February 14, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“The greatest gift is the ability to forget — to forget the bad things and focus on the good.”
— Joe Biden

Words of Hope: Vice President Joe Biden’s Keynote at the StartUp Health Festival

Joe Biden @ StartUp Health Festival
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, former Vice President Joe Biden passionately addressed a standing-room-only crowd at the 2018 StartUp Health Festival sharing words of hope and calling for collaboration from Health Transformers around the world as we continue the fight against cancer. Take a look at our exclusive excerpt from his latest book, Promise Me, Dad, and watch the full keynote on HEALTH TRANSFORMER!

Health Transformer Spotlight: Chris Cutter, LifeDojo

Chris Cutter, LifeDojo
What drives Chris Cutter, founder & CEO of LifeDojo, as an entrepreneur? His Health Moonshot goal is to reverse human suffering and make sure every person is healthy, happy, and fulfilled. Watch the full spotlight on YouTube and read our interview with Chris on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.


What’s in Store for 2018? 10 healthcare predictions by Bob Kocher and Bryan Roberts, Partners at Venrock

Building a Balanced Model for Healthcare: Dr. Rasu Shrestha on creating a perfect mix of innovation and empathy at UPMC

Welcoming the Newest Health Transformers to StartUp Health’s Global Army: More than 30 Health Transformers join StartUp Health Moonshot Academy

StartUp Health Companies in the News

P5 Protocols Podcast: Babyscripts
P5 Health Ventures

Zeel App Delivers the Perfect Valentine’s Day

Greatist Weighs in on 10 Myths About Millennials and Their Healthcare Habits
Medical Marketing & Media

6 AI Startups for Healthcare Management: Prognos

Babyscripts App Changes Way Expectant Moms and Caregivers Communicate

Tony Boselli Works With CareDox to Keep Local Kids Healthy Amid Nationwide Flu Epidemic

UnaliWear Offers Peace of Mind for People With Limited Mobility
Austin Chronicle

Kimberly Gandy of Play-it Health: Proof a Startup Can Emerge Stronger From Its Founder’s Cancer Diagnosis
Startland News

Edamam and ChefMod Partner to Deliver Nutrition Data to Restaurants
Buffalo Business First

Entrepreneur of the Week: Todd Florin, Room2Care
Longevity Network

This Week's Best New Medical Apps: My IBD Manager From @Point of Care & AGA
iMedical Apps

Ten Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Mistakes and the Lessons Behind Them: Victor Penev, Edamam

Healthcare Startup Doctor.com Exception to Healthcare M&A Trends
Crain’s New York

Zeel Expands Into Virginia Beach, Cincinnati, and Oklahoma City
PR Newswire

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Moonshot Academy is a lifetime program for every stage of growth that provides coaching, community, access, and promotion to each of our Health Transformers.

Bayer G4A Generator Is Open for Submissions!

G4A Generator, the newest edition of the Bayer G4A program, is looking to collaborate with like-minded healthcare innovators in the US to help fulfill the potential of self-care. You can find detailed information about each challenge on the website and have until March 23 to apply.

Upcoming Health Events

Think Tank
Health Transformer Joshua Mecca of M&S Biotics Speaking
February 15, 2018
Houston, TX

Healthcare 2020: How Automated Patient Experiences Will Transform the Landscape
Webinar Hosted by StartUp Health Company Conversa
February 28, 2018 

HIMSS18 Conference & Exhibition
Meet StartUp Health Cofounder Unity Stoakes & Network Director Katya Hancock
March 5-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV 

SXSW - Health and Wellness
Meet StartUp Health Team
March 9-13, 2018
Austin, TX

WIRED Health 2018
March 13-14, 2018
London, UK

Health Datapalooza
April 26-27, 2018
Washington, DC

ATA 18
April 29-May 1, 2018
Chicago, IL

HLTH: The Future of Healthcare
Meet Unity Stoakes & Katya Hancock
May 6-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Buzzworthy Headlines

Reports Highlight New York City’s Health Tech and Life Science Investment Landscape
MedCity News

The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail
CB Insights

Health IT's Biggest Wins From New Spending Bill
Healthcare IT News

Want Ongoing Digital Health News and Insights?

Career Opportunities With Health Transformers

StartUp Health company inRecovery is searching for a batteries-included CTO and development team to join them on their mission to help beat addiction and achieve sobriety. Learn more at inrecovery.org.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $45M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Mirror $13.0M   Spark Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, First Round Capital, BoxGroup
HealthifyMe $12.0M   Sistema Asia Fund, Samsung NEXT, Atlas Asset Management, Dream Incubator
Univfy $6.0M   Rethink Impact
BurstIQ $5.0M   Millennium Blockchain
ORHub $3.2M   Undisclosed
healthi.in $3.1M   Montane Ventures
InfiniteMD $1.5M   Undisclosed
BurnAlong $1.0M   Baltimore Angels, Brown Advisory, Machem Capital, Johns Hopkins University
nOCD $1.0M   7wire Ventures
Digital Health Startups Raised a Record $11.5B in 2017

With over $11.5B of capital invested into the sector globally, 2017 was the most active funding year since we began tracking in 2011. We expect a dynamic year ahead!

Download the free StartUp Health 2017 Year End Insights Report now.

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