StartUp Health

By Brian Dolan 02:45 am May 14, 2013
For many years there has been a common refrain for mobile health app discovery: There's no Consumer Reports for health apps. With tens of thousands of health-related smartphone apps, dozens of direct-to-consumer wearable health sensors now available, and various other websites and services -- how is the increasingly health-conscious consumer to choose? Or, perhaps, if you believe that digital...
By Jonah Comstock 11:33 am May 13, 2013
Programs like Rock Health Angel Group and SecondMarket's recent collaboration with StartUp Health both focused on getting more accredited investors into healthcare -- high net worth individuals who don't have access to big venture funds, but are willing to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into startups. But both those programs are selling accredited investors on the earliest stage of...
By Jonah Comstock 01:36 pm April 17, 2013
StartUp Health has announced a new partnership with AARP as part of AARP's Innovation@50+ program which began at the end of 2011. AARP will sponsor a new track of StartUp Health research focused on digital health products and services for people 50 and older, as well as master classes for StartUp companies. AARP will sponsor StartUp Health's quarterly reports. StartUp Health spokesperson Nicole...
By Jonah Comstock 05:30 am April 17, 2013
As healthcare accelerators and incubators continue to grow and spread, they're also evolving as the unique needs of healthcare startups become apparent. For many incubators, that means a stronger focus on providing ongoing working relationships with established industry partners like payers, providers, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Healthbox's Nina Nashif stressed the...
By Jonah Comstock 07:05 am April 4, 2013
Last January StartUp Health announced a special class of consumer health startups that would benefit from mentorship and support from GE Healthcare. Now the company has announced its first class of 13 companies (up from 10 originally announced) to participate in the 3-year program, funded through GE's $6 billion healthyimagination initiative. As we reported at the time, companies in the program...
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 Neil Versel 02:00 am January 29, 2013
Care4Today, a medication adherence app from Janssen Healthcare Innovation The New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC), which promotes business investment in the city, is the latest to dangle cash prizes for innovation in digital health. The contest, called Innovate Health Tech NYC and launched Monday, is offering a total $50,000 in award money and exhibition space to three winners for...
By Jonah Comstock 12:51 pm January 14, 2013
GE Healthcare and StartUp Health announced a partnership last week to offer GE mentorship and support to a new class of ten consumer health companies. Startups in the three-year program will be enrolled in the StartUp Academy along with about 65 other companies, but will also receive additional benefits like a dedicated GE executive mentor and access to a "virtual commercial laboratory" to test...
By Jonah Comstock 11:22 am 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 Jonah Comstock 12:45 pm December 12, 2012
Steven Krein, co-founder of StartUp Health SecondMarket, a secondary market investment advisory company, is partnering with incubator StartUp Health this month to make small accredited investors more aware of the opportunities in the digital health space, and to give make a chance to fund some of StartUp's inductees. StartUp Health co-founder Steven Krein described StartUp Health as "an...