About HTIC

Now in its 5th year, the HealthTech Innovation Challenge-Health (HTIC) is an annual innovation-led program that brings together partners from across the health ecosystem to innovate, collaborate and ultimately create better healthcare experiences for all people.

Accenture is bringing the HealthTech Innovation Challenge to life through a virtual platform on September 28, 2021. The 2021 Challenge will highlight the best, most innovative start-ups with health solutions that serve North America. The application period closed and we are pleased to announce eight finalists, one Next HealthTech Unicorn and ten Rising Stars for the 2021 Challenge. Learn about these companies below!

Learn more about the HealthTech Innovation Challenge program.

2021 Finalists

Congratulations to the 8 Finalists from the 2021 HealthTech Innovation Challenge!


Angle Health

Provides digital-first healthcare plans for the modern employee. Learn more.

Axle Health

Axle Health

Offers providers in-home healthcare services for their patients. Learn more.


Donisi Health

Provides personalized, actionable insights through hassle-free, contact-free sensing for cardiac and respiratory assessment. Learn more.

Ellipsis Health

Ellipsis Health

Helps people understand their emotional health by analyzing speech. Learn more.



Provides remote care, video connection, and medication dispensing all-in-one. Learn more.



Provides world-class practitioners and technology to treat injury and pain. Learn more.



Provides virtual reality medical simulation. Learn more.

Spora Health

Spora Health

Provides primary healthcare for people of color. Learn more.

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2021 Next HealthTech Unicorn and Rising Stars

Challenge categories

The HealthTech Innovation Challenge supports innovative technologies and drives creative solutions to improve the way people access and manage healthcare. Solutions focus on the following areas:

Increased access

Expanding access to services and treatments, including virtual care, digital therapeutics and new healthcare delivery models for underserved needs.

Consumer & clinician experience

Creating positive experiences, including solutions to improve wellbeing, care coordination, disease prevention and chronic condition management.

Operational efficiency

Increasing enterprise efficiency and core day-to-day processes, including back office solutions, and patient, data and distribution management.

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Entry criteria

Applications are no longer being accepted. The application process was open to all companies regardless of size, provided they meet the criteria:

  • A growth stage company where access to executives and established healthcare organizations is critical to your business and will impact growth.
  • A beta product to demonstrate and are prepared to share access to program partners under NDA (and as reasonable for no additional cost).
  • Selected startups commit to participate in a virtual event on September 28, 2021.


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