Joanne is a principal at Newark Venture Partners (NVP), an early stage investment fund. NVP is based in Newark and was started by Audible's founder, Don Katz to help revitalize the entrepreneur community in Newark, NJ. They have invested in many healthcare businesses in partnership with RWJ-Barnabas Health and Horizon BCBS of NJ. Healthcare investments include Orbita, Wellsheet, Credsimple and Ride Health.
In this podcast, Joanne explains NVP's investment thesis, how they help early stage startups gets through seed funding to their A-round. She covers the key healthcare trends that NVP is focused on as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, including silver surfers, the shift to outpatient services and how data is being leveraged to lower costs.
Joanne has some great insights about mistakes healthcare entrepreneurs make and tons of smart advice for startups.
This week's episode is with Emily Reiser who manages the startup community at TMCi, Texas Medical Center's extraordinary accelerator program (and more!). Emily has worked with dozens of startups from around the world and she shares some brilliant perspectives on the world of healthcare startups.
In this podcast Emily talks about TMCi and the access it provides to the mega-daddy of all medical centers, Houston's mighty Texas Medical Center with multiple healthcare systems, 100,000 employees and over 10 million patients.
You will learn about TMCi's accelerator program, what they are looking for, how to apply and the access it provides to everything a healthcare startup needs to be successful. Emily has some great insights about successful startups and mistakes entrepreneurs frequently make.
Lastly, she has a really clear point of view about the big opportunities for innovation and areas where entrepreneurs can be most successful post-COVID-19.
Joe is a long-time hospital executive, who ran large hospitals in New Jersey and Florida. In his last role, he was the Transformation and Strategy Executive at RWJ-Barnabas Health, NJ, leading major transformation initiatives.
Joe has been a great supporter of startups including Uniphy Health, Wellsheet and 1huddle, acting as both a mentor to the executive team and helping incubate these startups.
In this podcast, Joe discussses key issues affecting healthcare systems and startups including:
The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare systems today and what it will mean for the future of healthcare
The importance of equity and inclusion
Why he supports startups and how hard it is to take risk in healthcare
How RWJ-BH's strategy in supporting startups in NJ including Wellsheet and 1huddle
What he sees as the biggest opportunities for startups coming out the crisis
Mistakes startups make in healthcare
His philosophy on strategic planning
How Ed created Censinet is a case study in how to launach a healthcare startup.
Ed Gaudet has thirty years experience in enterprise software and much of that in healthcare. Prior to founding Censinet, Ed was general manager of Imprivata's Cortext, secure communications business.
He founded Censinet as he saw the need for a better way to address the security risk posed by the wide array of vendors healthcare systems have to manage.
In this podcast, Ed explains way and how they started Censinet, how they raised capital and created partnerships with some of the leading healthcare systems in the US.
When Nestor was in his 20's, he attempted suicide twice. He tried to get help but could not get a psychologist to to take him on. In the end he turned to Youtube and found a recording by a therapist that helped him get through this difficult period in his life.
The experience inspired Nestor to start Sanomind, a solution that bridges the gap between people in need of counseling and therapists. Sanomind makes it easy for theraspists to record and stream counseling sessions that are available to anybody in need.
Nestor has just completed the accelerator program with Antler ventures and is now raising money to scale Sanomind.