December 5, 2018
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StartUp Health Festival

‘We Choose to Go to the Moon.’

Half a century later, John F. Kennedy’s words hold the key to overcoming the great health challenges of our time – a decisive, radical reimagining of the impossible.

JFK’s gift of moonshot thinking has inspired generations of entrepreneurs. And this year, our 2019 StartUp Health Festival carries this legacy forward. It’s all about Health Moonshots. In less than five weeks, more than 2,000 Health Transformers, investors, and visionaries will gather in San Francisco for our 7th Annual StartUp Health Festival. Dr. Sanjay Gupta and StartUp Health will be announcing details of a critical, urgent health moonshot to focus on addiction and the opioid epidemic. Dr. Jill Biden will share updates from the Biden Cancer Initiative during a fireside chat. We’ll give progress updates on StartUp Health’s 25-year plan to achieve Health Moonshots. Over 100 Health Transformers will share their impact stories and several will invite patients and consumers to the stage for a live dialogue about the future of healthcare as they see it.

We are living in perhaps the most inspiring era of health transformation. But to leap forward, to stay fired up, we must choose to go to the moon again. Together we will achieve the impossible.

Choose the moon. Join us for the 7th Annual StartUp Health Festival. Apply to attend by THIS FRIDAY, December 7, and read more on StartUp Health HQ and PRWeb.

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


StartUp Health Festival

2019 StartUp Health Festival: What You Need to Know

With so much goodness packed into the two-day 2019 StartUp Health Festival (January 7-8), you’ll want to plan your time wisely, even if you’re one of the 100,000 virtual global participants tuning in from afar via our livestream. The official details of who’s doing what, when, and where during the event went live earlier this week.


Health Transformers at the StartUp Health Festival

In the Spotlight: Entrepreneurs Sharing Their Health Moonshots @ StartUp Health Festival 2019

Founders of Cohero Health, Caredox, and Babyscripts take the stage at the 2019 StartUp Health Festival.


Beyond Lucid Technologies

Beyond Lucid Technologies: Reimagining the EMS Industry

Jonathon Feit, Beyond Lucid co-founder on the challenges of innovating in the EMS market.


Doctor.com

Doctor.com: Yelp for the Medical World and Much More

How Doctor.com became the leading customer experience platform for the healthcare industry.


Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game

Three companies using technology to advance dermatology, plastic surgery.


Medical Detectives

Medical Detectives

Eight Health Transformers changing disease prediction and treatment.


StartUp Health Magazine

StartUp Health Magazine Issue 3 Release @ 2019 Festival

Good things come in threes. Pick up your copy of StartUp Health: The Health Moonshot Issue at the 2019 StartUp Health Festival or sign up for a free print subscription.


Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $778M in innovative health funding this week, led by $220M for Auris Health. Other big raises included $200M each for Bright Health and WuXi NextCODE.

Download Our 2018 Q3 Insights Report
Stories to Watch:

Amazon Makes Inroads Selling Medical Supplies to the Sick
Wall Street Journal  

FDA Announces Eight Winners of Opioid Epidemic Innovation Challenge
MobiHealthNews 

Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver
The New York Times


StartUp Health Companies in the News

Open Health Launches Blockchain-Enabled Feature to Incentivize Patient Data Sharing
Healthcare Dive  

The Future Is Now: Exploring Light Science as a Better Way to Treat and Prevent Disease, With Rick Hennessey, SOLIUS
Authority Magazine 

Bayer Taps Cyclica’s AI Technology for Drug Discovery Collaboration
Outsourcing Pharma  

Zeel Launches Online Booking Tool for Same-Day Chair Massages to the Office
Virginian-Pilot 

5G Will Revolutionize Senior Care, Says CarePredict CEO
The Hill 

13 Holiday Gifts That Will Strengthen Your Relationship: Zeel Couples Massage
NBC News  

An Insight of AI's Penetration in Drug Development Market: Cyclica
Forbes  

Trusty.care Raises an $800k Funding Round for New Data Driven Healthcare Platform
PR Newswire 

MealShare App Launches Largest Marketplace of Dietitians, Building Healthier Habits for Life
PR Newswire 

Babyscripts Announces Dr. Nirmal Patel as Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
PRWeb 

Hoy Health Establishes Key Partnerships Across Multiple, Varied Business Sectors; Meets Primary Healthcare Needs of Medically Underserved
Business Wire 

Fit4D Elects Bradley (Brad) Wilson as Chairman
PRWeb 

CareDox Grows 200 Percent Year-Over-Year; Delivers Tech and Healthcare Services to 59 New K-12 Districts and 2,200 Schools This Year
PR Newswire 

Zeel Launches New Monthly Giving Program Called 'Zeel Gives Back'
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

Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

We’re proud to partner with Accenture for the third year to host the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge finals and awards on Monday, January 7, from 5-7pm at the StartUp Health Festival.  After receiving more than 1,100 applications, semi-finalists were invited to compete in regional rounds in Tokyo, Sydney, Dublin, and Boston. The finalists selected from each regional round converge in San Francisco for a chance to be named the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Champion.


Upcoming Health Events

Slush 2018
December 4-5, 2018
Helsinki, Finland

StartUp Health Festival
January 7-8, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Apply to attend this exclusive invite-only event by December 7!

Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge
January 7, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Health 2.0 VentureConnect's Top 20 Digital Health Startup Showcase
January 7, 2019
San Francisco, CA

See more event information on our website.

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