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A Healthy Problem

May 14, 2019 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm


What motivates an entrepreneur is passion, but what keeps them focused and makes them successful is having a true understanding of the problem or unmet need they are addressing. Hear two digital health entrepreneurs at different stages of their journey share their story. Learn to better understand when a passion is a real problem that can lead to a great start up. Our experts will also share their two different approaches to starting a company in healthcare.

You will learn:

How to engage hospitals and healthcare systems to help solve meaningful problems.
How an accelerator can benefit your team/product.
How patient satisfaction and health outcomes can drive success and scale.
What it takes to successfully integrate with larger digital health products.
Paola Abello, Director of Innovation at the Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School will chat with Sterling Lanier, CEO, Tonic Health, which is a is a real-time mobile data collection and payments platform that provides a seamless, easy and engaging way for patients to fill out any survey, sign any consent form or make any payment when and where it’s most convenient for them, and Akshaya Shanmugam, Co-founder & CEO, Lumme Labs is developing a cutting-edge addiction treatment platform by combining wearable technology, machine learning, and behavioral psychology.

Event Schedule
Registration & Networking: 5:30 – 6:00 PM
Welcome and Panel Discussion: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Networking hour after the event: 8:00 – 9:00 PM


May 14, 2019
5:30 am - 8:00 pm


MIT EG&G Education Center
50 Vassar Street, 34-101
Cambridge,MA02139United States
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