The Challenge Voice
Welcome to the official blog of the Alexa Diabetes Challenge. Read the latest news and announcements and go behind-the-scenes with the Challenge team.
September 12, 2017

Meet our newest judge: Rob Coppedge

Echo Health Ventures’ CEO joins the judging panel

We are pleased to announce that Rob Coppedge has joined the Alexa Diabetes Challenge judging panel. Rob is CEO of Echo Health Ventures and co-founder of Cambia Grove, where he helps innovative new companies in healthcare accelerate to national scale. With more than 20 years in healthcare venture capital, he is a veteran in the industry and brings invaluable experience to our judging panel in advance of Demo Day.
September 7, 2017

Attending the Connected Health Conference?

Meet us there this fall!

The Alexa Diabetes Challenge will be on the road this fall! Our Challenge winner (to be announced next month) will take the stage at the Connected Health Conference to present their Amazon voice-enabled solution for diabetes management. If you’re attending, stop by our panel to connect with the winning team.  
August 25, 2017

5 Teams Changing Diabetes Management: Meet T2D2

This is the fifth post in our Q&A series

A Q&A with Elliot Mitchell, Biomedical Informatics PhD Student at Columbia University. His team developed T2D2: Taming type 2 diabetes, together, a virtual nutrition assistant that uses machine learning to provide in-the-moment personalized education and recommendations as well as meal planning, and food and glucose logging.
August 23, 2017

5 Teams Changing Diabetes Management: Meet Sugarpod

This is the fourth post in our Q&A series

A Q&A with Anne Weiler and Mike Van Snellenberg, co-founders of Wellpepper. Their team developed Sugarpod, a multimodal diabetes care plan solution that provides tailored tasks based on patient preferences, delivered via voice, mobile, video, web interactions; includes a smart foot scanner that detects and alerts patients about potential foot problems.