August 29, 2018
StartUp Health Insider

She Built a Wearable for Her Mother, and for Every Senior Wanting Independence

Jean Anne Booth on stage at StartUp Health Festival
Jean Anne Booth, founder & CEO at UnaliWear, has created a next-gen smartwatch that gives senior citizens greater independence without the stigma of “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” The Kanega watch uses A.I. to learn the wearer’s lifestyle and predict degeneration, and detect adverse events like falls and tremors.

Read more about UnaliWear and Booth’s mission to help seniors live more independently on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Help-Full Combines Volunteerism With the Gig Economy to Battle an Epidemic of Loneliness

Jenny Gallagher on stage at StartUp Health Festival
Jenny Gallagher was an executive at AARP in Washington, D.C., when she began to feel the weight of caring for an aging parent. Gallagher and her sister arranged care for their mother who lived on the West Coast, but there was always something missing. Her mother finally shared that while she technically had people around her providing care, she’d never felt more lonely.

Gallagher knew there had to be a better way. She moved back to California and Help-Full was born. Read more on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $108M in innovative health funding this week, led by TraceLink, which raised $93M to help pharma companies trace drugs through the supply chain.

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Stories to Watch:

23andMe Will No Longer Let App Developers Read Your DNA Data

Why It's So Hard to Treat the Brain Cancer That Killed John McCain — And What the Future Holds

Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge - Deadline This Week

Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge
Accenture is once again bringing together startups, life sciences companies, and healthcare organizations to tackle the world's biggest health issues for the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge. Finalists will have a chance to present live at the StartUp Health Festival on January 7. Deadline to apply is September 1.


How One Startup Is Dramatically Reducing ER Wait Times Around the Country
Exclusive Q&A with Alex Guastella, co-founder of Quick’rCare

Seven New Companies Join StartUp Health Moonshot Academy
Join us in welcoming the newest Health Transformers to our global army

StartUp Health Companies in the News

AppointmentNotify Wants to Make It Easier to Get an Appointment With a Provider
MedCity News 

Columbia Health Tech Firm Vheda Seeks to Double Staff, Customers Next Year
Washington Business Journal  

WuXi AppTec and Cyclica to Collaborate on Drug Discovery Efforts

Caremerge Lands on Inc 5000 List

Top 26 Spotlight: Careteam Technologies
New Ventures BC 

Leading Health Information Technology Innovator, Advocate, and Futurist Joins LifeWIRE
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StartUp Health Masterclass

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our upcoming Masterclass Series starting September 5 to chat with Steven Krein 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.

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Health 2.0 Fall Conference

Health 2.0’s Fall Conference, taking place in Santa Clara on September 16-18, showcases cutting-edge innovation transforming the healthcare system. Register with code Fall18ST to save $200.

DTxDM East 2018

DTxDM East Summit, hosted on September 25-26 in Boston, is a senior-level gathering aimed to accelerate the advancement of the digital therapeutics/digital medicine industry. Register using code STARTUP15 for a discount.

Upcoming Health Events

Population Health September 2018 Forum
StartUp Health’s Steven Krein &
Dr. Howard Krein speaking
September 12, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
September 16-18, 2018
Santa Clara, CA
Discount code: Fall18ST

Asian Healthcare Leadership Summit
StartUp Health company presenting
September 21-22, 2018

DTxDM East
September 25-26, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: STARTUP15

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities
October 11, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit
October 11, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: STARTUP200

Financial Times Digital Health Summit
October 17, 2018
New York, NY
Discount code: Start20

Connected Health Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: 18CHC100

CNS Summit and Innovation Showcase
November 1-4, 2018
Boca Raton, FL 

Frontiers Health 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Berlin, Germany
Discount code: FH20STH

See more event information on our website.

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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $108M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
TraceLink $93.0M   Georgian Partners, Vulcan Capital, Willett Advisors, Goldman Sachs, FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital, F-Prime Capital
b.well Connected Health $8.2M   Undisclosed $3.0M   Health Cloud Capital
Zipnosis $3.0M   Undisclosed
nView medical $1.2M   Fusion Fund, National Science Foundation, State of Utah
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