Health Tech Trends in 2017

Health Tech Trends in 2017

No matter what happens to the ACA, the trend of providing value based health care has gained a momentum that won’t be easy to stop. If Trump succeeds in eliminating health exchanges and rolling back coverage in states that expanded Medicaid, providers will likely see a dramatic rise in uncompensated care. Hospitals will bear the brunt of this increase in uncompensated care and have an incentive begin utilizing scalable methods for population health management.

Harvard Study Finds That MedAware Identifies Errors & Reduces Risk

Harvard Study Finds That MedAware Identifies Errors & Reduces Risk

A Harvard study analyzed records from almost 800,000 patients to assess the efficacy of Dreamit startup MedAware. The report found that MedAware’s technology identifies errors otherwise undetected by current systems in use, minimizes the risks arising from fatigued doctors who are used to getting false alerts from current systems, and reduces prescription errors with high accuracy.

Dreamit Founders in Forbes 30 Under 30

Dreamit Founders in Forbes 30 Under 30

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate the many Dreamit founders who found themselves on the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists in the health and science categories. Forbes chose them for being some of the "brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers" in their industries. We can attest to that, and we're tremendously proud of the accomplishments of these founders. 

Health Tech News Roundup

Health Tech News Roundup

What we're reading in health tech news for the first week of January. What we're reading in health tech news for the week starting of January 2-6. 

Dreamit Startup Voiceitt Receives Prestigious BIRD Grant

Dreamit Startup Voiceitt Receives Prestigious BIRD Grant

The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation approved $7.2 million in funding for eight new projects in the areas of agrotechnology, biotechnology, material sciences, homeland security, and more. In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of all projects to approximately $17 million.

Dreamit Alum Callida Energy named $80,000 winner of 2016 NextChallenge: Smart Cities

Dreamit Alum Callida Energy named $80,000 winner of 2016 NextChallenge: Smart Cities

NextEnergy, in partnership with DENSO International AmericaDTE Energy and Wells Fargo, has named Callida Energy (Dreamit 2013) as the winner of the 2016 NextChallenge: Smart Cities technology challenge, a global competition challenging innovators to find hardware and software technology solutions to address unmet needs in urban areas. Callida Energy will receive $80,000 in grant funding from Wells Fargo to demonstrate and validate their solution.

Choosing a ‘Top-Down’ vs. ‘Bottom-Up’ Approach in Edtech Sales

Choosing a ‘Top-Down’ vs. ‘Bottom-Up’ Approach in Edtech Sales

Selling to schools is one of the hardest parts of building an edtech company. It is critical to have a well thought-out, go-to-market strategy in place to demonstrate the value of your edtech product. This means analyzing the classic 4 P’s of Marketing: place, price, product, and promotion. In some industries, these marketing functions can be separated from sales functions. In edtech, that is impossible.

Keeping Your Startup Team Motivated

Keeping Your Startup Team Motivated

One of the most important roles for a founder is keeping employees engaged. Study after study shows that engaged workforces outperform their competition. But every company is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to optimize for engagement. As a founder, you’ll have to craft a bespoke approach, but here are some methods that have proved to work for our portfolio companies AND for other startups. 

EdTech News Roundup

EdTech News Roundup

Our news roundup for the week of December 12-16. Read for the latest and most in depth stories in education technology compiled by the Dreamit team.

Health Tech News Roundup

Health Tech News Roundup

Check out the latest news and funding announcements in health tech for the week of Dec. 12-16 curated by the Dreamit team.

Creating Strong Community within Your Startup

Creating Strong Community within Your Startup

Engagement is a huge problem in the American workforce. In 2015, Gallup found that 50.8% of employees were not engaged and almost 18% were actively disengaged. Big firms experience this problem more acutely than startups, but founders often see the disparity between their level of excitement and their employees as well. Learn how to keep employees engaged by building a community within your startup.