Blueprint Health Turns To Twitter To Unveil Newest Class

Blueprint Health welcomes its seventh class of startups to its New York City offices for three months of coding and networking as the new digital health entrepreneurs work toward their culminating event, an April 24 demo day to investors and potential customers. The new class includes startups working in telehealth, online insurance shopping, remote patient monitoring, and genetics analytics.

Startups participating in the Winter 2015 class will receive $20,000 in seed capital and $70,000 in free services, including legal services to help with incorporation, 12 months of cloud hosting credit, consultations with professional UX designers, recruitment support, and office space. Blueprint also claims to have the largest network of senior-level digital health mentors. While seed funding and free services are attractive to any entrepreneur, it is the feedback of these mentors, and the subsequent opportunity to present to VCs at the demo day, that draw most entrepreneurs to the program. In exchange, Blueprint Health takes a six-percent equity stake in the company.

Rather than publishing a traditional press release to introduce the startups joining its next class, Blueprint Health took to Twitter to break the news. Welcome to the newest class of Blueprint Health startups.

GlucoIQ bills itself as a telemedicine service for diabetes patients and their caregivers. The company is building a market in the outpatient endocrinology space, helping doctors roll out telehealth services to support diabetics and take advantage of new Medicare reimbursement opportunities in telehealth.

GroupHub is another startup competing with Healthcare.gov. The company is building an online health insurance enrollment platform, which it will monetize through payer partnerships.

Healthy Bytes is bringing mobile to dieticians by putting a food journal in the hands of their patients, analyzing that data, and putting actionable reports in the hands of the clinicians. The platform gives dieticians a window into exactly what patients are eating and provides the opportunity to give feedback and guidance through the app, between appointments.

Limestone Labs is tackling one obvious downside of mobile health’s recent growth: contaminated smartphones in the clinical setting. Limestone has developed a UV-based way of sterilizing tablets and smartphones quickly and effectively.

Moving Analytics is building a home-based cardiac rehabilitation app that it hopes will expand access to CR and provide hospitals with a new revenue source as they remotely monitor recovery for patients that have had a major cardiac event.

Signifikance is building a genetics-based analytics platform for oncologists. The platform evaluates a patient’s genetic variants, and then searches through the latest clinical research to present the oncologist with actionable clinical insights that will help them create more effective treatment plans.

TapGenes helps users capture and understand their family medical history, and then applies analytics and current medical genetics understandings to highlight which conditions users are at a higher risk of developing.


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