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StartUp Health NOW celebrates the innovators, industry leaders and entrepreneurs who are reimagining health and wellness.

StartUp Health NOW Podcast Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings

StartUp Health NOW celebrates the innovators, industry leaders and entrepreneurs who are reimagining health and wellness.

    For Victor Penev, Good Leadership Starts With a Healthy Mind

    For Victor Penev, Good Leadership Starts With a Healthy Mind

    Like so many founders, Edamam CEO & Founder Victor Penev went through a phase with his first startup where he worked all day and was stressed all night. He didn’t sleep enough. He gained weight. He was unhealthy and unhappy. That led to a crisis moment that opened the door to an entirely new way of thinking. In this recent conversation, we learn how Victor embraced healthy habits – both in body and mind, and for his team – while also remaining ambitious and driven in his current startup.



    Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health startuphealth.com



    Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots healthmoonshots.com

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    • 44 min
    Achieving Health Moonshots w/ Vinod Khosla

    Achieving Health Moonshots w/ Vinod Khosla

    Last month, Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, came back for part II of his Fireside Chat where he joined our co-founder, Unity Stoakes, to talk about achieving Health Moonshots, how COVID opened more doors to innovation and experimentation, finding societal impact without expertise, and identifying your long-term and basecamp vision. Listen to part I here.



    Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health startuphealth.com



    Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots healthmoonshots.com

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    • 41 min
    Gates Foundation on Taking Investment Risks Others Can’t (or Won’t)

    Gates Foundation on Taking Investment Risks Others Can’t (or Won’t)

    In a recent StartUp Health Fireside Chat, we chatted with Annie Ye, the Program Manager of Digital Health Innovation at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ye has experience in technology and analytics strategy and joined the Foundation at the outset of the pandemic to refine and connect a number of technological initiatives and strategy teams. In this episode Ye discusses foundation priorities and best practices for startups seeking to partner on health projects.



    Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health startuphealth.com



    Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots healthmoonshots.com

    Want more content like this? You can subscribe to the podcast as well as other health innovation updates at startuphealth.com/content.

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    • 47 min
    Four StartUp Health Entrepreneurs Tackling Cognitive Health Concerns

    Four StartUp Health Entrepreneurs Tackling Cognitive Health Concerns

    This episode is part of our monthly Health Moonshot series. Last month it was all about women’s health, today, we’re talking about founders and companies rethinking brain health. Kate Rosenbluth, PhD, Chief Science Officer & Founder at Cala Health, is transforming the standard of care for patients living with chronic diseases using non-invasive wearable neuromodulation therapies. The team has developed Cala Trio™, the first non-invasive targeted therapy that reduces hand tremor for people living with essential tremor (ET). Maor Cohen, CEO & Co-founder of n*gram health, is improving the quality of life for older adults with cognitive impairment using immersive digital experiences. RC21X co-founder Mark Cavicchia has developed two brain performance assessment tools, Roberto and RC21X, that create brain performance trend data for organizations through repeated use and produce session results in real-time, which bring about measurable improvements in work performance, productivity, and safety. Lastly, Amir Bozorgzadeh, CEO & Co-founder of Virtuleap, has created a virtual reality-based brain training platform. In this episode, the four entrepreneurs break down their innovative solutions and how they're unlocking the mysteries of the brain.  



    Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health startuphealth.com



    Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots healthmoonshots.com

    Want more content like this? You can subscribe to the podcast as well as other health innovation updates at startuphealth.com/content.

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    • 30 min
    Building Exceptional Healthcare Provider & Patient Experiences With Karen Martell

    Building Exceptional Healthcare Provider & Patient Experiences With Karen Martell

    This week, we sat down (virtually) with an entrepreneur who's still in the thick of scaling a business, Karen Martell, VP and GM at Alto Pharmacy. Karen built her career in tech, working at Square, before joining Alto in 2018, which was a pharmacy tech company at the time making its name with delightful user experiences for medical providers and free same day prescription delivery. In a few short years they've grown to cover 36 million people across areas including New York, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, and Las Vegas, and they recently raised $250 million to scale even more. In this conversation Karen gets candid about building relationships with providers, how Alto thinks through their growth strategy, and why they include a piece of candy with nearly every prescription delivery.















    Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health startuphealth.com



    Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots healthmoonshots.com

    Want more content like this? You can subscribe to the podcast as well as other health innovation updates at startuphealth.com/content.

    Sign up for StartUp Health Insider™ to get funding insights, news, and special updates delivered to your inbox.

    • 45 min
    Payor Collaboration With Terry Booker of Independence Blue Cross

    Payor Collaboration With Terry Booker of Independence Blue Cross

    Today we’re talking with Terry Booker, the VP of corporate development and innovation at Independence Blue Cross. Booker combines years of experience in investment banking and business development with an insider's knowledge of Independence Blue Cross, an insurer that serves more than seven million people. In our conversation, which was held in front of a live virtual audience of founders from the StartUp Health portfolio, we get tactical about how startups can best partner with the largest insurers in the world.



    Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health startuphealth.com

    Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots healthmoonshots.com

    Want more content like this? You can subscribe to the podcast as well as other health innovation updates at startuphealth.com/content.

    Sign up for StartUp Health Insider™ to get funding insights, news, and special updates delivered to your inbox.

    • 27 min

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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Great show!

Steven and Unity, hosts of the StartUp Health NOW podcast, highlight all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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