We’re thrilled to announce that StartUp Health Academy has grown to 90 companies.
February 4, 2015

Founders' Note

With the addition of six new incredible companies, we’re thrilled to announce that the StartUp Health Academy has grown to 90 startups hailing from eight countries around the world! At StartUp Health, collaboration is the magic ingredient that powers our network. From telemedicine technology in developing countries to home diagnostics solutions, this diverse group of new companies is solving some of the largest healthcare issues of our time, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them into our community.

-- Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, co-founders of StartUp Health

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StartUp Health grows to 90 digital health companies from around the world! Meet our latest batch of Healthcare Transformers and experience their life-changing technologies.

The best entrepreneurial inspiration comes from personal experience. In the latest episode of StartUp Health NOW, learn how a medical crisis close to home motivated Blain Tomlinson, Founder and CEO of WalkJoy, to create a wearable that has transformed the mobility of seniors.

Join StartUp Health’s exclusive group of Angel investors. Become a member of the only AngelList Syndicate focused solely on digital health and get access to back StartUp Health companies. Get access here.

Want to join our mission to transform health everyday? StartUp Health is hiring batteries-included creators/coaches/designers/developers passionate about reinventing healthcare. If you (or anyone you know) are interested in working at the forefront of digital health innovation, apply today.

#headlines

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital made a $20M investment to increase patient care that includes new funding for new digital health technology. The Philadelphia hospital plans to build a telemedicine platform to communicate with patients and their family members while reducing costs. Bloomberg

President Obama laid out the groundwork for his precision medicine plan last week. The new $215M initiative aims to get genetic and clinical data from one million people to help researchers better understand the causes and personalize treatment of diseases including diabetes and cancer. New York Times

The ONC laid out plan for full interoperability by 2017. The roadmap includes measures for core standards of EHR adoption along with measures to protect patient data. The ONC is currently accepting feedback on the draft, so make sure to get your voice heard! MedCity News

A burgeoning tech scene grows stronger in Utah. Close to 4,000 people participated in the state’s largest tech conference last week and the understated tech hub continues to foster innovation. Richard Branson and Peter Thiel even invested in a developer community north of Salt Lake City this year. And StartUp Health’s own Tute Genomics is based there! TechCrunch

Digital health tool showed serious data during Superbowl Sunday fun. Fitbit analyzed the heart rates of users in Seattle and New England and unsurprisingly found that heartbeats spiked during exciting game moments. More surprisingly, the data shows that the halftime show elicited very little biometric response from users. VentureBeat

#academy

Prenatal care startup 1EQ developed new business strategy and launched its first product, Babyscripts. A long-time Healthcare Transformer in StartUp Health and newer member of 1776 in DC, the company has also has announced its first major pilot with MedStar Health. Business Insider

StartUp Health company Hindsait has paired up with the New York Blood Center to turn data into new donations. The partnership aims to target individuals more likely to donate and use age-based strategies to secure repeat donations. New Scientist Magazine

Massive digital health growth is creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs who may not have health experience. Initiatives like StartUp Health are giving innovators the resources they need to transform healthcare. Crain’s New York

StartUp Health adds six new startups for a total of 90 portfolio companies spanning eight countries and 45 cities! The diverse class includes technologies ranging from nutrition tracking to BPH testing. Read more in VentureBeat, MobiHealthNews, MedCity News, HIT Consultant, iMedicalApps, VatorNews

StartUp Health Academy

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Academy is a global, long-term coaching program and trusted peer network focused on increasing the equity value of its startups.

#events

Digital Health Maven Growth Salon
February 23, Chicago, IL
Gain wisdom from successful startup founders as they share unique lessons about what it takes to transform health and create experiences that change lives at this event held at MATTER. The code StartUpMavenChi10 will get you 10% off when you register.

Wellness Accelerator
Venice, Italy
Applications are now open for a new health and wellness accelerator aimed at helping global fitness startups grow. The four-month program will provide funds for living and working at the H-FARM campus in Venice. Apply today!

For more digital health events, visit our website.

#insights

So far, digital health companies have raised $560M in 2015, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Primary care provider and software company Iora Health led funding this week with $28M from Foundation Medical Partners and others. Iora Health is a system of flat-fee clinics with a digital component — its software helps clinic providers reach connect with and provide care for patients. Xconomy

Mpirik raised $1.75M from BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation and others to continue product development on its line of patient analytic devices. The startup currently has two products including clinicCompanion, which uses an infrared camera to collect patient data. Milwaukee Business Journal

On-demand medical device startup Nurep secured $1.5M seed round from zPark Ventures and others. The Blueprint Health graduate helps connects medical institutions to innovative health technology companies. CrunchBase

Digital Health Funding Annual Report 2014

Per the StartUp Health Insights report, 2014 was a record year for digital health, with over $6.5B invested in more than 450 digital health companies. 

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