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GWS opens new wellness tech innovation competition, winner will be crowned at 2020 Summit
09 Sep 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
It will be judged by a group of international CEOs, business leaders and VCs in the wellness space, including Six Senseswellness pioneer, Anna Bjurstam
Photo: Shutterstock:franz12
Analysts agree that health and wellness technologies – whether in mental wellness or digital fitness – have now emerged as the hottest investment category
– Nancy Davis
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), has announced that a “Call for Wellness Innovations” contest, as well as a dedicated Tech Innovation Pavilion, will be unveiled at the 2020 conference.

The contest, which opened on 8 September, calls on all companies worldwide within the wellness technology space to submit their innovative idea – to enter, click here.

It will be judged by a group of 15 international CEOs, business leaders and VCs in the wellness space, including Six Senses wellness pioneer, Anna Bjurstam – see the full list of judges below.

The winner will present their concept to delegates at the Summit and receive the first “Global Wellness Summit Prize”.

Applications will first be screened by Welltech1’s advisory board and founders. Semifinalists will then present to the judging panel made up of international executives and VCs on virtual Demo Days, on 15 and 22 October.

“COVID-19 has turbocharged the migration of wellness solutions online and consumer adoption of all kinds of digital wellness,” said Nancy Davis, GWS chief creative officer and executive director. “Analysts agree that health and wellness technologies – whether in mental wellness or digital fitness – have now emerged as the hottest investment category.”

“With this historic rush of creativity and investment, the 2020 Summit is putting a stake in the ground in this fascinating space, and we want to give global exposure to the companies, products and services that are reimagining wellness through technology.”

The new contest and Tech Pavilion are all part of a conference that will focus on tech innovations that are shaking up the wellness market, featuring keynotes from leaders and investors across this booming space.

Each day of the Summit, the Tech Innovation Pavilion will showcase companies that have been recently devoting their energy and resources to innovate products and services in the wellness arena – whether seed-stage start-ups or established companies.

All of this programming is being realised in partnership with Welltech1, a wellness fund and innovation hub in Tel Aviv, Israel, who is the first Marquis Sponsor of the Pavilion.

The GWS Summit is being held 8-11 November at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.

The judges
Amir Alroy, co-founder, Welltech1,
Anna Bjurstam, wellness pioneer at Six Senses,
Craig Cogut, founder, chair and CEO of Pegasus Capital Advisors
Ivo Facianof, managing partner at MindSpring Capital and founder of global online marketing and advertising solution, Velis
Ofir Frank, CTO of Maccabi Tel Aviv BC, a world-leading sports club
Galit Horovitz, co-founder at Welltech1
Ian James, founder and CEO of The Ideation Lab, LLC, and incubator and accelerator of hemp CBD and cannabinoid products
Victor Koo, chair at Heyi Holdings and co-founder of Tianren Culture, a next-generation social platform that supports social enterprises
Stephen Letourneau, chief brand officer, Green Light Acquisitions and Cannuka
Dr BK Modi, founder and chair of Smart Group, Singapore and chair of Indian business conglomerate, Spice Global
Hadas Spektor, head of the Lifestyle and Wellness vertical at Facebook Israel, Facebook’s business arm dedicated to supporting growth for Israel’s wellness start-up ecosystem
Laurie Racine, entrepreneur and president of Racine Strategy, an advisory focused on the intersection of social responsibility, learning, media and technology
Paul Scialla, founder and CEO of Delos, a company merging real estate with wellness
Josh Todd, CMO of Mindbody, technolo
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GWS opens new wellness tech innovation competition, winner will be crowned at 2020 Summit
09 Sep 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
It will be judged by a group of international CEOs, business leaders and VCs in the wellness space, including Six Senseswellness pioneer, Anna Bjurstam
Photo: Shutterstock:franz12
Analysts agree that health and wellness technologies – whether in mental wellness or digital fitness – have now emerged as the hottest investment category
– Nancy Davis
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), has announced that a “Call for Wellness Innovations” contest, as well as a dedicated Tech Innovation Pavilion, will be unveiled at the 2020 conference.

The contest, which opened on 8 September, calls on all companies worldwide within the wellness technology space to submit their innovative idea – to enter, click here.

It will be judged by a group of 15 international CEOs, business leaders and VCs in the wellness space, including Six Senses wellness pioneer, Anna Bjurstam – see the full list of judges below.

The winner will present their concept to delegates at the Summit and receive the first “Global Wellness Summit Prize”.

Applications will first be screened by Welltech1’s advisory board and founders. Semifinalists will then present to the judging panel made up of international executives and VCs on virtual Demo Days, on 15 and 22 October.

“COVID-19 has turbocharged the migration of wellness solutions online and consumer adoption of all kinds of digital wellness,” said Nancy Davis, GWS chief creative officer and executive director. “Analysts agree that health and wellness technologies – whether in mental wellness or digital fitness – have now emerged as the hottest investment category.”

“With this historic rush of creativity and investment, the 2020 Summit is putting a stake in the ground in this fascinating space, and we want to give global exposure to the companies, products and services that are reimagining wellness through technology.”

The new contest and Tech Pavilion are all part of a conference that will focus on tech innovations that are shaking up the wellness market, featuring keynotes from leaders and investors across this booming space.

Each day of the Summit, the Tech Innovation Pavilion will showcase companies that have been recently devoting their energy and resources to innovate products and services in the wellness arena – whether seed-stage start-ups or established companies.

All of this programming is being realised in partnership with Welltech1, a wellness fund and innovation hub in Tel Aviv, Israel, who is the first Marquis Sponsor of the Pavilion.

The GWS Summit is being held 8-11 November at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.

The judges
Amir Alroy, co-founder, Welltech1,
Anna Bjurstam, wellness pioneer at Six Senses,
Craig Cogut, founder, chair and CEO of Pegasus Capital Advisors
Ivo Facianof, managing partner at MindSpring Capital and founder of global online marketing and advertising solution, Velis
Ofir Frank, CTO of Maccabi Tel Aviv BC, a world-leading sports club
Galit Horovitz, co-founder at Welltech1
Ian James, founder and CEO of The Ideation Lab, LLC, and incubator and accelerator of hemp CBD and cannabinoid products
Victor Koo, chair at Heyi Holdings and co-founder of Tianren Culture, a next-generation social platform that supports social enterprises
Stephen Letourneau, chief brand officer, Green Light Acquisitions and Cannuka
Dr BK Modi, founder and chair of Smart Group, Singapore and chair of Indian business conglomerate, Spice Global
Hadas Spektor, head of the Lifestyle and Wellness vertical at Facebook Israel, Facebook’s business arm dedicated to supporting growth for Israel’s wellness start-up ecosystem
Laurie Racine, entrepreneur and president of Racine Strategy, an advisory focused on the intersection of social responsibility, learning, media and technology
Paul Scialla, founder and CEO of Delos, a company merging real estate with wellness
Josh Todd, CMO of Mindbody, technolo
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PRODUCT NEWS
Thalion’s brightening range rejuvenates skin and targets imperfections
Thalion, a French product house specialising in marine skincare, has updated its Thali White skincare range, dedicated to brightening, rejuvenating and smoothing the skin.
Spa Vision provides extensive range of spa furniture for Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel
Leading global spa expert, Spa Vision, has fulfilled an extensive order of Esthetica Equipment, one of India’s leading manufacturers of spa and salon furniture, for the Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel.
TyloHelo launches stylish sauna accessories
“Often sauna-related products do not integrate well in a luxurious spa,” says Italian designer Paola Garatto who has collaborated with TyloHelo to create “a beautiful sauna accessory set” based on modern Nordic aesthetic features.
Foreo adds new cannabis seed oil mask to its UFO-activated mask collection
Swedish beauty-tech brand Foreo has added a new vegan smart-mask to its lineup of UFO activated mask collections.
Comfort Zone continues sustainability success, following results from Davines’ annual report
The Davines group, together with skincare brands Comfort Zone and Skin Regimen, has introduced its sustainability results achieved in 2019 and outlined the new goals for 2020.
Reusable, refillable, recyclable: ESPA takes strides for sustainability and launches its most sustainable range yet
Representing a milestone in its ongoing journey to deliver effective products in harmony with nature, ESPA has launched its most sustainable range yet: The Essentials Collection.
Chenot’s Dr George Gaitanos confirmed as keynote for Medical Wellness Congress 2021
Chenot Group scientific director and COO, Dr George Gaitanos, will keynote at The Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) hosted on 28-29 January 2021, at St. Martins Spa and Lodge, Austria.
New Divine Eyes heated eye masks help ease tired eyes, headaches and stress
The natural ingredients in the new Divine Eyes masks gently heat up as they come into contact with the air and remain warm for up to 25 minutes. The effect, combined with the lavender scent the masks are infused with, speeds up the feeling of relaxation and make them a great takeaway spa retail item.
Halotherapy Solutions partners with Italian designer to launch the HaloCave
Halotherapy Solutions has announced a new luxury halotherapy enclosure, named HaloCave.
Camylle unveils Aquasalys, the ‘best eco-friendly disinfection solution’
French wellness provider, Camylle, has introduced a new disinfection device called Aquasalys, which generates 100 per cent biodegradable disinfectant made from electrolysed water and salt.
bbspa unveils new Italian HQ as a space to foster creativity and collaboration
Global spa consultancy, bbspa&partners, has unveiled its new HQ in Forlì, Italy, named bbspa_Ateliers.
Aromatherapy Associates unveils new Rose Reimagined collection and signature two-hour treatment developed alongside Gharieni
Aromatherapy Associates has launched a new rose-inspired blend, with a line of five new essentials and a luxurious spa body treatment.
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The Wellness

The Wellness was founded in 2007. [more...]
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+ More catalogues  

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BC Softwear Product Demonstration Pure Spa Linen & Energy saving SupremeSoft Towels
BC Softwear introduces the new Pure Spa Linen cotton sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases especially designed for luxury spas. The SupremeSoft range offers incredible energy saving over traditional towelling with a cashmere soft feel. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
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DIARY

 

24-25 Nov 2020

Spa Life International (UK)

Virtual Event,
01-03 Dec 2020

Self-Care and Personal Sustainability Summit

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Massachusetts, United States
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