News and Updates from the Dreamit Community

LevelUp founder Seth Priebatsch discusses his approach to transparency, working with corporate partners such as Chase, and how to improve company culture. Forbes

SeatGeek has raised a Series D from Glynn Capital and acquired TopTix for $56M. TechCrunch

Protenus found that 1.5 million patient records were breached in March. The startup provides alerts for suspicious activity occurring in EHRs. MedCity News

GroupK, which provides diagnostics using microfluidics, are finalists in the American Heart Association's Heart Science Forum Innovation Challenge. More

Dreamit was featured in an article about the new "Dreamit Open Learning" program. Founders in Philly can attend in-person events focused on developing key skills necessary to succeed as a startup founder. Technically Philly

Dreamit Chief Investment Officer Karen Griffith Gryga discusses healthcare investing and the benefits of partnering with hospitals. Modern Healthcare

Redox received a strategic investment from the Intermountain Healthcare Innovation Fund. Xconomy

Oncora Medical, a precision radiation oncology software company, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, announced a strategic alliance focusing on building the next generation of precision medicine software for radiation oncology. Oncora Blog

PetCoach, which developed an app to help pet owners better care for their pets, connecting them with veterinarians and providing personalized answers to their questions, was acquired by PetCo. Philly.com

InsightMedi, a cloud-based platform for dental faculty and dentists to share patient cases for discussion and exchange of critical information, has partnered with Temple University. Medium

Group K Diagnostics is one of the semi-finalists at the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge. The startup was also named "Best in Show" at the Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels pitch competition. Daily Pennsylvanian

Protenus, which alerts hospitals about suspicious activity in their EHRs, released their monthly "Breach Barometer," which pulls information together to identify trends in hospital data breaches. MedCity News

Are accelerators just paid introductions in disguise? Andrew Ackerman discusses the differences between joining an accelerator and paying to be part of a pitch conference or competition. Medium

University Beyond founder Doug Messer writes about taking his startup from idea to product. Reimagine Education

Dreamit Managing Director Andrew Ackerman writes "Tips from an Investor on What Not to Say to Investors" in Fortune. Read

Philadelphia MagazineMedCity News and MobiHealth News covered the latest cohort of Dreamit Health companies in their publications. 

Oncora Medical, Keriton, LIA Diagnostics, and BioRealize represented the Philadelphia tech scene at SXSW. Technically Philly

101, an edtech company that increases student engagement in STEM classes, made Inc's list of the top college startups in the country. Inc Magazine

Keriton, a breast milk management startup, won the Impact Pediatric Health pitch competition at SXSW. Technically Philly

BrainCheck was a finalist in AARP's Innovate@50+ event. Dreamit Blog

PikMyKid inked a partnership with the Tampa Bay Transportation Agency. More

Keriton announced a $1M fundraising round led by BioAdvance. More

Baloonr, which reduces factors that lead to discrimination in the workplace, was profiled in The Ringer for being one of the leaders in solving the issue that is plaguing tech firms in Silicon Valley. The software allows managers to gather a more diverse set of ideas and evaluate those ideas based on their content, rather than the gender, race, age, or seniority of the person who made them. Read