November 7, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers

StartUp Health’s Recent Investment in AdhereTech Highlights Expanding Role of Smart Pill Bottle Technology

Josh Stein, founder and CEO of AdhereTech, engineered his first smart pill bottle in 2008 as an MBA student at the Wharton School of Business. Since then, Stein has become a professional digital disrupter in healthcare, joining StartUp Health’s global army of Health Transformers in 2013. And now, with recent growth investments from Argentum and StartUp Health, Stein is poised to introduce smart pill bottles to a broader world, with hopes that his tech can curb the multi-billion dollar problem of medical nonadherence. Read more.

Investors to Watch

Reinventing the future of health requires a global army of Health Transformers. Investors are a critical piece of that puzzle. In StartUp Health's Investors to Watch series, we give recognition to investors known for their leadership in our industry.

Aneesh Chopra On the Future of Healthcare

The US’ 1st Chief Technology Officer says restraining healthcare cost growth will open a world of opportunity.

StartUp Health Magazine

Sign up now for the next print edition of StartUp Health magazine, dedicated to the people, companies, and trends shaping health innovation.

10 Startups Supporting the Colossal Shift to Value-Based Care

These trailblazers are giving the fee-for-service healthcare industry a run for its money.

21 Health Transformers Working to Crack the Longevity Code

The who’s-who of companies presenting at the 2019 StartUp Health Festival Longevity Showcase.

T-Minus 60 Days From the 2019 StartUp Health Festival

The 2019 StartUp Health Festival is where radical changes to healthcare begin. We’ve packed the two-day schedule with not-to-be-missed Health Transformer showcases, panel discussions about revolutionary digital disruptions, and opportunities for impromptu sit-downs with the industry’s movers and shakers that are on a 25-year mission to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world.

Join us. Apply to Attend by December 7th.

ICYMI: check out the highlights from the 2018 StartUp Health Festival.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $196M in innovative health funding this week, led by Carrot, PatientPop and Think Research, three companies that each raised $25M. Other big raises include $22.5M raise for omni:us, a Berlin-based startup applying AI technology to insurance documents. See more of this week’s deals.

Download Our 2018 Q3 Insights Report
Stories to Watch:

Digital Health Technology and Solutions ft. Steven Krein 
Milken Institute Future of Health Summit

The Former CEO of The Cleveland Clinic Has Some Surprising Advice for Google's Cloud Team

Shooting For the Moon: An Interview with Unity Stoakes
Digital Health Innovation 2018 Deep Dive

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Smart pill bottle creator AdhereTech secures strategic investment from Argentum and StartUp Health
MedCity News

AdhereTech Raises Growth Equity Round to Scale, Improve Smart Pill Bottle-Based Adherence Platform

Yale Alumni Startup Aims to Use Tech to Improve Global Healthcare Access
Yale News

Medebound Signing Agreement With the PingAn Healthcare Diagnostic Center

Hub Trends Status Update: HelpAround
Medical Marketing & Media

5 V.I.P. Perks Including Zeel Massages Your Meeting Attendees Will Appreciate

Caddo Schools Partner with CareDox to Prepare For the Arrival of Flu Season

HelloMD Boosts Cannabis Patient Access in Canada with Telehealth Services
New Cannabis Ventures

Mediktor Joins Barcelona Health Hub
Barcelona Health Hub Expands Its Partnership Network to Strengthen Healthcare Organizations' Online Presence and Improve Patient Bookings

Rivews Hits Milestone of 1.1 Million Patient Engagements With a 28% Response Rate, the Highest for Patient Surveys

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.

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Digital Medicine 2018 Report: Part 2 - Financing the Future

The digital healthcare industry is benefiting from the surfeit of cash that is lifting the biotech sector. Following record-breaking funding for digital health startups in 2017, the first half of 2018 has continued that financial trajectory. Download now to read the full report.

2018 New York eHealth Collaborative Gala & Awards

Join your peers on November 27th at the New York eHealth Collaborative’s Gala & Awards as they honor industry leaders and innovators from across the healthcare spectrum. This year’s honorees include Northwell Health’s CEO Michael Dowling, American Well’s co-CEOs Roy and Ido Schoenberg, and NY ACP’s Executive Director, Linda Lambert. Use code STARTUP for 10% off registration. 

Health 2.0 VentureConnect's Top 20 Digital Health Startup Showcase

Join hundreds of investors on the evening of January 7th in San Francisco to meet 20 of the most cutting edge digital health startups. Get investing insights and exclusive access to Health 2.0 VentureConnect’s showcase featuring proven technologies that are reshaping the digital health landscape.

Upcoming Health Events

Fall 2018 Inova Discovery Series
StartUp Health company Babyscripts presenting
November 7. 2018
Fairfax, VA

The M Event
Hosted by StartUp Health company Genneve
November 10, 2018
Kenmore, WA

Global Entrepreneurship Week KC
StartUp Health companies Play-It Health & iShare Medical Presenting
November 12-16, 2018
Kansas City, MO


Digital R&D & Cloud Based Technologies in Pharma
Webinar hosted by StartUp Health company Cyclica
November 15, 2018

Frontiers Health 2018
StartUp Health Showcase
November 15-16, 2018
Berlin, Germany
Discount code: FH20STH

NYeC Gala & Awards
November 27, 2018
New York, NY 
Discount Code: STARTUP

See more event information on our website.

Applications Are Open! StartUp Health Fellowship Program

Are you passionate about supporting the world's Health Transformers as they work to achieve Health Moonshots? We are currently accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 2019 Fellowship which begins in mid-January. The deadline to apply is November 15.

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