StartUp Health NOW

The video series that celebrates the entrepreneurs and changemakers who are reimagining health.

Approximately one in every one child is born with congenital heart disease. Dr. Achiau Ludomirsky, a pediatric cardiologist and Associate Chair of Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine, discusses the evolution in diagnosis, treatments, and outcomes for these children.

Aug. 15, 2018

For pharmaceutical companies that face the cost and outcome burden of medication non-adherence, AdhereTech has created a patented smart pill bottle that that increases adherence by 20% and tracks utilization data in real-time. Health Transformer Josh Stein, Co-founder & CEO of AdhereTech, sits down to discuss how his company is employing extraordinary innovation and technology to create a medication adherence solution.

Aug. 13, 2018

A virtual clinical assistant platform to help physicians manage the patient care, MDOps is helping prevent patient hospital admissions by preempting adverse events in chronic care patients. Health Transformer Avinash Kodey, CEO & Co-founder, discusses the company’s vision and future and how he came up with the name ‘Mili.’

Aug. 6, 2018

Medical appointment delays are not only frustrating for the patient, they are equally frustrating for the doctor. A physician herself, Dr. Jennifer Meller founded Navimize to take the wait out of the physician's waiting room.

Aug. 1, 2018

Health Transformer Hari Prasad, Founder & CEO of Yosi, discusses his evolution from working in the healthcare space for payors and providers to an entrepreneur working on the Cost to Zero Moonshot.

Jul. 26, 2018

Devin Mann, MD, Senior Director of Informatics Innovation, MCIT, NYU Langone Health, chats about fostering collaboration between research and leadership in the academic health system and using digital tools to redesign care delivery.

Jul. 24, 2018

Health Transformer Rick Hennessey, the CEO of Solius, gathered the world's top experts in light science, biology, and medicine and set out to find a solution for the one billion people worldwide that have inadequate levels of vitamin D. Low vitamin D is related to over one hundred diseases and is a critical nutrient that we need to survive. Their solution is a walk-in light therapy machine that can live in wellness center, a pharmacy, or just about anywhere. And that’s part of Hennessey’s vision – a Solius on every corner, available to everyone at a disruptively low price.

Jul. 18, 2018

Helen Egger, MD, Director, Child Study Center, NYU Langone Health, chats with Co-Founder & President of StartUp Health, Unity Stoakes, about leveraging digital health to meet the mental health care needs of children and their parents.

Jul. 16, 2018

Deepak Hegde, PhD, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, NYU Stern School of Business, shares pearls of wisdom with entrepreneurs on how to leverage strategy to not only stay in business but thrive.

Jul. 13, 2018

Fit4D, founded by Health Transformer David Weingard in 2006, is on a bold mission: to improve the lives of the 30 million Americans in the U.S. – and half a billion people around the world – who suffer from diabetes. By pairing their software platform with a network of certified diabetes educators, Fit4D is getting patients who fall through the cracks back into care, while showing an enviable ROI to health plans and the pharma industry.

Jul. 11, 2018

Health Transformer Daniel Penn, co-founder of Tickit Health, chats about the evolution of his company in its mission to transform the healthcare system and improve outcomes by moving to patient-centered care.

Jul. 5, 2018

Dave deBronkart, founder of e-Patient Dave, sits down with Unity Stoakes to discuss where we are in the fight to secure patients’ access to their medical records and why individuals should be involved with their own healthcare.

Jul. 3, 2018

Mitesh Rao, MD, MHS, System Patient Safety Officer at Stanford Health Care, shares how they are using new technologies and innovation to reduce and prevent patient harm.

Jun. 27, 2018

Joint Academy has created a digital platform to help treat the millions of people suffering from chronic joint pain, all while avoiding costly and dangerous surgeries. CEO and Co-founder Jakob Dahlberg took the clinically-validated treatments designed by his father, a physician renowned for his work in osteoarthritis, and made it available for the masses at the click of a button. We recently caught up with Jakob and got his take on the growth of the platform, as well as Joint Academy’s expansion into the American market.

Jun. 20, 2018

Ping An, the largest insurance company in the world and a recent StartUp Health partner, has built a health ecosystem within their organization. Steven Krein, CEO of StartUp Health, caught up with Jonathan Larsen, the Chief Innovation Officer of Ping An Group, as well as the Chairman and CEO of their Global Voyager Fund, at the StartUp Health Village to chat about Ping An’s future in health.

Jun. 13, 2018

When Former Google exec Jim Lecinski took the stage at the StartUp Health Festival, he had one objective: help bring magical experiences to healthcare. We’ve broken it down into three lessons — and one simple equation.

Jun. 6, 2018

What do Andre Iguodala, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and Ryan Howard have to do with digital health? The NBA star, Olympian, and pro baseball player have combined their love of sports and business to become VCs, angels, and investors in health.

May 30, 2018

When it comes to achieving the Longevity Moonshot, Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), is as close as it currently gets to adding 50+ healthy years to every human life. In a recent interview, Jane Metcalfe, CEO of Neo.Life, dug into the world of genomics with Dr. Venter and explored how HLI’s Health Nucleus is detecting diseases and cancers in the early stages to ultimately save people’s lives.

May 23, 2018

As CTO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bruce Greenstein has the monumental task of figuring out how to share data across all agencies to improve healthcare for all Americans. During a recent interview with StartUp Health’s Katya Hancock, Greenstein discussed how HHS is working to break down data silos, how data is being used to tackle the country’s opioid epidemic, and the government’s role in supporting entrepreneurs as they work to improve care.

May 16, 2018

Dr. Dean Ornish and StartUp Health Executive Chairman Jerry Levin combine their decades of experience in health research and media to discuss how healthcare needs to change and where innovation is taking us.

May 9, 2018

There are two Washingtons, says Aneesh Chopra, former CTO of the US, now Co-founder & CEO of CareJourney. Chopra goes under the hood with Farzad Mostashari, MD, Former National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS, now Co-founder & CEO at Aledade, on "the quiet Washington where people on both sides of the aisle actually want to sit together and make things work"

Apr. 25, 2018

Fortune Magazine editor-in-chief Clifton Leaf asks, “is this a healthcare evolution or a revolution?” VCs Bob Kocher and Bryan Roberts give their answer.

Apr. 18, 2018

GE’s newly appointed Chief Innovation Officer Sue Siegel shares how the entrepreneurial mindset is key to accelerating health technology across the globe.

Apr. 11, 2018

Pediatric experts from across the country sit down at the StartUp Health Festival to address head on the lack of funding in children’s health and how academic children's hospitals, nonprofits, and consulting firms are committed to tackling this problem.

Apr. 4, 2018

Jessica Mega, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at Verily Life Sciences, discusses her journey as a doctorpreneur and how Verily plans to solve some of the big challenges in healthcare.

Mar. 28, 2018

Naheed Kurji, President & CEO of Cyclica, talks to Unity Stoakes, Co-Founder & President of StartUp Health, about Cyclica’s moonshot and how they are helping scientists more efficiently discover safer and more effective medicines by using data and AI in extraordinary ways.

Mar. 21, 2018

Accenture hosts a leadership panel at the StartUp Health Festival about what large corporations have learned from working with young startups.

Mar. 14, 2018

Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Sanofi, Ameet Nathwani, MD, chats with Chief Medical Officer of StartUp Health, Howard Krein, MD, PhD, about the changing landscape of medicine and pharma and how Sanofi is preparing for the future.

Mar. 7, 2018

Sam Glick, Partner at Oliver Wyman, moderates a lively Cost to Zero Moonshot panel at the 2018 StartUp Health Festival titled, “Obliterating the Cost Curve: Reducing the Cost of Care by a Factor of a Million.”

Feb. 28, 2018

Dr. Vas Narasimhan, the new CEO of Novartis, shares his vision for the future of Novartis and his thoughts on bringing the magic and wonder back to health.

Feb. 21, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden passionately addressed a standing-room-only crowd at the 2018 StartUp Health Festival sharing words of hope and calling for collaboration from Health Transformers around the world as we continue the fight against cancer.

Feb. 14, 2018

Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), shares with Health Transformers the innovation strategies at UPMC and how these new technologies and capabilities are creating a more balanced model for healthcare.

Feb. 7, 2018

Health Transformer Erin McCloskey, CEO & Co-founder of E=mc2 no limits..., discusses the holistic approach behind her company and its lifestyle management program.

Jan. 31, 2018

Gregg Alwine, Founding Partner & CEO of Corsis, discusses the Corsis platform and how entrepreneurs and investors can benefit from using it to speed up diligence.

Jan. 24, 2018

Health Transformer Cristian Pascual, CEO & Co-founder of Mediktor, discusses his company’s multilingual symptom checker and how they are working to ease the first step in healthcare.

Jan. 17, 2018

Health Transformer Jo Schneier, CEO of Cognotion and one of our Showcase Presenters at the StartUp Health Festival, shared with Unity Stoakes Cognotion’s double mission: creating a digital training platform to provide education and training for future caregivers, while providing quality care to seniors aging in place.

Dec. 20, 2017

Health Transformer Andrei Zimiles sits down with Steven Krein to discuss how has successfully pivoted into the company they are today.

Dec. 13, 2017

Doug Galen, CEO & Co-founder, RippleWorks, explains how startups like those in StartUp Health’s portfolio can benefit from being part of a RippleWorks project.

Dec. 6, 2017

Prognos, one of StartUp Health’s first 10 companies, just recently closed an impressive $20.5M round of funding. CEO Sundeep Bhan shares how they are using diagnostic data and AI to help predict disease.

Nov. 29, 2017

Dr. Sarah MacArthur shares the inside scoop about the importance of finding a health champion within a large organization and how NYU’s innovation teams are working to connect entrepreneurs to health professionals.

Nov. 22, 2017

Charles Huang, digital health connector and CEO and founder of Lynchpin Technologies, shares his perspective on the healthcare landscape and discusses why large tech companies like Amazon and Apple are venturing into this sector.

Nov. 15, 2017

Health Transformer Jonathon Feit discusses how Beyond Lucid Technologies is connecting ambulances with hospitals to better improve patient care upon arrival, and in the future, connecting vehicles with emergency responders directly to ambulances following a crash.

Nov. 8, 2017

Unity Stoakes chats with Health Transformer Bronwyn Spira about Force Therapeutics, their growing platform, and how Force and other technology solutions are working to optimize value-based care.

Nov. 1, 2017

Aneesh Chopra, former Chief Technology Officer of the United States and President of Care Journey, talks about the progress that’s been made with making health data available to the public and the potential he sees in a truly connected healthcare system.

Oct. 25, 2017

Health Transformer Sabine Seymour discusses the purpose behind SUPAspot and how she is transforming clothing into an Internet of Things.

Oct. 18, 2017

Health Transformer Kalle Palomäki explains how he managed to find the right fit in the U.S. market while building a profitable business in Finland.

Oct. 11, 2017

Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware International, discusses how technology is transforming healthcare.

Oct. 4, 2017

Health Transformer Sathya Elumalai discusses MouthLab, an innovative diagnostic tool for convenient, at home vital sign analysis.

Sep. 20, 2017

Co-founder of Wired and founder of, Jane Metcalfe, discusses the technological and cultural trends behind the neobiological revolution and explains how this revolution will touch the lives of everyone in the world.

Sep. 13, 2017

Mike Biselli, president of Catalyst HTI, explains why established healthcare organizations need to collaborate with Health Transformers and describes how Catalyst HTI will make collaborations of this kind possible.

Aug. 31, 2017

Health Transformer Josh Stein, CEO & Co-founder of StartUp Health company AdhereTech, discusses the benefits of using smart pill bottle technology, not only for the patient, but across all sectors of healthcare.

Aug. 30, 2017

Health Transformer Dan Weinstein, co-founder of Cohero Health, explains how Cohero Health is giving patients the information they need to be healthier, while providing clinicians with the data they need to make better decisions.

Aug. 23, 2017

John Kelley, CEO of CereScan, shares his vision for the future of brain health and describes what his company is doing to make that vision a reality.

Aug. 17, 2017

Avi Seidmann, PhD, professor at the University of Rochester, talks about this year’s Summit and explains why he believes technology is becoming a power multiplier for the individual physician.

Aug. 16, 2017

Alan Curtis, director of Innosphere’s digital health program, details the on-boarding process at Innosphere and describes how the incubator is contributing to Colorado’s booming digital health ecosystem.

Aug. 10, 2017

Joni Kripal, angel investor and president of galeforce advisor, offers insight into her investment strategies and shares helpful tips for entrepreneurs entering the healthcare space.

Aug. 3, 2017

Dr. Jeff Hersh, Chief Medical Officer of GE Healthcare, sat down during the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit to discuss GE Healthcare’s goal of supporting Health Transformers.

Aug. 2, 2017

Todd Evenson, COO of Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), explains why his organization — the largest association of medical practice administrators and executives in the U.S. — is interested in working with innovators.

Jul. 27, 2017

Health Transformer Manu Kodiyan discusses how Althea Health is leveraging technology and patient communities to find solutions for rare diseases.

Jul. 26, 2017

Jill Dailey and Mark Prince, Managing Partners at Accenture, discuss this year’s HealthTech Innovation Challenge and why it’s important in today’s health ecosystem for industry to be collaborating in the early stages of market development.

Jul. 19, 2017

Kaakpema ‘KP’ Yelpaala, CEO & founder of, discusses the role that mobile technology is playing in Africa’s economic growth and how that technology is improving access to care for people in emerging markets throughout the world.

Jul. 13, 2017

Troy Bannister chats with Unity Stoakes on the latest trends and biggest things to watch from StartUp Health’s Mid-Year Global Digital Health Funding Report.

Jul. 12, 2017

Jake Rishavy, co-founder of Prime Health and Vice President of Innovation, Denver South Economic Development Partnership, discusses the spirit of entrepreneurship in Colorado and how engaging with other digital health innovators is a win-win for all.

Jul. 6, 2017

Health Transformer David Weingard, founder and CEO of Fit4D, discusses the importance of a personalized approach to diabetes management.

Jul. 5, 2017

Dr. Katie Richardson, Director of Innovations at Colorado Permanente Medical Group, discusses Colorado’s thriving digital health ecosystem and why doctors, doctorpreneurs, and entrepreneurs are moving to the state.

Jun. 29, 2017

StartUp Health’s Event Manager talks about this year’s StartUp Health Festival and some of the new features for the upcoming 2018 event, taking place in San Francisco on January 8-9.

Jun. 28, 2017

Health Transformer Erik Carver, CEO of StandLogix, discusses the importance of movement at work and shares why he believes the healthcare industry is ripe for innovation.

Jun. 22, 2017

Dr. Martin Harris, CIO of Cleveland Clinic, discusses his new book and advises entrepreneurs on how to develop meaningful solutions that healthcare institutions like the Cleveland Clinic can embrace.

Jun. 21, 2017

Steve Adams, CEO of Prime Health, describes what his organization is doing to expand opportunities for innovators in Colorado and shares his hopes for the future of the state’s health innovation ecosystem.

Jun. 15, 2017

Health Transformer Joe Marino, CEO of openDoctor, talks about how current trends in healthcare consumerism are transforming the industry and shares what his company is doing to help established healthcare organizations reach consumers online.

Jun. 14, 2017

Morgan Honea, CEO of the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), shares what his organization is doing to build bridges between innovators and health systems and offers advice to entrepreneurs who are interested in joining Colorado’s thriving health innovation community.

Jun. 8, 2017

Steve Lohr, New York Times business reporter and author of Data-ism, talks about the different entrepreneurs he has written about and explains why he thinks the next iconic entrepreneurs might come from the healthcare industry.

Jun. 7, 2017

April Giles, CEO and president of the Colorado Bioscience Association, describes what her organization is doing to improve health and wellness and offers advice to entrepreneurs new to Colorado’s health innovation ecosystem.

Jun. 1, 2017

Flare Capital co-founder Michael Greeley shares what makes him excited about the next wave of digital health companies and explains why he believes health innovation is entering a golden age.

May 31, 2017

Dr. Ben Bynum, portfolio director of the Colorado Health Foundation, discusses his organization’s development of an impact investment strategy and explains why that strategy includes the funding of digital health startups.

May 25, 2017

How can a game give your brain a check-up? Health Transformer Clarence Carlos, CEO of RC21X, shares how his company is helping former NFL players assess their cognition, and allowing parents to monitor the brain health of their children.

May 24, 2017

Julie Reisetter, VP of Innovation at UCHealth, describes how UCHealth’s clinicians, executives, and administrators collaborate with innovators and offers advice to entrepreneurs.

May 18, 2017

Health Transformer and CEO of VoyagerMed Anthony Girand chats with StartUp Health Co-founder and CEO Steven Krein about creating an innovative inbound medical tourism marketplace for consumers to find and gain access to the best doctors in the United States.

May 17, 2017

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne explains why Colorado is such an attractive place for health innovators, while describing some of the health and wellness problems the state still faces.

May 11, 2017

New York Times reporter and Data-ism author Steve Lohr describes the current explosion of big data technology and explains why this boom is convincing some of the best minds in data science to enter the health and wellness industries.

May 10, 2017

What can elephant DNA teach us about cancer? Dr. Joshua Schiffman, a pediatric oncologist and researcher at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, explains why he believes elephant DNA might hold the secret to preventing cancer in humans.

May 3, 2017

Bill McDermott takes the stage at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival and discusses his road to becoming the CEO of one of the largest enterprise software companies in the world, the collaboration between StartUp Health and SAP, keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive, and his book, Winner’s Dream.

Apr 26, 2017

Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, discusses his views on how entrepreneurs will transform health and wellness, while offering insight into how venture capitalists think about health innovation.

Apr. 19, 2017

Greg Simon, director of the Biden Foundation’s Cancer Initiative (previously the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force), shares key learnings and discusses how moonshot thinking can radically transform the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Apr. 12, 2017

A revolution is taking place in health. Unity Stoakes, President of StartUp Health, talks about this revolution with Jerry Levin, the organization’s Executive Chairman, and discusses the power of organizing a global army of Health Transformers to solve health’s greatest challenges.

Mar. 29, 2017

How can innovation transform the way we care for children? Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, chief of digital innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital, leads a panel of health transformers in answering this important question.

Mar. 22, 2017

Health innovation leaders — including Esther Dyson of The Way to Wellville, Dr. Richard Zane of UCHealth, and Dr. David Feinberg of Geisinger Health — chat at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival and share how their organizations are approaching the transformation of this industry with the shared goal of improving health and delivering the highest quality level of care.

Mar. 8, 2017

Thought leaders from the world's largest health systems and health technology companies gather at the StartUp Health Festival to engage in an interesting conversation around digital disruption and its effect on patients’ lives.

Mar. 1, 2017

In this Fireside Chat, Jonathan Bush, CEO & Co-founder of athenahealth, engages in a lively banter with author and Wall Street Journal columnist Andy Kessler at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival about building sustainable solutions to drive healthcare costs down.

Feb. 22, 2017

Dr. Mike Pellini, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Foundation Medicine, sits down with Unity Stoakes at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival for a Fireside Chat on how analyzing tumors through genome sequencing is advancing the way physicians can treat cancer and potentially cure all diseases.

Feb. 15, 2017

Melanie Evans, health reporter for the Wall Street Journal, moderates a lively Fireside Chat with Dr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO & President, Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO, NY-Presbyterian Hospital; and Jena Hausmann, CEO & President, Children’s Hospital Colorado, on ways in which hospitals and providers can provide quality care to everyone, regardless of income or vulnerability.

Feb. 8, 2017

Health Transformer J. Craig Venter, PhD, Executive Chairman of Human Longevity Inc., sat down with David Kirkpatrick, Chief Techonomist of Techonomy, at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival for a Fireside Chat on Longevity Moonshots and interpreting genomics in a fundamentally new way, not just to make people live longer, but to have a healthy life.

Feb. 1, 2017

Wayne Kimmel, Managing Partner at SeventySix Capital, talks about his decision to become a venture capitalist, raising his first fund, his advice on building your network “one business card at a time” and his new book, Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel.

Jan. 17, 2017

Industry veteran Mike Vennera, Chief Information Officer of Independence Blue Cross, chats about the exciting innovations he sees emerging in the healthcare space and how startups should ‘go back to the basics’ and focus on the fundamentals to be successful.

Jan. 4, 2017

Brian Kalis, Managing Director of Accenture Health, discusses the digital landscape around innovation, venture, and startups; what solutions he feels are still needed to be built by innovators; and how Accenture Health is encouraging the development of technology through the Accenture HealthTech Challenge.

Dec. 21, 2016

Health Transformer Beth Sanders, Founder and CEO of LifeBio, chats with StartUp Health Co-Founder & President, Unity Stoakes, about how LifeBio is helping people capture and share their stories in healthcare and dispenses a few words of inspiration to motivate other entrepreneurs.

Dec. 15, 2016

Health Transformer and CEO of MDOps Avinash Kodey talks about his background in AI, workflow automation, and how MDOps is helping healthcare professionals deliver smarter patient care decisions without compromising efficiency.

Dec. 7, 2016

Health Transformer Teddy Hodges, Co-Founder and CEO of BRACEUNDER, discusses his company's cutting-edge technology in the restorative and therapeutic treatment of orthopedic injury and the impact BRACEUNDER holds for the future of orthopedic medicine.

Dec. 2, 2016

Kimberly Muller, Director of CU Innovations, Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado, talks about the collaboration between StartUp Health and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the unique opportunities they provide to startups as a test bed for validating and implementing health innovation.

Nov. 15, 2016