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Scholarship Partners

GE healthymagination

GE healthymagination is about better health for more people. GE has committed $6 billion to continuously develop and invest in innovations that deliver high-quality, more affordable healthcare to more people around the world.
The GE and StartUp Health Academy Entrepreneurship Program

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

RWJF focuses on the pressing health and healthcare issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and healthcare, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change.
StartUp Health and RWJF Accelerate Innovation in Underserved Communities


The California HealthCare Foundation works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better healthcare for all Californians. CHCF supports ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care.
StartUp Health Academy: Educating Entrepreneurs to Focus on Care and Costs


The Innovation@50+ initiative aims to spark entrepreneurial activity across public and private sectors. Anchored by the AARP social mission – to enhance the quality of life for all as we age – the initiative enlists the expertise of visionary thinkers, entrepreneurs, the investment community, industry, and not-for-profits to spur innovation to meet the needs and wants of people over 50.


AT&T is the largest communications holding company in the world. AT&T’s Developer Platform for health companies makes it easier for health technology entrepreneurs and developers to build innovative applications and services.

Advisor Partners

HLM Venture Partners

HLM Venture Partners is a leading venture capital health care investor, having provided over $400 million in capital to some of the most dynamic, innovative companies. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, HLM is focused on building sustainable companies and profitable exits — benefiting both entrepreneurs and investors.

Loeb & Loeb

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys. The firm focuses on select core industries and practice areas, and represents multi-national, Fortune 100 companies in their mid-market transactions and litigation matters, and serves as primary outside counsel to a multitude of mid-market clients. The firm also represents clients ranging from emerging companies to high net worth individuals and families.

Mintz Levin

Mintz Levin is a full-service, general practice law firm with more than 450 attorneys, eight offices in the US and the UK, and a liaison office in Israel. Mintz Levin serves clients of all sizes and at all stages of growth. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, emerging growth and established companies, government agencies, and nonprofits.

Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis is a global law firm with some 1,400 lawyers in 24 offices around the world. We are consistently ranked among the world’s leading law firms because we deliver effective solutions. Our clients rely on the firm to guide them through all of their legal needs, from significant business decisions to the most complex global deals and litigation.


Oxeon Partners LLC is a highly specialized retained search firm that works exclusively in the healthcare technology and services market. Our clients and partners transform the way healthcare is delivered and paid for; the exceptional executives we recruit are the drivers of this change at these innovative companies in the healthcare industry.

Safeway Health

Safeway Health is a healthcare advisory company. The principal officers are the executives who led and continue to lead the healthcare transformation at Safeway, the $40 billion+ food and drug retailer that is nationally renowned for developing an innovative approach to healthcare.


WCG is an independent strategic communications firm providing integrated solutions built upon clear analytics, with the aim of achieving competitive advantage for a growing spectrum of leading companies and organizations. WCG’s staff is an eclectic mix of experienced, diverse thinkers who partner with organizations in a wide array of industries to promote product differentiation and competitiveness, reputational distinction, social credibility, and organizational clarity.

Perk Partners

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud: from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps.


Brandisty makes it easy to control who can modify and download brand assets. Keep the brand consistent and the team in sync with one central location. Brandisty puts brands in the cloud, so they’re always on and ready to handle brand asset requests. Quickly share a link with anyone, from anywhere, so they can get the exact files they need.


Corsis helps business leaders and investors transform IT from a risk to be feared into an asset that will unleash growth. Whether your challenge is technology risk management or growth, Corsis has the process and operational expertise to streamline, optimize, and upgrade technology systems. Our motto is “Upgrade to Confidence.”


Dropbox protects your work and lets your team get to their files from any computer, phone, or tablet. Over 200 million people and 2 million businesses use Dropbox to work smarter.


HourlyNerd lets you bid out corporate projects to a select group of top-tier MBA students and alumni at a minimal cost. Instead of risky full-time hiring, consider the HN MBAs who have completed projects in sales, marketing, strategy, finance, and accounting, and have amassed professional experiences at the most premier firms such as Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, and Bain.


InSample is a health economics company building SaaS tools for extracting commercial insight from high quality health data. Our products give decision makers insight into market sizing and the value of health-sector products for marketing, sales, and R&D.


oDesk is where savvy businesses and talented freelancers
work together on demand, without geographic limits. As the world’s largest online workplace, oDesk gives businesses the flexibility to hire on their own terms and freelancers the freedom to work where they want, when they want. More than 900,000 clients and 4 million freelancers are registered on oDesk.


Rackspace is a service leader in cloud computing, delivering enterprise-class hybrid cloud infrastructures to businesses of all sizes and kinds. Rackspace combines public cloud, private cloud, and dedicated bare metal computing to provide the perfect infrastructure for each customer’s specific needs.

Silicon Valley Bank

Banking the world’s most innovative companies and exclusive wineries, SVB’s diverse financial services, knowledge, global network, and world class service increase our clients’ probability of success. With $23 billion in assets and more than 1,600 employees, we provide commercial, international, and private banking through 34 locations worldwide. Forbes ranks us among America’s Best Banks and Fortune considered SVB one of the best places to work.


TY+TESS is a design firm that focuses on branding and graphics for clients from the tech sector to the fashion industry. Known for their clean aesthetic, TY+TESS’ design services include but are not limited to: brand, web, print, and presentation.

StartUp Community


Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

SeventySix Capital

SeventySix Capital empowers game changing producers who are “re-imagining” our world. We partner with innovators who wake up every day ready to “Get It Done.” For the last decade and a half, Wayne Kimmel and his partners have backed passionate founders of startup and early stage game-changing businesses.

Blueprint Health

Blueprint Health helps entrepreneurs start early-stage healthcare companies. We provide mentorship, a small investment, and a collaborative environment for companies to go from idea to prototype in 3 months. Blueprint Health is a Charter member of the Techstars Network.

Health 2.0

The Health 2.0 Conference is now the leading showcase of cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system. Since its beginning in 2007, Health 2.0 has served as a community resource for search and online tools to help consumers manage their health and connect to providers. Now that the industry has caught up, Health 2.0 covers the entire cloud, web, mobile, and unplatforms technology revolution that is shaking up every sector of health care.

Story of Digital Health

The Story of Digital Health and the 24,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn focus on the convergence of the digital and genetics revolutions with health and healthcare. By joining the LinkedIn group, you can receive weekly announcements synthesizing global news, follow and share curated news posts, view and comment on discussions, and connect with other professionals around the globe. At you can find crowdsourced lists of conferences and solutions/companies, startup resources, and videos on digital health.


The Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab is a cross-disciplinary public health teaching and research organization that studies and educates others about the impact of healthcare information and communications technology on public health. Based in New York, NY, the Lab’s team includes faculty, scientists, research scholars, and students from top universities around the world.


The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) is a not-for-profit organization, working to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information technology (health IT).


The NYVCA community is made up of the leading Venture Capital and Private Equity professionals in the New York area and membership is by invitation only. NYVCA is focused on bringing together the most successful partners for firm creation and growth in the next decade.


OrganizedWisdom is on a mission to close the ‘Health Gap’ by making it easy for any clinician to build a Digital Office in minutes so they can save time, grow their practice, and improve patient education.


SecondMarket is the next generation investment platform. SecondMarket connects issuers, investors, and sellers through technology-enabled solutions.
SecondMarket & StartUp Health’s Guide to Investing in Healthtech

StartUp America Partnership

The Startup America Partnership is based on a simple premise: young companies that grow create jobs. As a core American value, entrepreneurship is critical to the country’s long term success and it’s time to step up our game.

Government Partners


The Foundation for NIH was established by Congress¹ in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) public charity. We began our work in 1996 to facilitate groundbreaking research at the National Institutes of Health and worldwide. As an independent non-profit organization, we accomplish this by raising private funds and creating public-private partnerships to support the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): conducting scientific research.

Health Data Initiative

The Health Data Initiative (HDI), originally launched in 2010 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the Community Health Data Initiative, is a public-private collaboration that encourages innovators to utilize health data to develop applications to raise awareness of health and health system performance and spark community action to improve health.

US Department of Health and Human Services

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is “Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America.”


NYCEDC is the City’s primary engine for economic development charged with leveraging the City’s assets to drive growth, create jobs, and improve quality of life.

Event Partners


TEDMED is a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and leaders dedicated to creating a better future in health and medicine. TEDMED hosts an annual event in Washington, D.C., accompanied by a free simulcast and videos, and produces ongoing online events and discussions around the Great Challenges of Health and Medicine at

The Hive @ TEDMED 2013 in Association with StartUp Health Network

South By Southwest Festival

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a company that plans and executes conferences, trade shows, festivals and other events. Current roster of events include SXSW Music, SXSW Film, SXSW Interactive, SXSWedu, and SXSWeco, which take place every spring (usually in March) except SXSWeco, which takes place in October, all in Austin, Texas.

mHealth Summit

The mHealth Summit presented by mHIMSS brings a dedicated focus to the business, end-user, and policy perspectives of mHealth, fostering in-depth dialogue to identify and accelerate cross-cutting value chains and sustainable mHealth business models from around the globe.


mHIMSS is the globally-focused mobile initiative offered by HIMSS. As a cause-based, mission-driven 51-year-old non-profit, HIMSS created mHIMSS as a platform for all stakeholders within the global mobile community to drive positive, transformational change in health and healthcare through the best use of IT.

Partnership for a Healthier America

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. PHA brings together public, private, and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most importantly, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased, third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making to show everyone what can be achieved when we all work together.

DC to VC

Morgenthaler Ventures and Health 2.0 DC to VC: Health IT Startup Showcase is a nationwide contest to find the best venture backable startup ideas in health IT.


HealthBeat 2013 is a new event exploring “Smart Hospitals” and “Smart Practices,” the focal point of where technology is disrupting health care. The event also covers how “Smart Patients” fit in. HealthBeat will help decision makers — CIOs at hospitals, physicians, providers, insurers — understand what technologies are most effectively
transforming health care in 2013 and beyond.


At MedCity CONVERGE will you meet the elite startups, most innovative hospital leaders, and top decision makers from the medical device, pharma, health IT, and investor communities. CONVERGE will outline the big opportunities, provide guidance to address innovation challenges, and determine where the industry is going.


MedCity ENGAGE is an executive-level event where the industry’s brightest minds and leading organizations discuss best-in-class approaches to advance patient engagement and healthcare delivery. ENGAGE is the one place that gets the entire ecosystem together to best understand the patient and consumer engagement trends that sit at the core of healthcare innovation and reform.


IMN’s Healthcare IT forums delve into the core issues surrounding the healthcare industry, including how to provide higher levels of patient care through secure and private information exchange, best methods for cost reduction, profitable merger and acquisition opportunities, and much more. By tapping into IMN’s longstanding strengths of exceptional content & networking opportunities, these forums are must-attend events for today’s healthcare IT professionals.

Joslin Diabetes Center Diabetes Innovation

Joslin Diabetes Center, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the world’s largest diabetes research and clinical care organization. Diabetes Innovation provides a powerful foundation for sustained focus and excitement for advancement in all facets of diabetes prevention, treatment, and payment reforms –- from social media and gaming to translational research breakthroughs to mobile patient technologies and everything in between.

Cloud Slam

Cloud Slam brings together a global alliance of thought leaders, professionals, and end-users to expand opportunities through keynote sessions and panel discussions, enriching the dialogue between users and providers. Event spotlight looks at intersection of cloud with life sciences helping to evolve maturity in one of the largest industries. Visit us at for more details and follow us on Twitter @CloudSlam to stay current and connected.

Healthcare Innovation World Cup

The Healthcare Innovation World Cup challenges entrepreneurs and innovators in healthcare and information technology to tackle global public health issues. In 2013, the competition invites participants worldwide to propose solutions for improving diabetes prevention and management, offering $75,000 in total prize money and opportunities to showcase their work.

World Congress

World Congress, the leading global provider of health care conferences, forges communities by convening senior executives from all segments of the health care industry.

Digital Health Summer Summit

Summit events include workshop-style sessions coupled with high-level discussions addressing digital health products and services, startup advice, partnership workshops, health networks, and more. Industry leaders will share current realities, insights, and solutions to the many challenges facing digital health businesses today.

StartUp Weekend Health

Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event that immerses you in the experience of launching a startup. How far can you go from idea to solution and executable business in a single weekend?

Strata Rx

Data is driving change in the healthcare industry. In the hands of those who know how to use it, data brings advances in personalized and predictive medicine, significant cost savings, and research that points to entirely new products and markets. If you want to leverage the power of big data for your organization, you don’t want to miss the O’Reilly Strata Rx Conference.

GSMA-mHealth Alliance Mobile Health Summit

Launched jointly by the GSM Association and the mHealth Alliance, the Mobile Health Summit is aimed directly at the heart of the mobile health ecosystem.

Press & Media Partners

BioPharm Insight

BioPharm Insight is your definitive guide to the global life sciences community. Subscribers take action on forward-looking intelligence uncovered by an independent team of investigative journalists and make strategic business decisions using the most comprehensive and powerful real-time database of market analytics and key contacts. Featuring an intuitive online interface and exclusive Active Intel™ relational content technology, BioPharm Insight provides an unrivaled capability to segment and analyze the industry with detailed and searchable profiles.


GigaOM is a new type of media company with a business model that leverages technology, transparency, and access to information. The company’s growth has been propelled by great writers, journalistic integrity, industry depth, and audience engagement. Since 2006, GigaOM has grown into the leading independent voice on emerging technologies and the disruption of media.

MedCity News is one of the fastest-growing sites in healthcare and life sciences. It is the leading destination covering the business of healthcare and life science innovation for decision makers in the healthcare industry. MedCity News offers insight into what’s next and what matters with a mix of breaking news and analysis on startups and established industry leaders, personalities, policies, and the most important deals.


O’Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O’Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.


VentureBeat covers disruptive technology and explains why it matters in our lives. Led by Founder & Editor-in-Chief Matt Marshall and a team of experienced journalists, we’re the leading publication for news and perspective on the most innovative technologies.