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A Preview of Healthcare Startups at HLTH 2022

Updated: Mar 4, 2023

Startups will be plentiful at the upcoming HLTH conference at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas November 13-16. Here's a glimpse of some of the healthcare pain points they're addressing.

Originally published on MedCity News on November 8, 2022

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

At the HLTH conference scheduled for November 13-16 at the Venetian expo in Las Vegas, there will be numerous healthcare startups pitching as part of the HLTH Startup Pitch Competition, the AARP Startup Pitch Competition, and the Health Tech Challengers Grand Finale. 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 pitching as well as exhibiting. Here’s an overview of some of those startups:

HLTH’s Startup Pitch Competition (sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation): Monday, Nov 14 10:10 am PST

The Startup Stage and Cafe

General Prognostics: Javier Echenique, co-founder and CEO: Developing a blood biomarker-based remote monitoring solution for cardio-renal disease.

Sesh: Vittoria Bergeron Lecomte, Founder & CEO: Offers a mental health platform for online support groups led by licensed therapists.

Curio: Dr. Hillary Lin, co-founder and CEO: Provides evidence-based psychedelic-assisted coaching and therapy.

Rescripted: Abby Mercado, co-founder and CEO: Seeks to change the conversation around fertility, infertility, and pregnancy loss.

OpticSurg 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, providers in a variety of healthcare settings.

Viora Health: Deboleena Dutta, founder & CEO: It uses technology to improve patient access to care and experience for programs that reduce disease progression in order to improve outcomes and reduce episodic costs.

SciMar One: Donna Conroy, co-Founder & CEO: Provides an AI-powered cloud solution to address pharma’s cross-functional and interdependent needs.

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

Rhiza Health: Kyle Culver, founder and CEO: It helps community collaboration through decentralized (Web 3) technologies to improve systemic issues that contribute to the money wasted in the U.S. healthcare system each year.

Beaming Health: Marissa “Missy” Pittard, co-founder and CEO: Provides a platform that aggregates all of the resources a family might need to help families set their family up to thrive.

Empower Sleep: Sagar Chopra, co-founder and COO: A digital healthcare company providing online treatment for sleep disorders.

Emcee: Stacy Feld, Johnson & Johnson Innovation


Jay Rughani, a16z

Julian Eison, Next Ventures

Alison Ryu, Able Partners

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

Emcee: Danielle D. Duplin, Co-founder, AGENCY: Worldwide Innovation for Living Longer & Aging Better

Neurotrack: Jordan Glenn, chief science 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 professionals and therapists, and progress tracking.

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

Cognishape: Oren Meir, co-founder and CEO: Helps users to strengthen their mind and sharpen their memory with three scientifically based, daily brain-exercises.

Stabl: Hamza Shaikh, CEO: Provides remote patient monitoring for physical therapy.

Pear Suite: Colby Takeda, co-founder and CEO: Converts social determinants of health data into actionable solutions with the goal of helping community health workers to provide culturally sensitive care navigation.

Emcee: Danielle Duplin, co-founder, AGENCY: Worldwide Innovation for Living Longer & Aging Better


AARP SVP Policy & Brain Health Sarah Lock

Papa CEO and Founder Andrew Parker

Scarlet Communications Founder Jacqueline Baker

Pitch competition winners will be announced at 8pm at the Innovators’ Reception at Zouk Nightclub, Resorts World.

Original article posted on MedCity News

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