TEDMED to create and host interactive, hands-on social environments for Delegates
to discover breakthrough thinking
Larkspur, Calif. (March 27, 2013) – Health Tech Hatch (Hatch), a resource to organizations, health technology companies and individual entrepreneurs creating innovative health and wellness products and companies, today announced it is one of 48 innovators selected to take part in The Hive, debuting at TEDMED 2013 in association with the StartUp Health Network. An immersive and informal social environment dedicated to exploring transformative innovations and inspiring entrepreneurs in health and medicine, The Hive will live online at TEDMED.com and via a 30,000 square foot superstructure on the South Plaza of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., April 16-19, 2013.
At The Hive, incubators and accelerators, government-run programs, academic specialists, independent start-ups and labs run by Fortune 500 companies will come together to share and to discover important drivers of innovation. TEDMED will create and host interactive, hands-on social environments for Delegates to discover breakthrough thinking, and to meet leading future-thinkers.
“Being named part of The Hive, particularly in our first year of operation, is huge for Health Tech Hatch and certainly introduces several important new opportunities for collaboration,” says Patricia Salber, CEO of Health Tech Hatch. “We believe health tech entrepreneurs have the potential to change health care for the better, making it more convenient, less costly and more consumer friendly. By engaging in The Hive community, we hope to further our mission through conversations with some of the greatest entrepreneurial minds of our time.”
The Hive brings together a diverse community of independent start-ups, incubators/accelerators, government-run challenges, academically-led programs and labs run by Fortune 500 companies. Selected by an eight -member curation team who helped to ensure it represents a diverse set of innovators and entrepreneurs, Hive participants emerged from an applicant pool of more than 250 innovators doing game-changing work in varied fields both inside and outside health and medicine.
About Health Tech Hatch
Health Tech Hatch (Hatch) is a resource to organizations, health technology companies and individual entrepreneurs. Hatch cultivates early iterative feedback from selected end-users (consumers and providers) to make product development more effective and to prevent expensive rework, and hosts challenges to crowdsource solutions for government agencies, foundations, academic institutions and other organizations. An entrepreneur may also crowdfund for early seed funds on the Hatch platform.
Hatch provides: a codesign platform bringing together developers and testers, challenges to openly innovate solutions for organizations, support to develop effective seed-crowdfunding campaigns, and access to industry expertise from its multidisciplinary team. Learn more at www.healthtechhatch.com.
TEDMED, LLC is an independent organization operated under a special license from the nonprofit TED conference. TEDMED is the world’s only TED-licensed event focused solely on innovation and breakthrough thinking across all of health and medicine. TEDMED 2012 featured 71 preeminent leaders in health, medicine, science, technology, business, government, academia, media and the arts, who spoke before a sold-out audience of more than 1,600 Delegates. Jay Walker has served as the Curator of TEDMED since 2011. Walker is also the founder of Priceline.com. For more information, please visit www.TEDMED.com.