RWJF and Knight Foundation looking for your big idea for health and health care

August 29, 2013

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation wants to hear your ideas for solving major problems in health and health care. They are looking for innovations that reflect your vision of how the world could be if only we could develop a new approach or ask a different set of questions.

RWJF’s Pioneer Portfolio will hold its first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day on October 16 in New York City. This event is an opportunity to pitch your transformative idea—live and in person—to the Pioneer team, as well as a group of judges who, like you, are thinking about how to change the worlds of health and health care. Atlantic correspondent and RWJF Entrepreneur-in-Residence Thomas Goetz will the host the event, and the panel of judges will include leading angel investor Esther Dyson.

So, do you have an idea that you want to pitch to the Foundation? Share your idea in 1,000 characters or less by September 6 and you could be selected to present at Pitch Day.

But wait, there’s more –

The Knight News Challenge is offering more than $2 million for the best, most innovative ideas relating to health data plus an additional $200,000 in companion prizes from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and California HealthCare Foundation. 

During the next two weeks, they want to collect your ideas surrounding the difficulties, successes and opportunities you have experienced with health information. Official entries will be accepted starting September 3.

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