March 27, 2017
Health technology accelerator Dreamit Health has announced its latest class of startups – a global selection of eight early stage digital health companies working on a range of health innovations including security of medical IoT and clinical workflow updates to app-based patient support groups. This marks the accelerator’s 22nd cohort and its fifth year in partnership with Penn Medicine and...
March 24, 2016
Philadelphia-based accelerator Dreamit Health has announced the 15 health startups that will join its next accelerator class.
As in previous years, the accelerator is sponsored by Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross, but this year, Dreamit Health also added medical device company Zimmer Biomet as a partner. The larger number of startups in Dreamit’s cohort this year is the result of a $325,...
January 12, 2016
Philadelphia-based accelerator Dreamit Health has announced that in its next class, it will offer the startups the option to keep their equity if they do not accept cash from the program. The accelerator, which offers the program in partnership with Indepence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine, said they added this option in order to get later stage companies and serial entrepreneurs to participate....
July 21, 2015
Dr. Nick Terheyden
Last week San Francisco public radio KQED's publication Future of You posted a must-read report on the growing trend of California medical school graduates joining digital health startups instead of continuing their training and pursuing residency programs.
The report was anchored with data from physician network Doximity, which found that medical students from Stanford and...
July 15, 2015
Philadelphia-based digital health accelerator DreamIt Health has announced its third class. As in previous years, the accelerator is sponsored by Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross.
DreamIt Health takes an 8 percent equity stock in accelerator companies. In exchange, companies get $50,000 in seed funding with a possible $250,000 in follow-on funding, as well as other benefits: free...
November 11, 2014
Pleasanton, California-based Spirometrix, a company working on a breath analysis sensor for early detection and treatment of asthma and COPD, has raised $8.6 million in second round funding. The round was led by NGK Spark Plugs, a Japanese company that manufactures spark plugs and oxygen sensors, which contributed $5 million. Existing investor Simul Investments also contributed. The raise brings...
July 17, 2014
Philadelphia accelerator DreamIt Ventures announced its next class of startups for its health-focused program, DreamIt Health. Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Penn Medicine are sponsoring the class.
Like its last class, each startup will be provided with up to $50,000 in funding, office space, mentoring, and resources for developing and testing health-related products. The incubator lasts four...
July 16, 2014
Philadelphia research park University City Science Center announced that seven startups will join its first digital health-focused program, simply called Digital Health Accelerator (DHA).
The program runs for 10 weeks and when it's finished, startups receive up to $50,000. Science Center adds that startups in the program will also network with insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies,...
January 17, 2014
Phobious's augmented reality app.
Correction: A previous version of this story identified this as DreamIt's third class, rather than it's second.
DreamIt Health, a relative newcomer to the digital health incubator scene, has proven itself no slouch at recruiting big name provider partners. It launched its first Philadelphia-based class with the support of Independence Blue Cross and Penn...
January 15, 2014
Durham, North Carolina-based Medlio has launched its virtual insurance card app, available on iOS and Android platforms.
The app currently enables users to see their health insurance benefits information, including as co-pays and deductible balances; a map to find doctors, hospitals and pharmacies near the user's location; an appointment check-in service on the app; and another portal to pay for...