Costa Rica Coffee Guide

HuliHealth wins Intel Costa Rica Challenge

September 1, 2011

What if you could use online reservation companies like Expedia, Travelocity or Trip Advisor to help find other services – say, quality medical services – anywhere in the world? That’s the idea behind HuliHealth, winner of this year’s Intel Costa Rica Challenge, an entrepreneurial competition for Costa Rican university students.

The creators of HuliHealth are Alejandro Vega, 31, and Crystal Osejo, 22. The two will go on to compete for a $15,000 prize in the Intel Latin America Challenge this month against 14 other teams from universities in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay. Winners will advance to the Intel Global Challenge 2011 in the United States at UC Berkeley in November.

“We want to transform health services industry by using the Internet as a tool to give patients the opportunity to find the best treatment options in their own countries and around the world,” Vega said in a statement.

Intel started the business development challenge in 2009 with the goal of looking for innovative ideas that are financially viable and have a good potential for converting into a real business.

Correction: The name of the company originally was spelled Hulihelth instead of HuliHealth.

You may be interested

Some 34 million jobs lost in Latin America due to pandemic
Business
3339 views
Business
3339 views

Some 34 million jobs lost in Latin America due to pandemic

Carlos MANDUJANO / AFP - September 30, 2020

The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.

CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama
News
21360 views
News
21360 views

CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama

AFP - September 30, 2020

The German pharmaceutical company CureVac announced that it has started Phase 2 clinical trials of its experimental vaccine against Covid-19,…

Costa Rica mired in difficult internal negotiations regarding agreement with IMF
Costa Rica
902 views
Costa Rica
902 views

Costa Rica mired in difficult internal negotiations regarding agreement with IMF

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - September 30, 2020

Costa Rica is immersed in difficult internal negotiations as it seeks an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to…