

Maria Forero

Senior Advisor,
Accelmed Partners, USA

Surpreet Manchanda

General Partner
Raiven Capital, USA

Derick Pearson

Executive Director & President
Center for Black Innovation, USA

Philip Liu

Vice President
Healthcare Atomic VC, USA

Francesca de Quesada Covey

Partner, TheVentureCity, Tech Innovation Advisor, Miami-Dade County, USA

Allan Daisley

Director, Strategy and Innovation
AmeriHealth Caritas, USA

Patti Rossman

Life Science Women's Network, USA

Pedro Sostre

Navigate, USA

Dr Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes

Founder & CEO
Softhread Inc, USA

Dr Vicki Rabenou

President and CEO
Startup Nation Ventures, USA

Esther Vargas

Business Incubator Site Manager
University of Central Florida, USA

Dr Richard Munassi 

Cohort Director
 Tampa Bay Wave, USA

Elizabeth Pinon

VP of Product and
Operating Partner,
TheVentureCity, USA

Greg Horowitz

Vice President of
Economic Development
Miami Dade Beacon Council, USA