Finalists Announced for UnitedHealth and Lyfebulb’s IBD-related Innovation Challenge

Finalists Announced for UnitedHealth and Lyfebulb’s IBD-related Innovation Challenge
Lyfebulb and UnitedHealth Group have selected the 11 finalists for their innovation challenge, which will reward the most innovative solutions to help patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These contestants will be competing for the Lyfebulb and UnitedHealth Group Innovation Award, as well as monetary prizes. New York-based Lyfebulb and Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth announced in January that they would be partnering to hold an innovation challenge to reward new IBD-related products and ideas. Together, they launched the “Empowering Patients: An Innovation Challenge" in April, accepting applications from companies whose founders have direct experience with IBD, whether as a patient or through a family member, and who have developed a product or service addressing an issue faced by IBD patients. “Lyfebulb is thrilled to partner with UnitedHealth Group to bring such an exceptional group of Patient Entrepreneurs together to find new and more effective ways to address issues encountered by patients with IBD,” Karin Hehenberger,  Lyfebulb’s founder and CEO, said in a press release. After screening and reviewing dozens of applications, the 11 patient entrepreneur finalists are:
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