Here are 5 of the hottest health IT startups at SXSW

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Here are 5 of the hottest health IT startups at SXSW

March 10, 2014 4:29 pm by | 0 Comments

AUSTIN, Tex. — Health technology startups shone this year at South by Southwest Interactive. Pedicab bikers raved about TumorPaint (the inventor of the “molecular flashlight” delivered a rousing talk), and Misfit Wearables piqued…


HIT startup uses EHR data to get docs to recommend clinicial trials to patients

HIT startup uses EHR data to get docs to recommend clinicial trials to patients

March 9, 2014 6:20 am by | 0 Comments

An Austin startup is making it easier for doctors to inform patients about relevant clinical trials. ePaientFinder is using EHR data and compensating doctors for consulting time to make this…


DreamIt Ventures launches new microfund powered by AngelList

DreamIt Ventures launches new microfund powered by AngelList

March 6, 2014 8:40 am by | 0 Comments

Startup incubator DreamIt Ventures Austin is kicking off a new microfund this week that will benefit the companies involved with its second accelerator program. The microfund, which will run through…



Social entrepreneurship for cancer patients focus of Livestrong crowdsourcing challenge

Social entrepreneurship for cancer patients focus of Livestrong crowdsourcing challenge

February 4, 2014 5:15 pm by | 0 Comments

A new competition by Livestrong Foundation is looking for ideas that improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. The Big C contest wants submissions that apply…


TechStars debutes 3-D printing startup

TechStars debutes 3-D printing startup

October 29, 2013 10:34 pm by | 0 Comments

Today TechStars debuted its first crop of startups from its Austin accelerator program, and they certainly did not disappoint. And while I’m now a resident of Austin, Texas,  I still…


Betting on Google Glass for surgeons pays off big time for Austin startup

Betting on Google Glass for surgeons pays off big time for Austin startup

October 29, 2013 4:26 pm by | 0 Comments

Kyle Samani’s Pristine.io is growing at a fast pace. Samani presented at DEMO earlier this month and won a DEMO God award. The company has raised $350,000 so far and is…


3 entrepreneurial lessons cities should learn from Austin

3 entrepreneurial lessons cities should learn from Austin

October 18, 2013 12:36 pm by | 0 Comments

Last week was Startup Week in Austin, Texas and as I was sitting, meeting and writing on Congress Street I was reminded of Austin’s special place in the lineup of…


Adhesion barrier company raises $525K to prevent internal scarring after surgery

Adhesion barrier company raises $525K to prevent internal scarring after surgery

September 18, 2013 12:40 pm by | 0 Comments

A Texas startup whose products could someday take on the likes of Genzyme, Ethicon and Baxter in the adhesion barrier market has collected a $525,000 equity investment from three investors,…



Application process opens for DreamIt Venture’s second Austin accelerator program

Application process opens for DreamIt Venture’s second Austin accelerator program

September 12, 2013 9:45 am by | 0 Comments

DreamIt Ventures is opening up its application process for its second accelerator program in Austin, Texas, the accelerator announced today. DreamIt has accelerator programs in many different cities, such as…


LDR Holding files for IPO, medical device maker could raise up to $69M

LDR Holding files for IPO, medical device maker could raise up to $69M

August 28, 2013 4:00 am by | 0 Comments

Austin-based medical device company LDR Holding Corp. has filed for an initial public stock offering, which could raise up to $69 million, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The company designs and sells surg…


What does the U.S. landscape for nurse practitioner practices look like? (infographic)

What does the U.S. landscape for nurse practitioner practices look like? (infographic)

August 15, 2013 3:08 pm by | 2 Comments

There’s no doubt that nurse practitioners are getting a higher profile. Many states, especially where primary care physicians are few in number, have let nurse practitioners set up independent practices…


DNA testing for geneology finds a match in StartUp Health-GE program

DNA testing for geneology finds a match in StartUp Health-GE program

August 7, 2013 9:10 am by | 0 Comments

It’s only been a few months since StartUp Health and GE’s three year entrepreneur program got underway, but that hasn’t stopped Arpeggi, one of the program’s 13 companies, from being…


Neuroscientist is his own lab rat for year-long brain study

Neuroscientist is his own lab rat for year-long brain study

May 31, 2013 2:00 pm by | 0 Comments

A neuroscientist is getting a brain scan twice every week for a year to try to see how neural networks behave over time. Russell Poldrack, a neuroscientist at the University…


TechStars expands into Austin with new incubator branch

TechStars expands into Austin with new incubator branch

May 15, 2013 8:00 am by | 0 Comments

The latest city that incubator program TechStars will expand into is bustling tech city Austin, Tex., the organization announced today. For those not familiar with it, TechStars is an incubator…


Algorithm speeds up process of looking for polyps in images from camera pills

Algorithm speeds up process of looking for polyps in images from camera pills

May 13, 2013 12:49 am by | 0 Comments

Analyzing the footage from camera pills is a time-consuming task for medical professionals. Now computer scientists are attempting to automate the process. One of the more promising options for making…


Pfizer yet to decide on Pain Therapeutics’ painkiller

Pfizer yet to decide on Pain Therapeutics’ painkiller

May 10, 2013 7:51 am by | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Pain Therapeutics Inc said Pfizer Inc, its marketing partner for painkiller Remoxy, was yet to decide on continuing to seek regulatory approval for the drug.
Shares of Pain Therapeutics fell 20 percent in light trading before the bell. Shar…