News from the Mass Digital Health Ecosystem

May 2023

Final Pitch Event:

Healthy Aging Sandbox Challenge

Join the Massachusetts eHealth Institute for the Healthy Aging Sandbox Challenge Final Pitch Event on June 28th. Eight digital health companies that are addressing the health of older adults will pitch for the chance to win one of four $50,000 awards which allow them to test their solutions with a cutting-edge R&D center in the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Network.

This event will bring together startups, accelerators, investors, researchers, and other key stakeholders to network in person and showcase the strength and opportunity of the Commonwealth’s digital health network.

Wednesday, June 28th

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Engine

750 Main Street

Cambridge, MA 02139


Funds Available to Hire Summer Interns

Massachusetts Tech Firms Eligible for State Stipends this Summer

Since 2013, the MassTech’s Intern Partnership Program, has provided over $3.5 million in state stipends to support 1200-plus summer interns at nearly 400 tech firms across the state.

Applications are now open for 2023 and eligible Massachusetts companies can be reimbursed for up to 50% of the intern's hourly wage, for a maximum of $3,200 for the year. 


Companies in digital health, cybersecurity, fintech, quantum technology, and robotics can apply for stipends to pay up to three eligible interns this year. Other eligible tech companies can apply for up to two interns.


The program enables growing companies to hire Massachusetts students, helping drive innovation and keeping our tech sector dynamic, vibrant, and growing.

In order to participate, companies must:

  • Be headquartered in Massachusetts;
  • Have 250 or fewer employees; 
  • Hire a talented eligible intern this summer; and
  • Pay the intern as a W-2 employee with required payroll withholdings.
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Digital Health Leaders Spotlighted in Boston Globe's Tech Power Players 50

Several Massachusetts digital health leaders were recently spotlighted in the Boston Globe’s Tech Power Players 50.

Honorees included:

  • Ed Park, co-founder and CEO of Devoted Health and past member of MeHI’s Digital Health Sandbox Independent Steering Committee;
  • Will Ahmed, co-founder and CEO of Whoop;
  • Eric Paley, co-founder and General Partner at Founder Collective; and
  • Secretary of Economic Development Yvonne Hao. Secretary Hao who brought her experience from PillPack and in venture capital to her role as Secretary of Economic Development. 
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Apply to NEVCA's Unpitch HEALTH by 6/1!

The New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) is now accepting applications for Unpitch HEALTH, an opportunity for early-stage digital health and healthcare IT startups to connect with leading healthcare investors in New England. Applications close June 1st. 


Nominations Open: The Women's Edge

Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare Awards

The goal of the Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare (EWAH) Awards is to honor remarkable leaders shaping health care across Massachusetts, especially those that have not been widely recognized in our community. Each year, the EWAH Awards recognize ten outstanding individuals for their career achievements, with a focus on how they influence, innovate, and foster diversity through policy, practice, and mentorship. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 25, 2023.

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Focus on Jobs

The Mass Digital Health jobs board is the only free resource dedicated to digital health roles in Massachusetts. With over 2,000 open positions at 300+ companies, come find your next career move today.

Here are just a few of the open positions that were recently added to the jobs board:

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Upcoming Events

Cybersecurity for Healthcare Summit

Today, May 24th, join over 100 IT and OT Security leaders from across hospitals & healthcare systems, healthcare equipment and services, medical devices, pharma, and biotech industries for the second day of Health Sec: Cyber Security for Healthcare Summit to learn how to protect sensitive data from cyber-attacks. As operations in healthcare and life sciences industries are becoming increasingly digitized and internet-connected, the attack surface is expanding and cybersecurity risks are growing. At this 2-day event, attendees will learn how to build resilience, mitigate risks, and strengthen cybersecurity strategy to combat new and ongoing threats through thought leadership talks, in-depth case studies, panel discussions, and roundtables. To claim a free pass, register with the code EHEALTH. Passes will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wednesday, May 24

Courtyard Marriot Downtown

275 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02116

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TechStars X HealthTech Build Mixer

Join Techstars Boston & Fort Worth, in collaboration with HealthTech Build, for a great opportunity to meet healthtech sector leaders. Techstars Managing Directors Kerty Levy and Trey Bowles will give an overview of their Techstars Accelerators and why now is the best time to apply for a Techstars program. HealthTechBuild founder Jen Sato will share more about HealthTech Build’s unique approach to collaboration in the life science & healthcare ecosystem and how to participate.

Tuesday, May 30

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Industrious Cambridge

Harvard Square

20 University Road

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Blue Knight Symposium

The Blue Knight symposium features a global conversation with innovators, investors, partners, and thought leaders to discover and accelerate next-gen potential solutions for future pandemics, emerging pathogens, and other known and unknown threats. 

This event is part of BLUE KNIGHT™, a joint initiative between Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (JLABS) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Sunday, June 4

12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

450 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

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Business Opportunities in Berlin

One of the Leading Life Sciences Hubs in Europe

Join the German American Chamber of Commerce at this breakfast event to learn more about the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Region, a significant pillar of Germany's Capital Region. In addition to the excellent transport connections, especially direct flights to other major European cities, available office and industrial space, a qualified multilingual workforce and a modern infrastructure increase the region’s popularity and make it highly attractive for US companies to set up a subsidiary.  

Monday, June 5

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

450 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

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Valley Venture Mentors Community Night

Join Valley Venture Mentors for their June Community Night focused on highlighting and supporting local LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. Hear pitches from local entrepreneurs, connect with resources, get inspired, network with others, and enjoy delicious local refreshments!

If you are interested in pitching at this event, please fill out the Valley Venture Mentors application form. To learn more about the Valley Venture Mentors Community Night series, click here.

Wednesday, June 14

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Valley Venture Mentors 

276 Bridge Street

Springfield, MA 01103

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Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge

The seventh annual Connected Patient Challenge is a global contest designed to address unmet healthcare needs by encouraging companies and individuals to leverage digital health tools to optimize patient care and healthcare efficiency.


On Thursday, June 15th, five startups developing novel solutions in digital health and peripheral vascular disease will pitch their technology “Shark Tank” style to a panel of judges. Awards include $15,000 in in-kind services from Boston Scientific, a $10,000 cash award from the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) under its MassDigitalHealth Initiative, and a spot in the M2D2 IMPACT Accelerator Program.

Thursday, June 15

3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


1 Financial Center

Boston, MA 02111

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