The Wake Forest University Center for Retail Innovation is proud to present the 2018 Retail & Health Innovation Challenge sponsored by CVS Health and in partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest Innovations.

Taking place April 6-7th, 2018, the 2018 RHIC is a one-of-a-kind student pitch competition dedicated to showcasing innovative solutions that address the unique challenges and opportunities found at the intersection of the Retail & Healthcare industries.

The competition draws the top entrepreneurial talent from the world’s leading academic institutions and provides them with a one-to-one pitch platform in front of a judging panel of top industry experts.

The Retail & Health Innovation Challenge provides an opportunity for participants to learn from experts on the effect of America’s changing health needs on retailers, entrepreneurs and marketers. The two-day challenge is supported by a framework of thought leadership, networking, and industry engagement.


Round 1, April 6 (All Teams): 2-Minute Quick Pitch (Delivered twice, before two panels of Judges)

Round 2, April 7 (Top 5 Selected Teams from Round 1): 30-Minute Presentation to Judging Panel with Follow-Up Q&A


1st Place: $20,000

2nd Place: $10,000

3rd Place: $5,000

4th Place: $2,500

5th Place: $1,000


TO APPLY: http://www.retailinnovationchallenge.com/apply/