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July 27, 2016
StartUp Health Insider

Health Transformers @ the DNC

“We got into medicine for a reason - to improve people's lives,” StartUp Health LIVE from Microsoft Reactor during the DNC.

Philadelphia is a quickly emerging hub for health innovation. We were excited to bring StartUp Health’s global movement to the DNC to highlight the incredible leaders and Health Transformers transforming the industry -- including Babyscripts, Care Technology Solutions and Edamam, along with speakers Terry Booker, Independence Blue Cross; Louis P. Bucky, MD, FACS, Pennsylvanian Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, Alphaeon Corp and Peninsula Partners; Wayne Kimmel, SeventySix Capital; Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health; Howard Krein, MD, PhD, StartUp Health and The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; and Amit Rikhi, American Cancer Society.

Speakers at StartUp Health LIVE
Panel at StartUp Health LIVE
Steven Krein at StartUp Health LIVE
Crowd at StartUp Health LIVE
See highlights from the event as well as the full live streams on Facebook and Twitter.

The Maker Movement in Healthcare

On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Susannah Fox, current Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the Invent Health initiative and the potential she sees in the creation of new tools to improve innovation in health care.

Susannah Fox, HHS CTO, on StartUp Health NOW
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StartUp Health Companies in the News

StartUp Health Company & Sprint Accelerator Graduate Medicast Acquired by Medical Giant
Startland News

HelloMD Wins Investors Award at This Year’s International Startupfest

Denver Startup RxREVU Works to Improve Prescriptions and Health  
News 9 Denver

Cyclica Leverages Toronto to Tap Into Research Corridor From Waterloo to Montreal
StartUp Here Toronto

Greatist CEO: 'I Learn Almost Entirely by F---ing Things Up First'
Business Insider

Zeel CEO's Tips for Entrepreneurs in NYC
New York Business Journal

Brain Performance Monitoring Startup RC21X Joins StartUp Health Community
HIT Consultant

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

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

Entrepreneur Survey From StartUp Health & Accenture Strategy

In partnership with Accenture Strategy, we are launching the first in a series of surveys to explore the closing gap between corporate and traditional venture capital and what it means for entrepreneurs looking for financing.

If you received financing from both traditional financial venture capitalists and corporate venture capitalists, we invite you to participate in a five minute survey by July 29. By participating, you will be provided with early access to the insights.

Digital Technology That Cares: Bringing the Human Element to Life

Over 1,000 visionaries, leaders, practitioners and thinkers will gather for the 13th year at this year’s Connected Health Symposium October 20-21 in Boston, MA. Use the code StartUpHealthDiscount for 50% off registration.

Health 2.0 Global Retrospective Awards Nominations Are Out!

Don’t forget to vote for StartUp Health portfolio companies Medtep and Shift Health and Health Transformers Dan Penn and Sam Zebarjadi in this year’s Health 2.0 10 Year Global Retrospective Awards. Good luck to everyone who was nominated and we will see you at Health 2.0 this fall!

Louisville Innovation Summit: Pitch Your Startup

If you're a health or medtech company that has a unique service for older adults, apply for the Louisville Innovation Summit pitch event happening October 10-11 in Louisville, KY. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 29.

Upcoming Health Events

Connected Health Summit
August 30 - September 1
San Diego, CA

BioPharm America, Digital Medicine Connect
September 15
Boston, MA

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
September 25-28
Santa Clara, CA

Louisville Innovation Summit
October 9-11
Louisville, KY

See more digital health events

Buzzworthy Headlines

Talk About Cancer ‘Moonshots’ at This StartUp Health Event Philly

Smart Stitches Send Data as They Heal Wounds

Hospital Uses ‘Pokemon Go’ to Get Kids to Do Physical Therapy
Huffington Post

Can Artificial Intelligence Help the Mentally Ill?
Fast Company

Swipe Right on Tinder to Register as an Organ Donor
MedCity News

Is Your Heart Healthy? Ask Your Phone
Outside Online

Power the Movement to Transform Health

StartUp Health is hiring batteries-included team players who want to join our mission to transform health. Check out our current openings in operations, legal, product + more!

Our portfolio company Fit4D is looking for a Director of Client Services and Program Manager to join their growing team. Please share with your network!

Want Ongoing Digital Health News and Insights?


So far, digital health companies have raised over $3.9B in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Babytree $448.0M Undisclosed
Akili Interactive $11.0M Amgen Ventures, Merck Ventures
AristaMD $11.0M Avalon Ventures, Correlation Ventures
N-of-One Therapeutics $7.0M Providence Ventures, Excel Venture Management
Nomad Health $4.0M First Round Capital, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures
Bioz $3.0M Esther Dyson
StartUp Health Insights Midyear Report

The digital health market broke historic records as funding reached $3.9B in the first half of the year.

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