digital health accelerator

By Jonah Comstock 02:00 am 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 Neil Versel 02:01 am April 23, 2013
A newly launched company is trying to streamline support for medical devices, make surgical scheduling more convenient and lower the overall cost of pricey equipment by facilitating secure video consultations on the iPad. San Francisco-based startup Nurep, part of digital health accelerator Blueprint Health's winter 2013 class, debuted its mobile physician support platform at the annual Demo...
By Jonah Comstock 11:21 am February 28, 2013
Health-specific incubators and accelerators have been expanding and proliferating for the past two years, and they seem to be making an impact -- Rock Health, for instance, recently announced that their average startup is valued at $5.2 million. But do these relatively new, health-focused accelerators have staying power? That's the question a new report from the California Healthcare Foundation...
By Jonah Comstock 09:23 am January 22, 2013
Healthbox CEO Nina Nashif speaks at the Innovation Day in London. Just a year after launching its first class in Chicago, Healthbox held a demo day in London to showcase its first European class. The seven startups, representing four countries, which were announced in October 2012, have now completed Healthbox's three-month accelerator course. They were chosen out of an initial pool of about 200...
By Brian Dolan 03:45 am December 11, 2012
By most quantifiable measures Nike+ is the dominant digital fitness offering on the market today. The Nike+ ecosystem currently includes smartphone apps, simple accelerometer shoe inserts, pre-loaded software on the iPod Nano, and its latest addition, the wrist-worn Nike+ Fuel Band. While at least two third party apps are already leveraging Nike+ data from its (soon to open) APIs, Nike made a...