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Health Startup Trends: US vs. Europe | Startup Health Academy Director Polina Hanin

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH

Since 2012, Startup Health has been building a “global army of health transformers” within its accelerator program. Now, with 20% of their startups located outside of the US, they have a unique perspective on the trends shaping health startups and investment in the US vs. Europe, or other markets. Academy Director Polina Hanin works closely with the startups and gets a chance to see what technology, policies, and models are truly universal, and what needs a local context. Find out what some of the implications of universal healthcare are for startups. And, what advice she has for startups trying to break into the US market. What’s the one critical thing they often forget?

Filmed at the Frontiers Health Conference in Berlin, Germany, November 2018.

Jessica DaMassa is the host of the WTF Health show & stars in Health in 2 Point 00 with Matthew HoltGet a glimpse of the future of healthcare by meeting the people who are going to change it. Find more WTF Health interviews here or check out www.wtf.health.

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