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May 2015

1.7 Million for Cardio Startups

By |May 29th, 2015|Adoption, Challenges, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Innovation, Open Innovation, Pharma, Projects, Showcases|

The 2015 American Heart Association Crowd Challenge broke all records for the 16 companies that made the finals on MedStartr. In just 31 days the finalists closed 14 deals valued at over 1.7 million dollars with some of the biggest names in Healthcare. Just like last year's winners, almost all the companies were pre-revenue when [...]

October 2014

Badass Billionaire Addict

By |October 31st, 2014|Challenges, Corporate Innovation, Crowdfunding, Crowds that Care, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Innovation, Open Innovation, Projects, Startups|

While I was walking across Manhattan this morning I was thinking about potential Halloween costumes for tonight and being a former scientist that left a promising career under, let's just say non-ideal, circumstances, Walter White came to mind. He was a character I identified with, not in an amoral Crystal Meth lab maker kind of [...]

August 2014

GET PUMPED! AHA Chicago is running an Innovation Challenge

By |August 6th, 2014|Challenges, Crowds that Care, Crowdsourcing, Events, Funding, Healthcare, Innovator Physicians, Open Innovation, Partnerships, Projects, Showcases, Startups, Stats|

We are very excited to announce that the American Heart Association is running another crowdfunding challenge on MedStartr.  This time it is based in the MidWest and the finals will take place at the American Heart Association's Heart Innovation Forum on November 14th, 2014 in Chicago. We helped the New York Chapter run a similar [...]

A Cure for Adoption Deficiency Syndrome

By |August 2nd, 2014|About MedStartr, Adoption, Challenges, Crowds that Care, Global Health, Healthcare, Innovation, Innovator Physicians, Open Innovation, Partnerships, Pharma, Pilot, Startups|

The medical community has long suffered from a disease we are naming Adoption Deficiency Syndrome, or ADS.  It is characterized by an unwillingness to try new things despite evidence of potential benefit.  This pathology is rooted in an excess of caution, which, like we see in auto-immune diseases, is often a matter of a good [...]

January 2014

Submission Deadline Extended for AHA Challenge

By |January 8th, 2014|Challenges, Projects, Social Media, Startups|

Thank you for the overwhelming positive response to the first ever New York City American Heart Association Open Innovation Challenge! An amazing group of ideas have been crowdsourced on MedStartr already, but a number of you had problems with your submissions due to cancelled flights, work and city closures, and Internet connectivity issues. At MedStartr, we are dedicated to [...]