StartUp Health’s newest class of digital health companies: genomics, mobile health, sensors

StartUp Health, a New York-based entrepreneurship program for digital health startups, is debuting its newest class. On Monday, the program announced that it had accepted 14 companies to its three-year academy, bringing the total number of companies in its portfolio to 46.

The startups, which were selected from an applicant pool of 1,200, reflect a broad range of timely topics in healthcare, from genomics and aging to sensors and patient engagement. And they run the gamut from consumer-facing companies to those that target healthcare providers and other health-related companies.

Unlike traditional startup accelerators, StartUp Health tends to select companies that have already raised some capital and have shown a bit of momentum. And, instead of lasting for three intense months, it provides entrepreneurs with training, networking opportunities and other resources for three years (in exchange for an equity stake between 2 and 10 percent).

Here’s a quick overview of the program’s latest class:

@Point of Care360

Founded by the former president and CEO of MedPage Today (which was acquired by Everyday Health), @Point of Care360 provides doctors and other healthcare providers with tools to better communicate with patients and improve clinical decision making.


A consumer health company, 1eq wants to help people consolidate their genetic and lifestyle information to enable more comprehensive and personalized care.


A graduate of digital health accelerator Blueprint Health, AdhereTech makes a sensor-equipped “smart pill bottle” that monitors whether patients are taking their medication.


Combining mobile apps and sensor-enabled inhalers, CoheroHealth aims to help kids with chronic asthma track and control their symptoms.


Based in Brazil, DataGenno provides an interactive online database for information about genetic diseases and syndromes.


Aiming to be a “digital nutrition engine,” Edamam‘s mobile app gives consumers an easy way to search for recipes by ingredient, dietary restriction, calorie count and more.

Gene by Gene

One of the older companies in Startup Health, Gene by Gene was founded in 2000 and offers a range if genetic-testing services. This summer, it acquired StartUp Health gene sequencing company Arpeggi.


Launched earlier this year, Medicast enables patients to request, 24/7, on-demand doctor’s visits. Through an app and website, patients can ask for doctors to come to their homes, offices or hotel rooms.


Startup Ondello makes software that lets healthcare providers and patients easily communicate online via video conference and real-time chat.


Through a Kinect-based rehabilitation program, Resondesign aims to increase patient engagement in physical therapy.


Using text messages and web applications, RxApps wants to help healthcare providers track and drive behavior change for patients with chronic illnesses.


Through mobile and web apps, SenseHealth gives healthcare providers tools for communicating with and supporting patients between appointments.


TedCas aims to bring gesture and voice control to the clinical setting to save time and reduce potential infections.

Yingo Yango

Yingo Yango makes a white-label mobile patient engagement service that integrates all of the players relevant to a patient’s healthcare program.