SAN FRANCISCO, October 12, 2021 - UCSF Health Hub and UCSF Health Awards committee is proud to announce the 20 winning companies and Hall of Fame inductees for the 2021 UCSF Health Awards.
The winning companies and individuals include:
The winners were selected across 16 categories by an expert team of judges in the healthcare and VC industries, including Daniel Kraft (Digital.Health), Ursheet Parikh (Mayfield Fund), Blake Wu (NEA), Michael Roizen (Cleveland Clinic) and Michael Blum, MD (UCSF), among 450 others.
The winners were chosen from more than 1,200 submissions based on a rigorous judging criteria. In the first round of judging, the priority was on market validation and traction for health tech categories and unmet need and validation for life sciences categories; in the second, innovation, impact and value for both health tech and life sciences categories; and in the third, evidence and differentiation for health tech categories and evidence and groundbreaking for life sciences categories.
“This year's winning class represented the amazing maturity in and acceleration of health innovation. The winning companies represented 1.6% of the companies that applied; and the overall company submissions across the board were so impressive. Hats off to all of the great companies that submitted applications, progressed to the quarterfinals, the final round and then won at the Grand Finale',” said Mark H. Goldstein, Chairman of the UCSF Health Hub and General Partner at venture capital firm Builders VC.
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures, only the finalist companies and a select number of presenters were on campus at the UCSF Mission Bay Center for the Awards Show on October 7 at 5:30 p.m. PST. Many presenters and finalists joined via Zoom and some were pre-recorded, making this a true hybrid event. All other guests and sponsors were at the new Gott’s Roadside location at the Chase Center watching the show from the large videoboard on the Chase Center. Grand Finale video can be viewed on Vimeo here and YouTube here.
About UCSF Health Awards 2021
Produced by UCSF Health Hub, the UCSF Health Awards, now in its third year, is the leading awards show in the health tech industry awarding the next best products and technologies in digital health and life sciences. Eighteen winners are hand selected from thousands of submissions.
About UCSF Health Hub
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