YHIF 2018 Boston Competition

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

What is YHIF?

Young Health Innovators Forum (YHIF) is a unique competition for U.S. health startups to explore opportunities in China. Our mission is to encourage and assist young entrepreneurs and professionals to develop innovative solutions for unmet needs in the global healthcare ecosystem. We help winning teams explore China and global market by: 

  • Polishing business strategies to meet market demand

  • ​Assisting in fund raising process

  • Navigating the regulatory environment 

  • Connecting to essential resources for expansion and growth

  • Increasing exposure to providers, investors, and other industry leaders

Competition Model

As part of the annual U.S.-China Health Summit, YHIF runs preliminary competition rounds in Boston and Beijing. Four finalists from each region will participate in the final competition at the Summit, which will take place in Chengdu from October 12-14 this year. 


YHIF Boston finalists will be eligible to:

  • Obtain a $2,500 travel grant to attend the 8th U.S.-China Health Summit on Oct.12-14 in Chengdu China and compete in the final round of YHIF2018

  • Access 6-month pass at Canopy City, a Cambridge incubator and co-working space

  • Compete for a total monetary award of $XXX,XXX during the final round of YHIF 2018 

  • Win an opportunity to accelerate and transform projects at the most prestigious bio-cities and hospitals in China

  • Get introduced to potential investors
  • Acquire mentorship from leading Chinese investors, hospitals, regulators and other industry partners

  • Receive exclusive event invitations from the U.S.-China Health Summit to network with industry leaders

​Who should apply?

We welcome ideas from biotechnology, connected health, mobile health, therapeutics, diagnostics, drug development medical devices, health-related social enterprises, and other related fields. Ideas/start-ups at all stages are welcome to apply. In order to motivate young generations' contribution to health innovation, we require at least one of your team members was born after January 1, 1977. 


Please contact competition@uschinahealthsummit.org

Important Dates



Application Deadline



Notification of Boston Finalists



​Preliminary Competition

in Boston



Final Competition

in Chengdu