Meet the Final 11 Hive Startups

Last but not least, today we unveil the final 11 startups that we will welcome into The Hive at TEDMED this September 10-12 in Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA. The companies we introduce are improving healthcare outcomes and the patient experience by making information available and accessible, regardless of geography or technology.

We’re very excited about this year’s Hive members – get familiar with these and all the startups joining us on TEDMED.com.


AdverseEvents aims to increase patient safety and reduce healthcare costs by providing easy access to comprehensive drug side-effect data.


CareSync‘s combination of applications and services lets patients share their healthcare information and collaborate with families, care teams, and providers in managing their health.


i-Human Patients‘ cloud-based e-learning solutions are like flight simulators that help healthcare professionals and students develop critical, cognitive competencies to make appropriate interventions and treatment plans.


MediSafe‘s data-driven Medication Management Platform is designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce expenses throughout the medication distribution chain by creating better patient engagement and medication adherence


NextGxDx is expediting genetic testing for patients with an online marketplace and HIPAA-compliant platform that allows healthcare providers to search, compare, order tests and receive results electronically.


PillPack delivers personalized rolls of pre-sorted medications to make it easy for people to take the right medication at the right time.


Pristine‘s flagship product, EyeSight, is pioneering the delivery of telehealth via Google Glass to break down physical and geographic barriers to accessing medical expertise.


SafeUseNow has developed an analytical software to model patient, prescriber, and pharmacy behavior in order to manage risk, fight fraud, combat waste, and decrease the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs.


Smile Train leverages technology to provide training and funding to empower local doctors in more than 85 developing countries to provide free cleft lip and palate repair surgery for children in their own communities.


Tiatros uses social media technologies to put patients at the center of their own Personal Health Networks, surrounded by care providers, family members, and other stakeholders to make healthcare better, safer, less costly, and more easily accessible.


VoiceItt‘s personalized speech recognition technology enables people who suffer from motor, speech, and language disorders to freely express themselves and be understood in any setting, using mobile and wearable devices.

Also, meet Zen Chu in our latest interview with the thought leaders who curated this year’s Hive. Chu is Healthcare Entrepreneur-In-Residence at MIT, co-director of the MIT/HST Healthcare Ventures graduate course, and overseer of MIT’s Hacking Medicine initiatives. He also runs Accelerated Medical Ventures, where he serves as co-founder and first investor for several medical and software companies.

– The TEDMED Team