Tag Archive: halle tecco

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    by Angie Chang

    Rock Health: Ideas We’d Like To Fund

    We want to solve the biggest problems in healthcare.

    By Halle Tecco (Founder & CEO, Rock Health)

    Applications for Rock Health’s fifth class are open!

    You bring the startup and we’ll provide the funding ($100K), strategic partnerships, and operational support to help you succeed.

    What do we look for? Big ideas backed by smart and driven entrepreneurs, with a sustainable and scalable business

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    by Angie Chang

    Rock Health: Ideas We’d Like To Fund

    Rather than see the EMR market as closed, slow or incompetent, we’re looking for people providing key technology on top of an EMR – an Amazon of Healthcare, so to speak.

    By Halle Tecco (Co-Founder & Managing Director, Rock Health)

    Applications for Rock Health’s fourth class open next week! You bring the idea and team, and we’ll provide the funding and support to turn your startup into a success.

    What do we look for? Big ideas executed by smart and driven entrepreneurs, to really move the needle in healthcare. Ideas should be addressing large problems in the system, with a business model that is sustainable and scalable.

    Here are a few examples of ideas we’d like to see:

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    by Angie Chang

    CellScope Raises $1M From Khosla Ventures To Create Smartphone Imaging Devices For At-Home Medical Devices

    UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA candidate Amy Sheng co-founded CellScope in 2010.

    By Leslie Zeigler (Creative Director, Rock Health)

    CellScope, a mobile health startup building systems for at-home diagnosis, and recent graduate of Rock Health’s first class of startups, announced today that it has raised $1M in seed funding from Khosla Ventures. Using smartphone cameras connected to a web platform, Cellscope is creating the digital first aid kit.

    “We are leveraging the ubiquity of mobile devices to extend and improve care,” says CellScope CEO Erik Douglas. “We are thrilled to work with Vinod Khosla to build this vision, and improve the lives of patients and parents everywhere.”

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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

    Female Founders To Watch: Health Innovation

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

    Rock Health hosted the 2012 Health Innovation Summit in San Francisco this week, showcasing a remarkably gender-balanced set of interdisciplinary innovators in the burgeoning health/tech space.

    As keynote speaker Mitch Kapor stated, “It is possible to go up the learning curve yourself without the basics of the domain you’re in.” The health tech space is still very new, he reminded the audience, and recommended for early entrepreneurs to educate yourself of the ecosystem, overcome your fears and find a way to “dive in” – find advisors that know about the space, can help you learn, and figure out how to build the right partnerships.

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Networking Mixers (January 6 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York)

    By Sepideh Nasiri (Corporate Sponsorships & Events Director, Women 2.0)

    Women 2.0 is hosting four Founder Friday networking events for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, January 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and and New York.

    Due to the holidays, Founder Friday Barcelona and Founder Friday Madrid (both in Spain) will not be holding Founder Friday mixers this month — they will resume in February 2012.

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    by Angie Chang

    Tracking Fitness with Skimble’s Maria Ly: Her Latest Mobile Apps for the Quantified Self

    By Maria Ly (Co-Founder, Skimble)

    My parents immigrated to Canada when I was a baby and growing up, I found myself attracted to sports like figure skating and gymnastics. When I wasn’t being active, I was actively coding and running my first mobile “modding” business. Eventually, I had the opportunity to represent Canada at the World Cheerleading & Dance Championships and completed my computer engineering degree at the University of Waterloo — with that, I flew to San Francisco!

    My friends can attest that I’m a bit of a health and fitness fanatic. Not long after I began working at Google, I picked up…

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    Rock Health’s Halle Tecco on Invigorating Health Tech

    By Emily Goligoski (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)

    Women 2.0 talks with Halle Tecco, founder of health startup seed accelerator Rock Health. The non-profit program selected from 350 applicant ideas for its first class, giving 11 startups sizable grants, mentorship, curriculum, and operational support.

    Women 2.0: You’ve just set up shop in San Francisco with 11 very active in-house startups. Why health?

    Halle Tecco: Working at Apple’s App Store and covering health and medical apps confirmed for me that the medical space could use some of the creativity found in other technology segments. I sat next to the woman covering games and realized how motivated the developers were by the chance to build products they love. I wanted to see those same talented developers working on ideas to improve health.

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    by Angie Chang

    Have An Idea Or Startup Working To Solve A Health-Related Issue? Apply To Join Rock Health This Summer

    By Halle Tecco (Co-Founder & Managing Director, Rock Health)

    This summer, Rock Health will catalyze innovation in the interactive health space. Become one of the first startups to access our unrivaled community of experts and seed-accelerator program where a select group of health-related startups will partake in an intensive multi-month program, turning ideas into products and businesses.

    Use what you’ve learned in other segments (gaming, informatics, design, etc.) to solve real, meaningful problems in health. At least one team member should be a developer. Check out the FAQ.

    Apply to Rock Health’s seed accelerator program for startups by Friday, May 13 at noon (PST).

    Rock Health will welcome a group of developers and entrepreneurs with early stage ideas to San Francisco’s newest incubator, focused on health apps. Startups will receive a grant for $20,000 along with operational and strategic support, office space, and mentorship from a team of experts in tech, design, legal/IP/FDA, devices, consumer healthcare, clinical medicine and business.