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February 15, 2017
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Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek


Cure Disease Moonshots - Transforming Health Using Data and Personalized Medicine

StartUp Health NOW: Cure Disease Moonshots

On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Mike Pellini, MD, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Foundation Medicine, sits down with StartUp Health co-founder Unity Stoakes at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival for a Fireside Chat on how new innovations are helping advance the way physicians treat cancer and cure disease.

Watch the Fireside Chats From the StartUp Health Festival

Festival Speakers

See them all on YouTube

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Digital Health News Briefs Featuring Inbox Health & LifeDojo

Global Genomics Personalized Health Market Research Report 2024: Gene By Gene
SAT Press Release

LifeDojo Gets $5.1 Million for Health Behavior Change Platform

Cyclica and Quinten Form Alliance to Create a First-in-Class Cloud-Based Drug Discovery Informatics Ecosystem
Startup Here Toronto Health, Wellness & Wearables 2017 Challenge: Beyond Lucid Technologies

RC21X’s Roberto App Provides Way for Athletes to Check Brain Health in Six Minutes

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Academy is a lifetime program for every stage of growth that provides coaching, community, access and promotion to each of our Health Transformers.

StartUp Health’s Health Transformers at Lake Nona Impact Forum

We’re excited to be presenting again at Lake Nona Impact Forum, kicking off today in Orlando, FL! Dr. Howard Krein, Chief Medical Officer of StartUp Health, is joining an all-star panel alongside Thomas DeRosa of Welltower, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, Dr. James Kirkland from The Mayo Clinic and Dr. Ellen Strahlman of Dickinson and Company to discuss new health innovations for an aging population.

Additionally, Steven Krein will be introduce four of StartUp Health’s Health Transformers - Lynda Brown-Ganzert of Curatio, Eran Kabakov of Docola, Joanna Schneier of Cognotion and Hari Prasad of Yosi - for an interactive conversation about the Health Moonshots they are focusing on to transform health.

Get real time updates from the summit using #LNIF17 and following @startuphealth.

Find a Pilot Partner Matchmaking Event - Apply by February 17

The Digital Health Marketplace (DHMP), launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation & powered by Health 2.0, is back. The program provides curated matchmaking for digital health startups and healthcare providers as well as funding to offset the cost of conducting pilots together. To participate, startups should complete the Find A Pilot Partner form by February 17.

Upcoming Health Events

Lake Nona Impact Forum
StartUp Health’s Dr. Howard Krein speaking
February 15-17, 2017
Orlando, FL

StartUp Health @ Power Press Party
February 19, 2017
Orlando, FL

Venture+ Forum @ HIMSS
StartUp Health’s Polina Hanin speaking
February 19, 2017
Orlando, FL

Dragon's Den Watch Party
Hosted by StartUp Health company Curatio
February 22, 2017
Vancouver, BC

Millennial 20/20
March 1-2, 2017
New York, NY

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2017
Fast Company

Richard Besser, MD, Named New President, CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

MIT Gets $20 Million to Study Autism

Apple's 12 Picks for Diabetes Management Apps, 2017 Edition

AARP Dangles $10K Prize in Front of Startups to Help Aging Population

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StartUp Health Is Hiring!

StartUp Health is looking for the world’s most passionate, talented and driven leaders to join our mission to transform health. We’re hiring for multiple key roles including with StartUp Health Academy working with Health Transformers, StartUp Health’s Moonshot Media Network to create impactful content and StartUp Health’s partner strategy team. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $75M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
CXA Group $25.0M B Capital Group, EDBI, Philips, RGAx
WelbeHealth $15.0M F-Prime Capital, .406 Ventures
VisCardia $12.5M Kinetic Capital Partners
HealthReveal $11.1M GE Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Flare Capital Partners, Manatt Ventures
Intensix $8.3M Pitango Venture Capital
CareDash $2.0M Link Ventures
Hashed Health $2.0M Martin Ventures, VC Fenbushi Capital
2016: The Health Moonshot Movement

2016 was the beginning of the health sector’s ‘Moonshot Movement.’ Momentum across pharma, provider, payor landscapes have culminated in a record year of funding and ushered in a new wave of entrants.

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