March 26, 2014

Intel Announces Acquisition of Basis Science

A decade ago, the Basis health-tracking watch was just an idea dreamed up by a far-sighted entrepreneur. Now, it’s poised to give one of the biggest tech companies a foothold into one of the hottest areas of the industry. After weeks of speculation, Intel formally announced this week that it had acquired Basis Science, the wearable tech company founded by Nadeem Kassam and a member of StartUp Health’s inaugural class. The Basis team will join Intel’s devices group, where they promise to keep on cooking up products that change how people view their health. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

California HealthCare and Kresge Foundations to Invest $5M in Community Care

The California HealthCare Foundation and Kresge Foundation are looking for innovators who can cut costs while improving patient care in community health centers. Entrepreneurs who are up to the task can apply here.

The Windy City to Host Entrepreneurs and Investors from Across the MidWest

A diverse range of healthcare startups, along with industry leaders, are joining forces at the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum in Chicago from April 22-23! If you want to mix and mingle with Midwestern innovators and hear speakers from Walgreens, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Qualcomm and others, register with our code STARTUP to save $400 on tickets.

Arianna Huffington on How to Succeed Without Burning Out

Hat tip to our friend Joe Polish, CEO of the Genius Network, for diving deep into the meaning of success with Arianna Huffington. In an always-be-shipping culture, it’s easy for entrepreneurs to get worn out on the path to achievement. Speaking about her new book Thrive, Huffington offers some new ways to think about what it means to get ahead.

Two Days Left to Apply to the StartUp Health Academy

Are you an entrepreneur bent on building the future of healthcare? Join us! Our three-year academy helps digital health startups develop the leadership, relationships and industry intelligence needed to grow and scale their businesses. Check out what our current Healthcare Transformers have to say about what it means to be a member of our coaching program and community. The deadline to apply to our summer class is this Friday, March 28, so get moving on your application!

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Vicarious FPC $40M Felicis Ventures
AbilTo $6M Sandbox Industries.406 VenturesBlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners
Procured Health $4M FCA Venture Partners
Celcuity $4M Undisclosed
Augmedix $3.2M DCMEmergence Capital PartnersGreat Oaks Venture CapitalLifeforce Ventures
Doctor at Work $3M Aurora SFC SystemsGuard CapitalBright Capital
PHEMI Health Systems $2.8M BDC Venture CapitalYaletown Venture Partners
Metabiota $2.4M Undisclosed
First Stop Health $2.2M Undisclosed
WelVU $1.3M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $8 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

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Future Trends Series
April 1, 2014

Redesigning the Patient Experience to Improve Safety & Outcomes
April 3, 2014
New York, NY

YTH Live 2014
April 6–8, 2014
San Francisco, CA

UCSF Entrepreneur’s Club: Starting a Company from Scratch
April 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Stanford Center on Longevity: Design Challenge Finals
April 10, 2014
Stanford, CA

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum
April 22-23
Chicago, IL

CajunCodeFest
April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Digital Health Innovation in Context
April 24, 2014
Princeton, NJ

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

Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2014
May 5-6, 2014
Berlin, Germany

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May 9, 2014
Boston, MA

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