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A preview of healthcare startups at HLTH 2022

This article is part of a series sponsored by HLTH that highlights the topics that will be discussed at the HLTH conference November 13-16 in Las Vegas.

In the HLTH conference Scheduled for November 13-16 at the Venetian in Las Vegas, there will be numerous healthcare startups that will be featured as part of the HLTH Startup Competition, the AARP Startup Competition, and the grand Health Tech Challengers final. There will be 90 companies exhibiting as part of the StartUp Health Festival. Cedars-Sinai Accelerator and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Healthcare Startup Innovation Showcase will have startups presenting and exhibiting. Here is an overview of some of those startups:

HLTH Startup Pitching Competition (Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation): Monday, November 14 at 10:10am PST

The start stage and coffee

General forecasts: Javier Echenique, co-founder and CEO: Developing a blood remote monitoring solution based on biomarkers for cardiorenal diseases.

session: Vittoria Bergeron Lecomte, Founder and CEO – Provides a mental health platform for online support groups led by licensed therapists.

Curiosity: Dr. Hillary Lin, Co-Founder and CEO: Provides evidence-based psychedelic-assisted counseling and therapy.

rewritten: Abby Mercado, Co-Founder and CEO – Seeks to change the conversation around fertility, infertility and pregnancy loss.

Optic Surg Inc.: Dr. Tran Tu Huynh, Founder and CEO: Its telehealth platform enables frontline healthcare professionals working at the bedside to collaborate in real time with colleagues and providers in a variety of healthcare settings.

Viora Health: Deb Dutta, Founder and CEO: Uses technology to improve patient access to care and the experience of programs that slow disease progression to improve outcomes and reduce episodic costs.

sci fi one: Donna Conroy, Co-Founder and CEO – Provides an AI-powered cloud solution to address the interdependent and cross-functional needs of the pharmaceutical industry.

Infiuss Health: Melissa Bime, Founder: The company is focused on helping outsource clinical research in Africa.

Riza health: Kyle Culver, Founder & CEO: Helps community collaboration through decentralized technologies (Web 3) to improve systemic issues that contribute to money wasted in the US health care system each year.

radiant health: Marissa “Missy” Pittard, Co-Founder and CEO – Provides a platform that aggregates all the resources a family might need to help prepare families to thrive.

empower sleep: Sagar Chopra, Co-Founder & COO – A digital healthcare company providing online treatment for sleep disorders.

alula: Liya Shuster-Bier, Founder and CEO: Helps patients alleviate symptom burden and manage daily health needs during cancer treatment and recovery through a marketplace of patient-selected products and a line expert support.

Master of ceremonies: Stacy Feld, Innovation Johnson & Johnson


Jay Rughani, a16z

Julian Eison, upcoming companies

alison Ryū, capable partners

Brain Health Pitch Event (sponsored by AARP’s AgeTech Collaborative): Monday, November 14, The Startup Stage and Cafe: 3:30 pm PST

Master of Ceremonies: Danielle D. Duplin, Co-Founder, AGENCY: Global Innovation to Live Longer and Age Better

Neuropath: Jordan Glenn, Chief Scientific Officer: The company develops digital cognitive health solutions to help people assess, monitor and strengthen their brain health to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Reju: Aaron Warrick, Co-Founder and CEO – Provides a platform to engage users with mental health and wellness resources, such as self-improvement challenges, 1:1 therapy with wellness practitioners and therapists, and progress tracking.

Akesa Health: Marie Lesaicherre, Founder and CEO – Provides a digital intervention designed to help people with post-traumatic stress unlock their brain’s self-healing potential and act as a first step or adjunct to therapy.

cognitive form: Oren Meir, Co-Founder and CEO: Help users strengthen their minds and sharpen their memories with three science-based daily brain exercises.

steady: Hamza Shaikh, CEO – Provides remote monitoring of patients for physical therapy.

pear suite: Colby Takeda, Co-Founder and CEO: Turns the social determinants of health data into practical solutions with the goal of helping community health workers provide culturally sensitive care navigation.

Master of ceremonies: Danielle Duplin, Co-Founder, AGENCY: Global Innovation to Live Longer and Age Better


AARP Senior Vice President of Policy and Brain Health Sarah Lock

Potato CEO and founder Andrew Parker

Scarlet Communications Founder Jacqueline Baker

The winners of the pitching competition will be announced at 8:00 pm at the Innovators Reception at Zouk Nightclub, Resorts World.

Health Tech Challengers Grand Finals, Tuesday, November 15, 2:00 pm PT


Yatek Solutions: CEO and co-founder Heidi Frost Eriksen: Your platform uses virtual reality exposure therapy and AI to help therapists treat social anxiety.

mobile: CEO Alex Meny: Evaluates digestive diseases with medical image analysis, focusing primarily on Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gastroparesis.

alert: CEO and Founder Marc Rippen: The company uses non-invasive “deep glucose” sensor technology to monitor blood glucose through a wristband.

implication: CEO and founder Dr. Arnaud Rosier: Provides an AI-powered platform that automates remote monitoring of implanted cardiac devices.

medical magnesium: CEO Florian Coppers: develops bioabsorbable metal implants for orthopedic and trauma surgical therapy.

NovaSight: CEO Ran Yam – Brings together eye tracking and data analytics to transform pediatric vision care.

Saventic: SARAH Platform Manager, Joanna Jarmoc: Provides a clinical decision support system to help clinicians diagnose rare diseases.

security: Co-Founder Kulin Shah – An India-based health technology company with employee healthcare plans for micro, small and medium-sized businesses, startups and growing businesses.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Demo Day, Tuesday, November 15, 3:00-6:00 pm PST San Polo Room 3403-3406, Lvl 3

The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Demo Day will highlight health technology startups in their eighth cohort. These 10 companies will present their products and services to doctors, executives and sponsors. Cedars-Sinai Accelerator has promoted health technology startups since 2016, collectively raising more than $500 million in funding.

Acolyte’s Health is creating digital twins for patient engagement.

services health develops smart wearables for adults and children with chronic respiratory diseases.

help in connects patients with providers, partners, and payers through referral management software.

Candlelit seeks to destigmatize and demystify mental health care for black families.

GattaCo wants to revolutionize remote blood collection through a device that enables remote collection and stable transport.

HealthJump has developed a dietary calculator to determine precise energy, protein and macro needs with automatic calculations and smart prediction.

Luminary focuses on detection of sepsis. Their approach is designed to accelerate the speed of sepsis detection to save lives, reduce alert fatigue, and increase revenue through improved clinical documentation.

Change is using virtual reality to transform healthcare education.

Siimee wants to transform the recruiting and hiring process by reducing the biases that can occur in the early stages of recruitment.

synthesizer It has a synthetic data generation platform. Mimic (sensitive) data with AI to generate synthetic data twins.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Healthcare Startup Innovation Showcase, Wednesday, November 16, 10:00 am to 11:45 am, Kickoff Stage

The AWS Healthcare Startup Innovation Showcase features presentations and demos from the top ten startups that participated in the AWS Healthcare Accelerator for Health Equity program. This cohort of startups came up with innovative ideas that will improve access to care, provide actionable health equity data, expand access to medical transportation, and help homeless people achieve housing and health goals. Join us to see the transformation and growth behind each technology. Before and after the show, you can meet these companies and their teams at the AWS Healthcare Accelerator Kickoff Pavilion (Location 1557).

Clinify Health focuses on helping primary care and community health centers deliver personalized practice transformation services and access to actionable data.

closed loop.ai helps healthcare organizations make accurate, explainable, and actionable predictions of individual-level health risks.

Cognitive Care seeks to detect and quantify health risks earlier.

Harmony Health provides a platform for engagement to strengthen and optimize intersections between sponsors and community organizations.

kinetics has built a Healthcare transportation infrastructure that connects health plans, brokers, and providers to improve the coordination and delivery of medical transportation for patients who request it.

couple team provides a virtual and community extension of the clinic through technology-enabled primary care support.

Samaritan enables communities to engage vulnerable members with support to meet housing and health goals.

Health from the same sky (formerly known as HealthyCouncil) provides culturally relevant content to improve patient engagement for Medicaid and Medicare patient populations.

Vincere Health has developed an innovative platform to quit smoking.

Health Socket has built a healthcare experience developed by Latinos and designed for Latinos.

Photo: Khanisorn Chaokla, Getty Images

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