With Acquisition by Nike, Health Wildcatters Has Its Second Exit

Dallas’ health startup community earned a win this week, as accelerator Health Wildcatters announced yesterday that it has achieved a second exit. A company that went through the program in 2014 was acquired by Nike. The company, Invertex Ltd., uses computer vision to create 3D scans of feet. (TechCrunch has an explainer on computer vision if you’re interested in how it works). It is based in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will help Nike “deepen our digital talent and further our capabilities in computer vision and artificial intelligence as we create the most compelling Nike consumer experience at every touch point,” Nike… Full Story

Here’s the Schedule of Healthcare-related Events during Dallas Startup Week

Dallas Startup Week started today, and nestled within this very packed slate are several items related to healthcare. The Dallas-based healthcare startup accelerator Health Wildcatters organized the track, and they’ve also assembled the graphic you see down there on the right. I’ve pulled out the events below, with panelists and links to full event descriptions included: Monday, April 2 (events are at BCBS’ Factory Six03): 3 p.m.: Hospital Innovation: The Future of Healthcare Panelists: Matthew Chambers, Chief Innovation Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health; Suresh Gunasekaran, VP and Chief of Operations, UT Southwestern Health System; Dr. Julie Hall-Barrow, VP of… Full Story

The Healthcare Arenas That Will Command Investor Attention in 2018

On Tuesday, Health Wildcatters CEO Hubert Zajicek offered his 10 hot healthcare innovation areas for 2018. These are areas, he says, that will see investment in the coming year. One thing to notice about the list—and that Zajicek himself mentioned during the presentation, which he delivered at HW’s monthly Pulse breakfast—is that several of the 10 are actually a couple of bullet points wrapped into one. Ten proved too narrow a number. That is to say that there’s a whole lot of opportunity for innovation in healthcare right now. Zajicek’s list features spaces you might expect: things like health insurance… Full Story