digital health incubator

By Jonah Comstock June 23, 2015
A smart pill bottle from AdhereTech, a StartUp Health company. New York-based digital health accelerator, network and innovation fund StartUp Health has a new strategic investor: Wisconsin health system Aurora Health Care. The terms of the investment are undisclosed, but the companies described Aurora in a statement as "taking a lead investor role" in the company. Update: According to a new...
By Jonah Comstock July 17, 2014
Healo's app. New York City-based digital health incubator Blueprint Health has announced its sixth class of startups, a lineup that includes seven groups developing mobile tools to help doctors, researchers, and startups. Blueprint is a member of TechStars’ Global Accelerator Network, and startups in the Blueprint Health accelerator receive $20,000, office space in SoHo, and $50,000 in perks...
By Jonah Comstock January 23, 2014
Dr. Scott Dulchavsky Henry Ford Innovations, a spin-off of Detroit, Michigan's Henry Ford Health System, has received a $3 million, 3-year grant from the William Davidson Foundation to establish a new digital health innovation center, the William Davidson Center for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health. "When we embarked almost four years ago on developing the Innovation Institute as a separate...
By Jonah Comstock September 20, 2013
Johns Hopkins University DreamIt Health, the healthcare-focused branch of Philadelphia startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures, is launching a Baltimore, Maryland class in partnership with Johns Hopkins University. BioHealth Innovation, an organization geared toward bringing more innovation and entrepreneurship to Maryland, is co-sponsoring the class with Hopkins. The company will seek...
By Jonah Comstock May 16, 2013
Nine months after its launch announcement, Tigerlabs Health accelerator in Princeton, NJ has finally debuted its first class at a demo day event on Wednesday. The accelerator launched with a strong focus on it's ties to the pharmaceutical industry, but the six startups it has assembled don't seem overwhelmingly pharma-centric. The companies, from around the country and the world, received $20,000...
By Jonah Comstock May 16, 2013
New digital health focused accelerators seem to be popping up every week, especially in the South. Healthbox launched a Florida accelerator in the middle of April, and a week later Health Wildcatters launched in Dallas, Texas. Now a tech accelerator called The Iron Yard in upstate South Carolina is launching its own digital health accelerator. Startups will work with mentors from companies...
By Jonah Comstock December 14, 2012
San Francisco-based digital health incubator Rock Health is launching a program to create a new class of physician angel investors. Earlier this week StartUp Health also announced an education program for new investors, partnering with SecondMarket, although their program isn't physician-focused. Rock Health will launch two workshops in the new year to help physicians and health care executives...
By Neil Versel October 11, 2012
The University of Southern California's Center for Body Computing is the latest to set up an incubator/accelerator for wireless and digital health startup businesses. CBC Founder and Executive Director Dr. Leslie Saxon dropped this news Friday morning as she opened the center's sixth annual Body Computing Conference on the USC campus in Los Angeles. Plans are still in the early stages, and the...
By Brian Dolan June 26, 2012
"The reality of today’s funding environment for digital health entrepreneurs is that it’s traditional tech investors who have the lion’s share of the money, while most long-time healthcare investors are on the ropes, contending with fleeing LPs and at least the perception of disappointing returns," pharmaceutical company executive David Shaywitz writes in his most recent (must-read) column for...
By Brian Dolan June 11, 2012
Khosla Ventures, the investment firm headed up by noted venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla, is increasingly making investments in mobile health startups. Khosla Ventures has made three investments in mobile health companies in as many months. In April we noted that Khosla had contributed to Misfit Wearables' $7.6 million second round of funding and just this morning...

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