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The Prize

$75,000 in-kind (pilot credit) to work with Baptist Health Innovations to further develop your solution and enter the US market.

20 office hours with ARC team and Sheba Experts

Office hours with Triventures, a global early-stage fund that invests in innovative healthcare

The winner of the challenge will receive:

Two Second Place Winners will receive:

Office hours with the ARC-Sheba team

Office hours with Triventures, a global early-stage fund that invests in innovative healthcare

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The Timeline

The Challenge

Looking to complete a pilot with a US hospital with the support of one of the leading Israeli hospitals? 

If you are an innovator looking to co-develop solutions that enhance care delivery, clinical outcomes and capacity in a cost-effective manner, this challenge is for you.


The selected (winning) solution will have the potential to convey demonstrable cost-savings and/or capacity enhancement with direct, measurable, and immediate outcomes.  


Increased workforce retention, enhanced positive patient experiences, and promotes a nurturing workplace environment  
Reduced administrative burden 
on care providers, providing more time for direct patient interaction  

Improved management of supplies and staffing 
for ancillary departments (e.g., non-nursing units such as pharmacy, pathology lab)

Reduce patient length of stay (LOS) across all entities. Apply data visualization tools (‘dashboards’) to provide real-time insight into regulatory, compliance, quality, implementation of evidenced-based care, and to define new care models.


We are looking for startup companies in early/pre-commercialization stages that are incorporated in Israel and are expanding their business operations to the American healthcare system.  

Advisory Committee

Barry T. Katzen, M.D.

Chief Medical Innovation Officer, Baptist Health South Florida and Founder and Chief Medical Executive, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute

Chief Population Health Officer, Baptist Health South Florida and Deputy Director, Miami Cardiac and  Vascular Institute

Jonathan Fialkow, M.D.

Director of Startups, ARC Innovation, Sheba Tel HaShomer

Lee Aviram Shoshany

Chief Operating Officer Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

Carol Melvin

Principal, Triventures

Lihi Lubranski

Start-Up Nation Central joins forces with Baptist Health Innovations and ARC Sheba, with the support of Triventures, to source Israeli solutions that can improve care delivery and clinical capacity.

June 12, 2023
Applications open

June 13, 2023
Launch Event at Start-Up Nation Central

September 12, 2023
Finalists Pitch Event

August 17, 2023
Finalists Announced

July 13, 2023
Applications Close

Vice President of Transformation
and Director of the Women's Health Innovation Center

Avi Tsur, M.D.

Deputy Chief Transformation Officer, Sheba Tel HaShomer

Avi Tsur, M.D.

Managing Director,
Hogwarts International

Minerva McGonagall

The Finalists

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 Judging Criteria


Clinical impact


Clinical impact

Clinical impact

Strategy Director,
Hogwarts International

Severus Snape

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. 

Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. 

For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The healthcare sector is in dire need of a transformation that would lead to more sustainable consumer-based solutions. 

To spearhead this, Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in Israel that was recognized as being among the top 10 in the world by Newsweek in March 2019, 2020, and 2021, launched ARC. 

ARC, which is short for accelerate, redesign, and collaborate, encompasses a global ecosystem that aims to develop, pilot, and roll out game-changing solutions. It prioritizes innovations in digital health as its main change vehicle and fosters an open innovation environment.  Our goal is ambitious – to have a meaningful, measurable impact on healthcare by 2030.  To this end, we unite leading Academic Medical Centers with innovative startups and strategic industry partners to promote accelerated development and implementation through the sharing of data and streamlined collaborations. 

Hospitals worldwide face a range of challenges, from managing increasing demand for healthcare services to dealing with limited resources and funding. 

Ultimately, hospitals must adapt to changing healthcare environments, leverage data and analytics to improve outcomes, and prioritize the needs of patients and their families. Innovation is key to adapting and scaling healthcare standards and improving our access to better quality care.

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   About Us   

Start-Up Nation Central is a non-profit organization that strengthens Israel’s innovation ecosystem and forges global partnerships to help address shared challenges. We look forward to connecting you with the Health Tech ecosystem.

Start-Up Nation Finder is the free digital platform to learn about and engage with the Israeli tech ecosystem. Finder provides data, insights, and access to key industry players, enabling users to create business value through collaborations.

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Connecting Hospitals, Igniting Innovations: Transforming Healthcare for a Healthier Tomorrow 

Applications are closed - Stay tuned for our final event!