Often, health conditions are left untreated or misdiagnosed as a result of a patient’s limited access to well-trained medical professionals in their area. InfiniteMD, a Cambridge-based healthcare startup, looks to solve this problem.
Landman explained that the iHub is interested in collaborating with health care startups from PULSE@MassChallenge and elsewhere. He explained that one of iHub’s key missions is “to really accelerate the innovator’s ideals, and sometimes that involves matching with industry partners to accelerate idea formation.” For clinicians and staff within the hospital who have an idea that fulfills a clinical need, iHub provides a website where they can explain their idea and potentially be paired with external industry leaders.
There are pipelines and initiatives in place. But entrepreneurs from underrepresented minorities still struggle to access Boston’s startup ecosystem.
The Atlantic’s inaugural Boston healthcare summit brought three startup execs together in a health tech panel on June 13. The panelists explored the future of health tech and its impact on the healthcare system.
Boston-based startup Nutrimedy connects patients and registered dietitians for virtual nutrition counseling. Its innovative approach to telenutrition landed it a coveted spot in the MassChallenge accelerator, which will begin this month.
An award-winning startup from last year’s opioid hackathon seeks to save lives and fight stigma in the opioid epidemic, which claimed nearly 2,000 lives in Massachusetts last year. Backed by the General Electric Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, We Are Allies is creating a website with resources about the epidemic and equipping citizen volunteers with naloxone—an approach that is sparking interest in Boston and beyond.
UMass-Boston alumnus and Massachusetts native Robert Schultz developed an unorthodox MBA course called MGT655 Healthcare Innovation to immerse students in Boston’s dynamic, vibrant life science ecosystem.
On Wednesday evening, seven healthcare startups—part of a larger group of 26 finalists in the 2016 Boston MassChallenge—competed for $1.5 million in cash prizes and national recognition at the program’s gala awards ceremony.
Competing startups “best suited for millennials and hypochondriacs” said judge John Wright.