Jumpstart Foundry Announces 2015 Batch of Healthcare Companies

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Most selective process in Jumpstart history yields very strong group of innovative companies to begin the JSF program on May 17th

JSF is used to a huge volume of applicants, but the quality and depth of the talent this year made the selection process very challenging

Jumpstart Foundry today announced the nine participants in the JSF 2015 program. This year marks the first healthcare-focused batch for Jumpstart Foundry and is also the first year under the new $100,000 terms. The cohort of companies is as follows:

  • Breathe: Provider-based program focused on managing populations of Asthma patients not already under current specialized clinical management
  • Care.IT (pronounced like “carrot”): A virtual doctor’s office, a medical services marketplace, your online medical home. The perfect complement to high-deductible health insurance policies. https://care.it
  • Community Health TV: Provider of health video educational content geared toward multicultural populations. http://www.communityhealthtv.com/
  • Life Detection Systems: Technology allowing the first-ever non-contact/remote vital sign monitoring.
  • Life-Links: Geriatric care management company - helping families and caregivers through the aging process. http://www.life-links.org/
  • Reemo: Gesture-based user interface to enable control of the “Internet of Things,” with applications to help seniors age at home. http://www.getreemo.com/
  • ProHydration: Bringing professional IV hydration treatments to the amateur athlete.
  • Stealth Company: No information available at this time.
  • Vital Metrix: Innovative, non-invasive cardiac output measurement using advanced digital signal processing based on pulse oximetry.

“This year the selection process was more difficult than usual. JSF is used to a huge volume of applicants, but the quality and depth of the talent this year made the selection process very challenging. I can’t wait to see what these teams can build over the next 14 weeks,” said Vic Gatto, CEO of Jumpstart Foundry.

The nine teams will begin the Jumpstart Foundry program on May 17th and will work to build their products and companies during the summer months in Nashville. At the end of the program, the 2015 batch will be included in the presentations at the Health:Further conference on August 19th-20th. This will be the first time the general public will get a chance to see what the teams have been able to accomplish. Tickets to Health:Further are available at http://healthfurther.com

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