March 12, 2014

Health geeks snag the spotlight at SXSW

From taking home top honors in startup competitions to packing exhibition halls for keynote speeches, digital health entrepreneurs generated a ton of buzz at this year’s SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin. We were excited to partner with Google for our third annual Social Health Bootcamp and we joined Pulse + Signal founder Andre Blackman, Dr. Ivor Horn from the Children's National Medical Center, Damon Davis from the Dept. of Health and Human Services and other great health leaders for a workshop on bringing better care to underserved communities. Each day, dozens of panels and events covered wearables, data control, and privacy, among other emerging topics in health and wellness.

Meet the curators of The Hive at TEDMED 2014

StartUp Health is honored to work with TEDMED again this year on The Hive, a dynamic showcase of entrepreneurs and innovators in digital health. This year’s curation team includes industry leaders, investors, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs who are making significant contributions in health and medicine. Check out the full list of curators on the TEDMED blog.

Join us at Digital Health Innovation In Context 2014

The folks at Tigerlabs, a seed venture capital fund for digital health, are bringing together an amazing group of healthcare innovators for a one-day conference on Thursday, April 24. Taking place in Princeton, NJ, Digital Health Innovation in Context will feature conversations on strategy, opportunities and innovation in digital health. Use the StartUp Health code DHIC100 for a discount.

StartUp Health companies in the news

Tech Confab Boosts Health-Care Focus
Wall Street Journal

This Startup Wants To Become The Google Of Drugs
Business Insider
Digital health and the pharmacy of the future: 5 startups to watch
MedCity News

Sense Health
Only Talk Patient Engagement When Activation Is Involved
Huffington Post

StartUp Health
SXSW: Health startups hit $2.8 billion in funding
Tech Page One

Yingo Yango
Healthcare integration: There’s an app for that
Hartford Business Journal

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Humana Longevity $70M Undisclosed
Clinicient $15M Catalyst Investors
Transgenomic $7M Third Security
Immunexpress $6M Debiopharm Group
Health Outcomes Sciences  $5M Grayhawk Venture FundKansas Bioscience Authority
Recombine  $3.3M FirstMark Capital
Liquid Grids  $3.2M Undisclosed
DocuTAP  $3M Undisclosed
Tonic Health $2.5M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $8 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming health events & challenges

Healthy Communities Data Summit
April 3, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

UCSF Entrepreneur’s Club: Starting a Company from Scratch
April 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA

April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Digital Health Innovation in Context
April 24, 2014
Princeton, NJ

Pharmica’s Pharma 3.0: The Digital Medicine Era Conference
April 30-May 1, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

May 13-14, 2014
Brooklyn, NY

Visit our event list for even more.

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