Innovation Challenge Blog


The Countdown Is On – One Week Until Demo Day!

The 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge semi-finalists are hard at work, refining their prototypes as they prepare for next week’s Demo Day in New York City. They’ve finished an intense Design Boot Camp and enjoyed guidance from a team of expert mentors; now they’re ready to show their concepts to our judges and to you.

Don’t worry–you don’t have to be able to make it to Blueprint Health in New York City for the big reveal. There are plenty of ways to participate in Demo Day. Join us in person, watch the presentations live online, or find a viewing party in your area. It’s easy to get involved!

Join us in New York City!
Sign up to attend the 2012 Innovation Challenge Demo Day in person in New York City. A limited number of seats are available, so please RSVP to confirm your spot.

When: May 16, 2012, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Blueprint Health (483 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY)

View Demo Day Online
Visit on May 16, 2012 to view live-streaming video of the semi-finalists’ presentations. Presentations will run from 6:00pm – 8:00pm ET. Enjoy all the action of the live Demo Day presentations from your own home!

Attend a Viewing Party
Meet up with other people in your city to watch the semi-finalists’ presentations by attending a Demo Day Viewing Party:

Interested in hosting a viewing party? Email

Following Demo Day, you’ll have the opportunity to cast your vote for your favorite demo to help determine this year’s two finalists. Each finalist will be awarded $10,000 to conduct a community uptake exercise to gather feedback about their concept. The winner will then be announced on July 16, 2012 and awarded $100,000 to further develop their concept.

Take part in the action! To learn more about the Innovation Challenge and read a description of each company that will be showcased, please visit We’re looking forward to seeing you at Demo Day!