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September 2016

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
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For the 5th time, MEDICA 2016 will host the world's largest live competition for the best Medical Mobile Solution for use in the daily routine of a doctor or in the hospital - the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2016 – in the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM on November 16, 2016. MEDICA,, the world’s leading medical trade fair, will take place from November 14 – 17, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Until September 30, 2016, developers from all over the world can submit their Medical Mobile Solution for consideration. These submissions will be pre-selected by a MAC Expert Team - an international top-class jury. Those 15 developers whose Mobile Solutions match best the submission criteria based on the jury's point of view will qualify for the participation at the live pitch at MEDICA 2016 in Düsseldorf.

The pitch itself happens live on stage at the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM in hall 15, stand 15C24, on Wednesday, November 16 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Each team has 3 minutes to pitch their Mobile Solution. Another 1 minute is reserved for the jury to ask questions. After all 15 presentations the jury deliberates and the winners will be announced live.

The solution ranked number 1 will be rewarded with a EUR 2,000 cash prize, number 2 with EUR 1,000 and the number 3 with EUR 500.

In addition, the organizers have partnered with SXSW, which will provide two SXSW 2017 Interactive admission badges worth $ 1,325 per pass to the winning team to attend the cult event SXSW 2017 in March 2017 in Austin, Texas.

Furthermore, Startupboothcamp Digital Health (SBC) sponsors the following vouchers for the top 3 places:

1st prize winner gets one exclusive ticket to attend SBC Masterclass in Berlin during SBC Health program (Nov 2016 - Feb 2017)
2nd prize winner gets a SBC mentoring dinner in Berlin
3rd prize winner gets one hour of SBC online mentoring

After the competition, a reception will be held at the US Pavilion at MEDICA.

More information about the MEDICA App COMPETITION is available at:

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