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Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge
March 02, 2022

The Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge is an exciting extracurricular competition that gives students across the Pacific Northwest the opportunity to come up with meaningful solutions to big problems the world faces today related to human health. The competition is open to undergrads and grad students at accredited colleges and universities across the Cascadia Corridor – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, as well as Alaska. Top Teams participate in the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge Final Event on March 3, 2021, where they will pitch their ideas, demo their prototypes, and respond to judge questions.

2021-22 Dates and Deadlines
1. Generate Your Idea & Form a Team
Health Innovation Practicum | ENTRE 445/545 | Thursdays 5:00-6:50pm, Fall Quarter.
Gain knowledge of current healthcare systems local to global, and hear from successful innovators. See Health Innovation Practicum tab.

Team Formation Events
Innovative? Have an idea? How do you find the right people to join your team? Ideation, figuring out your customers, scoping the competition, and pulling the pieces together. Check out events hosted by the Buerk Center. Pitch your idea, pitch your skills, meet students from disciplines across campus at these fun and casual meetup events.

Use this throughout the year! Connect with other entrepreneurship students to build teams or gain advice from our industry mentors by setting up a time to chat! This site also lists event and deadline updates from the Buerk Center.

Upcoming Events
Check out the Entrepreneurship Events page for upcoming events including Team Formation Events, Meetups, Information Sessions, and more.

2. Build Your Prototype
APPLICATION DEADLINE | Noon on Monday, December 6
Funds are available for demonstration models or simulations that will help you showcase your idea. More information under the Prototype Funding Tab.

3. Apply
Submit a 5-7 page business summary for official entry into the HIC. Teams will be notified regarding advancement to the Final Round by Thursday, February 10.

4. Finalists Pitch and Compete at the HIC!
After finishing the competition application, the following information is for accepted and competing teams.

Resource Night for Finalist Teams | Tuesday, February 15
Attendance at this event is mandatory for all teams going to the finals on March 3.

Pitch Workshop for Finalist Teams | Thursday, February 17
Attendance at this event is mandatory for all teams going to the finals on March 3

1-Page Business Summary and Demo Video Due for Finalist Teams | Thursday, February 24
Summaries are sent to every judge before the day of the Final Round so they can decide which teams to visit.

Teams deliver live pitches and interact with judges at this tradeshow-style event followed by a networking reception and awards ceremony to announce the winners.

What is needed to enter the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge?
Prototype Funding (Optional; see Prototype Funding Tab)

All Entrants (see Dates and Deadlines tab)

5 – 7 page Business Summary (Due Monday, January 31, 2022)
Top Teams chosen to come to the final event

Mandatory Virtual Resource Night (Tuesday, February 15, 2022)
Mandatory Virtual Pitch Clinic (Thursday, February 17, 2022)
1-page Business Summary and Demo Video (Due Thursday, February 24, 2022)
60-Second Pitch and Presentation of Demo/Prototype at the HIC (Thursday, March 3, 2022)
University of Washington - Foster Business School
Eligible Schools
Idaho State University, Pocatello
Oregon State University
Washington State University
15,000 $ Grand Prize
$10,000 Second Place Prize
$5,000 Third Place Prize