November 6, 2019
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StartUp Health Festival

The StartUp Health Festival: A Legacy of Moonshot Thinking & Global Collaboration

In 2011, Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes announced the launch of StartUp Health after sitting down in the Oval Office with then-President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. In the meeting Krein and Stoakes shared their vision for investing in Health Transformers to fuel a health revolution, starting with an annual gathering of Health Transformers in San Francisco. The rest, as they say, is history.

The 2020 StartUp Health Festival is Jan 13-14. Apply to attend our 8th annual gathering of Health Transformers.


Digital Pharmacies

Digital Pharmacies: Making Getting Better, Better

Meet four healthtech founders from the StartUp Health portfolio who are bringing brick n’ mortar pharmacies online.


Midwest Health Innovation Hubs

Health Innovation in America's Heartland

A new Milwaukee-Madison tech corridor and steady healthtech funding in Chicago & Columbus have put the Midwest on the map as a hub of health innovation.


Collaborative Disruption

Collaborative Disruption in Large Health Systems

Nick Turkal, MD, former CEO of Advocate Aurora Health-Wisconsin, and StartUp Health’s Howard Krein, MD, PhD, sit down to talk about the Collaboration Mindset.


Smart Pill Bottles Making Adherence Seamless

Smart Pill Bottles Making Adherence Seamless

Josh Stein, AdhereTech’s founder, talks with StartUp Health about his company’s medication adherence solution: smart pill bottles.


Upcoming Health Innovation Events

Health 2.0 VentureConnect
Calling all early stage startups (Series A ready). Apply now to present at the annual Health 2.0 VentureConnect Startup Showcase at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Jan 13 to a hand-picked audience of 200+ active investors.

Spotlight Series: Enterprise Partnerships With Early Stage Companies
An ability to scale innovations can be a competitive advantage for healthcare providers and payers. But partnering can be challenging for both sides. Join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion and networking hosted by Kaiser Permanente Ventures and StartUp Health on Dec 4 in San Francisco.

Want more events? See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.


Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

This Week’s Funding
We saw over $178M in health innovation funding this week, led by Boston-based PathAI ($75M). Other big rounds included New York City-based Mirror ($34M) and London-based Medopad ($25M). Click here to see details on all of this week's funding.

Download the 2019 Q3 Insights Report
Stories to Watch:

The Real Reason Google Is Buying Fitbit
TIME

Where Tech Giants Are Betting on Digital Health
CB Insights

WHO to Support Digital Health Expansion, While Tackling Governance Issues
PharmaPhorum


StartUp Health Companies in the News

LifeBio Preserves Your Story for Future Generations
PC Mag

CarePredict Tempo Gets Third-Gen Relaunch
McKnight's Long Term Care News

Savonix and Boston U Launch First-Ever Virtual Alzheimer’s Disease Population Health Study
HIT Consultant

Dementia Doesn’t Discriminate—Neither Should Dementia Research; Thought Leadership From Savonix Founder Mylea Charvat, PhD 
Applied Clinical Trials

Can I Get a Reference? Doctor.com Survey Says Patients Want Branded Drug Sites to Offer Doctor Database
FiercePharma

DrChrono Unveils Services Directory for EHR Featuring Beam Health
Becker's Health IT & CIO Report

Jefferson Health and Quick’rCare Pioneer Decision Making for Immediate Care
PR Web

Texas Health Catalyst Selects Goldfinch Health
Goldfinch Health


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