Dan Phillips, Director, Healthbox (Sandbox Industries)
Following a career in consulting at The Camden Group and SG2, Dan has been leading program development at Healthbox. Healthbox is the Chicago-based incubator that just had its very successful first class graduate and is in the midst of #2. Healthbox has lots of support from not only SandBox, which runs the Blues venture fund, but also Walgreens, Merge, Ascension, CHCF and more. Oh, and next stop is Boston this summer where they might just find a certain West Coast incubator joining (and competing) them.
Over the past few years, a number of incubators have burst onto the health care scene. It’s not always easy to begin the next start-up, and these programs offer the mentorship and funding needed in health IT today. The influx in these programs has contributed to a shift in the traditional venture capital model. During this session, we talked with leaders of some of the biggest health care incubators out there about this new and exciting landscape in Health 2.0.