OrganizedWisdom’s Jerry Levin to Chair New Health Entrepreneurship Program
In April, OrganizedWisdom co-founder Unity Stoakes told Xconomy that his New York-based Web company was on a mission to improve access to health and wellness information online. Former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin had just invested in OrganizedWisdom and joined its board. Now Levin and OrganizedWisdom are making good on their promise with a new health entrepreneurship initiative—one that comes with the blessing of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra, and former AOL CEO Steve Case.
This afternoon at the HHS headquarters in Washington, D.C., OrganizedWisdom is launching StartUp Health, a mentoring and support program for entrepreneurs who want to build companies focused on health and wellness. The announcement will be made at the Institute of Medicine’s Health Data Initiative Forum, where entrepreneurs from around the country are learning how to take advantage of a wealth of new health data being released by HHS at healthdata.gov.
StartUp Health will be chaired by Levin and will be the latest organization to team up with Case’s Startup America Partnership, a program initiated in January to