January 9, 2019
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We Choose to Go to the Moon

We Choose to Go to the Moon: 2019 StartUp Health Festival Highlight Reel

The day after our annual StartUp Health Festival is the day when this community’s afterglow shines brightest. We’ve all felt it. That buzzing inspiration that washes over you after a dedicated time of connecting with like-minded changemakers, all pondering the future, rethinking the impossible. Batteries charged.

Whether you attended the 2019 StartUp Health Festival in person the last two days, tuned in via livestream, or simply caught wind of the excitement over the social media air waves, we ask that you to hold on to that afterglow. Before the week, the month, the quarter, or the year gets away, remember the Health Moonshots that we re-committed ourselves to this week. Remember the words of StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes when he said, "It's about us being together. It's about building relationships. ...It's the electrifying energy that comes out of this Festival."

Recap: Day 1 & Day 2

#togetherwecan achieve the impossible.


Dr. Jill Biden Shares What’s Next for the Cancer Moonshot

Dr. Jill Biden Shares What’s Next for the Cancer Moonshot

Former Second Lady of the US and Co-Chair of the Biden Cancer Initiative, Dr. Jill Biden shared from the mainstage what she believes is needed to cure cancer as we know it.


StartUp Health Launches New Health Moonshot to End Opioid Epidemic

StartUp Health Launches New Health Moonshot to End Opioid Epidemic

Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent delivered a moving appeal to bring urgency and compassion to this health crisis.


Novartis’ Bertrand Bodson: “Industry Heavyweights Thinking More Like StartUps”

Bertrand Bodson Is Giving Novartis the Startup Treatment

Bertrand Bodson, the new Chief Digital Officer at Novartis, is only a year into his post, yet he’s already changing the DNA of the pharmaceutical giant. He sat down with Unity Stoakes to talk about how he’s building on years spent transforming retail experiences to help Novartis think more like a startup.


100+ Health Transformers Take the Stage

100+ Health Transformers Take the Stage

90 Health Moonshot stories + 12 Health Transformer spotlights = our biggest representation of health innovation companies yet. And we’re proud to say: our global army of changemakers boasts the highest percentage of women presenters/leaders represented on the main stage of any event during JPM Healthcare Week.


b.well and Newtopia Win the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Ayasdi Named Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge Innovation Champion

Now in its third year, the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge featured the pitches of its 10 finalists at the close of StartUp Health Festival’s first day, congratulations to Newtopia and b.well Connected Health on receiving the Accenture Top Innovator award and Ayasdi receiving the Accenture Innovation Champion award. As part of the newly opened Novartis Biome, Novartis also presented StartUp Health company Multisensor Diagnostics with their #NovartisXChallenge award.


Amber Cambron Awarded the Oliver Wyman Women in Healthcare Leadership Award

Amber Cambron Awarded the Oliver Wyman Women in Healthcare Leadership Award

Women make 80% of decisions in healthcare, yet are severely underrepresented in healthcare C-suites, making up only 13% of CEOs according to Oliver Wyman’s recent Women in Healthcare Leadership report. Greater awareness of visible and invisible barriers is key to accelerate innovation and advance more consumer-centric solutions. In conjunction with the research Oliver Wyman recognized Amber Cambron, President and CEO of BlueCare TN, for her leadership in driving transformation and diversity.


Sanofi’s Heather Bell Shed Light on Data Leading Our Future

Sanofi’s Heather Bell Sheds Light on Data & Women Leading Our Future

At StartUp Health, we envision a future where female leadership is intrinsic — a part of the DNA of the digital health world. Heed the words of Heather Bell, PhD, Global Head of Digital & Analytics at Sanofi: be aware of our unconscious bias; create teams with diverse role models; and support female representation.


Co-founders of Devoted Health and Brothers Todd & Ed Park Are Reshaping Elder Care

Co-founders of Devoted Health and Brothers Todd & Ed Park Are Reshaping Elder Care

In addition to speaking candidly on working with family (hint: they love it), Todd and Ed Park, brothers and co-founders of Devoted Health, walked a packed room of Health Transformers through their company’s new "pay-vider" model, where every patient is treated like mom.


StartUp Health Magazine Issue 3 Launch

StartUp Health Magazine Issue 3 Launch

They say good things come in threes, and the release of issue 3 of the StartUp Health magazine is no exception. You’re just going to have to sign up to receive your (free) copy to see for yourself.


Rocking the StartUp Health Festival Stage

There's no better way to wrap up the StartUp Health Festival than with a VIP performance from Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads and special guests The Side Deal, co-hosted by Oliver Wyman and RedCrow.


StartUp Health Insights

StartUp Health’s 2018 Insights Funding Report: A Record Year for Digital Health

This year’s StartUp Health Festival comes on the tail end of a record year for digital health funding. Download the official 2018 StartUp Health End-of-Year Insights Report, and check out the shout-out to our market analysis featured in Fast Company.


StartUp Health Partnership Workshop

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Do you want to join us at next year's StartUp Health Festival? 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

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Why Devoted Health Has Put Family at the Center of Its Mission
MedCity News

Electronics Giant Philips Invests in Babyscripts, Monitoring and Information Platform for Expecting Mothers
TechCrunch

D.C. Pregnancy App Babyscripts Raises $6M to Enter New Markets
Washington Business Journal

genneve: How This Former Microsoft Exec Is Modernizing Menopause Treatment
Forbes 

Fierce Insights From Hoy Health
Fierce Healthcare 

Doctors Are Asking Silicon Valley Engineers to Spend More Time in the Hospital Before Building Apps. RxRevu Is Doing Just That.
CNBC 

Prognos Takes Down Data Silos That Block AI Adoption
Wall Street Journal 

CarePredict Raises $9.5 Million for AI Wearable That Monitors Seniors’ Health
VentureBeat 

The Most Promising Health and Wellness Trends for 2019: Genneve
Fast Company

Julota Named 2018 EMS World Innovation Award Winner
EMS World 

Sift Healthcare Voted in Top Ten Most Promising in the Milwaukee Area
Milwaukee Business Journal 

RxRevu Working to Understand Clinical Workflows
EHR Intelligence 

Conversa: Transforming the Provider – Patient Relationship With a Conversation
Insights Care 

AI Weekly: CES 2019 to Showcase Transformative AI From CarePredict
VentureBeat 

Personalized Health Experience Pavilion to Debut at HIMSS19: Cohero Health & Cloudbreak Health
Healthcare IT News 

Fit4D Changes Name to Cecelia Health and Expands Mission Beyond Diabetes
PRWeb 

Femtech Pioneer genneve Launches Menopause Telehealth Platform
PR Newswire 

Ayasdi Named Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge Innovation Champion and Multisensor Diagnostics Wins #NovartisXChallenge Award
Business Wire

Cecelia Health Partners With JCHR and the Helmsley Trust to Transform the Lives and Health Outcomes of People Living With Diabetes
PRWeb 

Telemedicine Takes Center Stage at 7th Annual StartUp Health Festival With Cloudbreak Health CEO Presenting
Business Wire 

PSYCHeANALYTICS to Present at Health Transformer Showcase at 7th Annual StartUp Health Festival
The Daily Telescope 

Sandstone Diagnostics to Present Patient Impact Stories at 2019 StartUp Health Festival
TrakFertility 

PreventScripts to Present at Startup Health Festival in San Francisco
PreventScripts

Curatio and Wellness Garage Launch Unique Social Approach to Diabetes Prevention and Management
Digital Journal 

Aver, the Healthcare Industry’s Leading Value-Based Care Enablement Company, Promotes Bill Nordmark to CEO and Nick Augustinos to Chairman
Business Wire


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