Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Co-Founder and CEO, Wetpaint
Professor, Michigan State University
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
The increased need for technology-driven, home-based healthcare services is accelerating faster than innovation can keep up. And in the fast-paced world of high-tech start-ups, recognizing the many “blind sides” of taking your product to market is paramount in maintaining the proper speed as you build a business. If focus equals getting from point A to B as fast as possible, then how do you stay focused on the appropriate product roadmap and steer away from the “shiny objects”? San Diego-based Independa, a health IT startup, has been developing a “telecare” platform to help both family and professional caregivers help the elderly remain independent, and to live at home longer, more safely, and more comfortably. More information and online registration is available here.