StartUp Health NOW

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

#170: Bringing the Magic and Wonder Back to Health

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

#169: Words of Hope: Vice President Joe Biden’s Keynote at the StartUp Health Festival

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

#168: Building a Balanced Model for Healthcare

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

#167: A Holistic Approach to the Happiness & Mental Health Moonshot

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

#166: How One Company Is Redefining Best Practices in Internet Technology

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

#165: Before You Google Your Health Symptoms, Do This

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

#164: The Future of Caregiving Training Is Digital

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

#163: Pivoting to Greater Success

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

Dec. 13, 2017

#162: The Ripple Effect: Creating Successful Startups

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

#161: Using AI & Data for Early Disease Detection

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

#160: Creating a Virtuous Cycle of Health Innovation

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

#159: Lessons From a Man of Many Hats

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

#158: Improving Pre-Hospital Care by Connecting EMS Data to Hospitals

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

#157: Technology’s Role in the Transition to Value-Based Care

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

#156: The Rise of Open APIs in Healthcare

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

#155: Turning Your Bra Into a SUPA Power

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

Oct. 18, 2017

#154: This Is Why Finland Is a Hotbed for Health Tech

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

#153: How Innovation Is Changing Healthcare Around the World

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

Oct. 4, 2017

#152: Good Bye Thermometer, Hello MouthLab

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

Sep. 20, 2017

#151: In the Neo-biological Revolution, You Will Hack Your Body

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

#150: Reimagining Healthcare Together

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

#149: This Smart Pill Bottle Will Remind You to Take Your Meds

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

#148: These Smart Devices Are Transforming Respiratory Care

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

#147: Revolutionizing the Diagnosis of Brain Disorders

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

#146: Moving Data, Not Patients

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

#145: This Is Why It’s Important to Be Batteries Included

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

#144: Why This Angel Investor Loves the Quadruple Aim

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

#143: Cracking the Code on Population Health

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

#142: Building the Health System of the Future

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

#141: The Emerging Power of Patients to Help Cure Rare Diseases

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

Jul. 26, 2017

#140: Innovating in Health: Turning Ideas Into Solutions

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

#139: How mHealth Is Improving Access to Care Worldwide

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

#138: Key Takeaways From StartUp Health’s Mid-Year Insights Report

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

#137: The Power of Collaboration in Health Innovation

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

#136: Health Tech With a Human Touch

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

Jul. 5, 2017

#135: The Tidal Wave of Health Innovation Is Coming

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

#134: A Burning Man for Health Geeks

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

#133: A Fitbit for Standing Desks

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

#132: A Forward-thinking Approach to Health IT

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

#131: Building a Collaborative Health Innovation Ecosystem

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

#130: Making Healthcare as Easy as Booking a Flight

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

#129: Building Bridges Between Innovators and Health Systems

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

#128: The Power of a Health Transformer Mindset

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

#127: Helping Colorado's Health Innovators Thrive

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

#126: The Golden Age of Health Innovation

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

#125: Pushing Healthcare in the Right Direction

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

#124: Mobile Games That Monitor Your Brain's Health

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

#123: Why Entrepreneurs and Clinicians Need to Work Together

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

#122: Using Medical Tourism to Locate Top Notch Physicians

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

#121: Making Colorado the Healthiest State in the Country

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

#120: Data Science Meets Health & Wellness

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

#119: More Elephants, Less Cancer

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

#118: A Global Approach to Transforming Health

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

#117: How Entrepreneurs Will Transform Health & Wellness

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

#116: Lessons From the Cancer Moonshot

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

#115: This Is a Revolution

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

#114: Transforming Pediatrics Through Innovation

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

#113: The Rise of Healthcare's Emerging Innovation Hubs

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

#112: Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge: Digital Disruption to Improve Patient Lives

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

#111: Radically Reducing Healthcare Costs

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

#110: Transforming Disease Using Data, Technologies, and Personalized Medicine

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

#109: Delivering Quality Care to the World

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

#108: A Bold Vision for Improving Health and Extending Life

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

#107: Building Your Network

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

#106: The Importance of Focusing on the Fundamentals for Digital Health Startups

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

#105: Driving Digital Health Innovations With Moonshot-Based Thinking

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

#104: Capturing and Sharing Life Stories for Better Health

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

#103: Delivering Smarter Patient Care Decisions With A.I.

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

#102: BRACEUNDER: Revolutionizing the Future of Orthopedics

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

#101: StartUp Health Colorado: Creating a Clinical Laboratory for the Best Health Innovations

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

#100: Improving Doctor to Patient Communication

Health Transformer Eran Kabakov, Co-founder and CEO of Docola, discusses Docola’s mission, the StartUp Health Mindset, and his biggest challenges.

Nov. 10, 2016

#99: Advancing Oral Health Through Teledentistry

Health Transformer Brant Herman, CEO and Founder of MouthWatch, talks about the company’s mission, what he has learned through the process of pivoting MouthWatch’s original business model, and his vision of improving oral health care through teledentistry.

Oct. 21, 2016

#98: Building a Global Solution for Mental Health Care

Health Transformer Ritvik Singh, Co-founder and CEO of PsyInnovations, discusses the problems faced by India’s population in accessing mental health care and the role in which his newest app, wayForward, is working to overcome these challenges.

Oct. 11, 2016

#97: At the Intersection of Healthcare Disruption

Craig Robertson and Jim Cleffi, Managing Directors at Accenture, talk about the intersection between their life sciences and healthcare clients and the startup and broader ecosystem.

Oct. 5, 2016

#96: Healthcare’s Inconvenient Truth: The Big Heist

Dave Chase, Health Transformer, serial entrepreneur, author and now filmmaker, discusses his new film project The Big Heist.

Sep. 28, 2016

#95: The Politics of Hospital Innovation

Investor and thought leader Ira Brind discusses how the politics of hospital innovation impacts the transformation of health, shares examples of hospitals shifting to an innovation mindset, and highlights the value in trusted peer networks.

Sep. 21, 2016

#94: Cracking the Code on Mobile Brain Monitoring

Nathan Intrator, Professor of Computer Science and Founder of Neurosteer, talks about the progress his company has made in the development of new applications for brain monitoring, the impact home monitoring will have on patients and the general population, and Israel’s evolving digital health ecosystem.

Sep. 14, 2016

#93: Four Pillars Powering the Future of Health

Hunter Howard, Health Transformer and President of Hormone Therapeutics, talks about the company's mission, what really gets him excited with the future of healthcare, and his healthcare predictions for consumers with access to solutions like Hormone Therapeutics.

Sep. 7, 2016

#92: Small Data’s Big Impact in Health

Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science and Director at the Small Data Lab at Cornell Tech, chats about how “small data” -- our digital patterns and interactions -- can help physicians by creating a more meaningful representation of our personal health.

Aug. 31, 2016

#91: Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform Healthcare

Health Tranformer Pinaki Dasgupta discusses how his artificial intelligence and predictive analytics company Hindsait is harnessing the power of AI and predictive analytics and using machine-learning techniques to analyze data to transform healthcare.

Aug. 25, 2016

#90: How Digital Technology Is Transforming the Way Athletes Train

Sky Christopherson, Olympic cyclist & founder of OAthlete, discusses the mission of OAthlete, how digital technology is influencing the way athletes train, and why he feels data can be more powerful than drugs.

Aug. 16, 2016

#89: Physician to Entrepreneur, an Evolutionary Journey

Dr. Thomas Tsang, CEO and Co-founder of Valera Health, talks about his life-transforming work going from a practicing internist to writing legislation for the Affordable Care Act, his decision to become an entrepreneur, and the camaraderie found as a Health Transformer.

Aug. 9, 2016

#88: Helping Consumerize Health Insurance

Sally Poblete, Founder & CEO of Wellthie and one of StartUp Health’s inspiring Health Transformers, chats about her mission, how the Affordable Care Act has given the insurance industry an opportunity for disruption, and keeping a positive mindset through the process.

Aug. 3, 2016

#87: The Maker Movement in Healthcare

Susannah Fox, CTO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the Invent Health initiative and the potential she sees in the creation of new tools in and around improving innovation in healthcare.

Jul. 22, 2016

#86: Pharma’s Digital Transformation

Bruno Villetelle, Chief Digital Officer, and Nicole Mowad-Nassar, Vice President of Marketing at Takeda Pharmaceutical, discuss their embarkation on a digital transformation journey; how commercial innovation is bridging the gap between industry, providers, academia and patients to coordinate care; and how large companies evolve as a result of the wave of innovation that's coming into the market.

Jul. 19, 2016

#85: Solutions for Behavior Change in Corporate Wellness

Health Transformer Chris Cutter, founder and CEO of LifeDojo, discusses his reasons for building a behavioral health company, advice on breaking into the corporate wellness market, what’s next for LifeDojo, and a personal habit tip for staying healthy.

Jul. 13, 2016

#84: Turning Accidents Into Opportunities

Dr. Philip Low, Founder, Chairman and CEO of NeuroVigil, discusses the mission of his brain monitoring and analytics company, the importance of taking risks in building your business, and how unexpected circumstances can be turned into valuable opportunities.

Jul. 6, 2016

#83: Pioneering Behavioral Health Solutions

Health Transformer Eve Phillips, Co-founder and CEO of Empower Interactive, discusses the mission of Empower Interactive, her thoughts on whether to focus on the business model or product at the early stages of a business, and her own special nugget of wisdom for entrepreneurs.

Jun. 29, 2016

#82: Doctorpreneurs Innovating Today in Healthcare

Dr. Keith Black, Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai, discusses his passion and focus on brain tumors and other brain disorders, the movement he sees in healthcare towards predictive medicine, and his advice to young and aspiring entrepreneurial ‘wannabes.’

Jun. 21, 2016

#81: Harnessing Information Technology for a Common Objective

Health Transformer Manu Kodiyan, Co-founder & CEO of Althea Health, chats with StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes about the huge opportunities Althea Health presents in disrupting pharma by helping engage rare disease groups to assist them in finding cures.

Jun. 15, 2016

#80: The Power of Passion in Building Your Digital Health Company

Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO of HealthTap, sits down with StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes to discuss why passion is the most important ingredient for digital health entrepreneurs.

Jun. 7, 2016

#79: The New Reality of Social Data

Andreas Weigend, former Chief Data Scientist of Amazon and Director of Social Data Lab, discusses the future of big data, the refining of this data to alter market decisions and his five rules when thinking about data and how startups can use social data in the context of health or healthcare to improve their business.

Jun. 1, 2016

#78: Solving Real World Problems Through Technology

Academic, researcher, writer, and serial entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa discusses advances in technology and urges entrepreneurs to focus on healthcare developments that can solve the world’s health problems and make a difference.

May 25, 2016

#77: Changing the Face of Cancer

Health Transformer Jasvir Zonobi, Kuveda Co-founder & CEO, and Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health Co-founder & President, delve into Kuveda’s approach to transforming healthcare that could ultimately change the face of cancer medicine.

May 16, 2016

#76: Innovation in Hospital Systems and Beyond

Dr. Thomas Graham, the former Chief Innovation Officer at Cleveland Clinic and now Chief Health Strategy & Innovation Officer, Tavistock Group, and Global Chairman, Lake Nona Institute, discusses how being a physician made him passionate about innovation and the opportunities and challenges that come with innovating in a large hospital system.

May 12, 2016

#75: Preventative Medicine Transforming Health

Physician, author, and founder of Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Dr. Dean Ornish, and journalist Christina Farr of Fast Company sit down at the StartUp Health Festival discuss the future of lifestyle medicine.

May 3, 2016

#74: Building Billion Dollar Businesses

At the StartUp Health Festival, panelists Ruchita Sinha of GE Ventures, Casey Silver of Arsenal Venture Partners, Matt Karls of Cambia Health Solutions, and Asif Khan of Caremerge, join host Jay Sullivan of DLA Piper to discuss the capital raising process and the challenges and benefits of bringing in diverse investors to create a billion dollar business.

Apr. 25, 2016

#73: Transforming an Industry

Chairman of StartUp Health, Jerry Levin, and angel investor Esther Dyson sit down with Steven Krein at the StartUp Health Festival to engage in an important conversation about the transformation of healthcare and what it takes to foster an ecosystem of health innovation.

Apr. 20, 2016

#72: Healthcare’s Next Frontier and the Power to Extend Life

Sue Siegel, CEO of GE Ventures, sits down with J. Craig Venter, PhD, one of the leading scientists of the 21st century, at the StartUp Health Festival to chat about the power of our “software of life,” the human genetic code.

Apr. 13, 2016

#71: Large Companies in Healthcare Innovation

Meghan Fitzgerald, EVP at Cardinal Health, and Matthew McAskin, Senior Managing Director at Evercore Partners, sit down at the StartUp Health Festival to discuss the importance of large organizations working with small startups, the challenges of investing in diverse areas, the globalization of healthcare, and Cardinal Health’s new innovation lab, Fuse.

Apr. 6, 2016

#70: More Disruption Please

Jonathan Bush, co-founder and CEO of athenahealth, and Stephanie Lee of BuzzFeed sit down at the StartUp Health Festival to dig into such topics as how to tell when your startup needs to pivot or go public, the biggest changes Jonathan sees in the digital health industry, and athena’s More Disruption Please Innovation Challenge.

Apr. 1, 2016

#69: Balancing Moonshots With Pragmatism

Dr. Bob Kocher, partner at Venrock, sits down with entrepreneur and author Thomas Goetz at the StartUp Health Festival for a lively discussion about balancing moonshot thinking with pragmatism and “making healthcare suck less.”

Mar. 22, 2016

#68: Investing in Healthcare Moonshots

Vinod Khosla, entrepreneur, investor, technologist, and founder of Khosla Ventures, talks about how he is breaking the mold for venture capital investing, what makes an entrepreneur successful, harnessing the network effect, and the power behind storytelling.

Mar. 16, 2016

#67: The Evolution of an Entrepreneur

Serial entrepreneur Jean Anne Booth explains the inspiration behind UnaliWear and the differences in building her various companies. Watch this interview to find out why this Health Transformer is focusing on helping people age with dignity.

Mar. 9, 2016

#66: Moonshots in Healthcare: The End of Cancer As We Know It

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, philanthropist, and professor, sits down with StartUp Health CMO, Dr. Howard Krein, to discuss his ambitious undertakings in reforming cancer treatments through immunotherapy, whole genome sequencing, and the new cancer initiative, “Cancer Moonshot 2020.”

Mar. 2, 2016

#65: The Importance of External Innovation

Aurora Health Care CEO and StartUp Health board member, Dr. Nick Turkal, sits down with Unity Stoakes at the StartUp Health Festival for a fireside chat to discuss the importance of both external and internal innovation in today’s healthcare systems.

Feb. 24, 2016

#64: Pivoting Your Business Model

Co-founder and CTO of Validic, Drew Schiller, discusses the importance of pivoting and aligning your business model with a market that is telling you what they really want, and he shares lessons learned through the fundraising process.

Feb. 17, 2016

#63: A New Era for Brain Health

Health Transformer Adam Simon, Co-founder and CEO of Cerora, discusses how his company is transforming the detection of brain injuries -- by creating objective and accurate diagnostic information about the brain using multiple modes of information -- with a real-time portable device.

Feb. 10, 2016

#62: Improving the Patient Experience in Legacy Health Systems

Health economist, advisor, and communicator, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, sits down with Unity Stoakes to discuss improving the patient experience, moving the needle on health for middle America, and Jane’s advice to the legacy healthcare industry regarding adopting new health innovation practices and concepts.

Feb. 3, 2016

#61: Doctor’s Orders, On Demand

Health Transformers Rebecca Norlander and Rachel Lanham, co-founders of Health123, discuss how they are empowering patients’ health self-efficacy. They also offer advice to entrepreneurs on the importance of having a co-founder and encourage more women to participate in STEM careers and build startups.

Jan. 27, 2016

#60: Healthcare Innovation Within Government

Susannah Fox, CTO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, talks about the many programs and initiatives within HHS and inspiring entrepreneurs to focus on innovating within underserved communities.

Jan. 20, 2016

#59: Fueling Investment Through Disruption

Leslie Bottorff, Managing Director of Healthcare at GE Ventures, sits down with Unity Stoakes to discuss being a VC in the healthcare sector and the exciting future of healthcare innovations.

Jan. 13, 2016

#58: Building Brands by Promoting Wellness

JD Cassidy, Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, discusses the company's unique perspective to branding, with an emphasis on the role that emotion plays in wellness and decision making.

Jan. 6, 2016

#57: Open Data’s Potential in Healthcare

Andy Krackov, Associate Director of External Engagement at California HealthCare Foundation, discusses the tremendous potential open data has to raise awareness, change policy, and impact behavior change — and how CHCF is involved with this change.

Dec. 23, 2015

#56: Facilitating Behavior Change Globally

Health Transformer Pablo Pantaleoni, CEO & Co-founder of Medtep, discusses how his company’s global strategy, core team, and “no pilots” rule is creating a business to facilitate lasting behavioral change around the world.

Dec. 16, 2015

#55: Using Technology to Improve Doctor to Patient Communication

Health Transformer Henry Kane, President and CEO of MedXCom, discusses the challenges of doctor and patient communication and shares how his company aims to transform and improve connectivity day or night.

Dec. 9, 2015

#54: Embracing Entrepreneurship

Cleveland Clinic President & CEO, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, discusses the transformation of healthcare through emerging technology and how his team is finding and fostering entrepreneurs dedicated to improving care.

Dec. 2, 2015

#53: Building a Great Business Model

Health Transformer David Weingard, CEO and founder of Fit4D, discusses the world of diabetes innovation, focusing on a great business model, and lessons learned while raising your Series A round.

Nov. 25, 2015

#52: Driving Consumer Health: Home Care & Diagnostics

Health Transformer Willem Houck, CEO and Founder of IDx Ventures' ClariFlow, talks about the opportunities to affect behavior change in a positive way and spotting innovative technology within large organizations and ways to leverage those solutions.

Nov. 18, 2015

#51: Announcing StartUp Health Finland

Team Finland Health and Finpro Program Director, Eero Toivainen, discusses the digital health landscape in Finland, why the country is a hotbed for health innovation, and the exciting announcement of StartUp Health Finland!

Nov. 11, 2015

#50: Technology + Kids to Improve Health

Margaret Laws, President & CEO of HopeLab, discusses the ways HopeLab is using a big mission as their foundation to bring technology and kids together to improve health & wellness. Later in the episode, Michelle Snyder, Chief Marketing Officer of Welltok, joins to discuss the recent collaboration between the two companies.

Nov. 4, 2015

#49: The Future of Receiving and Paying for Healthcare

GE Ventures Director, Ruchita Sinha, discusses why payment solutions are the next big thing to be disrupted in healthcare and how entrepreneurs are going to transform the way we think about our wellbeing.

Oct. 28, 2015

#48: Fringe Technology Will Transform Healthcare

Health 2.0 Co-chairman and CEO Indu Subaiya, MD, MBA, discusses the next phase of health innovation and why we have to keep looking at fringe technology to transform healthcare.

Oct. 21, 2015

#47: The Tech Platform Doctors Are Flocking To

Health Transformer Andrei Zimiles, Founder and CEO, discusses the disruption healthcare professionals are experiencing today and how technology is helping and challenging them at the same time.

Oct. 14, 2015

#46: Strategizing Your Brand

How do you make your startup stand out from the crowd? Rob Cronin of WCG shares how entrepreneurs can abandon traditional media strategies to become their own publishers.

Oct. 7, 2015

#45: The Next Generation Media Model

"Like an artist works on art, a greatist works on being great." Health Transformer Derek Flanzraich, CEO & Founder of Greatist, discusses the next generation media model, the impact of brand + design, and entrepreneurial confidence.

Sep. 30, 2015

#44: Venture Capitalism in Digital Health

Dr. Robert Mittendorff, Principal at Norwest Venture Partners, discusses how he brings his experience as a physician to his role at Norwest, top digital health themes to get excited about, and tips for entrepreneurs pitching VCs.

Sep. 23, 2015

#43: Transforming How People Experience Health

"Always Be There for Me" is a tagline from Dr. Douglas Wood and his team at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. Dr. Wood discusses his strategy behind innovating to help patients stay informed and make better decisions about their health and what the future looks like for health innovation.

Sep. 16, 2015

#42: Wearable Electronics

Is the healthcare industry really ready for wearables? Roozbeh Ghaffari, Co-Founder & VP of Technology at MC10, discusses wearable electronics, explains how they have (and have not) been accepted by the healthcare industry and shares his thoughts on what the future looks like for universal integration of wearables.

Sep. 2, 2015

#41: Neuroscience & Digital Health

What’s in store for the future of neuroscience? According to Nathan Intrator, Founder of Neurosteer, although we haven’t made much progress with studying the brain in recent decades, the future looks bright, as advanced sensors and signal processing break into the field.

Aug. 19, 2015

#40: Functional Medicine

What role is functional medicine playing in healthcare today? Dr. Robin Berzin, Founder of Parsley Health, discusses how she has built her company to become the first modern affordable functional medicine practice and wellness center.

Aug. 12, 2015

#39: The Future of Wearables, Implantables, and Invisibles

Implantables and invisibles may hit the shelves sooner than you think. Jack Young, Senior Director of Qualcomm Life Fund and General Partner at dRx Capital, discusses the future of wearables, venture capital strategy in healthcare, and the Fitbit IPO.

Jul. 29, 2015

#38: Data and Consumer Health

How can patients better understand the data behind their health? Tim Davenport, CEO of Consumable Science, explains how the company’s MyBodyScore will allow patients to easily understand what their body is telling them about their health behaviors.

Jul. 22, 2015

#37: Esther Dyson on the Importance of Health + Data

Esther Dyson sits down with StartUp Health to discuss the importance of health + data and how startups can being to pull away from the redundancy in the market. We also hear about how she is impacting the digital health industry with her newest venture, the HiCCup Initiative and Way to Wellville.

Jul. 15, 2015

#36: The Human Experience of Data

Will our thoughts and actions someday seamlessly integrate with data? Health Transformers Anish Sebastian and Juan Pablo Segura, Co-Founders of Babyscripts, discuss a future where every aspect of the human experience is being embedded into tech and how it will affect our health. They also share their experience pivoting their company to focus solely on pregnancies.

Jul. 8, 2015

#35: Data in the Healthcare Universe

How important is data for healthcare? Bryan Sivak, Former CTO, US Department of Health & Human Services, discusses the importance of connecting and syncing healthcare data, how digital health startups can work with the government and advice for solving big challenges one bite at a time.

Jul. 1, 2015

#34: Tech Trends in Underserved Communities

How do technological trends in underserved communities affect the design and implementation of your product? Joseph Flesh, Co-Founder and President of Purple Binder, discusses how he designed his technology platform to help people everywhere gain better access to social services.

Jun. 24, 2015

#33: Converting Doubters to Doers

Aneesh Chopra, Co-Founder of Hunch Analytics and former United States Government Chief Technology Officer, discusses the challenge of bringing innovation to an industry that’s resistant to change and finding new opportunities in the challenges. Fireside chat lead by StartUp Health's CEO Steven Krein at Health Datapalooza 2015 in Washington, DC.

Jun. 17, 2015

#32: The Healthcare Revolution

StartUp Health investor Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of America Online, shares wisdom on the value of patience and perseverance when building your startup. In this fireside chat lead by StartUp Health's CEO Steven Krein at Health Datapalooza 2014 in Washington, DC, the legendary entrepreneur discusses opportunities in the healthcare sector as it’s transformed by technology and entrepreneurship.

Jun. 10, 2015

#31: Invisible Tech

Will digital health only succeed when you forget the tech is there? Health Transformer Victor Penev, Founder and CEO of Edamam, explains how making nutrition technology a seamless part of daily life will drive population change.

May 27, 2015

#30: Leveraging Unique Abilities to Drive Success

Health Transformer Reed Mollins, Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development, discusses the history of, how the team came together, and entrepreneurial challenges and lessons learned.

May 13, 2015

#29: Three Pillars Shaping Digital Health Funding

Patient communication, consumer marketplaces, and senior care are seeing a wave of activity as new startups focus on unmet needs. Matt Karls, Assistant Director of Strategic Investments at Cambia, details the impact these three areas will have on the future of digital health.

Apr. 29, 2015

#28: Funding the Future of Digital Health

Health Transformer Dr. Reid Robison, Tute Genomics Founder and CEO, shares insights on how human genome sequencing will change the future of medicine and how being the first company on the StartUp Health AngelList syndicate has pushed his startup forward.

Apr. 22, 2015

#27: Big Data for Big Results

Does a digital health startup have to choose between developing great hardware or creating accurate software? Health Transformer Melissa Manice, Founder and CEO of Cohero Health, explores how her products work seamlessly together to provide biometric data that is changing the lives of respiratory patients.

Apr. 15, 2015

#26: Designing Digital Health for Impact in Underserved Communities

Can a digital health startup succeed through good intentions alone? Inder Singh, Founder and CEO of smart thermometer Kinsa, explores the pros and cons of starting his business with no product and no business plan, but with a purpose — to create the world's first real-time map of human health.

Apr. 8, 2015

#25: Can Entrepreneurs and the FDA Finally Get Along?

Telcare Vice Chairman & Founder, Jonathan Javitt, explores why the FDA is allowing entrepreneurs more freedom than ever before and shares his experience pushing healthcare innovation forward with three different Presidential Administrations.

Apr. 1, 2015

#24: From Clinic to Startup: The ‘Aha Moment” of a Doctorpreneur

FORCE Therapeutics Founder and CEO Bronwyn Spira shares her journey from physical therapist to Health Transformer and explores how she’s scaling her virtual treatment platform to reach thousands of patients.

Mar. 25, 2015

#23: It’s Not the What but the Why That Makes an Entrepreneur

“Being an entrepreneur is not easy. Unless you're driven by something that is very strong and you have a lot of passion for it.” Health Transformer Sherwin Sheik, Founder & CEO of CareLinx, explores the personal inspiration behind creating his digital health startup.

Mar. 18, 2015

#22: Corporate VCs Align With Startups

Why are corporate VCs handing out big bucks to early stage digital health startups? JC Simbana, VP of Life Science and Digital Health at Silicon Valley Bank, shares the scoop on how big businesses can align with small startups to meet huge market needs.

Mar. 11, 2015

#21: Most Say No, Entrepreneurs Say How

“There were enough people around me who believed in us, which is key.” Health Transformer Hesky Kutscher, Founder and CEO of CareDox, shares how shifting his business plan and dismissing the naysayers helped him find success for his digital health startup.

Mar. 4, 2015

#20: Commercializing With Healthcare’s Biggest Stakeholders

For the best possible patient care, health technology needs a human touch. Julie Murchison, CEO of Health Evolution Summit, provides insight into how innovators, philanthropists, and policy makers can make massive health disruption together.

Feb. 25, 2015

#19: Landing Strategic Investors

Which investors are best for healthcare innovators? Health Transformer Asif Khan, Founder and CEO of Caremerge, shares how landing out-of-the-box thinkers as strategic investors has positively transformed the company and pushed its care coordination platform forward.

Feb. 18, 2015

#18: Healthcare Giants & Small Startups

Can healthcare giants and small startups grow together? We think so. Missy Krasner, Managing Director of Healthcare at Box, shares the scoop on exciting opportunities between industry leaders and transformative newcomers.

Feb. 11, 2015

#17: Entrepreneurial Inspiration From Personal Experience

Learn how a medical crisis close to home motivated Health Transformer Blain Tomlinson, Founder and CEO of WalkJoy, to create a wearable that has transformed the mobility of seniors.

Feb. 4, 2015

#16: The Global Reimagination of Healthcare

Senior Managing Director & Healthcare Leader of GE Ventures, Rafael Torres, sits down for a fireside chat with StartUp Health CEO & Co-Founder Steven Krein at the January 2015 StartUp Health Showcase in San Francisco.

Jan. 28, 2015

#15: Predictive Analytics for Autism Therapy

Health Transformers Jeff Blackwood and Kelly Kerns, Co-Founders of ABPathfinder, discuss how they are tackling the huge problem of one in 68 children being diagnosed with autism each year by automating the ABA therapy process. They discuss life as first-time entrepreneurs, how they came to co-found ABPathfinder, and their goals for the upcoming year.

Jan. 21, 2015

#14: Assessing the Opportunity in Underserved Communities

How do you develop a healthcare startup with social impact? Margaret Laws from the California HealthCare Foundation discusses how entrepreneurs can focus on opportunities to bring their innovations to underserved communities.

Jan. 14, 2015

#13: Securing the Right Team for Your Startup

How do you build a successful startup? Team is key. Health Transformer Kurt Brenkus, CEO of Aver, highlights the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur and discusses how hiring the right team has been the biggest game changer for his startup.

Jan. 7, 2015

#12: Industry Trends & Predictions

Nick Augustinos, SVP of Health Information Services & Strategy at Cardinal Health, brings 35 years of experience in healthcare to predict upcoming industry trends. He also discusses the most important characteristics he looks for when meeting with entrepreneurs.

Dec. 17, 2014

#11: Understanding the Role of Public Payors

Health Transformer Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky, Care at Hand Co-Founder & CEO, and Stanford scholar Karen Matsuoka give insight into how entrepreneurs can best tackle the challenge of working with government organizations, particularly when focusing on underserved populations.

Dec. 10, 2014

#10: Unique Positioning & Marketing

Health Transformer and serial entrepreneur Samer Hamadeh, Co-founder & CEO of Zeel, shares wisdom on unique positioning, marketing, and his successful transition into the health & wellness sector.

Dec. 3, 2014

#9: Unlocking Grants and Underserved Communities

Manik Bhat, Co-founder & CEO of Healthify, shares his secrets to finding grants and alternative sources of funding for entrepreneurs and startups focused on underserved communities and beyond.

Nov. 26, 2014

#8: The ACA and Underserved Communities

Health Transformer Sally Poblete, Founder & CEO of Wellthie, and Sana Hashmi, Director of Healthcare Reform Strategy at EmblemHealth, discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on underserved communities and how health plans are transforming to connect with consumers in new and innovative ways.

Nov. 12, 2014

#7: Advice for Healthcare Entrepreneurs

Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, sits down with StartUp Health CEO and co-founder, Steven Krein, at the 2014 Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit and shares his advice for healthcare entrepreneurs.

Nov. 5, 2014

#6: Commercializing in Underserved Communities

Explore how a startup and a nonprofit are working together to help the populations that need digital health the most. Health Transformer Stan Berkow, Sense Health CEO, is commercializing his digital health solution in underserved populations. Policy expert Rachel Davis of the Center of Healthcare Strategies explains how healthcare organizations can work successfully with entrepreneurs like Stan despite a cultural divide.

Oct. 29, 2014

#5: The State of Digital Health Accelerators

Venture capitalist and consultant Lisa Suennen shares the highlights from her new report on the state of digital health accelerators published by the California HealthCare Foundation.

Oct. 14, 2014

#4: Creating a Sustainable Healthcare Business

Health Transformers Robert Stern and Dr. Sandeep Pulim explain how they've built their clinician and patient collaboration platform, @Point of Care, into a sustainable business with hundreds of thousands of users and millions in revenue.

Oct. 8, 2014

#3: Digital Health Funding Trends Q3 2014

StartUp Health co-founders Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes run through the top eight digital health funding trends highlighted in the StartUp Health Insights Report for Q3 2014.

Oct. 1, 2014

#2: Building Equity Value by Hiring the Best People

Health Transformer Sundeep Bhan, CEO of Medivo, shares secrets on the success of his lab data company. He touches on four important equity drivers: a strong leadership team, rockstar advisors, adequate cash runway, and a trusted peer network.

Sep. 24, 2014

#1: Solving a Big Problem With a Lean Team

Health Transformer Josh Stein, CEO of AdhereTech, is solving a big problem--$300 billion in wasted medical adherence costs--with a smart pill bottle company powered by a lean and nimble team.

Sep. 19, 2014