April 2, 2014

Obamacare Crosses the Finish Line With 7M Signups

The final tally is in: Thanks to thousands of events, hundreds of interviews, an army of celebrity tweeters and -- don’t forget! -- one "Galifinakis bump," the White House said Tuesday that 7.1 million people signed up for insurance under the new healthcare law.  That’s a huge victory for President Obama, especially considering the rocky rollout of Healthcare.gov back in October. And for healthcare startups? That’s 7 million more reasons why digital health innovation matters.

AARP Taps TalkSession for Its LivePitch Event

Ten digital health startups will be courting a crowd of tech-savvy seniors at the AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch on May 9 in Boston. The finalists represent a broad spectrum of sectors, from mental wellness to data management, and they were picked from an applicant pool of nearly 200. We’re especially excited that StartUp Health company TalkSession will be among the startups to take the stage. If you’re interested in checking out the pitches, use our code HIP50 for $25 tickets.

Using Community Data to Improve Health

Think your community is in tip-top shape? The answer might surprise you. The annual County Health Rankings released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin not only show how factors like education, unemployment and income can influence health, they present a big opportunity to innovators. To learn more, join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Google+ Hangout on April 4 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

Calling All Designers and Devs: Wanna Remake Healthcare?

Backend leaders are moving into the forefront at the HxRefactored conference on May 13-14 in Brooklyn! Sponsored by Health 2.0 and Mad*Pow, a series of workshops and discussions will show how designers and developers are changing the future of healthcare. Interested innovators can register with the code HX14R10 for 10 percent off tickets.

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Wellfount $15M Undisclosed
NeuMoDx $10.5M Undisclosed
Reflexion Health $7.5M West Health Investment Fund
Tyto Care $4M OrbiMed Israel PartnersLionBird
Celcuity $4M Undisclosed
Assay Depot $3M Bootstrap Venture Fund
PHEMI Health Systems $2.8M BDC Venture CapitalYaletown Venture Partners
NanoPrecision Medical $2M Undisclosed
SharePractice $1.3M Founders FundChinaRock Capital ManagementScrum Ventures
FlexMinder $1.2M Founder's Co-opAOAWRF Capital
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $8 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

YTH Live 2014
April 6–8, 2014
San Francisco, CA

UCSF Entrepreneur’s Club: Starting a Company from Scratch
April 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Stanford Center on Longevity: Design Challenge Finals
April 10, 2014
Stanford, CA

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum
April 22-23
Chicago, IL

April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Digital Health Innovation in Context
April 24, 2014
Princeton, NJ

Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2014
May 5-6, 2014
Berlin, Germany

AARP Health Innovation @50+
May 9, 2014
Boston, MA

Roadmap to Entrepreneurship
May 17-18, 2014
New York, NY

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