Hardebeck said he’ll remain executive director of gb.tc, although how the scope of the position might change is yet to be decided.
Hardebeck will take on the role of managing director of DreamIt Health Baltimore, which will shuttle early-stage health care startups through a four-month program beginning in January, providing them with stipends of up to $50,000 in addition to other professional services. The program will be based out of Bond Street Wharf in Fells Point, a Johns Hopkins University property that DreamIt is leasing from the university.
In exchange for the cash, mentorship and programing, DreamIt Health takes 8 percent in common stock of a startup that runs through its program, said Dr. Elliot Menschik, the Philadelphia-based healthcare entrepreneur who oversees DreamIt Health.
via Canada NewsWire
VeloCity, the University of Waterloo’s startup program, confirmed today the ten startups that will compete for their share of $100K in grant funding at the VeloCity Fund Finals on Thursday, November 28.
The finalists will pitch their startup ideas for a chance to win one of four grants of $25,000 and a place as one of over 30 startups operating at VeloCity Garage in downtown Kitchener.
Elevator pitch need some work? Need a few extra days to put the finishing touches on your team video? Great news: applications will now be accepted until Monday, November 18th!
Final deadline: 11:59pm on Monday, November 18th
Technically Baltimore’s Andrew Zaleski has the scoop: DreamIt Ventures extends deadline for health IT accelerator applications
posted in MedGadget
DreamIt Health, a new health startup incubator that paired entrepreneurs around Philadelphia with experts from Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine to help commercialize new ideas, is now venturing down I-95 to expand into the city of Baltimore. We spoke with Elliot Menschik, MD, PhD, who manages DreamIt Health, about the goals of the new venture and the opportunities it plans to offer to Baltimore’s medtech entrepreneurs.
Medgadget: What was the impetus behind DreamIt Baltimore?
Elliot Menschik: DreamIt Health Baltimore is born of the recognition that Baltimore and the central Maryland region is home to a ton of talent at the intersection of healthcare and information technology, yet startups in the region are increasingly leaving to get the help they need in other cities that have accelerators such as DreamIt. It’s doubly unfortunate in that the region boast some of the greatest healthcare resources anywhere in the world from Johns Hopkins Medicine to key federal agencies like CMS, FDA and NIH. If anything, the region should be a magnet for promising health IT startups all around the world to come and build enterprises of significant and lasting value. DreamIt Health Baltimore is an initiative aiming to do both… nurture and speed local healthtech startups to market, and attract the best from around the world to Baltimore.
by Lee Stabert of FlyingKite
“I’m not enthusiastic about trying to replicate what goes on in Boston or what goes on in Silicon Valley,” says BioAdvance Managing Director and CEO Barbara Schilberg. “I think Philadelphia has an opportunity to create its own model. Be creative. Be innovative thinkers. We are a little short on capital, but we do a great job with what we have.”
Philadelphia’s startup scene has entered its adolescence — it’s growing at a rapid pace, shedding ingrained expectations and trying to forge its own unique identity. The key is to capitalize on the region’s inherent strengths, including a strong sense of community, a world-class life-science and health-care legacy and a scrappy, underdog spirit perfectly attuned to lean startup methodology.
This maturing entrepreneurial ecosystem has players all over the region, but its beating heart is in University City where the wealth of talent, resources and, well, wealth, has spawned incubators, investors and nascent entrepreneurs.
DreamIt stays agile
Startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures was founded by three serial entrepreneurs, David Bookspan, Michael Levinson and Steven D. Welch, who wanted to nurture the next generation. They looked at what Paul Graham was doing with Y Combinator, a groundbreaking accelerator in the Silicon Valley, and hoped to put a Philadelphia spin on it. In summer 2008, they welcomed the first DreamIt class to their space in the University City Science Center.
DreamIt managing partners Kerry Rupp, Steve Welch, and Elliot Menschik are on the road meeting entrepreneurs from all corners of the industry. Interested in meeting with a DreamIt partner, garnering free mentoring, and learning about the upcoming DreamIt Austin and DreamIt Health Baltimore? If you answered yes to any of that, come out and meet DreamIt. Here’s where we will be the week of October 14, 2014.
October 14 | Boston, MA | Get to Know DreamIt Info Session with Kerry Rupp
October 15 | Cambridge, MA | Office Hours with Kerry Rupp
October 15 | Cambridge, MA | HBS Get to Know DreamIt with Kerry Rupp
October 15 | Baltimore, MD | Get to Know DreamIt Health with Elliot Menschik
October 16 | Rockville, MD | Society of Physician Entrepreneurs Meeting with Elliot Menschik
October 16 | Boston, MA | Office Hours with Kerry Rupp
October 17 | Hanover, NH | Kerry Rupp at Dartmouth College
See our full calendar here.
Johns Hopkins will cosponsor DreamIt Health Baltimore, a four-month boot camp early next year for entrepreneurs starting health information technology companies.
The project—called an “accelerator”—will speed promising new technologies to market by giving company founders intense business and health care training, mentoring, an injection of “pre-seed money” capital, and opportunities to meet key individuals from industry and government health care agencies in the Baltimore-Washington area.
via MobiHealth News by Jonah Cornstock
DreamIt Health, the healthcare-focused branch of Philadelphia startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures, is launching a Baltimore, Maryland class in partnership with Johns Hopkins University. BioHealth Innovation, an organization geared toward bringing more innovation and entrepreneurship to Maryland, is co-sponsoring the class with Hopkins.
via MDBizNews by Emily Kimball
Baltimore, already a hotbed for innovation, will soon host a new batch of health information technology startups.
DreamIt Health Baltimore—a partnership of DreamIt Ventures, Johns Hopkins University and BioHealth Innovation, Inc.—is now accepting applications from health care sector startups around the world for a chance to grow their businesses in Baltimore. Similar programs have already shown success in New York and Philadelphia.
via Technically Baltimore by Andrew Zaleski
Up to 10 startups from around the world will be selected for $50,000 stipends
and a four-month accelerator program.
Come January, as many as 10 health IT startups from around the world could be spending four months in Baltimore city due a new partnership between DreamIt Ventures, the Johns Hopkins University and BioHealth Innovation Inc.
DreamIt Health Baltimore is now recruiting early-stage health care startups for a four-month accelerator program beginning January 2014. Each startup selected will receive up to $50,000 in stipend money and professional services.