By Joshua Henderson (Director of Programming, Springboard Enterprises) Several weeks ago, I wrote about resources available to high-growth, women-led companies. Besides missing a few important organizations like SmartGirlsWay, NewME Accelerator, Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, BlogHer Entrepreneurs and ACTiVATE, I said that we wanted to partner with non women-focused groups/events to champion more women through the [...]
Posts Tagged "Health 2.0"
Opportunities for SXSW and HIMSS. By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group) At HIMSS a few weeks ago, I was feeling semi-hip among the healthcare uber-nerd crowd that worries about how to make big hospital and healthcare enterprises function with big data. Fast forward two weeks and I found myself, too uncool for [...]
Homogenous teams of innovators make products for people just like them. And that’s a problem. By Kanyi Maqubela (Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Collaborative Fund) Many great innovators build what they know, for who they know. Aaron Sorkin caricatured this concept with his treatment of the Facebook story: Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) built an online social network drawing from [...]
By Sonali Nigam (Graduate Student, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health) Health Innovation Week was September 17-27, 2011 in San Francisco. Whether you are a health technologist or a tech geek you would have loved the great conversations about “user generated health” at the Health 2.0 Conference, a well-known forum for knowledge sharing about [...]
By Eve Phillips (Co-Founder & CEO, Empower Interactive) The biggest chunk of US healthcare spending –- about 75% — is on individuals with chronic diseases: issues like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, lung disease, and high blood pressure. And the majority of those illnesses are directly related to individual lifestyle choices. Yet, instead of helping teach [...]
By Alice Rathjen (Founder & President, DNA Guide) My latest company DNA Guide is a physician/patient engagement tool for personal genetic data. We’ve built a full genome browser for the iPad and eventually want to offer an electronic medical record (EMR) solution that uses a person’s DNA for their user account and has a map [...]