February 27, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
StartUp Health @ SXSW

StartUp Health @ SXSW: Home Base for Health Innovation

Next week, StartUp Health – and a squad of Health Transformers – head to Texas’ hill country for a gathering like no other: SXSW. This hip, interdisciplinary, week+ event has become one of the world’s largest intersections of art, technology, and industry, with “Health” taking an official spot on the agenda since 2011. Of course, the attention health is getting comes as no surprise to us – StartUp Health tracked an 88% jump in unique investors in digital health in just three years and a record high $14.6B in funding in 2018.

That said, the time is ripe for the digital health revolution and we’re not going to SXSW empty handed. We’ll be linking arms with Energizing Health and Novartis Biome for multiple days of moonshot updates and roundtable conversations. If you find yourself in Austin, be sure and connect with us at one of the events listed here. If Silicon Hills isn’t in your itinerary, avoid FOMO, follow us online.

Nutrition & Fitness Moonshot

Moonshot Progress: Nutrition & Fitness

When it comes to nutrition and fitness, it often comes down to balance. But in our world, moderation eludes us. On one end of the global stage is hunger and malnutrition. On the other end we’ve overcorrected, creating an epidemic of excess and obesity. We need a Nutrition and Fitness Moonshot. At StartUp Health, our global army of Health Transformers is working to create a world where all people have access to the foods they need to thrive and to build communities of support to help people live healthy lifestyles.

This week’s moonshot progress comes from Health Transformers at FitBliss, Edamam, and MealShare:

Heather Bell, PhD, on StartUp Health NOW

Real Talk From Sanofi’s SVP on Digital Health Innovation

Is data the key to our health’s future? Heather Bell, PhD, SVP, Sanofi, answers the question with Christina Farr, Reporter, CNBC, at the 2019 StartUp Health Festival.

Health Transformer Spotlight: Philip Marshall, MD

Health Transformer Spotlight: Dr. Philip Marshall, Conversa

Conversa, co-founded by Philip Marshall, MD, is on a mission to make conversation the cornerstone of health. Dr. Marshall explains how Conversa is using tech & AI to extend care.

Marina Borukhovich, founder of YourCoach

Coaching the Coaches

Marina Borukhovich, founder of YourCoach, transformed her battle with cancer into a moonshot mission to personalize healthcare.

MetaLogics' Lume arm band

The First Wearable Direct Calorimeter

Meet Greg Guettler and John Dykstra – the entrepreneurs giving docs the data to prescribe weight loss.

StartUp Health Magazine

StartUp Health Magazine

We choose to go to the moon: Get your free copy of StartUp Health Magazine Issue 3: 130+ pages of trends, wisdom, and deep dives into Health Moonshots.

Rare Disease Call for Innovation

Apply by Tomorrow

We’ve extended the deadline for applications for the Chiesi and StartUp Health Rare Disease Call for Innovation through World Rare Disease Day, Feb 28. Apply here, more info here.

The Latest From StartUp Health TV


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Active Listening

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Nominations Open for the 4th Annual Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards

Do you know someone solving today’s big healthcare challenges? Heritage Provider Network and Crain’s Custom are recognizing innovators who are making a measurable and impactful difference for patients in all areas of healthcare. The fourth annual Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards are open to individuals and organizations of all sizes. The deadline to nominate is Mar 22.

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.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $40M in innovative health funding this week, led by accuRx with an £8.8M series A. Other rounds included €10M for Aidence and $6M for Emedgene.

Download Our 2018 Year End Insights Report

Stories to Watch

Looking to Technology to Avoid Doctors’ Offices and Emergency Rooms
The New York Times

Heritage Provider Network and Crain's New York Business, Custom Division, Announce Steven Krein, CEO & Co-founder of StartUp Health, as Judge for Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards
PR Newswire

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Valera Health App Improves Outcomes in Collaborative Care Model
American Hospital Association

Real Leaders Ep.53 David Sarabia, CEO and Founder of inRecovery
Real Leaders Magazine

CareLinx Acquires Providence St. Joseph Health Non-Clinical Services Platform
MedCity News

50 Women-Led Startups That Are Crushing Tech: Open Health Network

CareDox, PowerSchool Team Up to Enable Easier Parental Consent for In-School Care

MFA Offers Babyscripts Mobile App to Guide Patients Through Pregnancy
GW Hatchet

access.mobile Is Helping Achieve Health Gains on the Way to Universal Health Coverage in Africa
The Brookings Institution

Patient Data: Who Owns It? Who Can Improve It? What's It Worth? CoverUS Weighs In.

CarePredict Has Signed on With Grand Retirement Communities

A New Front Line for Pediatric Care? Why Digital Health Startup CareDox Is Going Back to School
MedCity News

Built in Austin’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2019: Cloud 9
Built in Austin

Medical Startups to Watch in 2019: Prognos
Global Dispatch

Meet the 5 Hottest Dutch Startups That Fix Your Health With Tech: Sleep.ai
Silicon Canals

Leading Prenatal App Babyscripts Receives Award from HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Sanguine Awarded Competitive Grant From the National Science Foundation

Former Nestlé Innovation Head Valerio Nannini Joins Digital Health Company Savor Health
New York Business Journal

Prognos Launches Signal Solution at DigiPharma Connect Conference
PR Newswire

Babyscripts Announces Strategic Partnership With Penn Medicine to Improve Postpartum Health

Trusty.care Selected as Approved Blue Button App for Medicare

Our Reflections From the 2019 Startup Health Festival

Communicating Care: Not an App, Not a Bot
LifeWire Group

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