Our Collective
“Hive" Mind Sparks New Ideas and Possibilities

The Hive is a community of startups and entrepreneurs powering transformation and innovation towards a healthier future. Selected from hundreds of applications and nominations, these inspiring leaders will join our Delegation at TEDMED 2014 in both San Francisco and Washington, DC.

Imagining a Healthier
Tomorrow


Exciting innovations are challenging the status quo across health and medicine in areas like biotech, health IT, mHealth, life sciences, health tech, and more. TEDMED celebrates the ideas behind this progress in The Hive – an immersive and informal social environment dedicated to exploring and showcasing transformative startups and the inspiring entrepreneurs that power them. At TEDMED 2014, in association with the StartUp Health Network, we'll showcase the power of imagination and human potential that emerges from our collective, “hive” mind. 


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Imagine you aren't able to speak, but others can still understand what you say.
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If only doctors could compare drug scores, like brokers compare credit scores.
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Imagine an entire team of doctors suddenly fits in the palm of a caregiver's hand.
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Why not spread smiles around the world with a single surgical gift?
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What if doctors could really get help in the blink of an eye? 
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Imagine if medical researchers could collect data directly from the phones of real patients.
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What if doctors could practice diagnosing on avatars?
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Why not make ordering a genetic test as easy as shopping on Amazon?
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What if we stopped prescription drug abuse directly at the source?
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Imagine a platform that manages the medicine you take?
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What if there was a way to make sure that you always have the right daily medication?
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Imagine you aren't able to speak, but others can still understand what you say.
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Who knew that facing virtual fears could help conquer them in real life?
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Imagine controlling your computer with the wave of a hand...during surgery.
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If only doctors could compare drug scores, like brokers compare credit scores.
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Imagine if figuring out your health benefits was as easy as navigating your favorite website.
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Imagine if you could grow new bones using stem cells.
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Why not just roll up your sleeves and create the answer to someone's prayers?
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What if you could just stay home and have your eyes checked online, instead?
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Imagine an entire team of doctors suddenly fits in the palm of a caregiver's hand.
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Why not have a flight deck to prevent medical errors?
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Ever consider what a pill is up to as it travels through your body?
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Who knew graffiti could be mental health therapy? 
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If only patients had a way to "beam up" their doctor.
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Why not spread smiles around the world with a single surgical gift?
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What if it only took one minute for a whole human genome analysis?
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Imagine a game that can strengthen kids' lungs instead of their thumbs. 
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What if you could take your fitness coach everywhere in your pocket?
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Imagine an app that knows you're sick before you do.
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Imagine if your dermatologist could check that rash, anytime, anywhere.
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What if doctors could really get help in the blink of an eye? 
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Imagine if medical researchers could collect data directly from the phones of real patients.
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Why not create a "Quirky.com" to kickstart medical inventions?
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Why not re-program human cells to manufacture the cure?
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Imagine nourishing the world's hungry with a simple, nutritious solution. 
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What if viruses could be turned from killers into healers? 
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Imagine if your doctor could detect a heart attack from miles away.
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What if the surgical probe could be perfectly targeted, every time? 
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What if your keystrokes could repair a birth defect on the other side of the world?
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What if clinicians could just dial up a second opinion? 
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What if your doctor could ask you questions BEFORE you walked in the room?
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What if anyone in the world could find research that mattered to their families? 
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What if autism treatment could begin before signs developed? 
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If only we could remove worry over our elders, WITHOUT removing their independence.
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Progress is a mental health coach in your pocket, there when you need it.
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Imagine doing away with the doctor's office paperwork altogether.
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What if bioinformatics was not the bottleneck in pinpointing disease-causing genes?
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What if patients, not doctors, were the center of the medical universe?
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Imagine every world-class specialist you needed, together in one single office.
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What if checking on your brain was as simple as watching TV?
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Ever consider whether you're getting the right dose of sunshine?
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Why not leverage new-school tech to bring back the old-school house call?
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What if your baby's diaper could spot illness even faster than "Dr. Mom?"
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What if finding that life-saving trial were as easy as online shopping?
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Imagine escaping chronic pain by going to another dimension.
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What if time-lapse photography could catch skin cancer?
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Imagine using physiology to eliminate the pain of getting injections.
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How about “time release” drugs you could set your watch by?
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We can build mobile surgical equipment on the cheap.
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Imagine having someone read your mind...for brain injury.
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What if the solution is to take two asprin and securely IM your doctor in the morning?
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What if a catheter could be magically adjusted from outside the body?
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If only clinicians had an EHR system that thinks like they do.
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Progress is stopping bleeding from the inside out.
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If only new surgeons could look at you through more experienced eyes.
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What if your family’s health accounts were as easy to balance as your bank accounts?
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Imagine you could take the safety of your car's airbags everywhere you go.
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What if doctors could practice diagnosing on avatars?
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If only vital signs could be read by looking, not touching. 
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What if your doctor's advice could be sent to your phone, around the clock?
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Why not make ordering a genetic test as easy as shopping on Amazon?
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Imagine if the blind could "see" with other senses. 
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Imagine if your camera could capture cancer.
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What if all your fitness apps could speak the same language?
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What if we stopped prescription drug abuse directly at the source?
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If only nanotech could put a mini clinical lab inside every home.
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What if providers and caregivers could be on the same virtual page?
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If only every researcher had an army of help.
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Imagine the relief of knowing where you can breathe freely.
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Imagine if your PayPal account could save a life.
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Imagine a diagnostics laboratory that fits in a labcoat pocket.
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Sometimes being able to do the small things, like you used to, can make the biggest difference.
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What if you finally knew EXACTLY what you were eating?
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Imagine an EHR system that understood how doctors work.
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Imagine turning a scary disease into a fun part of your child's everyday routine.
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Why not move care coordination out-of-the-box and into the cloud?
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We CAN give a voice to those who can't speak.
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Imagine being able to access any health data source through a single API.
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Imagine a platform that manages the medicine you take?
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What if there was a way to make sure that you always have the right daily medication?
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Experience, Perspective & Insight 


The Hive at TEDMED 2014 is honored to benefit from the wisdom and intellectual generosity of a deeply experienced team of Curators. Each Curator provides their guidance in the review and selection of transformative startups selected to showcase at TEDMED 2014. To this task they bring the multi-disciplinary perspectives of social influencers, venture capitalists, inventors, proven leaders in design and entrepreneurship and more. Each is a seasoned disruptor who has made a powerful impact in health and medicine. Each represents an organization that is committed to creating a healthier world.  

2014 Hive Curators

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Leslie Bottorff
Hive curation team profile:
Leslie Bottorff
Managing Director
GE Ventures


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Michael Blum
Hive curation team profile:
Michael Blum
Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics; Chief Medical Information Officer; Director, Center for Digital Health Innovation, UCSF
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Shankar Chandran
Hive curation team profile:
Shankar Chandran
Vice President
Samsung Catalyst Fund


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Zen Chu
Hive curation team profile:
Zen Chu
Founder, Accelerated Medical Ventures; EIR for Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship; Founder H@ckingMedicine @ MIT
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Sumbul Desai
Hive curation team profile:
Sumbul Desai
Associate Chief Medical Officer,
Strategy and Innovation,
Stanford Medicine
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Ken Drazan
Hive curation team profile:
Ken Drazan
Head, Johnson & Johnson
Innovation Center, California

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Thomas Goetz
Hive curation team profile:
Thomas Goetz
Co-Founder/CEO, Iodine and EIR, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Sean Hughes
Hive curation team profile:
Sean Hughes
Chief Design Officer,
Philips Healthcare; Vice President, Philips Design
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Mohit Kaushal
Hive curation team profile:
Mohit Kaushal
Partner, Aberdare Ventures
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Regis Kelly
Hive curation team profile:
Regis Kelly
Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF
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2013 Hive Curators

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Scott Case
Hive curation team profile:
Scott Case
CEO of the Startup America Partnership
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Jonah Czerwinksi
Hive curation team profile:
Jonah Czerwinksi
Director, VA Center for Innovation
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Greg Downing
Hive curation team profile:
Greg Downing
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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Sara Holoubek
Hive curation team profile:
Sara Holoubek
CEO and founder of Luminary Labs
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Charles Huang
Hive curation team profile:
Charles Huang
VP at Equity Health LLC, Blackstone Group
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Lisa Kennedy
Hive curation team profile:
Lisa Kennedy
Chief Marketing Officer, GE healthymagination
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Lesa Mitchell
Hive curation team profile:
Lesa Mitchell
Vice President of Innovation and Networks
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