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
Technology used in innovative ways has enabled a new wave of healthcare startups.
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.
The commonality between these four female CEOs of health tech companies is easy – play a role in the revolution of the healthcare technology industry.
By Radostina Stoycheva (Business Development, SweetWater Health)
The healthcare system is broken and we all know it. So what are we doing about it? Or more specifically, what are women doing about?
Most recently, Rock Health has been rounding up women in health with their “xx in health” week. The statistics speak for themselves – women make up 73% of medical and health services managers, but only 14% of healthcare VC partners and 4% of healthcare CEOs.
We spoke with four women in charge of health technology companies. We raised some questions
Properly integrating and utilizing health-related information generated by sensors and genomic technologies presents a tremendous opportunity and I had an idea of how to approach the problem.
By Irene Gabashvili (Founder, Aurametrix)
Once upon a time, the path from an idea to a product was possible only through teams of specialized experts spending months or years on prototyping or writing elaborate business plans. Then came the “think small” era, encouraging entrepreneurs to quickly launch on simple ideas and later figure out what to do with them on the go. The business climate is now changing again and entrepreneurs are encouraged to target more ambitious ideas. Should they?
I always liked big ideas. The kind like “it will be done in 10 years” so let’s play in the sandbox. Examples of my projects included artificial intelligence tools for geneticists in the early 90s
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:
The “XX in Health Initiative” aims to change the ratio among women leading healthcare.
By Dana Rosenberg (Director of Business Development, Rock Health)
We hear startling statistics on the number of women in leadership positions all too often…
…and in the healthcare industry, the story doesn’t get any better. While women make up 73% of medical and health services managers, only 4% of healthcare CEOs are women. In 2012, 3 female CEOs managed to raise $2M or more, as compared with 73 of their male counterparts.
We have pre-orders of over $175,000, and counting (3 days to go on our campaign!)
By Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMOback)
My startup LUMOback, a smart posture sensor, recently launched a campaign on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Our experiences thus far have reinforced my team’s deep belief in being open rather than stealthy.
More than anything else, Kickstarter has served as a great “test” and validation point for us. As passionate entrepreneurs, we become susceptible to drinking our own Kool-aid and thinking that what we’ve built is the best thing ever. Putting it out there on Kickstarter has been an opportunity for us to test market demand and