February 6, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers

Together We Can End Cancer as We Know It

Chances are, you know someone personally who has battled cancer. By 2030, the number of new cancer cases per year is expected to top 23 million. One critical way we can fight back, according to Dr. Jill Biden, former US Second Lady and Co-Chair of the Biden Cancer Initiative: Break down the silos. “If we stopped research entirely and never spent another dime on finding new cures, we could still save thousands of lives by doing one thing – breaking down the barriers in this movement and sharing the knowledge that already exists.” (Watch Dr. Biden's keynote address from the StartUp Health Festival here.) At StartUp Health, we believe that to defeat cancer once and for all, we must rally under a global Cancer Moonshot. That's going to require an unprecedented level of collaboration. We invite you to stay informed, stay inspired, and join this movement.

Cancer Moonshot Stories

The Entrepreneur Helping Cancer Survivors Beat the Odds Through Personalized Nutrition

The Brazilian Brothers Transforming Cancer Care Management

Meet 6 Health Transformers on a Moonshot Mission to Rid the World of Cancer

This Week's Updates From the StartUp Health Network

Mid-Sized Pharma Could Present a Unique Opportunity for Health StartUps Sizing Up the Market

Mid-Sized Pharma Could Present a Unique Opportunity for Health Startups Sizing Up the Market

Giacomo Chiesi and Ameya Phadke of Chiesi Farmaceutici share insights on the Italian firm’s role in the digital health boom. Plus, learn about Chiesi’s call for innovation here – deadline February 20.  
Dr. Jill Biden
Watch Dr. Jill Biden’s keynote address from the 2019 StartUp Health Festival.
Giacomo Chiesi
A conversation with Giacomo Chiesi, Head of Global Corporate Development at the Chiesi Group.
Beam Health
Meet the Health Transformer who created a new telemedicine app that is connecting patients to doctors and doctors to billing support.
StartUp Health's new fund
Katya Hancock explains how StartUp Health’s new fund unites industry heavyweights with Health Transformers.

Need to Knows


Shining the Light of Innovation on Rare Disease

Chiesi Farmaceutici and StartUp Health launched a global call for innovation, inviting entrepreneurs passionate about ridding the world of rare diseases to apply before February 20 to collaborate with Chiesi and join hundreds of Health Transformers in the StartUp Health ecosystem working to achieve health moonshots.

StartUp Health Fellowship Deadlines

We are accepting applications for the NYC Summer and San Francisco Spring and Summer 2019 Fellowships. For the NYC Summer Fellowship, the deadline to apply is February 15. For the San Francisco Spring or Summer Fellowships, complete your application by February 13.

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.

StartUp Health Magazine: Issue 3

StartUp Health Magazine Issue 3 hit mailboxes this month. We’re honored to share these 132 pages of trends, wisdom, and deep dives into Health Moonshots. Get your free copy.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $530M in innovative health funding this week, led by San Francisco-based insurtech startup Clover Health with $500M led by Greenoaks Capital. Other raises included Tel Aviv-based Healthy.io with $18M and Dallas-based Phynd with $8M.

Download Our 2018 Year End Insights Report

Stories to Watch

Slack Is Setting Itself Up for the $3.5 Trillion Healthcare Sector

Polina Hanin, Moonshot Academy Director, Interviewed at Frontiers Health
Frontiers Health

ZocDoc Exec Joins Amazon-Berkshire-JP Morgan Healthcare Group as CTO
MedCity News

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Henry Health: Modern Folk Heroes
Diversity in Action

SOLIUS Wins 2nd Place at NFL’s Super Bowl Startup Competition

The 10 Best Performing Telehealth Solution Providers: Cloudbreak Health
Insights Care

Global Digital Health 100: Cloudbreak Health, AdhereTech, Mediktor
Journal of mHealth

Population Health Management Companies to Know: Babyscripts
Becker's Hospital Review

Deep Dive Into Tomorrow’s Healthcare — 2019 Trends: AzaadHealth
Hello Tomorrow

Digital Health Hires and Departures: Cecelia Health

3 Ways Women Can Combat the Confidence Crisis in the Workplace: Thought Leadership From Babyscripts' Judith Nowlin

The Greater Boston Food Bank Teams Up With Edamam on Nutrition Data
Digital Journal

FitTrace Integrates DXA Body Composition Measurements With Fitbit
Business Journals

Mission Is Possible: Patient Care Anytime, Anywhere
LifeWIRE Group

Centrality and CoverUS Test Global Market Potential of Healthcare Data App

Upcoming Health Events

DataAI National Summit
StartUp Health companies Hindsait and Open Health Network presenting
Feb 8
San Francisco, CA

HIMSS 2019
Feb 11 - 15
Orlando, FL
Health 2.0 VentureConnect
Feb 13
Orlando, FL

Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Silicon Valley 2019
StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes speaking
Feb 21-22
Stanford, CA
See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.

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