On June 13, 2017, PULSE@MassChallenge celebrated their first year in operation by awarding the top participants in their first ever class with over $200,000 prizes. Over 600 members of the region’s digital health community, including Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, gathered at the Wilbur Theater to honor the first 31 participants in the PULSE@ MassChallenge program.
Before the awards were distributed, Governor Baker, the keynote speaker, announced that PULSE@ MassChallenge received a second grant from the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative of $170,000 to provide support for digital health start-ups, including mentoring, strategic partner matching, targeted education, co-working spaces, start-up accelerators, and other programming.
“The Digital Health Initiative and our investments in these lab spaces will ensure Massachusetts can continue to be a leader in advancing technological innovation, economic growth for our residents, and better health care opportunities for patients around the globe,” said Baker. “We look forward to continuing our work with the Digital Health Council and the advancements that will come from their collaboration with the growing number of digital health firms in Massachusetts.”
PULSE@ Finale Winners:
$100,000 – SyncThink
EYE-SYNC® by SyncThink is the first tool to objectively screen for ocular-motor synchronization, a key impairment in concussion.
$60,000 – Twiage
An advanced cloud-based platform that uses best-in-class security technology to put telemedicine at the fingertips of emergency first responders and physicians to accelerate live-saving patient care.
$40,000 – Rendever
Creates a research-driven virtual reality platform for elderly care to improve the quality of life of older adults.
The Sunovion Startup’s Choice Award – 3Derm
A teledermatology triage system that allows any user to take clinical-quality 2D & 3D images of concerning skin lesions and upload them for remote review by dermatologists.
The MACP People’s Choice Award – ACT.md
Helps clinicians, patients, families, and communities address complex health and social needs all in one cloud-based platform.
PULSE@ Finale Event in the News:
- Innovation Boost: 3 Digital Health Startups Win Cash to Accelerate Business WBUR
- TechSpring, Baystate's Springfield Innovation Center, Receives $80K From State for Digital Health Advances MassLive
- Two State Digital Health Innovation Labs Awarded $250,000 WWLP-TV
- 2 Massachusetts Digital Health Labs Earn $250K to Fund Innovation Becker's Health IT & CIO Review
- PULSE@ MassChallenge Spurs Deals in Digital Health Lab's 1st Session Xconomy
PULSE@ Documentary Videos:
Watch the following documentary videos to get the inside story of the journey of the first cohort at PULSE@ MassChallenge: