Our Journey to
Transform Health

In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a revolutionary new model for transforming health by organizing, supporting, and investing in a global army of entrepreneurs called Health Transformers™. StartUp Health is investing in 10 Health Moonshots to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world.

Here are our major milestones since we launched.

 
 
2011

 
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Steven Krein, Unity Stoakes, and Jerry Levin Meet at SXSW to Plant Seeds for Transforming Health

March 2011

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HHS CTO Todd Park Invites StartUp Health to Washington to Announce Plan to Build 1,000 Digital Health Companies

April 2011

 
 
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StartUp Health Coins Term Health Transformer™ to Recognize Super-Entrepreneurs Focusing on Health Innovation

June 2011

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President Obama and Vice President Biden Meet With StartUp Health Co-Founders to Discuss Transformation of Health

June 2011

 
 

US CTO Aneesh Chopra and Steven Krein Announce StartUp Health Mission at Health Datapalooza Conference in DC

June 2011

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First Community Event Hosted in NYC to Organize Health Transformers

July 2011

 
 
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Esther Dyson Is the First Angel Investor to Back StartUp Health

July 2011


2012

StartUp Health Launches Insights Reports to Help Health Transformers Track Active Investors and Trends

January 2012

 
 
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March 2012

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California HealthCare Foundation and AT&T Become First Partners of StartUp Health

March 2012

 
 
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First Quarterly Health Transformer Summit Held in NYC

March 2012

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Launch of New Innovation Fund Backed by Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, and Brad Feld

April 2012

 
 
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Launch of Perks Platform for Health Transformers, With Leading Organizations Including Amazon, Google, Morgan Lewis, Silicon Valley Bank, and WeWork

September 2012

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Launch of StartUp Health Network to Organize "Batteries Included" Investors and Customers

October 2012

 
 
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40 Health Transformers Joined StartUp Health in 2012

End of 2012


2013

January 2013

 
 
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April 2013

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StartUp Health Begins Global Expansion, Adding Companies From Israel and Ireland

April 2013

 
 
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First Health Transformer From South America Joins Academy

July 2013

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Gene by Gene Acquires Arpeggi, a StartUp Health- and GE-Backed Company, and Is the First Portfolio Company Acquired

August 2013

 
 
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Cleveland Clinic Partners With StartUp Health to Showcase Health Transformers at Annual Medical Summit

October 2013

 
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and StartUp Health Partner to Focus on Health Innovation for Underserved Communities

December 2013

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45 Health Transformers Joined StartUp Health in 2013

End of 2013

 

2014

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Google Partners With StartUp Health on "Healthcare Reimagined Summit" Held at NYC Headquarters

April 2014

 
 
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First Health Transformer From Asia Joins Academy

April 2014

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StartUp Health Returns to the White House on 3rd Anniversary With 60 Health Transformers

June 2014

 
 
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StartUp Health NOW, a Weekly Web Show, Launches Featuring Health Transformers and Changemakers

August 2014

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Launch of Network Access Sessions, Connecting Health Transformers With Investors and Customers in Virtual Pitch Events

August 2014

 
 
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Kaiser Permanente Ventures Invests in StartUp Health Innovation Fund

November 2014

 
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80 Health Transformers Joined StartUp Health in 2014

End of 2014


2015

 
 

Aurora Health Care and StartUp Health Partner to Support Startups Transforming Care Delivery

June 2015

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Dr. Nick Turkal, CEO of Aurora Health Care, Joins StartUp Health Board of Directors

June 2015

 
 
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Opening of First StartUp Health Village in NYC

October 2015

 
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Global Platform Expands With Launch of StartUp Health Europe

November 2015

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StartUp Health Ventures Launches to Invest Exclusively in Health Transformers

November 2015

 
 
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75 Health Transformers Joined StartUp Health in 2015

End of 2015


2016

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The StartUp Health Festival Convenes 1,000 of the World’s Health Transformers and Leaders

January 2016

 
 
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Dr. Howard Krein, Chief Medical Officer, Travels Globe With VP Biden to Support White House's Cancer Moonshot

Spring 2016

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April 2016

 
 
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First Health Transformer From Africa Joins Academy

June 2016

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Dr. Howard Krein, StartUp Health CMO, Introduces Vice President Biden at Health Datapalooza

June 2016

 
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150th Company Joins StartUp Health Moonshot Academy Coinciding With 5th Anniversary

June 2016

 
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Providence St. Joseph’s Health Acquires StartUp Health Company Medicast

July 2016

 
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StartUp Health & GE Ventures Host VIP Celebration for 10 Years of Health 2.0

September 2016

 
 
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StartUp Health Partners With SAP on Global CEO Summit

October 2016

 
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StartUp Health’s Health Transformer Showcase and VP Biden Kick Off Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit

October 2016

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StartUp Health Announces 10 Moonshots to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Everyone in the World

October 2016

 
 
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October 2016

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October 2016

 
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November 2016

 

2017

 
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StartUp Health’s Global Army of Health Transformers on Quest to Achieve 10 Health Moonshots Convenes in San Francisco

January 2017

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January 2017

 
 
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StartUp Health, Health Transformers, and Partners Convene at HIMSS and the Venture+ Forum

February 2017

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StartUp Health and Health Transformers Participate in 

Inspiring Panels and Events at the Lake Nona Impact Forum

February 2017

 
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StartUp Health Announces Global Agreement With SAP Health

April 2017

 
 
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GE Capital’s Former Managing Director, Michael Horton, Joins StartUp Health as Chief Financial Officer

April 2017

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StartUp Health Launches HEALTH TRANSFORMER

May 2017

 
 

StartUp Health & SAP Health Announce First Call for Innovation

June 2017

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Biden Cancer Initiative Launches With StartUp Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Howard Krein, on Board of Directors

June 2017

 
 
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Generali Global Assistance Acquires StartUp Health Company CareLinx

September 2017

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StartUp Health Launches Its New Transformer Fund to Support 250 Companies

September 2017

 
 
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Launch of StartUp Health HQ, a Global Virtual Headquarters for Health Transformers and Members of the StartUp Health Network

December 2017

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StartUp Health’s Global Army Continues to Grow - Surpassing 200 Companies Representing 18 Countries on Six Continents

December 2017

 

2018

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2,000+ Innovators From 40 Countries Join 220 Health Transformers From 110 StartUp Health Companies at the 2018 StartUp Health Festival

January 2018

 
 
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January 2018

 
 
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StartUp Health Companies Have Raised Over $815 Million to Date 

January 2018

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January 2018

 


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