TRAILS Competition

Traction and Implementation Lead to Solutions

The TRAILS Competition has been designed to provide promising startups access to real world testing and application within the health care system to gain working knowledge of how the system works. Through this experience, startups can iterate on their solution to make it a lean, high value product.

Spring 2019 TRAILS Competition

Congratulations to our Spring 2019 TRAILS Competition winner, BrainChild Technologies! They were selected by a panel of six judges during our finale pitch competition. BrainChild Technologies will be embedded for five consecutive days within Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital, all top ranking children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, participating in informational interviews and job shadowing activities.    



Our spring competition sought to find startups interested in improving the experiences of children and their families during times of urgent medical needs. Specifically, this competition sought solutions that accomplish two objectives:

  • Establish and maintain relationships and open lines of communication between patients and their providers.
  • Improve communication between primary care and specialist providers.

The hospital partners see the potential to greatly impact newborn development while offering BrainChild valuable provider feedback to refine their product even further. By partnering closely with hospital systems, innovators, and ultimately the patients, everyone is greatly benefited. We are thrilled to see BrainChild continue their success!

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Spring 2018 TRAILS Competition