Startup Track


General Information

At the World Health Summit, around 2,500 stakeholders and decision-makers from 100 countries and every field in the healthcare spectrum work together to find solutions for global health challenges. As the world’s foremost strategic forum for Global Health, it promotes thought leadership in science and advances Global Health agendas.

The World Health Summit Startup Track highlights outstanding ideas and innovative business concepts that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and improve Global Health. Attending the World Health Summit provides young entrepreneurs with three days of access to world leaders from science, industry, politics, and civil society to set up future collaborations and get to know potential mentors, investors and board members.

Information about the application process and selection criteria will be published on this page in due course.


Eyeluminati Wins World Health Summit Startup Award 2018

15.10.2018. The glove Manovue, developed by the company Eyeluminati, is the world's first intelligent personal assistant for the visually impaired. It combines vision intelligence and the internet of things and helps users to read any printed text without knowing the braille language. By providing haptic feedback, the glove also helps people with vision impairments to move around freely outside well-known environments.

Press releases


Finalists 2018

Out of 60 applications from 19 countries, the jury had invited 25 Startups to visit the World Health Summit 2018. 10 of them pitched their ideas to the jury and the World Health Summit audience on October 15,2018:


Jury 2018

  • Dr. Kai-Uwe Bindseil, Berlin Partner
  • Jutta Klauer, Pfizer Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Tobias Kurth, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Dr. Shari Langemak, Physician and Digital Healthcare Expert
  • Dr. Markus Müschenich, Flying Health
  • Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord, Bayer Foundations
  • Dr. Anna Babette Stier, German Federal Ministry of Health
  • Dr. Alf Wachsmann, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Ute E. Weiland, Deutschland – Land der Ideen (Speaker)
  • Dr. Rolf Zettl, Berlin Institute of Health