Health Tech Challenge

Upcoming Event: Final Round

  • Application Opens: 7th Feb 2022.
  • Application Closes: 11th March 2022.
  • Finalists Announced: 4th April 2022.
  • Final Round: 19th May 2022.


The Health Tech Challenge is a business idea competition that attracts both students and professionals in a unique event in the vibrant city of London. Hosted by the London Business School Healthcare Club and sponsored by Illumina and Novartis, with the support of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital, this annual competition offers mentorship, training, networking opportunities, and a prize of £10,000 to the winning team.  

Judges and Speakers


  • Jeff Skinner – Executive Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital at LBS 
  • Dr Iris Good – Charimain and MD of Good Relationsh India, Cambridge Enterprsise Seed Fund Investment Committee


  • Rana Lonnen – Managing Director at dRx Capital, Novartis HealthTech fund
  • Anya Roy – Head of Seed Investments and Technology at Illumina and co-founder of Syrona Women 
  • Dr James Somauroo – Co-founder of SomX: the Healthtech Agency 

VC Panel

  • Dr Fiona Pathiraja – NHS radiologist and managing partner Crista Galli Ventures 
  • Bobby Kaura – Seed Investment Team, Illumina for Start-Ups 
  • Rana Lonnen  Managing Director at dRx Capital, Novartis HealthTech fund

KeyNote Speaker:

  • Dr James Somauroo  Co-founder of SomX, the Healthtech Agency 

6 Finalists Pitch for a £10,000 Prize

  • Ovulai: femtech platform to manage PCOS 
  • Seed Fertility: solving practical challenges of male fertility diagnosis 
  • Cancer Detection AI: applying AI to model and target cancer evolution 
  • Seha: medtech to diagnose and monitor heart failure 
  • Aisthesis Medical: applying AI to aggregate data for smart monitoring in anaesthesia 
  • HealthTech1: automating key tasks in primary care to help the NHS get back on track 

Registration is free