Durham // Services

American Underground is one of just seven Google for Entrepreneurs tech hubs in North America, which means members have unique access to Google and its products. AU has four locations and is designed to accommodate solo-entrepreneurs or large teams. Over 250 companies are housed within those four locations and over 1,500 people are employed by those companies. AU has also sponsored and hosted numerous events to promote digital health, including the Digital Health Innovation Sprints and Digital Health in the Triangle Happy Hours. 

NC State University // Programs, Services, Technology

The Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) is a National Science Foundation sponsored Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC). ASSIST develops and employs nanotechnology enabled energy harvesting and storage, ultra-low power electronics, and sensors to create innovative, battery-free, body-powered, and wearable health monitoring systems. This Center received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2012 for five years of research, renewable out to 2022. 

Becton Dickinson // Technology

BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. he company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures and support the management of diabetes.

Chapel Hill // Accelerator, Services, Technology

Bluedoor is a digital health innovation and solutions design group operating at the intersection of healthcare and technology. We work with healthcare providers who are looking to build a culture of digital health innovation and adoption; startups who are looking to accelerate their product development and commercialization roadmap; and growth companies who are looking to advance their digital health strategy and business development pipeline. 

Chapel Hill // Programs, Services

The Carolina Digital Health Research Initiative (CaDHRI) is a partnership of UNC’s Health Sciences Library & School of Medicine with UNC Health Care’s Center for Health Innovation. CaDHRI promotes digital health for faculty, students, providers, and researchers by offering workshops and seminars, devices for research studies, and digital health consultations.. 

Durham // Software Development

A mobile, web, and immersive app studio with a 20 year history of deploying innovative technologies to solve problems. CrossComm has worked on over 250 client engagements and was recognized in 2015 as the Minority Technology Firm of the Year by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

Duke University, Durham // Provider; Programs

The Duke Global Digital Health Science Center is interdisciplinary in bringing together experts from industry, policy, and science to innovate behavioral digital health science and interventions for the most medically vulnerable populations. Drawing on experts from three core areas – academia researchers, including core faculty and postdoctoral students, policy stakeholders within patient health data, and the programming team to disseminate implementation of digital health interventions – has led to improved health outcomes and containment of healthcare costs tapping on support from the Duke Health System and Duke School of Medicine. 

Durham // Accelerator

Groundwork Labs offers a free 10-week program that accelerates pre-seed startups towards their next goal. Funded by the NC Idea Foundation, and drawing from more than 50 well-respected members of the Triangle startup ecosystem, Groundwork Labs provides a structure and resources that will focus your energies and time on the most important actions necessary to accomplish your next company goal.

Durham // Investor, Accelerator

Hatteras primarily invests in early stage companies with a focus on biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, and related opportunities in human medicine. The Hatteras team brings operational experience, a renowned strategic partner network, and a successful investment track record. Hatteras has approximately $450 million under management and has established a dedicated effort to foster seed-stage biopharmaceutical investments and drive innovation.

Chapel Hill // Programs

The Health 2.0 NC Triangle chapter is dedicated to transforming the Triangle region and beyond by showcasing, exploring, and encouraging health innovation and technology. We provide a forum to showcase and discuss engaging and emerging topics in the realm of health innovation, digital health and technology through both online and in-person events.

Research Triangle Park // Services

K&L Gates is a global law firm representing leading corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope.

Durham // Services, Technology

Little Green Software is a full-service app development firm based in Durham, NC. Since 2008, we’ve built dozens of award-winning apps for our fantastic clients. Our company name was inspired by the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, in which little green aliens inspire earthlings. Like the characters in the movie, we aim to be imaginative, innovative, and inspired in all that we do.

Durham // Education, Programs

The Master of Management in Clinical Informatics program is the only interdisciplinary management program of its kind in the US,  leveraging Duke’s world-renowned track record in medicine, business, and health informatics. A key objective of the program is to prepare students with a business framework for thinking critically about how technology and data can be applied to healthcare. The program, a one year master’s, is formatted for working professionals with classes every other weekend.

Durham // Programs

NC IDEA is an independent private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina. Today, the organization fulfills this mission through a strategic combination of competitive grants and programs. NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM funds organizations across the state that execute creative programs to support entrepreneurs. Similarly, NC IDEA ENGAGE is a community-focused grant program supporting individuals and organizations that facilitate entrepreneurship activity.

Morrisville // Technology

Nocturnal helps small companies and start-ups navigate the complex product development process and turn great ideas into real products by streamlining and consolidating the development process. Specializing in Class II and Class III medical devices, Nocturnal operates an ISO 13485:2016 certified quality system, which provides the ability to properly maintain design history files, perform risk analysis, plan and execute verification and validation activities. The company also supports clinical investigations in US and OUS settings with IDE and other clinical trial submissions and assists in obtaining domestic and international approvals.

Chapel Hill // CRO

Rho is a privately-held, full-service contract research organization (CRO) providing a full range of clinical research services across the entire drug development process. For more than 35 years, Rho has been a trusted partner to some of the industry’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies as well as academic and government organizations. Our commitment to excellence, our innovative technologies, and our therapeutic expertise accelerate time to market, maximize returns on investment, and lead to an exceptional customer experience.

Raleigh // Programs

RIoT represents a network of technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policymakers, and entrepreneurs, all of whom have a stake in the Internet of Things industry. Companies ranging from startups to international heavyweights meet frequently to exchange ideas, to learn new technologies, and to create new opportunities. Our mission is to create a community that captures IoT opportunities locally, nationally, and globally.

Research Triangle Park // Services

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, we deliver reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence.

Durham // Technology

Smashing Boxes is a human-centered design and technology firm designing and developing for web, mobile and connected devices. We leverage today’s platforms to create thoughtful systems, products, services and workshops that allow organizations to scale, grow and innovate. Our experience designing human-centered solutions for healthcare enables us to address challenges that face patients, physicians, and the healthcare industry at large.

Raleigh // Programs

North Carolina as an international center for research, training, education, advocacy and business dedicated to improving the health of the world’s communities. The Triangle Global Health Consortium works together to build community, share best practices, prepare the next generation of global health leadership and advance North Carolina as an epicenter of global health.

Chapel Hill // Provider, Programs

Part of UNC Health Care, the UNC Center for Health Innovation runs a Digital Health Program providing advisory services, resources, and clinical subject matter expertise to budding entrepreneurs and external industry partners. UNC’s Digital Health Innovation Sprints™ are designed to guide entrepreneurial teams in defining a healthcare problem and generating a digital solution over a three-month period. The collaboration between UNC’s academic centers and extensive healthcare networks provides optimal efficiency in the piloting, validation, and implementation of digital health solutions.

Chapel Hill // Education, Programs

The Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is an interdisciplinary research and training program that plays a key role in fulfilling UNC-Chapel Hill’s commitment to improving human health through health informatics research, data sharing, development, and education. CHIP draws faculty, healthcare professionals, and students from across the UNC campus to conduct basic and translational research and to offer graduate training in health informatics for scientists across the disciplines and for clinicians in medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, and pharmacy.

Featured Startups

Contact  |  Bivarus’ mission is to illuminate the relevant insights healthcare leaders need to take timely actions to improve patient and employee experiences. Bivarus delivers precise, data-driven insights from across healthcare organizations that can be put to work immediately to improve your patient experience, improve engagement with your employees, and understand your community’s perspective.

Contact  |  K4Connect creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, enhancing lives by integrating the latest in smart technologies into a single responsive system. Their solution, K4Community, is a groundbreaking amenity for Senior Living Communities designed to make residents’ lives simpler, healthier and happier, while providing operators with the insights and analytics needed to offer world-class care, differentiated hospitality and operational excellence.

Contact  |  Pattern Health Technologies aims to improve health by changing behavior through consumer-friendly software products. Their solutions are personalized, research-based, and motivating. Solutions include HeartStar, an app for managing blood pressure, and GlucoStar, an app for monitoring blood glucose. Pattern Health has a strategic partnership with Dan Ariely and Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight.

Contact  |  RxDataScience is building a suite of apps across the entire pharmaceutical and healthcare value chain enabling business analysts and non-programmers to extract business value from healthcare data. RxDataScience links traditional and nontraditional data sources (such as RWE) with data science and machine learning to map patient journeys and identify previously unknown disease and treatment patterns, resulting in dramatic improvements in the cost and quality of care.

Contact  |  SharkDreams is a digital healthcare company redefining the way patient health is monitored by combining software and hardware technology with cloud-based data analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities. Their unique products and software allow Patients, Doctors, Pharmacists and Caregivers to communicate with patients effectively, securely, efficiently and instantly.

Contact  |  ShiftWizard is a workforce management solution developed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals. ShiftWizard’s SaaS solution delivers integrated workforce automation capabilities including scheduling, productivity, and forecasting. ShiftWizard allows you to integrate your EMR and Time & Attendance systems to make cost-effective decisions based on real-time Worked Hours per Unit of Service measures such as HPPD and HPPV.

Contact  |  Valencell designs and develops proven, validated biometric sensor systems for any wearable device you want to build. Continuously measure heart rate, VO2, energy expenditure, cadence and R-R interval, and much more. Active Signal Characterization technology enables highly accurate biometrics in wearable devices even during vigorous activity making their sensors perfect for use in sports/fitness, personal health, military/first responder use cases.