For Ironman Athlete David Weingard, a Diabetes Diagnosis Was a Spark for Innovation



Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t been impacted by diabetes in some way. Globally, half a billion people are affected by the disease, and it was responsible for the deaths of 1.5M people globally in 2019. As frightening as those numbers are, there is also great hope to be found today in the entrepreneurs and innovations changing how we manage diabetes. To understand both sides of this coin – the very personal toll of diabetes plus the present and future promise of health technology – we talked to David Weingard, founder of Cecelia Health, which helps diabetics get the specialized health coaching they need. More importantly, David is a type 1 diabetic who has fought for his own life and knows the daily fears and challenges that this silent disease brings to millions. It’s that combination of experience that makes David’s journey so powerful.
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Julie Yoo: A Look at How Andreessen Horowitz Invests in the Future of Health



This week on the podcast we sat down with Andreessen Horowitz’s General Partner, Julie Yoo. Julie leads the firm’s investments in healthtech with a focus on companies that are modernizing how we access, how we pay for, and how we experience healthcare. During this Fireside Chat, Yoo talked about the growth of home health, fintech for healthcare, and her personal passions around solving for provider shortage issues and the mismatch of supply & demand. This session was hosted by StartUp Health’s Logan Plaster in front of a live audience of founders from the StartUp Health portfolio. 

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Market Strategy & Insights With Aetna’s Brigitte Nettesheim



This week on the podcast we sat down with Brigitte Nettesheim from Aetna, a CVS Health company. In this conversation, Brigitte shares how she and her team develop market strategies and what they look for in partnerships that strengthen member experience. Brigitte also gave an insider view of best practices to connect into Aetna, like focusing on personalized engagement, access to care, and reduced costs. This session was hosted by StartUp Health’s Logan Plaster in front of a live audience of founders from the StartUp Health portfolio.

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youturn’s Shay Houser Is Making Addiction Treatment More Accessible



On this podcast episode, which was recorded live on the floor of HLTH in Boston in October, StartUp Health’s Logan Plaster sits down with Shay Houser, the CEO and Co-founder of youturn. Shay and his team are working to fight addiction by making addiction treatment resources more accessible. They’ve recognized that it isn’t just the addicted person who is effected, but a wide community of friends and family, so they’re working with employers to address problems early and to respond to addiction as a community of support. Shay comes at youturn as both a serial entrepreneur and as someone who has struggled with addiction. That combination of tactical and personal experience has helped the startup secure important early partnerships, which Shay discusses in the interview.
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Two Founders Transforming Children’s Health



This special episode is part of our monthly Health Moonshot series. Each month we take one of StartUp Health’s 12 audacious health goals and highlight founders working to make the impossible a reality. Now, we’re talking about Children’s Health. Hosts Logan Plaster and India Edwards discuss two entrepreneurs from the StartUp Health portfolio who have developed incredible technology to help advance children’s healthcare. Dr. Sandy Whitehouse, CEO, Co-founder, and Chief Medical Officer of Tickit Health, a startup that’s based in Vancouver, works with educational, clinical, and youth service experts around the world to capture personal information from individuals via digitally empathetic surveys and assessments and other management tools to collect data to address the rise of stress, bullying, substance use, and other risky behaviors in youth. Danny Hui, the CEO & Founder of sameview, a startup out of Sydney, Australia, is working to bring teamwork into disability care.
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From Journalist to HealthTech Investor: Chrissy Farr, OMERS Ventures



This week on the podcast we sat down with Chrissy Farr, a HealthTech Investor at OMERS Ventures, where she focuses on women’s health and behavioral health. In this interactive chat, Chrissy talked about her priorities for the remainder of the year, including focus areas of women’s and behavioral health, as well as her experience making the change from being a full time journalist covering the health-tech beat at major publications like CNBC and Fast Company, to a venture capitalist, and how that has impacted her view on company storytelling. She also gave the inside scoop on OMERS Ventures and how to position yourself to get on her, and the broader company’s, radar.

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The Future of Health Innovation With Microsoft’s Dr. David Rhew



This week on the podcast, we’re bringing you a conversation with Dr. David Rhew, the Chief Medical Officer & Vice President of Healthcare at Microsoft. In this interactive session, Dr. Rhew broke down Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare and explained how the broader suite of Microsoft tools – from natural language processing to using Teams for telehealth – can help healthcare startups scale more quickly. Bottom line? If a startup wants to move quickly, don’t reinvent the wheel. The infrastructure you need might already exist in the marketplace. Finally, we learned specifics on how startups can partner with Microsoft directly. This interactive Fireside Chat was hosted by StartUp Health’s Media Director Logan Plaster in front of a live audience of founders from the StartUp Health portfolio.

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How to Become a More Conscious Leader With Diana Chapman



Today we’re talking about conscious leadership. What is conscious leadership? It has to do with the process of positive change within your team or organization. Now, you may wonder how do you do that and why it’s so important when investing in innovative health startups. That’s precisely what we learn today from our guest, Diana Chapman, the author of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success. The pages in her book contain a comprehensive road map to guide you to shift from fear-based to trust-based leadership. And once you learn and start practicing conscious leadership  you’ll get results in the form of more energy, clarity, focus and healthier relationships. This interactive workshop was hosted by StartUp Health’s CEO & Co-founder Steven Krein, in front of a live audience of founders from the StartUp Health portfolio.

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These Three Startup Health Entrepreneurs Are Working to Fight Addiction and End the Opioid Epidemic



This special episode is part of our monthly Health Moonshot series. Each month we take one of StartUp Health’s 12 audacious health goals and highlight founders working to make the impossible a reality. This month we’re talking about the moonshot to End Addiction & the Opioid Crisis. Hosts Logan Plaster and India Edwards discuss three entrepreneurs from the StartUp Health portfolio who have developed incredible technology to help fight addiction. J.D. Meints, CEO and Founder of NuLife Virtual, has created a behavioral health platform that extends the benefits of a close-knit rehab community into the home. Yusuf Sherwani, MD, CEO & Co-founder of Quit Genius, has built one of the world’s first digital clinic delivering a comprehensive medication-assisted treatment program for multiple addictions. Last but not least, Sumeet Maniar, CEO & Founder of WellBrain, has developed a digital chronic pain management platform for providers.
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Gray Oncology Solutions Is Building a New Operating System for Healthcare Workflows



Most people have experienced the frustration of having to wait for a healthcare appointment because the clinic is overbooked or the lab is backed up. Inefficiencies in healthcare cost time and money and frustration, but in oncology, dealing with cancer patients, the workflows are much more complex and the stakes even higher.

That is why our guest today, André Diamant, PhD, co-founded Gray Oncology Solutions, which joined StartUp Health in 2021. André and his co-founder are building what they call an operating system for health, one that uses machine learning to line up and map out healthcare resources, so patients know what to expect and get the care they need on time.

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