Our annual pitch competition where startups in different healthcare verticals vie to beat out the competition during our INVEST conference is back. This year, the conference will be held May 1-2 at our usual venue — the Four Seasons hotel, Chicago in 2018. INVEST is held with our partner — the Mid-America Healthcare Investors Network. At this year’s conference, more than 40 startups presented and judges peppered them with questions to select the winners. These were the 2017 winners.
On Friday, MedCity News received a tip that the 2017 HITLAB World Cup of Voice-Activated Technology in Diabetes contest was being conducted in a less-than-transparent fashion. The contest launched in late August and is one to which Novo Nordisk has lent its heft. On Oct. 23, the five finalists were announced. The winner will be announced Nov. 29 in New York City after a round of pitches at the2017 HITLAB Innovators Summit and stands to gain $50,000.
Corporate is the new consumer when it comes to wellness products. In February, Fitbit CEO and cofounder James Park told analysts that the company’s future growth is tied to partnerships with corporate wellness programs and digital health. Smaller companies have also taken heed. Diverse startups are lining up to pitch everything from point solutions to integrated platforms for a healthy, happy workplace.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".