The NYC Urban Tech Ecosystem

The NYC Urban Tech Ecosystem

Urban technology is a broad category and encompasses startups that operate within a number of other more obviously recognizable sectors, including construction tech, IoT, energy efficiency, big data, prop tech and more. It becomes a little easier to understand what urban tech means when you know about who urban tech actually is. With that idea in mind, here are some of the leading voices in this new movement that is transforming the way we live in and interact with cities. 

Privacy in Digital Health: HIPAA & Beyond

Privacy in Digital Health: HIPAA & Beyond

Handling and manipulating patient information is critical for health tech startups, but, in dealing with patient medical information, known as protected health information (PHI), startups must be well-versed in how to remain compliant. In this webinar discussion, we will break down the various components of HIPAA, including the privacy rule, the security rule, and the breach notification rule. We will also discuss what HIPAA applies to, the consequences startups can face when health information is wrongfully disclosed, and other issues startups commonly face.

Voiceitt Raises $2M from Cahn Capital, Dreamit Ventures and Others

Voiceitt Raises $2M from Cahn Capital, Dreamit Ventures and Others

Voiceitt, the Israel-based developer of translation technology for people with speech disabilities, closed $2 million of funding with investors Cahn Capital, Amit Technion, the venture unit of the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, Quake Capital Partners, Dreamit Ventures, Buffalo Angels and a number of individuals. 

The Urban Tech Movement is Transforming Cities

The Urban Tech Movement is Transforming Cities

Urbanization is a defining process of modern life. More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, and the number of urban citizens around the world is projected to rise to 66% by 2050. Tech startups will play a critical role in enabling cities to function properly. 

Construction and Real Estate Tech: The Big Opportunities that Too Many Entrepreneurs and Investors Have Ignored

Construction and Real Estate Tech: The Big Opportunities that Too Many Entrepreneurs and Investors Have Ignored

Real estate is the most valuable asset in the world. According to Fortune, all of the world’s real estate is worth more than $217,000,000,000. The construction industry employs 6,000,000 people. It also creates close to $1,000,000,000,000 in buildings and structures each year. Take a moment to think about those statistics. They’re mind-blowing. Land and property are extremely valuable. Businesses that develop property and facilitate the exchange of land are also quite profitable. So why are there not more startups disrupting these industries? 

Dreamit Health Spring 2017

Dreamit Health Spring 2017

Eight breakthrough companies accepted into the 5th year of Dreamit Health. A partnership with Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross has helped to launch companies like BioBots, Biomeme, TowerView Health, Wellth and nearly 75 others.

Partnering Your Way Out of the Gravitational Pull

Partnering Your Way Out of the Gravitational Pull

In health, it has always taken partnerships to communicate with and serve an audience in a meaningful way; businesses of all sorts have long been a mash-up of skills in art and a host of sciences. That hasn’t changed. Partnerships can often be arrangements of conformity: acquisitions or vendor relationships crafted to help validate the version of the story the entity in the catbird seat has chosen. These only help strengthen the forces governing the gravitational pull of the familiar.

NarrativeDx Raises Series A

NarrativeDx Raises Series A

NarrativeDx, an Austin-based health IT startup that developed a way to analyze patient feedback and visualize that information, has closed a Series A round. The startup was part of Dreamit 2014, along with BioBots, Tissue Analytics, RegDesk and TowerView Health. 

This Startup Is Breaking Down the Transportation Barrier in Healthcare

This Startup Is Breaking Down the Transportation Barrier in Healthcare

Kaizen has partnered with Lyft to get patients to healthcare providers cheaply, reducing patient discharge times and missed or late appointments for providers.

Every year 3.6 million Americans miss or delay medical treatment due to a lack of transportation, and every year missed appointments cost our country $150B. Mindi Knebel discovered this problem when, over the course of a month, both sides of her family in rural Iowa and in urban Chicago were unable to find affordable, reliable transportation to access healthcare.

Engage Customers to Spur Behavioral Change

Engage Customers to Spur Behavioral Change

When creating a marketing campaign or ad set, asking the question “What’s Powerful Now?” is critical. As a startup, you must deliver value dynamically for users in the moment they seek your service, and you must harness the rapid pace of behavioral change in today’s health journeys.

How to Market to Healthcare Professionals

How to Market to Healthcare Professionals

One of the common themes coming out of the awards shows these days is that marketing to Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) just isn’t cutting it from a creative point of view.  All too often, we hear that no trophy was given within the HCP categories.  But why is this area of health marketing so under-served when it comes to ideas and innovation. Graham Mills of Digitas Health explains.

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