Impact Pediatric Health just named Cohero Health as winner of its SXSW Interactive pediatric healthcare innovation pitch competition. Cohero Health is focused on improving respiratory care for kids, especially those with asthma and competed against 9 other startup companies today. Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and Chairman and CEO of Revolution, was a surprise addition to the event as co-emcee with Dr. Jordan Shlain. Case “took over” from Sesame Street’s Grover who was also at the event as part of Sesame Venture’s involvement as a judge.
These institutions have been ranked as the top children’s hospitals in the US .
While the patients may be small, we know that kids aren’t just little adults.They bring a unique set of challenges and opportunities when it comes to making and keeping them healthy. We’re looking for leading digital health and medical device startups that are passionate about making a positive impact on the health of our babies, kids and teens.
The four top-ranked pediatric hospitals are coming together in an unprecedented manner to encourage collaboration amongst healthcare organizations, venture funds, industry, and innovators to foster an environment where good ideas are developed and made accessible.
As a result of this collaboration, our desired outcome is that leading institutions will advocate for and enable innovation in the pediatric space, helping providers, payers, patients, and families effectively tackle some of the greatest challenges in pediatric healthcare.