Rock Health, the first seed accelerator for digital health startups,
today announced GE as a new sponsor. This partnership is part of GE's
healthymagination initiative, a $6 billion global commitment to provide
better health for more people by lowering cost, improving quality and
increasing access to health technology.
As part of the partnership, GE will mentor and provide global
perspective to Rock Health's entrepreneur incubator program, which is
geared to catalyzing new ideas into products and businesses that benefit
the health care marketplace.
Sue Siegel, CEO healthymagination, said "Partnerships are vital to
accelerating innovation in health. It is often challenging for early
stage entrepreneurs to grab the attention of corporate investors. We are
happy to join Rock Health as a resource to help young companies incubate
and accelerate their growth."
Bringing together innovators through its work with startups, thought
leaders, researchers and events all over the country, Rock Health has
developed a repository of resources to help entrepreneurs and experts
make sense of the complicated digital health landscape.
GE joins the prestigious group of Rock Health's corporate partners:
Genentech, Microsoft Health Vault, Nike, P&G Futureworks, Qualcomm Life,
Quest Diagnostics, SVB Financial Group and UnitedHealth Group. Hospital
partners include Mayo Clinic, Cincinnati Children's, Harvard Medical
School and UCSF.
"We are honored to formalize the relationship with GE," said Rock Health
CEO Halle Tecco. "They will be an invaluable resource as more of our
startups scale and develop global strategies".
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best
technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in
energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering,
moving and helping to cure the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE
works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.
About GE's healthymagination Initiative
Launched in May 2009, GE's healthymagination is a $6 billion global
commitment to provide better health for more people by lowering cost,
increasing access and improving quality. GE has committed that by 2015
Invest $6 billion in research and development and financing to launch
at least 100 innovations that will help deliver better care to more
people at lower cost.
Reach 100 million more people every year with services and
technologies essential for health.
Partner with GE employees and their families around the world to help
them live and work in the healthiest way possible, decrease
health-related absences, and strive to limit the growing cost of
For more information visit: www.healthymagination.com.
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