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Venus Williams Gets Candid About Entrepreneurship, Wellness and Bouncing Back From COVID-19



Tennis icon and Olympian Venus Williams has built on her success on the court to become a savvy and successful investor, advisor and entrepreneur. Now she’s making her mark on health innovation. Venus Williams has partnered with Zeel, the wellness company that invented the idea of massage-on-demand. Now, Zeel has expanded to a tech-platform that offers a range of wellness on the go services. Recently, Zeel Co-founder Alison Harmelin sat down with the iconic tennis star to get her candid thoughts about health, entrepreneurship, and how startups can bounce back from COVID-19 even stronger than they started.

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
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MedHaul CEO & founder Erica Plybeah and Nathalie Occean, Director of Quality and Community Engagement

MedHaul’s Leaders Break Down What’s Needed to Create Racial Equity in Silicon Valley and Beyond



At MedHaul, CEO & founder Erica Plybeah and Director of Quality and Community Engagement Nathalie Occean are solving one of the oldest challenges in health: transportation. Each year, nearly four million adults and children with chronic conditions miss or delay medical appointments because they don’t have a ride. At MedHaul, the Memphis-based entrepreneurs have developed an Uber-like platform that books non-emergency transportation for people with special needs in low-income communities across 10 U.S. cities, and counting. In this StartUp Health NOW podcast episode, Plybeah and Occean share how they’ve continued to scale during COVID-19 and break down the core challenges that ultimately set the stage for why Black founders receive less than 1% of venture capital.

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

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Hiring in Health: Aequitas Partners Launch the Health Talent Exchange



Executive search firm Aequitas Partners has been building teams for high growth health innovation companies since 2014. Now, with their Health Talent Exchange they’re helping top candidates and companies accelerate the hiring process during COVID-19.

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

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Health Transformers Bringing Diagnostics Into the Home



A tricorder, a centrifuge that fits in the palm of your hand, stick-on thermo patches that can detect early stage breast cancer… What used to be considered sci-fi are now existing technologies that are helping medical professionals meet patients where they’re at – in their home. Tune into this episode of the StartUp Health NOW podcast to learn how the founders of Welwaze, Sandstone Diagnostics, and Aidar Health are using these devices to bridge the access to care gap and why tech like theirs is paramount to an effective pandemic response.

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

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COVID-19 Update With Unity Stoakes, Co-founder and President of StartUp Health



We catch up with StartUp Heath’s Co-founder and President, Unity Stoakes, for a candid chat about Covid-19 and how health innovators in the StartUp Health community are responding.

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

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#237: Ashwini Zenooz, MD, Salesforce



StartUp Health President, Co-founder & Managing Partner Unity Stoakes sits down with Ashwini Zenooz, MD, SVP and General Manager, Global Healthcare and Life Sciences at Salesforce.  They discuss her background, the work being done at Salesforce, and her journey into healthcare.

Location: HLTH 2019 conference Las Vegas

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

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Why the Founders of athenahealth and Devoted Health Joined StartUp Health’s Global Army of Health Transformers



At last year’s StartUp Health Festival Todd & Ed Park, co-founders of Devoted Health shared how they’re building a Medicare Advantage company that provides the kind of streamlined care they’d want for their own parents. Tune into the 2020 Festival Jan 13-14 from startuphealth.com!

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

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StartUp Health, Down Under



StartUp Health’s Steven Krein shares the power of a Health Moonshot Mindset at Sohn Hearts & Minds, Australia’s premier investor event

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

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Bridging the Health Innovation Gap with Startup-Enterprise Partnerships



This year, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Genomic Medical partnered to expand genetics counseling services to KP members. They share lessons on collaboration in this special panel discussion, co-hosted by StartUp Health.

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

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Curatio’s CEO and Chief Growth Officer Share How Their Platform is Filling a Social Care Gap for Chronic Disease Patients



Logan Plaster, StartUp Health’s Media Director and Editor-in-Chief of the StartUp Health magazine, caught up with Curatio’s CEO and Founder, Lynda Brown-Ganzert and Chief Growth Officer, Jeff Wandzura at the 2019 HLTH conference in Las Vegas. Curatio is described as the “worlds first social health prescription.” In this episode of StartUp Health:NOW, Lynda and Jeff give a walk-through of their health platform and discuss how they are helping patients better understand their condition by providing them with a support community and the tools needed to take control of their own health.

Location: HLTH 2019 Las Vegas, NV

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

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