Innov8 Talks - Driving innovation in healthcare

Innov8 returned to FIME 2023! We saw how the next generation of healthcare pioneers disrupted the healthcare industry with their ground-breaking ideas and solutions.

Stay tuned to see what the FIME 2024 edition brings to Innov8!

June 19-21 2024

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, USA

Innov8 Talks 2023 winners

Vinicio Vargas (middle), CEO of Ainnova Tech - Winner of Innov8 Talks 2023 

Eduardo W. Jørgensen (left), CEO & Co-Founder of Medicsen - 1st Runner-up

Idicula Mathew (right), CEO and Co-founder of Hera Health Solutions – 2nd Runner-up

The Pitch Competition

We were thrilled to bring back the Innov8 start-up competition at FIME 2023, an international start-up competition that saw 20 start-ups pitch their ground-breaking ideas and battle on stage. Judges included industry leaders, investors, government officials, and entrepreneurs who determined the winner.

In partnership with GEN Accelerates, a start-up bootcamp was held on 20th June 2023 for the top 20 start-ups. The start-ups were offered peer support and had the opportunity to perfect their pitch during this bootcamp.e offered peer support and the opportunity to perfect their pitch during this bootcamp.


The breakdown and concept

Competition breakdown

  • The competition will consist of 2 rounds and a final pitch-off
  • 10 pitches per round
  • 3 minutes to pitch and 5 mins of Q&A with the judges
  • Top 3 finalists will be selected from each round!
  • The competition will run in person during FIME 2023, June 21 – 23

Areas of interest include

  • Clinical intelligence and enablement
  • Screening and diagnostics
  • Virtual care delivery 
  • Disease management 
  • Drug discovery 
  • Good health and well-being
  • Medical Device
  • Optimizing healthcare costs
  • Automation 
  • Primary and urgent care

The format

  • Start-up bootcamp - June 20th
  • 2 Rounds, with 10 start-ups in each:
    • June 21 – Round 1: 10 Start-ups
    • June 22 – Round 2: 10 Start-ups
    • June 23 – Final Pitch-Off – (Top 6 Finalists)
  • 3 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes of Q&A with the judges
  • June 23: Finale where the top 6 finalists compete 
  • Who Will Be Crowned?:
    • 1 Winner
    • 1st Runner-up
    • 2nd Runner-up


  • Winner will recieve:
    • Chance to win and compete - Innovator of the Year at Arab Health 2024, Dubai, UAE
    • Return flight tickets + hotel to Dubai, UAE
    • An exclusive interview with the Omnia Health Insight
    • A complimentary exhibition stand at FIME 2024
  • 3 Mentorship packages offered by partners at Tampa Bay Wave, Manutara Ventures, and GEN Accelerates 
    • Winner  
    • 1st Runner-up
    • 2nd Runner-up

Innov8 Talks Judges