Philadelphia now has a $6 million fund to back local health IT startups

Posted on December 9, 2016

This article was originally published by Technical.ly Philly. Safeguard Scientifics, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Independence Blue Cross are backing the fund, with the hope of turning the region into a health IT powerhouse. Early-stage health IT startups in Philly are getting one more door to knock on for seed capital: a new $6 million investment […]

New $6M funding effort for digital health firms in Philadelphia

Posted on December 8, 2016

This article was originally published by the Philly.com. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Health Group, and Safeguard Scientifics announced plans Thursday to spend a total of $6 million over the next for years funding early-stage digital health-care startups. Each of the partners has pledged $2 million. Ben Franklin will manage the effort, […]

Early Stage Digital Health Companies In Philadelphia Get Boost With $6 Million Funding Initiative

Posted on December 8, 2016

This press release was originally published by Safeguard Scientifics. “Joining with these leaders who bring domain knowledge and expertise strengthens Greater Philadelphia’s position to support one of its most thriving technology sectors. Such a collaboration enhances and multiplies the quality of assessment, feedback and opportunity available to the region’s digital health entrepreneurial talent, promoting development […]

Why Philly is a Tech Haven for Medicine Startups

Posted on March 16, 2016

This article was originally published by Free Enterprise on March 10, 2016. Is Philadelphia the Silicon Valley of health tech innovation? If local investors and healthcare providers have their way, it soon could be. The area – already well known for its culture and cuisine ­– already has a reputation as a healthcare hub, given […]

Health Care Innovation Collaborative Announces More Than 100 Applicants in First Open Call

Posted on January 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, January 25, 2016 – The CEO Council for Growth (“CEO Council”) announced that its Health Care Innovation Collaborative (“Collaborative”) has received 115 applications for its first open call for idea submissions to accelerate innovation that improves patient care and outcomes for chronic diseases at www.GreaterThanHealthCare.com. Companies and individuals that completed the application process have […]

More than 100 apply for health care innovation project

Posted on January 25, 2016

The Health Care Innovation Collaborative program initiated last year by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Council for Growth received 115 applications from people and companies with ideas to improve care and outcomes for patients with chronic disease The collaborative, formed in May, includes area health care organizations, academic research institutions, and the investor community. […]

Health Care Innovation Collaborative Announces New Member Christiana Care Health System, Strong Application Numbers As Deadline Approaches

Posted on January 12, 2016

Christiana Care Health System becomes ninth member of the Collaborative; www.GreaterThanHealthCare.com generating interest in region and world ahead of January 15th deadline PHILADELPHIA, January 11, 2016 – The CEO Council for Growth (“CEO Council”) announced that its Health Care Innovation Collaborative (“Collaborative”) is receiving strong interest from innovators around the country and world to work […]

Powering a Transformation in Health Care

Posted on January 11, 2016

The Health Care Innovation Collaborative (“Collaborative”) is days away from closing its “Open Call” for applications for ideas that tackle problems associated with ‘chronic disease’. According to a press release that the CEO Council for Corporate Growth (“CEO Council”)—an initiative of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce—issued earlier today, the Collaborative has received 28 applications and has 107 additional applications […]

Can this new health IT effort help brand Philly as a tech hub?

Posted on December 16, 2015

We were only half awake when we heard a familiar name on the radio Monday morning. (Yes, we wake up to WHYY. We like passing in and out of sleep to the news, it does strange things to our dreams.) “I’m Steve Zarrilli, CEO of Safeguard Scientifics and a partner in the Health Care Innovation […]