Almost all of the “Healthcare Transformers” selected by StartUp Health to join their inaugural group of resident companies are described as serial entrepreneurs with a record of executing a vision and disrupting.
Sundeep Bhan (medivo.com) is a serial entrepreneur determined to disrupt the ways physicians and patients leverage lab testing to make better decisions when making diagnostic and treatment decisions. Sundeep is co-founder of NYC-based Medivo, along with Jason Bhan, MD and Destry Sulkes, MD, which recently raised $7 million in Series A funding from Safeguard Scientifics.
Samer Hamadeh (zeel.com), CEO of NYC-based Zeel Networks, is building the ZocDoc for alternative medicine, enabling users to make appointments with acupuncturists, chiropractors and massage therapists
Nadeem Kassam, Founder and Chief Alliance Officer at Basis (mybasis.com), is poised to reinvent the methods with which individuals track and manage their own health. Basis is based in San Francisco and has raised $9 million to date in Series A funding for Norwest Venture Partners
Bill Scott (brainpaint.com) is a Board Certified Neurotherapist determined to disrupt therapeutic treatment options by giving clinicians the ability to easily and cost-effectively use neurofeedback to help patients train their brains to be more adaptive and healthy.
David Wong, MD, PhD, is a dermatologist on a mission to make it easy and affordable for anyone to get access to board certified dermatologists to assist in the diagnosis and management of skin diseases. (directdermatology.com)
Faheem Zaman (stealth) is a recent Harvard dropout and recipient of the “20 under 20” Thiel Fellowship awarded by prominent Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel leveraging technology, data, and “elegant design” to make quality care more accessible.
George Zamanakos, PhD, (stealth) is determined to help pregnant women get remote care from anywhere in the world.
“These entrepreneurs, along with their co-founders, represent a diverse group of Healthcare Transformers focusing on solutions ranging from mobile and digital health services to new diagnostic technologies and devices that will dramatically improve health and wellness and lower the cost of care,” said Unity Stoakes, co-founder and President of StartUp Health. “This group has visionary dreams and are already busy making them come true and pushing the entire ecosystem forward in the process.”
“The California HealthCare Foundation is excited to support StartUp Health on their mission to help Health Transformers grow and innovate more quickly so together we can spark innovations that can reduce the costs of healthcare and expand access to services for the underserved,” said Margaret Laws, Director of the Innovations for the Underserved Program at the California HealthCare Foundation.
“Innovation and collaboration are critical to drive changes in healthcare, and we’re pleased to support this amazing class of healthcare entrepreneurs in the StartUp Health Academy,” said Eleanor Chye, Executive Director, Mobility Healthcare and Pharma, Mobility Product Management, AT&T Business and Home Solutions. “We’re committed to helping the health and wellness ecosystem grow and support new ways that mobile technologies and smart networks can be used to improve the quality of care, reduce costs, and contribute to a healthier world.”
The StartUp Health team also announced that both AT&T and the California Healthcare Foundation will be providing full-tuition scholarships for the first class of “Health Transformers”.