On June 5, 2018, PULSE@MassChallenge celebrated their second year as the state’s largest digital health accelerator by awarding the top participants in their current class with over $200,000 prizes. Over 800 members of the region’s digital health community, including Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, gathered at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to honor the 32 participants in the PULSE@ MassChallenge program.
During the awards celebration, MeHI joined with the Health Policy Commission to announce that the Commonwealth will double its annual commitment to PULSE, bringing the total investment to $340,000 over the next year. A part of the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative, this funding provides support for digital health start-ups, including mentoring, strategic partner matching, targeted education, co-working spaces, start-up accelerators, and other programming.
“We’ve invested over half a million dollars in PULSE since its inception and that investment pays off every year. We’re really excited about working with PULSE@ MassChallenge for many years to come,” said Laurance Stuntz, Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.
PULSE@ Finale Winners:
DIAMOND | $100,000 – Leuko
The first non-invasive device for the screening of severe neutropenia.
PLATINUM | $60,000 - InsightRX
InsightRx is platform that enables data-driven healthcare with quantitative pharmacology and machine learning.
GOLD | $40,000 - Fitly
Fitly’s SmartPlate is the only patented, intelligent nutrition platform that deploys computer vision, deep learning, and proprietary image recognition techniques to help consumers and patients seamlessly track their food intake.
In addition to the program winners, the following startups were also awarded through generous support from PULSE partners:
The Sunovion Startup Choice Award | $10,000 - Medumo
Medumo delivers turn-by-turn care navigation and instructional support to help your patients successfully complete and recover from their care.
The Mayo Clinic People’s Choice Award | $10,000 - Multisensor Diagnostics
Multisensor Diagnostics (MDx) diversified health and disease management company enabled by an innovative device and supported by proprietary software.
The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership Women in Digital Health Award | $10,000 – Folia Health
Folia Health empowers family caregivers & chronic disease patients to capture detailed info on symptoms, treatments, side-effects, and more at home.