Jun 21, 2024

Boca Raton-based HelixVM wins Grand Prize at Venture Forum Conference 2024


HelixVM, an AI driven medical marketplace for physicians and patients, took home the Grand Prize check of $50,000 after pitching at this year’s Early Stage Venture Forum Conference. 

Founded in 2021, the Boca Raton-based HelixVM has developed a patent-pending platform that leverages AI to deliver fast and seamless virtual health care for patients and providers. HelixVM patients seamlessly receive same-day treatment from their phone without needing a video visit, while using insurance. HelixVM can solve everyday healthcare problems across all 50 states leveraging AI based technology –  from allergy evaluations to covid-19 testing to prescription refills and wellness/annual checkups and more.

The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping fast-growth companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. Since 1984, over 2000 companies have presented at Forum events and raised upwards of $16B in equity capital, producing billions more in economic value to Florida. This year’s 16th annual Early Stage Venture Conference was a record breaking year for the organization. Florida Venture Forum announced the recipients of $300,000 in awards and supassed past year’s attendance records by 25%!

Robert Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of HelixVM (right), on stage at the Early Stage Venture Conference.

Robert Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of HelixVM, said, “We are honored to be awarded the grand prize by Florida Venture Forum. I want to thank Florida Power & Light, for sponsoring the award, as well as the entire HelixVM team for their dedication and effort on this journey.”

HelixVM’s grand prize award recognizes the virtual health platform that has grown rapidly, serving over 40,000 patients this past year. The novel platform allows patients to receive prescription refills and pharmacological authorizations without the need for a traditional telehealth visit. HelixVM solves the largest issue facing healthcare today – the lack of doctors to keep up with demand. Providers on the asynchronous health platform have been able to more than double their patient throughput.

Danielle Mousseau, Manager of Florida Power & Light Company’s 35 Mules

“We extend our congratulations to the winning Florida startups and all those who participated. Their success not only reflects their dedication and talent within the ecosystem, but also emphasizes the innovation thriving within Florida and in the emerging technology industry we have here,” said Danielle Mousseau, Manager of Florida Power & Light Company’s 35 Mules.

HelixVM is located in Research Park which is located on the Florida Atlantic University campus in Boca Raton, just 45 minutes north of Miami. The Research Park spans across 70 acres is is home to a multitude of healthcare, technology and research-driven companies. The Research Park partners with Palm Beach County, Broward County, and the City of Boca Raton to drive regional innovation and growth.

With their latest round of growth, HelixVM has appointed Eric Graber, a seasoned go-to-market software sales leader, to their advisory board. Graber has spent over 25 years at technology companies such as DXC Technology, Azul Systems, and most recently as the CRO for Avantra.

“I am excited to help HelixVM define sales processes, shorten sales cycles, and improve customer satisfaction. The platform is revolutionizing healthcare delivery, and I am committed to advancing this mission,” said Eric.

To learn more about HelixVM, visit www.helixvm.com