News from Mass Digital Health

February 2023

Healthy Aging Challenge

Applications Due February 24th!

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) is seeking digital health startups from across the U.S. to compete in the Healthy Aging Challenge. The first Challenge in the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Challenge Program is aimed at finding unique digital health solutions that improve the lives of older adults and help them remain active, productive, independent, and socially connected.

Up to eight finalists will be selected to participate in the program and compete for prizes worth up to $200,000. Selected entrepreneurs will participate in a two-month, virtual introduction to the Massachusetts digital health ecosystem program. 

Learn More and Apply

Innovations in Caregiving Webinar

In December, MassTech's Chief Investment Strategist and Program Executive, Ben Linville-Engler, moderated a discussion with MIT's Sheng-Hung Lee about innovations in healthy aging and caregiving. Lee used his latest research works and designs at MIT AgeLab to demonstrate how designers apply Human-Centered System Design (HCSD) and service design methodologies to solve systematic and complicated design challenges for an aging population. Lee also demonstrated his design process with three selected case studies across product design, service innovation, and user experience to discuss product-service innovation in the era of socioeconomic transformation.

Innovations in Caregiving Webinar: Design Better, Live Better
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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:

  • Boston-based Lumeon is seeking a DevOps Engineer with strong operations skills and background to help maintain and further develop their healthcare platform.

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Questions? Email Katie Green at

Mass Digital Health Roundup

  • Startups led by MIT mechanical engineers are solving a variety of healthcare challenges. Read more from MIT News.
Upcoming Events

Reproductive Health Innovation Summit

Join MassMedic and a number of other sponsors for the 3rd annual Reproductive Health Innovation Summit. The event is the destination for sourcing and accelerating opportunities in fertility, contraception, and maternal health, from AI and big data to non-hormonal devices and solutions, new care delivery models, and consumer wearables.

Wednesday, February 15 -

Thursday, February 16

Boston Park Plaza

50 Park Plaza

Boston, MA 02116

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Regulatory Roundup

Join MassTech's Chief Investment Strategist and Program Executive, Ben Linville-Engler as he presents on a panel of medical device technology and regulatory industry professionals at MassMEDIC’s upcoming Regulatory Roundup on Thursday, February 16 from 9:00am – 12:30pm ET. Designed to give RA, QA and C-level executives updates on the global and domestic regulatory issues facing the industry, the Regulatory Roundup agenda includes comprehensive presentations by the FDA and CDRH, industry representatives and regulatory experts, including a deep dive into cyber security and upcoming guidance for digital health products. The program’s keynote is Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation, CDRH, FDA.

Register for this free, virtual event here.

Thursday, February 16

9:00 am - 12:30 pm


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Venture Cafe

Health Tech and Wellness Demos

Venture Cafe's upcoming Health Tech and Wellness Demos event offers an opportunity to get your product in front of the tech and innovation community, plus test out some of the latest products and innovations in the region. If you have a solution that is ready to showcase, email Venture Cafe at with the name of your startup/organization, a link to your website or social media page, and a brief description of your product and what you will be demo'ing.

Thursday, February 16

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Venture Cafe

1 Broadway, 5th Floor

Cambridge, MA

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Harvard Innovation Labs

Finding Product Market Fit

Join Harvard Innovation Labs for a virtual discussion on how to leave your opinions behind and get into the market to learn what the high-value customer problems are and how your product solves them — so you can build what your customers truly need.

Tuesday, February 21

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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Mass Technology Leadership Council

Tech Runs Boston

Join MassTLC for Tech Runs Boston, a program for early career professionals, that will feature a panel and workshop on ways to grow within your current role or build a startup from scratch. The event will cover building a career roadmap, what metrics to set to achieve your goals, how to be seen as a "doer", and more!

Thursday, March 2

Venture Cafe

1 Broadway, 5th Floor

Cambridge, MA

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E for All Social Impact Pitch Contest

Entrepreneurship for All is hosting a Social Impact Pitch Contest on Thursday, May 1, 2023 from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm in Salem, Mass. The contest will help early-stage entrepreneurs gain valuable exposure and feedback.

The event is a great opportunity to network, validate a business idea, and compete to win a cash prize. A total of four cash prizes will be given out (1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, 3rd place $500, and a $500 Fan Favorite prize). The event is free for entrepreneurs to apply and free for all to attend. The deadline to apply is April 13, 2023, at 5:00 pm.

Thursday, May 1

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street

Salem, MA

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Three Events Under One Roof:

DeviceTalks, Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, & Robotics Summit and Expo – May 10-11th, Boston, Mass.

This May, Boston is host to three great events for Massachusetts healthcare, innovation, and technology leaders, all under one roof: 

  • DeviceTalks Boston brings together the “innovators, engineers and executives who are creating life-saving medical devices in an increasingly challenging time.”

  • The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum provides attendees with “informed guidance, peer networking opportunities, and hands-on access to the latest robotics enabling technologies…”; &

  • The Robotics Summit & Expo is an “educational forum and expo dedicated to…the design, development, manufacture and delivery of commercial robotics and intelligent systems products and services.”

Massachusetts thoughts leaders and leading are featured at all three events, showcasing the best of our digital health, healthcare, tech and innovation communities!

Wednesday, May 10 -

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

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