October 9, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
A Million Reasons Why We Need a Visionary Shift in Health

A Million Reasons

“Our visionary work requires us to think of what we want in the future and then work backwards from there,” says StartUp Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Howard Krein, MD, PhD. In this editorial from StartUp Health Magazine, Krein offers up a vision for achieving the greatest health challenges of our time, and it starts with recognizing our common humanity.

For One Finnish Entrepreneur, Strong Leadership Means Flexibility

For This Finnish Entrepreneur, Strong Leadership Requires Flexibility and Smart Quarterly Rhythms

Jussi Määttä, CEO and Founder of Buddy Healthcare, is the father of three young children. In order to be the kind of dad he wants to be — the kind that picks up his daughter from daycare almost every day — Määttä has had to do something many founders find difficult: delegate. Read why this CEO credits a new (read: flexible) way of operating to his company’s recent success.

StartUp Health Issues Global Call for Innovation

StartUp Health Issues Global Call for Innovation

This week, StartUp Health announced that it will be investing in a select group of Health Transformers – entrepreneurs focused on solutions that will help accelerate progress in achieving Health Moonshots.

Meet the Health Transformers Rethinking Medical Research

Meet the Health Transformers Rethinking Medical Research

These entrepreneurs are helping to put better, more targeted information into the hands of doctors and patients, paving the way to better, more comprehensive research and clinical trials.

Honoring Mental Illness Awareness Week

Honoring Mental Illness Awareness Week

It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week. Help raise awareness by tuning in to stories about Health Transformers working to improve mental health care – like this podcast about Ritvik Singh’s work at wayForward.

Q3 2019 StartUp Health Insights Report

ICYMI: Q3 2019 StartUp Health Insights Report

Last week, StartUp Health reported that 2019 is pacing to be the second most-funded year for health innovation. Download our free report and read why in StartUp Health Insights™: Q3 2019.

Need to Knows


Time 100 Health Summit

On October 17 in New York City, the first annual TIME 100 Health Summit will convene prominent figures in healthcare to highlight essential perspectives on health and wellness and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration toward a better, healthier world. Speakers include Vice President Al Gore, Bernard J. Tyson, Ashley Judd, Selma Blair, Sean Parker, Dr. Oz, Anne Wojcicki, and more. If you're interested in attending, please contact TIMEevents@zincagency.com and mention StartUp Health for discounted ticket packages.

Connected Health Conference

The technology, data and drivers are in place to support a major shift in human health and wellness through connected health technologies. At the Connected Health Conference, on October 16-18 in Boston, explore the impact of digital care redesign through compelling sessions focused on ‘retailing’ of health, patient personalization and engagement, clinician wellbeing, data, UX design, privacy and security, and much more. Use discount code 19CHC100 to save $100.

CNS Summit

At the CNS Summit, on October 31-November 3 in Boca Raton, experience a community – pharma and biotech R&D leaders, top tech companies involved in clinical development and healthcare innovation, investigator sites, service companies, and the regulators from FDA – passionate about shaping the future, with a focus on collaboration, innovation, and technology. Use code STARTUP2019 to save $200.

Frontiers Health

Frontiers Health, on November 13-15 in Berlin, is a global event on digital health innovation with a strong focus on digital therapies, breakthrough technologies, healthcare transformation, investments, and ecosystem development. Practitioners of disruptive health will engage in highly inspirational, informative, and controversial sessions and conversations. Save 25% with discount code FH19STU20.

StartUp Health Is Hiring!

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial event planner who dreams about creating unique and memorable experiences that make an impact. This is a critical role because so much of what we do is about fostering community. Ideal candidates are based in San Francisco and have strong experience in strategizing, conceptualizing, developing, planning, leading and executing major events in a way that makes them both special and valuable. Learn more and apply now.

Want more events? See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $142M in health innovation funding this week, led by $42.9M for Tokyo-based AI Medical Service. Other big rounds included $28M for Orlando-based CareStack, C$20M for Montreal-based Chronometriq, and $15M for Atlanta-based ControlRad. Click here to see details on all of this week's funding.
Download the 2019 Q3 Insights Report

Stories to Watch:

FAA Allows UPS to Deliver Medical Packages Using Drones
The New York Times

Mobile Health Gets Road Map for High-Quality Apps
American Medical Association

Healthcare Innovation Centers and Collaboration
The National Law Review

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Private Medicare Plan Devoted Health Is the First to Cover Apple Watch as a Benefit

Woman Receives Eyesight Thanks to Special Donation of NuEyes Glasses
PA Homepage

Lifestores Wants to Change Nigeria’s Pharma Business Using Technology

Carm Huntress, CEO at RxRevu: Transforming Prescription Decision Support
Outcomes Rocket

Cityblock Health Is Changing the Typical Medical Visit
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

The Master Key to Drug Design: Multi-Target Drugs - Thought Leadership From Cyclica CEO

AzaadHealth Featured at GITEX Technology Week 
Saudi Gazette

Devoted Health Is One of the Top Startups Distrupting the Healthcare Insurance Industry

Innovations Changing the Aging Experience: NuEyes

Reducing Corruption Takes a Specific Kind of Investment - Lifestores Pharmacy Gives Hope for Nigeria

Zeel Named to 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List, Called One of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" by Entrepreneur Magazine
PR Newswire

To Build Stronger Partnerships Globally, Cyclica Appoints Long-Time Pharma R&D Leader Vern De Biasi as VP, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships
Business Wire

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