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Independence hosts Dreamit start-up teams for “Shark Tank” pitch session

Independence Blue Cross gave entrepreneurs a real-life Shark Tank experience on May 18.

Like the hit TV show, eight health-tech start-up teams in the 2017 class of Dreamit Health Philadelphia pitched Independence executives during a visit to the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation. The event gave entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear feedback on business issues from Independence leaders and to identify internal mentors or champions to support them in the program’s spring class.

Dreamit Health Philadelphia is a business accelerator that takes on our industry’s greatest challenges. This is the fifth year that Independence and Penn Medicine have partnered on the initiative. The eight accepted companies are using emerging technologies to transform outdated workflows, increase efficiencies, enhance the patient experience, and address the proliferation of portable devices in care settings.