Fruit Street Health, P.B.C. Joins StartUp Health Moonshot Academy & Global Community of Health Transformers

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Digital Therapeutics Company and Provider of Diabetes Prevention Program chosen by StartUp Health to join its portfolio of digital health companies working to transform health

Fruit Street Health, a digital therapeutics and digital provider of the CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program, has been selected to join StartUp Health and its exclusive Moonshot Academy for digital health entrepreneurs.

“We are excited to join StartUp Health and already have established a close relationship with the StartUp Health team and its community of digital health companies,” says Laurence Girard, founder and CEO of Fruit Street. “Working with StartUp Health is especially exciting for us, as we are a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation with 225 physician shareholders. Our social missions align with those of StartUp Health and our shareholders are very excited by our selection for and participation in the Moonshot Academy.”

StartUp Health is organizing, supporting and investing in a global army of Health Transformers to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. The selection process is extremely competitive and those companies selected to join StartUp Health Moonshot Academy get access to coaching, community, connections to industry stakeholders and promotion aimed at successfully navigating the complicated healthcare industry.

“We are thrilled to welcome Fruit Street and their team to the StartUp Health family,” said Polina Hanin, Director of StartUp Health Moonshot Academy. “We are looking forward to supporting Fruit Street on their mission to achieve the Access to Care Health Moonshot by delivering thousands of Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) classes in 2018 and provide DPP to its users in a real-time video class environment.”

For more information please visit and apply for the StartUp Health Moonshot Academy here:

About Fruit Street Health
Fruit Street, in conjunction with VSee Labs, Inc. the leader in digital telemedicine development, have developed a telemedicine software platform (the “Fruit Street Platform”) that allows healthcare providers to conduct HIPAA compliant video calls and monitor the diet, health and lifestyle of their patients using wearable devices and mobile applications. The Company has decided to focus its business operations on deploying its software platform to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program (“NDPP”) established by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) to the insureds of commercial health plans and to employers for their employees, using its own Fruit Street staff of registered dietitians as well a certified team of qualified dietitians and health coaches. For more information, visit

About StartUp Health
In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a revolutionary new model for transforming health by organizing, supporting and investing a global army of entrepreneurs called Health Transformers™. StartUp Health is investing in 10 Health Moonshots, with the long-term goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. StartUp Health has the world’s largest portfolio of health innovation companies (over 200 companies spanning six continents, 18 countries and 60+ cities). Founded by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health is chaired by former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin. Notable strategic partners and investors include Allianz, Aurora Health Care, Bayer, California Health Care Foundation, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, Genentech, GE Ventures, GuideWell, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Masimo Corporation, Ping An, SAP, and SeventySix Capital.

Fruit Street Health Contact: Laurence Girard, CEO, laurence(at)fruitstreet(dot)com
StartUp Health Contact: Liz Austin, liz(at)startuphealth(dot)com

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