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San Francisco

4 Health Tech Startups Using AI to Improve Daily Wellness

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the end, it’s up to us to decide to improve our daily health and wellness. But having a little help from technology can certainly kick off the routines, good habits and focus on our health. These four health tech startups are not only…

Accelerator

Maine

Maine’s Largest Hospital Launches Internal Health Tech Accelerator

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

Maine Medical Center, Maine’s largest hospital, is investing in their employees and giving them a chance to act on their innovative ideas that could transform healthcare. The Innovation Cohort is the hospital’s internal startup accelerator for physicians and other employees who have ideas for…

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Startup Spotlight

Chicago

Startup Spotlight: Eco Stove, Smart Jewelry, and Lights for Grandma

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

During the holiday, safety is a concern. Whether it be protecting your home or yourself if  shopping later at night, we found some startups helping you in this effort. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week…

Health

NYC

Meet the 7 Health Tech Startups in Dreamit’s Latest Class

By | Nov 4, 2017 at 8:00 am

As health access remains a hot button issue in Washington, digital health and medical devices are steaming ahead with innovative solutions for delivery. According to Mobihealth News, digital health startups raised over $578.55 million in Q3 of 2017 alone, with companies like AbleTo, Talkspace,…

Health

Miami

New Health Insurance Knowledge Hub Launches for Open Enrollment

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

If you have a few socially conscious Facebook friends posting on your news feed, you’ve probably heard about the notable lack of advertising funds allocated to open enrollment for health insurance, which starts today and ends on December 15th. However, if you’re one of…

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Interviews

Maine

How the Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation Train Scientists of the Future

By | Oct 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

While it sounds straight out of a Sci-Fi novel, Kevin Strange (CEO and cofounder) and his cofounder, Viravuth Yin, along with another researcher, Michael Zasloff, have identified a certain molecule (it’s called MSI-1436) that has demonstrated regenerative properties in the laboratory, first in zebrafish and then…

Accelerator

Maine

Venture Hall to Invest in Healthcare Startups

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 7:15 am

Startup accelerator Venture Hall has chosen to invest in two of the healthcare-related startups from their inaugural summer accelerator program. Cliexa and Janus Choice will each receive $25,000 in the form of “zero-equity” investments. The companies were two of the six early-stage, health- and…

Health

20 Startup Accelerators Impacting the Healthcare Industry

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Startup accelerators are all about support. They gives budding companies a chance to succeed thanks to mentorship, networking opportunities, and plenty of capital. In the healthcare industry, those kinds of resources aren’t found easily, particularly by new entrepreneurs. However, there are a number of…

Security

A New Strain of Ransomware Has Healthcare in Its Crosshairs

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the last few months, everybody has learned what the term ransomware means. With the WannaCry attack spreading across the world like wildfire recently, everyone from IT directors to content producers were forced to address the gaping cybersecurity holes within their company, despite their…

Biotech

A Look at the Next Generation of Cancer Testing

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you look at health crises in this country and around the world, few issues strike more fear into the average person’s mind than cancer. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer and, somewhere deep down inside of us, we’re all…

Finance

Minneapolis

Should You Pitch to Your Employer for Capital or Not?

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

You or you and a small team have a powerful idea and become convinced it can launch a successful new enterprise. It is in related industry, but different markets than the one your current employer competes. Your team develops a business plan in off-hours,…

Startups & Apps

Maine

This Startup Aims to Swap Blood Draws for Saliva Samples

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

Portland, Maine-based biotech company Abogen, founded in 2012, has developed a method and accompanying technology to extract blood cells from saliva, allowing for the potential replacement of up to 80 percent of the five billion invasive, needle-necessary blood samples drawn annually. The company is…

Security

The Healthcare Industry Is in for a Rude Cybersecurity Awakening

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Cybersecurity has become a primary concern for small startups and large corporations alike. Whether it’s a global ransomware attack or a minor DDoS hack, everyone’s afraid of a hack, no matter how secure you think you are. And while ecommerce sites and social media…

Health

San Francisco

The Future of Robotic Surgeons in Healthcare

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It may sound like the something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but robotics are making their way into the healthcare industry and the surgery suite. You may know someone who has had robotic surgery, or even had it yourself. If you haven’t, either way,…

Health

How Artificial Intelligence Could Make Healthcare More Affordable

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

With every politician in DC focused on solving the problem, high healthcare costs remain a thorn in the average American’s side. Everything from an invasive surgery to a regular check-up costs an arm and a leg, which unfortunately also isn’t covered by your healthcare…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Deal with Negative Online Reviews in Healthcare

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The internet has made it easier for patients and other healthcare consumers to search for the best healthcare services and products and most of their purchasing decisions are based on online reviews. According to a survey conducted by Econsultancy, it was found that about…

Health

Miami

Make Informed Decisions About Health Insurance Thanks to The CheckUp

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As many can attest, health care is complicated. With picky websites, high prices, and frankly, a lot of words I don’t understand (like deductible), the people of the United States are downright confused about the system designed to keep them healthy. For one, more…