Mobile health business models: Still a work in progress

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Mobile health business models: Still a work in progress

April 23, 2014 4:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Which mobile health business models are companies having success with? One takeaway from the digital health panel at MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum is that everyone, from startups to big players,…


From analytics brokers to simulation software: A healthcare data pro’s innovation wish list

From analytics brokers to simulation software: A healthcare data pro’s innovation wish list

April 24, 2014 3:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Technologies that turn healthcare data into knowledge make up a market that’s projected to grow more than 20 percent over each of the next five years. It’s quickly become a…


Y Combinator simplifies startup investment strategy

Y Combinator simplifies startup investment strategy

April 23, 2014 11:00 am by | 0 Comments

After so many changes in the last few weeks, Y Combinator has announced yet another one. This time, it’s shaking up the investments its startups receive. The accelerator just announced…



Insulin startup Thermalin gets JDRF support for an ultra rapid-acting insulin for T1D

Insulin startup Thermalin gets JDRF support for an ultra rapid-acting insulin for T1D

April 23, 2014 9:00 am by | 1 Comments

Insulin startup Thermalin Diabetes has earned itself an esteemed new partner in its quest to develop formulations of insulin that will give people with diabetes tighter control over their blood…


Designers crowdfund a walker revamped ‘for people, not patients’

Designers crowdfund a walker revamped ‘for people, not patients’

April 22, 2014 12:23 pm by | 0 Comments

A person who needs to use a walker to get around shouldn’t have to be hunched over such a clunky, medical-looking device every day. That’s what inspired Jennifer Harris and…


The challenge of switching from entrepreneur to CEO to scale your business

The challenge of switching from entrepreneur to CEO to scale your business

April 22, 2014 7:45 am by | 2 Comments

There is a belief in the business world that founders can’t scale. That is, to put it another way, a company’s growth curve will eventually outstrip the capabilities of its…


What does Oculus Rift have to do with cancer? For this grandmother, it was ‘so therapeutic’

What does Oculus Rift have to do with cancer? For this grandmother, it was ‘so therapeutic’

April 22, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Here’s another addition to the list of potential health applications for Oculus Rift. Last fall video game artist Pri Firstenberg got ahold of an early version of the virtual reality…


Building a new product for doctors? An MD/VC has some advice for winning over early adopters

Building a new product for doctors? An MD/VC has some advice for winning over early adopters

April 21, 2014 12:02 pm by | 0 Comments

Dr. Akhil Saklecha has seen many a startup stumble over the process of getting physician adoption of new technology. If a company fails to get physicians on board early in…



Biochip mimics how the body produces platelets so they could be made in a lab

Biochip mimics how the body produces platelets so they could be made in a lab

April 21, 2014 5:52 am by | 0 Comments

When you hear about blood shortages, that doesn’t just mean there’s a shortage of donated red blood cells. It could also mean platelets, a blood component that Sven Karlsson described…


Irrefutable: Entrepreneurs must lead the charge in their cities

Irrefutable: Entrepreneurs must lead the charge in their cities

April 19, 2014 1:45 pm by | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Kauffman Foundation released a study that provided empirical support for the Boulder Thesis that I came up with in my book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City….


A no-surgery solution for eardrum repair? Tulane team’s gel patch could be applied in-office

A no-surgery solution for eardrum repair? Tulane team’s gel patch could be applied in-office

April 18, 2014 5:32 am by | 0 Comments

A New Orleans startup focused on healing holes in the eardrum without surgery has found early validation and funding from two business plan competition wins within the last week. Tympanogen…


Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

April 17, 2014 4:32 pm by | 1 Comments

Healthbox is combining $7 million in new funding with learning from the seven startup accelerator programs it’s run over the last two years to expand its offerings for entrepreneurs and…


One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

April 17, 2014 10:14 am by | 1 Comments

Concierge primary care practice One Medical Group has raised more than $117 million in capital with the addition of a new $40 million round announced today. That’s a lot of…


FDA makes adverse drug event data public, but this health IT startup makes it useful

FDA makes adverse drug event data public, but this health IT startup makes it useful

April 16, 2014 3:26 pm by | 0 Comments

Four times a year, the FDA releases data about all of the adverse drug events that have been reported to the agency over a three-month time period. Drug companies are…


Mayo’s James A. Rogers: It’s a great time for startups

Mayo’s James A. Rogers: It’s a great time for startups

April 16, 2014 11:56 am by | 0 Comments

James A. Rogers Twitter LinkedIn 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…


A finger sensor & app could make Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring more scalable

A finger sensor & app could make Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring more scalable

April 16, 2014 10:07 am by | 0 Comments

Thanks in part to a $1.5 million grant from NIH, Great Lakes Neurotechnologies thinks it can make its Parkinson’s disease symptom monitoring technology more scalable and flexible by taking it…