Tag Archive: Cake Health

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    by Angie Chang

    Women In Healthcare Startups (Infographic)

    From Pokitdok to AliveCor, from Cake Health to Rock Health, female founders are emerging in the health tech space.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    In a recently released infographic, Rock Health reported that young women practicing medicine are more likely to shoulder the obligations of child and family care. They are also likely to face obstacles like self-confidence issues, time constraints and inability to connect with senior leadership. Education and skills are not often seen as obstacles.

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    Female Founders To Watch: Rock Health’s Women Entrepreneurs

    Health tech startups utilize domain expertise in analytics and turn smartphone cameras into biosensors!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Health startup accelerator Rock Health held demo day for their second class of health startups yesterday. If you didn’t already know, Rock Health is a five month program and seed accelerator targeting health-related mobile and web applications and the entrepreneurs who are interested in building them.

    Here are the women working on ground-breaking innovations in health – from utilizing their domain expertise in analytics to turning smartphone cameras into biosensors – and creating the next big healthtech startup. Digital health is quickly becoming a hot investment area.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Founder Institute Seeks Female Founders, Offers Fellowships

    Founder Institute’s Female Founder Fellowship program increased 30% female graduates globally.

    By Jonathan Greechan (Partner, The Founder Institute)

    Last year, we unveiled a new program – Female Founder Fellowship (FFF) – in an effort to grow the number of female technology founders by providing free course fees for our best female applicants.

    At the time, 16% of our graduates were female, and our stated goal was to double that number and ultimately graduate 175 female-led companies a year.

    The FFF program helped spur a 30% increase in female graduates globally in just a few months time.

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    by Angie Chang

    Starting A Women-Led Healthcare Or Life Science Startup?

    By Joshua Henderson (Director of Programming, Springboard Enterprises)

    Several weeks ago, I wrote about resources available to high-growth, women-led companies.

    Besides missing a few important organizations like SmartGirlsWay, NewME Accelerator, Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, BlogHer Entrepreneurs and ACTiVATE, I said that we wanted to partner with non women-focused groups/events to champion more women through the funnel from idea to startup to exit.

    So when I saw that six companies in the latest TechStars NY batch are led by women, including Springboard

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    by Angie Chang

    Millennial Women Are Burning Out At Work By 30… And It’s Great For Business And Entrepreneurship

    By Meghan Casserly (Writer, Forbes)

    A recent Kauffman poll shows that Gen-Y may be poised to be the most entrepreneurial bunch the world has seen. “54% of the nation’s Millennials either want to start a business or already have started one,” says Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation.

    Paired with data on the rise of female entrepreneurs, the outlook for young women is promising. As Lesa Mitchell, Kauffman’s vice president of innovation pointed out “Women’s entrepreneurship is an economic issue, not a gender-equity issue.”

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    Are Women Competitive Enough? Competition: It’s Good For You

    By Blake Landau (Blogger, What’s Your Story)

    Editor’s note: Apply to the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition for early-stage startups with at least 1 female on the founding team. Deadline to apply is November 30, 2011.

    When I was a kid, I was your average millennial — by which I mean I was on a tight schedule of brownies, soccer practices, Hebrew school, mall outings and birthday parties.

    In the context of AYSO soccer games, I was scary for someone only three and half feet tall.

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    by Angie Chang

    Interview with Rebecca Woodcock: Launching Cake Health Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Cake Health announced its public launch yesterday and presented at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011. We talked to co-founder Rebecca Woodcock about her experience finding a technical co-founder, building the product, and launching at TechCrunch Disrupt onstage.

    Rebecca Woodcock: Since Founder Labs, the real making of Cake Health was finding the right co-founder — that was critical. Teaming up with Andy was the best thing that happened to the company and brought it all together. We work incredibly well together and we’re a great team.

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    by Angie Chang

    Time to Stop Problems Before They Start: Online Behavioral Health

    By Eve Phillips (Co-Founder & CEO, Empower Interactive)

    The biggest chunk of US healthcare spending –- about 75% — is on individuals with chronic diseases: issues like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, lung disease, and high blood pressure. And the majority of those illnesses are directly related to individual lifestyle choices.

    Yet, instead of helping teach people how to make better choices about stress, food, smoking, and exercise, our healthcare system has focused on treating people after they’re sick –- the much more expensive option. While those efforts are very important, wouldn’t it also make sense to try to avoid those outcomes

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    by Angie Chang

    Startup Quote: Cake Health Co-Founder Rebecca Woodcock on Competition

    Competition heats up the space. You can use their successes to catapult yours. If you do your homework, you should have some idea as to their business plan, revenue or fundraising stage, so plan around those so you can leverage their announcements to drive attention to you. It shows potential partners and investors that something is happening and they need to pay attention. Of course, too much heat can burn your industry out. If you want to build a Groupon clone now, you already missed that train.

    Read Why Competition is Good for your Startup by Rebecca Woodcock (Co-Founder, Cake Health)

     

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    by Angie Chang

    Frenemies: Why Competition is Good for your Startup

    By Rebecca Woodcock (Co-Founder, Cake Health)

    Two weeks ago, my startup co-founder and I launched Cake Health’s private beta on TechCrunch.

    Around that time, Cake Health’s competition in the healthcare space led us to have a conversation about why such competition was a good thing.

    Learning about a competitor can initially feel like impending doom, but having that competition was the best thing to happen to our startup. Here’s why: