PHILADELPHIA--(March 11, 2015) – From a wireless thermometer that sends alerts, to an app that provides on-demand house calls, to a smartphone-based DNA detection platform and a contact-less and radiation-free breast exam, the University City Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) companies are changing the future of healthcare. The milestones achieved by these seven high-growth, revenue-positive startups will be celebrated at the first DHA Showcase, Tuesday, March 17 at Quorum at the University City Science Center.
The DHA companies – Biomeme, Fever Smart, Fitly, Curbside Care, Keosys, Pulse InfoFrame and UE Life – were selected from a pool of 69 applicants from 10 countries via a multi-stage process. DHA awardees received up to $50,000, professional mentorship, and introductions to a variety of key healthcare stakeholders including insurers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research institutions located in the Greater Philadelphia region.
WHAT: Digital Health Accelerator Showcase
WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
4:30 – 5 p.m.
Registration & Networking
5 – 5:30 p.m.
Formal Program: Remarks by Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA, President & CEO, Science Center Program Overview by Aron Starosta, Manager, Science Center Digital Health Accelerator Flash Presentations by DHA Participants
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Quorum, University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The DHA is supported in part by funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Discovered in PA – Developed in PA (D2PA) program. D2PA-funded projects facilitate the commercialization of new technologies and the implementation of new and innovative programs that support Pennsylvania’s entrepreneurial community, while enhancing the commonwealth’s overall job creation and global competitiveness.