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By Mallory Hackett 11:04 am August 18, 2020
MassChallenge HealthTech in partnership with Anthem have announced the winners for the Fast Track to Scale Accelerator 2020 program. The three companies recognized as Diamond, Platinum and Gold Award winners are ianacare, DynamiCare and Karuna Health, respectively. The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator program matches global entrepreneurs with representatives from Anthem to find innovative...
By Laura Lovett 11:29 am July 23, 2020
This week MassChallenge HealthTech named the winners of its 2020 program winners. The list included; Walk with Path, a wearable device designed to help individuals with irregular gait; virtual rehab service Moving Analytics; and MedFlyt, a home health agency focused app.  In January the health tech accelerator named its class of 2020, which included 27 companies from all over the global. All of...
By Laura Lovett 03:40 pm March 26, 2020
On the frontlines of the coronavirus, crisis providers are tapping into digital mechanisms to communicate with patients and track the spread of the disease. Yesterday MassChallenge hosted a summit on innovation in the age of the coronavirus crisis, which included a panel on how tech can play a role in direct patient care. "If there is any silver linings it's that the [American Medical Association...
By Laura Lovett 04:04 pm December 18, 2019
This morning accelerator MassChallenge HealthTech named its class of 2020, which includes 27 startups from all over the world. This year’s list of companies includes everything from a VR-enabled digital therapeutic to care coordination products.  Startups that made this year’s cohort will have access to co-working office space and a tailored curriculum that connects startups to advisors,...

(L to R) MITRE SVP Kathleen Federico, Welnys CEO Heather Waibel and MassChallenge Director of Operations Nina Kandilian (Photo courtesy of MassChallenge)

By Jonah Comstock 01:38 pm July 2, 2019
At MassChallenge HealthTech's awards event last week, judges awarded the $10,000 Women in Digital Health Award, sponsored by Mitre, to Welnys, a Jersey City, New Jersey-based startup that connects employers to many different kinds of wellness vendors through a single source. "I’m a lot of things you’re not supposed to be as a founder," CEO Heather Waibel said in a brief acceptance speech. "I’m a...

Members of the MassChallenge HealthTech team pose with the team from Diamond Award winner 1UP Health. (Photo courtesy MassChallenge).

By Jonah Comstock 03:08 pm June 26, 2019
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the startups' total revenue generated. MassChallenge HealthTech, the mentorship-based healthtech accelerator, graduated its third class at an event in downtown Boston yesterday, as well as awarding $200,000 in prizes to startups. “Today we’re recognizing and celebrating entrepreneurship that thinks and acts outside the box, and that...
By Laura Lovett 03:12 pm April 23, 2019
Once a promising futuristic industry, digital health is merging into mainstream medicine. Now in the limelight, conversations around how these digital tools should be validated are starting to take place.  But for startups, getting validation often means securing money and partners, creating potential barriers for young startups. Last night at Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs digital health event,...
By Laura Lovett 04:17 pm March 15, 2019
When it comes to digital health, investors get a bird’s eye view and play a major role in steering the direction of the industry’s future. That is why many are stressing the importance of a diverse viewpoint for investors in an industry focused on bringing digital tools to the masses.  Traditionally this has been a challenge for the venture space, where women only account for 12.2 percent of...
By Dave Muoio 12:09 pm February 21, 2019
MDLive has brought on Dan Monahan as its new CFO and COO. Monahan, who will provide oversight for the company’s finance, accounting, treasure, tax, revenue cycle management, analytics and operations, comes from a CFO and SVP of operations position at Change Healthcare, and previously led similar financial and operational roles at Sprint, Nortel Networks, SITA, CDC Software and EMS Technologies. “...
By Laura Lovett 02:14 pm December 17, 2018
Last week MassChallenge HealthTech unveiled the 30 digital health startups that will make up its 2019 cohort. The program gives the startups co-working office space and a tailored curriculum, with the primary goal of connecting startups to advisors, investors, pilots and research opportunities. Startups can also apply for need-based scholarships for no cost and no equity. Eventually, the...