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4 Next-Gen Startups That Will Change How People View Fitness

By | May 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The fitness industry is shaping up beyond the gym or studio. These days, the hip place to be is wherever people are choosing to work out. From wearables to virtual reality (VR) gizmos, some startups are making fitness happen regardless of location. Further, by…

Health

Great Healthcare Technology Is Designed to Disappear

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

Well-designed healthcare technology leads to successful care transitions and talented providers. Poorly designed tech, however, breeds only stories about its shortcomings. This rule is equally true outside of healthcare. Personal electronics with intuitive interfaces, reliable operating systems, and long-lasting batteries rarely draw ire. Sit…

Health

The Role of Technology in the Fight Against HIV

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm

HIV is the virus responsible for AIDS, one of the worst diseases affecting the human race today. While it’s thoroughly studied, we have yet to find a cure or even a vaccine. And even though it’s possible to live with, testing for HIV is just as…

Trends

From Patient Care to Research, Funding for Healthcare Startups Is at a Record High

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 10:20 am

It’s safe to say that the healthcare and healthtech markets are booming. Health reforms are disrupting the traditional business models. Higher technology penetration results into telemedicine and wearables going into medical mainstream. The aging population all around the globe is demanding better care. Startup…

Startups & Apps

Denver

Skratch Labs Makes Food (and Shapes a Healthy Future) from Scratch

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe.CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable products…

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Startups & Apps

Surgeo Makes Surgery Easier with Surgeon-Recommended Plans

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm

The health care landscape of the US is far from ideal. With rising medication costs and a woefully lack of affordable insurance, even getting a check-up can be a life-ruining experience. But what if you have to have something serious taken care of? Surgery…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

GIBLIB Makes Surgical Education Easier Than Ever

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Did you know that approximately 4,000 preventable mistakes occur in surgery every year, resulting in about $1.3 billion in malpractice lawsuits? That’s right, apparently the skilled surgeons rooting around in your stomach are not only falling asleep at the wheel, but they are also…

Startups & Apps

Baltimore

Elsayyad Medical Is Recruiting for Physicians by Physicians

By | Apr 13, 2016 at 3:22 pm

According to a recent report, the demand for physicians is growing much faster than the supply. And while the need for online tech reporters is obviously very high, doctors are one of those things you kind of need. Unfortunately, most recruiting agencies are run by people…

Funding

DC

DC’s Kit Check Raises $12M Series B from Kaiser Permanente Ventures to Streamline Pharmacy Kit Processing

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based health startup Kit Check announced today that they raised $12 million in a Series B round of funding led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures. To date, the company has raised a total of $22.4 million in funding. As part of the investment, Kaiser…

Announcements

Baltimore

DreamIt Baltimore Now Accepting Applications for Next Class of HealthTech Startups

By | Oct 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm

The global accelerator DreamIt Ventures has announced that it is now accepting applications for DreamIt Health Baltimore, a four-month acceleration program based in one the country’s leading cities for health. With access to institutions like Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland, healthtech startups…

Gear & Gadgets

Fever Smart Launches Indiegogo Campaign

By | Sep 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Update: As of 2 PM ET, the Fever Smart Indiegogo campaign has met 64% of its goal! Call it wearable tech for children. Fever Smart is “is a smart wireless thermometer that allows parents to remotely monitor their children’s temperature via their smartphone,” according…

Android

NYC

Medyear’s Documentary on HIV/AIDS in Africa Highlights Software’s Ability to Affect Social Change

By | Jun 5, 2014 at 3:36 pm

On Monday, NYC-based startup Medyear released a short documentary on the social stigmatization of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and how mere access to privacy tools can significantly improve the treatment of those dealing with the virus. Aside from highlighting the social impact that startups can continue…

Challenge Cup

DC

CancerIQ and MediSafe Win Challenge Cup Festival Health Startup Semifinals

By | May 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Last night the Challenge Cup health startup semi-final competition was held as part of the week-long Challenge Cup Festival hosted by 1776. Sixteen health startups from around the globe, plus a few wildcard entrants, traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete for a spot in the finals (taking…