StartUp Health NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep. 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

Health Transformer 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health Transformer Andrei Zimiles, Doctor.com 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

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

"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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

Esther Dyson sits down with StartUp Health to discuss the importance of health + data and how startups can begin 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

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

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

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

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

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 led 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

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

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

May 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health Transformer Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky, Care at Hand Co-Founder & CEO, and Stanford d.school 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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