Jack Young of Qualcomm Ventures shares his biggest pitch pet peeves

Jack Young of Qualcomm Ventures shares his biggest pitch pet peeves

April 10, 2014 3:50 pm by | 0 Comments

Healthcare investment conference MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum wants to bring active investors and corporate business development executives together to invest in promising Midwest based startups. The event is set for April…


Indiana diagnostics startup seeks $750K to validate colon cancer monitoring test

Indiana diagnostics startup seeks $750K to validate colon cancer monitoring test

April 10, 2014 10:57 am by | 0 Comments

“MedCity News has partnered with BioCrossroads to provide coverage focused on Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation in life sciences” An Indiana life sciences company looks at metabolites as…



Creating health: avoiding the trap of lazy superiority

Creating health: avoiding the trap of lazy superiority

April 10, 2014 10:00 am by | 0 Comments

I’m finding it hard to start this post because I have to start with an admission. It’s an admission of laziness, of presumed superiority. In many ways I have slipped…


March Startup Index: 12 companies making healthcare easier, faster, and less painful

March Startup Index: 12 companies making healthcare easier, faster, and less painful

April 10, 2014 6:36 am by | 0 Comments

You never want to be the last speaker at the end of a long conference day. Many people in the 4:30 slot even mention this strategic disadvantage, “I know I…


Wearables Final Four: Wearable defibrillator edges out smart bra for breast cancer detection

Wearables Final Four: Wearable defibrillator edges out smart bra for breast cancer detection

April 10, 2014 6:35 am by | 0 Comments

Heart disease is one of the trio of chronic diseases that the Affordable Care Act aims to improve. Although a portable defibrillator won’t reduce readmissions for heart disease patients and…


Wearables Final Four: Reemo beats Eyes on Glasses in a gaming in healthcare matchup

Wearables Final Four: Reemo beats Eyes on Glasses in a gaming in healthcare matchup

April 10, 2014 6:15 am by | 0 Comments

As we come down to the last two matchups, I’m facing some tough decisions: A gesture control wristband from Playtabase and eyeglasses that can make finding good veins easier for…


Chip company unveils wearable processor with an always-on battery to power Internet of Things

Chip company unveils wearable processor with an always-on battery to power Internet of Things

April 9, 2014 4:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Above: Ineda architecture Image Credit: Ineda Ineda Systems is announcing today it is developing a wearable processor with an always-on battery that can last a whole month. The company also…



Investor has three must-answer questions for every entrepreneur and pitch

Investor has three must-answer questions for every entrepreneur and pitch

April 9, 2014 6:01 am by | 0 Comments

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum, to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America based startups. The event…


Digital health startup’s device for detecting arrhythmia raises $17M

Digital health startup’s device for detecting arrhythmia raises $17M

April 9, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

The number of digital health companies seeking a piece of the remote monitoring market hasn’t diminished investor interest. The cardiac monitoring industry alone is estimated to be worth $3 billion.InfoBionics…


Physician entrepreneurs are in nearly half of StartUp Health’s latest class of early stage companies

Physician entrepreneurs are in nearly half of StartUp Health’s latest class of early stage companies

April 8, 2014 2:47 pm by | 0 Comments

What compels physicians to start their own companies? A list of the 16 companies joining StartUp Health Academy’s class offers some hints. Nearly half of its new members have a…


Vote in the Wearables Final Four: Smart bra to detect cancer vs. wearable defibrillator

Vote in the Wearables Final Four: Smart bra to detect cancer vs. wearable defibrillator

April 8, 2014 7:04 am by | 0 Comments

Which of these wearable technologies could have a greater impact on healthcare costs, outcomes or quality of life? A smart bra developed by First Warning Systems to help detect breast…


Which wearable technologies made it to the Final Four?

Which wearable technologies made it to the Final Four?

April 8, 2014 6:30 am by | 0 Comments

Myocardial infarction treatment, breast cancer detection, stroke recovery, helping nurses find usable veins for IVs . Coming down to the wire of our wearables technology bracket, it’s interesting to see…


Wearables Elite 8: Bra to detect breast cancer beats cloud phone for seniors

Wearables Elite 8: Bra to detect breast cancer beats cloud phone for seniors

April 7, 2014 8:07 am by | 0 Comments

One of things that makes this wearables matchup between a smart bra for cancer detection and a cloud phone for seniors a bit challenging is their subtle approach to solving…


Wearables Elite 8: The promise of Glass can’t beat practicality of x-ray vision for veins

Wearables Elite 8: The promise of Glass can’t beat practicality of x-ray vision for veins

April 7, 2014 5:45 am by | 1 Comments

The choice between innovative healthcare technologies frequently comes down to practical necessity. Evena Medical’s approach to solving the problem of finding veins more efficiently definitely scores a lot of points…


Wearables Elite 8: In toughest match yet, need trumps beautiful, smart design

Wearables Elite 8: In toughest match yet, need trumps beautiful, smart design

April 7, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

The hypothetical choice like the one in our Elite Eight bracket between Artefact’s seizure tracking device and ZOLL Medical’s personal and portable defibrillator may not be the sort of thing…