January 23, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
Shining the Light of Innovation on Rare Disease

Shining the Light of Innovation on Rare Diseases

By their very definition, rare diseases are isolating and confusing. The National Organization for Rare Disorders reports that there are ~7,000 rare diseases, yet only 5% have treatments. Starting today, Chiesi Farmaceutici and StartUp Health are launching a global call for innovation aimed at changing that equation. We are inviting entrepreneurs and innovators passionate about ridding the world of rare diseases to apply to collaborate with Chiesi and join hundreds of like-minded entrepreneurs already in the StartUp Health ecosystem working to achieve health moonshots.

For Chiesi, this rare disease call for innovation isn’t just a push to increase disease awareness, advance diagnostic and monitoring capabilities, and improve data exchange, although each of those objectives are pillars of this movement. It is a personal moonshot to improve the lives of the most vulnerable patients – children. Join us.

Improving Support for Mamas on the Mend

Improving Support for Mamas on the Mend

Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for obstetrics, announces funding from Philips, StartUp Health + NueCura Partners

A Record Year for Digital Health

A Record Year for Digital Health

Download the full StartUp Health 2018 End-of-Year digital health Insights report now and read the analysis on StartUp Health HQ.

StartUp Health Festival

ICYMI: Tune in to the StartUp Health Festival, Days Later

Over two days, Dr. Jill Biden, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and dozens of other industry changemakers shared the stage with 100+ Health Transformers. Watch the Day 1 and Day 2 video from this year’s StartUp Health Festival.

StartUp Health Magazine: The Health Moonshot Issue

StartUp Health Magazine: The Health Moonshot Issue

They say good things come in threes. The third issue of StartUp Health magazine is no exception. Enjoy 132 pages of trends, wisdom, and deep dives into Health Moonshots. Get your free copy.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $131M in innovative health funding this week, led by The Pill Club, a San Carlos, CA-based digital birth control prescription and delivery service. Other big raises included Limelight Health ($33.5M) and Ciitizen ($17M).

Download Our 2018 Year End Insights Report
Stories to Watch:

Three 2019 Trends Presaged at StartUp Health Festival During JP Morgan Week

Rucker, Siddiqui Highlight Government Data Sharing Initiatives

Accelerating the Digital Revolution in Healthcare
Novartis’ Vas Narasimhan for LinkedIn 

JP Morgan Healthcare: Where Science, Tech and Finance Collide

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Hindsait: Aiding Healthcare Get Better With AI

San Jose-Based FitBliss Connects Workers to Wellness
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Children's Hospital Colorado and CareDox Partner on In-School Pediatric Asthma Management

Babyscripts App Helps Expectant Mothers

Term Sheet -- Venture Deals -- Babyscripts

CarePredict Raises $9.5 Million, Brings Predictive Health Tech Into the Home
Home Health Care News

Leading Insurtech Company Wellthie Launches National Health Insurance Marketplace for Small Businesses

Healthwise and Docola Partner to Deliver Health Education
Globe Newswire

National Sleep Foundation Announces Leading Brands Including Sleep.AI to Participate in First-Ever Sleep Show
PR Newswire

StartUp Health Partnership Workshop

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our next Partnering With StartUp Health Workshop to chat with Unity Stoakes and the rest of the StartUp Health Team about what it means to join our global army of Health Transformers. Start by completing a 10-Minute Mindset Audit now.

Take the 10-Minute Mindset Audit

Health 2.0 VentureConnect at HIMSS19 Global Conference

Health 2.0 VentureConnect will host a one-day program at HIMSS19 that features panels with a diverse group of investment leaders from across healthcare and rising startups, plus a rapid-fire pitch competition for vetted Series A health tech companies as they compete to be recognized as the most promising startup from venture capitalists and corporate investors.

Upcoming Health Events

HIMSS 2019
Feb 11 - 15
Orlando, FL

Health 2.0 VentureConnect Pitch Competition
Feb 13
Orlando, FL

Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Silicon Valley 2019
StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes speaking
Feb 21-22
Stanford, CA

See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.

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