Health startups are always looking for money so what better solution than a crowdfunding site that understands the complexity of the industry.
These five startups are good candidates for MedStartr campaigns.
If you need help getting started, check out the recent healthcare crowdfunding chat on Twitter — #hccf — and these 9 tips for conducting a successful crowdfunding campaign.
What is it? A hands-free, mask-free add-on for nebulizers that can deliver medication while the child is sleeping. JettStream has filed for a patent.
The hook? Making life easier for parents and kids. There are 5 million living with asthma in the United States.
What is it? A glove that uses micro-motors to send vibrations to the fingers and wrist to rebuild the connection between the brain and the muscles. HandMinder’s team includes neuroscientists.
The hook? Who isn’t terrified of being debilitated by a stroke? Being able to relearn basic skills in the privacy of your own house might make people more likely to do the exercises.
They need a video.
An app for lab protocols
What is it? A collection of free, up-to-date lab protocols across several disciplines to make life easier for laboratory scientists. ZappyLabs is launching the app in beta mode next month with personalized alerts and search results.
The hook? It’s an app and it’s for scientists. Redditers would be a good source of pledges. They also need a video to show the app in action.
Home Team Therapy
What is it? A way for Physical therapists and patients to keep in touch through using Microsoft Kinect. The company estimates there are about 5.5 million injured Kinect owners who could use the system now.
The hook? It’s gamification, man! They have a video.
What is it? A price estimator for medical procedures. Nurses, doctors or staff members can use the system to print out a report to answer the question, “How much is this going to cost?”
The hook? Transparency is a hot topic right now, as are price comparison tools and online access to health information. This service could help both doctors and patients, which you can’t say about many startups as they are usually focused on one group or the other.
MedStartr’s Alex Fair is speaking at the Health 2.0 conference in San Fransicso Monday, Oct. 8 in a session about new sources of funding. So, any new projects launched on the site by Oct. 7 will get the added publicity boost of that event.
[Image from JettStream]