Entries for Digital Health Rewired Pitchfest 2025 are now open to start-ups, providing the opportunity to showcase their idea or solution to an audience of NHS leaders and investors.

Rewired Pitchfest is the annual competition for start-ups, offering them the chance to pitch in front of a live audience of NHS leaders, investors and industry peers, with the winner having access to expert advice from CW+ and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s CW Innovation team, and the potential to run a project in the Trust.

Courtesy of TheHill, shortlisted contestants will also be offered:

  • Grant Writing Workshop (two day, in person) – 50% off course price including one free grant review (usually charged at £1,000)
  • Procurement Workshop (one day, online) – 50% off course price

PR agency Silver Buck continue as a sponsor of Pitchfest. Sarah Bruce, co-founder and director of Silver Buck, said: “Sponsoring Pitchfest and getting to see those who are showcasing and pioneering ventures within the digital health sector is one of the biggest highlights in our calendar.

“The competition creates genuine impact in the industry, providing a platform for companies to showcase their potential, gain powerful media exposure and ultimately get the opportunity to pilot in an NHS site – something innovators find increasingly challenging.

“After witnessing the exceptional talent last year, we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the new entrants and their innovative ideas that will shape the future of health tech. Good luck to everyone making an entry.

This year’s heats will be live, taking place during the two-day AI and Data 2024 conference, 22-23 October at London Olympia.

Start-ups will therefore have the opportunity to pitch at both of Digital Health’s shows, with the live Pitchfest final taking place in the Start-Up Zone at Rewired 2025. The event is once again being held at the NEC in Birmingham, 18-19 March.

The rules and judging criteria for Pitchfest can be found here.

Applications close on 23 August, where the judges will then whittle down the entries to a shortlist who will compete in October’s live heats.

Apply here.