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April 26, 2017
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“It's time to get started. It's time to get off the ground. It's time to believe that it's possible. And it's time to start working together.”
Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP


It’s Time to Believe It’s Possible

A Global Approach to Transforming Health

How will enterprise software giant SAP help startups transform health and wellness? In this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, SAP CEO Bill McDermott offers advice to entrepreneurs and explains why his organization is partnering with StartUp Health’s Global Army of Health Transformers. Read more on MedCity News and PRWeb, and check out our overview of this week’s episode on our Medium blog!

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The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Moonshot Academy is a lifetime program for every stage of growth that provides coaching, community, access, and promotion to each of our Health Transformers.

StartUp Health Interviews at Prime Health Innovation Summit

StartUp Health will be interviewing health leaders and entrepreneurs for the StartUp Health NOW podcast during this year’s Prime Health Innovation Summit so we hope to see you there. Prime Health is teaming up with the Governor’s Office of eHealth Innovation to make an impact and improve healthcare in Colorado. This will be an opportunity to develop a Statewide Strategic Action Plan to support health innovation in Colorado. Register now for this event on May 4 in Denver. Summit

Meet StartUp Health at the Summit in NYC on May 10 to exchange ideas, create new relationships, and foster disruptive technological and process innovations to improve the lives of the nation’s aging population.

Techonomy Health

Join us on May 16 in New York at Techonomy Health for a unique big-picture exploration of how technology is transforming all aspects of healthcare. StartUp Health CEO Steven Krein will join Dean Ornish, Esther Dyson, J&J President Len Greer, HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman, Arianna Huffington, Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser, Honor CEO Seth Sternberg, and Proteus CEO Andy Thompson as speakers for the event. Save 30% when you register here.


Join us at MedCity INVEST May 17-18 in Chicago. Investors, corporate development execs, and healthcare’s most promising startups in biopharma, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, and health services will be in attendance. Check out the complete agenda. Save 40% off the full $1095 rate when you register with partner code STARTUPHEALTH.

Upcoming Health Events

Health Datapalooza
April 27-28, 2017
Washington, DC

World Health Care Congress
April 30-May 3, 2017
Washington, DC

Fortune Brainstorm Health
StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes speaking
May 2-3, 2017
Denver, CO

Prime Health Innovation Summit
StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes speaking
May 4, 2017
Denver, CO

Health 2.0 Europe
May 3-5, 2017
Barcelona, Spain Summit
May 10, 2017
New York, NY

The Future of Medicine
May 11-12, 2017
Denver, CO

Techonomy Health
StartUp Health’s Steven Krein speaking
May 16, 2017
New York, NY

May 17-18, 2017
Chicago, IL

May 17-18, 2017
Antwerp, Belgium

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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StartUp Health Is Hiring!

StartUp Health is looking for the world’s most passionate, talented, and driven leaders to join our mission to transform health. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $117M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Aspect Imaging $30.0M Undisclosed
ZappRX $25.0M Qiming Venture Partners, GV, SR One
Onkos Surgical $17.6M Canaan Partners, 1315 Capital, 3D Systems
BIMA $16.8M Axiata Group Berhad
CloudMine $7.3M Safeguard, MentorTech Ventures
Solv $6.2M Benchmark Capital
LeanDNA $4.5M Next Coast Ventures
Murj $4.5M True Ventures, Social Capital
Shine $2.5M Betaworks, Eniac Ventures, Female Founders Fund, Felix Capital, Comcast Ventures, BBG Ventures, The New York Times
Credihealth $1.5M Tolaram Group, Mountain Pine Capital, Bala Swaminathan
Better $1.1M Initialized Capital, Designer Fund, angels
StartUp Health’s Q1 2017 Insights Report

If the first quarter of 2017 is any indication of what’s to come, 2017 is going to be another important year for digital health funding.

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