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GIANT Health weekly Update

Hello <<First Name>>
With only 12 weeks to go until GIANT's flagship annual event, we've got lots of exciting news to share with you! Our Beanstalks HealthTech Start-up competition has been open for a couple of weeks and we're receiving applications from some great start-ups. We've featured one of this year's entrants below.

This week's update also includes a summary of the latest health-tech and funding news, upcoming HealthTech events and details about the Grovelands VIP lounge.

Our Super Early Bird tickets offer will soon be ending, so be sure to buy your tickets before the prices rise!

Barry Shrier, Founder, GIANT Health
@Barry_HealthTec
+44 7776 132 517

PS: we're recruiting for a sales associate role, get in touch if you're interested or forward this to someone who you think would be perfect for this position. 
GIANT's founding partner, Grovelands, is hosting a VIP Lounge at GIANT this year. 

Groveland’s Executive Director, Chris Hafner will host an intimate setting where we can come together to ignite conversations and debates that will provide tangible and actionable takeaways such as:

  • Impact policy
  • Better organisations efficiencies and improved patient experience
  • Provide guidelines for AI,ML, and predictive analytics applications
  • Provide outlines for how cybersecurity should form a part of an organisation's long-term strategy.
Interested? Click here for event information.

Beanstalks HealthTech start-up competition 2019 

BEANSTALKS™ at the GIANT Health Event is an international “competition for prizes” for health and care tech start-ups. We welcome early-stage businesses to enter to gain exposure to a prestigious panel of judges under a range of categories around applying technology to better outcomes for health and care. 

Click here to find out more about the entry categories and reasons why you should enter.

Meet one of this year's Beanstalk's applicants:



Nori Health offers a digital therapeutics program with AI-driven chatbot coach Nori, to discover and change lifestyle factors that impact symptoms and quality of life. 
 

Enter the Beanstalks competition

HealthTech News

Keeping Britain at the forefront of HealthTech

The Secretary of State for health and social care spoke at the future of Healthcare Investor Forum recently about the importance of embracing innovation in healthcare and opening up the health service to innovators. One example is the official launch of a new collaboration between the NHS and Amazon, pairing expert medical advice with Amazon's market-leading Alexa device so people can receive accurate, reliable and safe information.
Read more...
 
Supporting vulnerable patients


CVS Health is rolling out a network to provide its most vulnerable patients with access to local support for their social care needs. It will collaborate with social care coordinator platform provider, Unite Us, to launch a platform that will allow Medicaid and dual-eligible beneficiaries covered through its insurance arm, Aetna, to more easily find and access help from social care providers within their communities.

Read more...

Funding news

Flare Capital Partners, USA
  •  $255 million
  • Second fund


Flare Capital Partners is a Boston based venture capital firm investing in healthcare technology. Their investment team is focused on transformational technologies and services that enable value-based healthcare, leveraging mobile solutions, big data analytics technologies, and secure infrastructure. Read more...

Thriva, UK
  • £6 million
  • Series A funding
  •  Investors include Pembroke VCT and Guinness Asset Management

Thriva aims to help its customers better understand and keep track of their health with at-home testing kits which analyse vitamins, minerals, hormone function and indicators of heart disease and diabetes. It then suggests ways to improve these results with advice and a series of supplements. Read more...

Reasons to be grateful for Health-Tech:

It is estimated that the use of artificial intelligence in the healthcare industry is going to grow rapidly at an annual rate of about 40% by the year 2021 (Accenture).

GIANT's Healthy Innovators Live TV

A reminder that GIANT's Healthy Innovators Live TV is back this Thursday 1st August at 5pm. Follow us on Twitter to watch the show live or catch up on any of our previous episodes at a time that suits you.

In this Thursday's episode, Barry will be joined by:

Cristina De Juan - Founder & CEO at IMT, Counsel Member Royal Society of Medicine

Caroline Harper - CEO, Sightsavers
GIANT Health reaches thousands of members of the global HealthTech community.
Get in touch to discuss partnership opportunities. 

Barry Shrier, Founder, GIANT Health
@Barry_HealthTec
+44 7776 132 517

PS: If you're recruiting, looking for a hospital trial partner, in fundraising mode, looking for a job...please get in touch and we'll be happy to support you in this newsletter. 

GIANT Health offers part-time and full-time internships and 1-year placements to students in life sciences, business, marketing, finance, medicine, computer science, design, and journalism/media related studies. 

Click here to apply
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