May 22, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
Health on the Mind

Health on the Mind: Entrepreneurs to Watch During Brain Cancer, Stroke, and Mental Health Awareness Month

Innovations in brain health and mental health rarely follow conventions. That’s because it takes true moonshot thinking to tackle mental health stigmas and unlock the possibilities of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells. Thankfully, there’s a cohort of Health Transformers up to the challenge.

From gamifying concussion care to using virtual reality to assess mental health, read about how the entrepreneurs and innovators behind our Brain Health and Mental Health Moonshots continue to chart new territory.

Three Health Innovators Use Augmented + Virtual Reality to Improve Quality of Life

Three Health Innovators Use Augmented + Virtual Reality to Improve Quality of Life

From enhancing eyesight to assessing brain trauma, these entrepreneurs are finding uses for VR/AR technology that go way beyond entertainment. Read the story.

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Jennifer Esposito, Intel

How Tech Companies Think About Health Innovation

Jennifer Esposito, formerly of Intel, chats with Christina Farr, CNBC, on the future and opportunities of health tech.

Need to Knows


StartUp Health Partnership Workshop

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our next Partnering With StartUp Health Workshop to chat with 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.

Bayer's G4A Applications Open

G4A is driven to make a difference and change the experience of health, together with the brightest entrepreneurs. They realize this mission through commercial partnerships, healthcare technology funding, mentorship, and access to exclusive networks. The G4A Growth and Advance Tracks offer a gateway to partner with Bayer in the digital health space. Partners benefit from Bayer’s global presence and business acumen to grow their healthcare business startup ideas while driving towards changing the experience of health through collaboration. Learn more and apply before May 31.


Join us for MedCity CONVERGE June 19 in Philadelphia, an executive summit that brings together all sectors of the healthcare ecosystem to highlight innovation in oncology. You’ll hear from leading hospital systems, insurers, pharma, emerging technology startups, investors, digital health, and other key stakeholders, including patients. Use code STARTUPHEALTH to save 75% off the full rate ticket.

Healthtech: Moving From Technologies to Solutions

For its 10th edition, the TechTour Healthtech Summit will return to Lausanne on 24-26 June and once again will focus on showcasing the top 20 medtech and top 20 digital health companies in Europe. The 40 presenting companies, represented by their CEOs, will be carefully selected by our Selection Committees and will have the opportunity to network with key international investors who will assist them with their global expansion plans. Furthermore, the program will see a balanced and varied succession of corporate presentations, interactive sessions on accelerating investment, and dedicated networking sessions. The 2019 edition of the Healthtech Summit will focus on Medtech & Diagnostics and Digital Health. Save 20% using promo code STARTUPHEALTH.

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

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $278M in innovative health funding this week, led by Boulder, CO-based ArcherDx, which raised $60M for personalized minimal residual disease diagnostics. Other big raises included $50M for Burlingame, CA-based bioelectric medicine company Cala Health and $45M for Dutch-African mobile health payment platform CarePay International. Click here to see details on all of this week's digital health funding.
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Stories to Watch:

Health Comes First – and Its Future Is Here
Arctic Startup

Digital Health Goes Global and Continues to Grow Up

StartUp Health Companies in the News

StartUp Health Adds 11 New Startups to Army of Healthcare Transformers
HIT Consultant

CliniVantage: Restructuring the Indian Healthcare Delivery Model - Value Based Care
Silicon India

Ride Health Makes Getting Home a Lot Easier for Patients
Emergency Physicians Monthly

Starting a Company Revolutionizing Health Care | Tatyana Kanzaveli | TEDxVitoriaGasteiz

What Everyone Must Know About Healthcare Technology Advances: Hoy Health
Emax Health

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Induct First Hall of Fame Members: The Young Entrepreneur Award Goes to Juan Pablo Segura of Babyscripts
Washington Business Journal

Health Innovations by Beam Awarded 2019 Innovators to Watch at the NJ Tech Council Future Forum on Healthcare + Innovation at Bell Works

Ouchie App Wins Esteemed Patient Award

Expecting a Baby? Babyscripts Is a Technology Option to Consider

CliniVantage Collaborates With StartUp Health Academy to Bridge Gap Between Healthcare Providers & Patients

Meet the Wave's New Tech Diversity Accelerator Companies: Hoy Health
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Webinar Featuring RxRevu & UCHealth: The Cost of Caring — Why Providers Should Be Informed About Patient Drug Costs
Modern Healthcare

Health Comes First – and Its Future Is Here, Featuring Nightingale, Finnish Startup of the Year 2018
Arctic Startup

NeuroSport Onboards EYE-SYNC From SyncThink for Athlete Brain Health Evaluations, Concussion Management and Performance
Healthcare Dive

Cecelia Health Providing Personalized Diabetes Coaching to Athlete Winners of Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award Scholarships
PR Newswire

Amplified Life Network to Integrate wayForward’s Behavioral Health Solution to Offer Evidence-based Content and Coaching to Employers

Cyclica Announces the Integration of the POEM Machine Learning Predictive Engine in Their Ligand Express Platform
Business Wire

Savonix to Present at Upcoming Industry & Scientific Conferences
Business Wire

MouthWatch CEO Brant Herman Speaking on Teledentistry Opportunities in Private Practice During CDA Presents in Anaheim
PR Newswire

Dr. Elizabeth Markle and Dr. Benjamin Emmert-Aronson, Founders of Open Source Wellness, Become Inaugural Neolth Featured Practitioners

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