January 29, 2014

PILOT Health Tech NYC 2014 Provides Problem-Solving Funding for 10 Startups

PILOT Health Tech NYC is back! The NYC Economic Development Corporation and Health 2.0 teamed up again to provide $1 million of funding to pair early-stage health tech companies with pilot stakeholders in NYC. Innovators will be connected with key healthcare organizations including hospitals and clinics for trials and pilots. 10 startups will receive up to $100K each in funding this year and will join last year’s innovators, which included StartUp Health companies AdhereTech and Sense Health. Learn more and apply now!

Binational Partnership Emerges at Annual ONC Conference

Over 1,000 healthcare innovators focused on turning “lazy” health information into “active” data at the ONC’s Annual Conference last week in DC. In a significant move to help activate our health information, Hon. Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS), and Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt, the U.K. Secretary of State for Health, signed a memorandum of understanding to advance the applications of data and technology to improve health. StartUp Health’s Community Director Polina Hanin was honored to be part of the conference’s kick-off panel, which was led by Bryan Sivak, the CTO of HHS!

Sense Health Named Merck Innovation Challenge Finalist

StartUp Health company Sense Health and startup Wellframe were selected from a great group of 5 companies to be the top two finalists for the Merck HPN Innovation Challenge in NYC. Both finalists were awarded $20K of funding for new pilots and will be advancing to the next stage of the challenge.

Healthcare Transformers to Take the Stage at SXSW

StartUp Health companies will be all over SXSW this March. AdhereTech and Yingo Yango were selected as finalists from over 500 applicants to demo at the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Competition! Doctor.com, Medicast, and Zeel will also be featured in the Founders Stories panel during the Social Health StartUp Bootcamp.

Brand New Startup Showcase at HIMSS14

40 early-stage Health IT companies will be featured in the Startup Showcase at HIMSS14 this year! Anyone attending the conference will have the opportunity to view demos and set up private meetings with the selected digital health innovators. Location details and more info here!

AARP Innovation@50+ is looking for 10 Entrepreneurs

Ten startups will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to thousands of AARP members and a select group of VCs and Angels at the third annual Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch in Boston this May. Consumer-oriented digital health companies should apply by February 14 for the chance to take the stage at this live demo event. Learn more and apply for free.

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Health Catalyst $41M Norwest Venture PartnersSequoia Capital
Kaiser Permanente VenturesSorenson CapitalCHV Capital
Kareo $29.5M Silicon Valley BankGreenspring AssociatesOpenView Venture Partners
MDLive $23.6M Heritage GroupSutter HealthKayne Anderson Capital Advisors
TigerText $21M Shasta VenturesOrbiMed AdvisorsReed Elsevier VenturesTELUS VenturesEaston CapitalNew Leaf Venture Partners
Zepp $15M GGV CapitalCherubic VenturesLegend CapitalBertelsmann
Zenefits $15M Andreessen HorowitzMaverick CapitalVenrock
Knome $13M Undisclosed
Fitmob $9.75M Mayfield FundSilicon Valley Bank
PatientSafe Solutions $3M Undisclosed
Vint Training $1.8M Creandum
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $7.5 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Check out our December 2013 Digital Health Insights Funding Report.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

HealthTech Pitch Competition
January 29, 2014
Berkeley, CA

Hot or Not: Where Will the Money Flow in 2014?
January 30, 2014
New York, NY

Johnson Space Center (JSC) Space Health Innovation Challenge (Hackathon)
February 7-9, 2014
Houston, TX

HIMSS14 Startup Showcase
February 23-27, 2014
Orlando, FL

The Future of Healthcare Communications Summit
February 25, 2014
New York, NY

AHA Health Sciences Innovation • Investment Forum
March 6, 2014
New York, NY

March 7-16, 2014
Austin, TX

Pharmica’s Pharma 3.0: The Digital Medicine Era Conference
April 30-May 1, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

September 10-12, 2014
Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA

For even more, visit our listings of Events & Challenges.

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