Independence hosts Dreamit startups for ‘Shark Tank’ experience

By May 2, 2018July 8th, 2020Innovation
Shark Tank

Independence Blue Cross (Independence) hosted a Shark Tank-style pitch session to bring together entrepreneurs and key decision-makers on April 30.

During a visit to the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation, health-tech startup teams in the 2018 class of Dreamit Health Philadelphia pitched Independence executives, followed by a Q&A with the Independence “sharks.”

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.

Seven Dreamit Health Philadelphia companies participated in the event:

Sponsored by Dreamit, Independence, and Penn Medicine, Dreamit Health is a venture fund that accelerates digital health and medical technology startups. Now in its ninth year, Dreamit Health has guided more than 100 companies and offers funds and mentoring to attract the best and brightest minds to the region to implement big ideas that solve critical health issues.