Local HealthTech Startup Alska Heads To European Incubator Station F

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“MINNEAPOLIS, July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alska has been accepted into the Founders Program at Station F in Paris, France. Station F is the world’s largest technology incubator with 26 international start up programs, investors and resources under one roof.

Start up accelerators on site include Facebook, Microsoft, L’Oreal and BNP Paribas among others. Selection for the Founders Program, which opened in 2017, is highly competitive with a 9% selection rate and applications from tech founders around the globe.”

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UHG-Backed Rally Health Takes Up Space At The Millwright In Mpls

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“After more than a year as the sole occupant of the Millwright office building it constructed in the East Town district of downtown Minneapolis, Ryan. Cos. has finally snagged a new officemate.

Rally Health, a digital healthcare company, has signed a lease agreement at Millwright, said Tony Barranco, senior vice president of real estate development at Ryan Cos. Rally Health didn’t respond to requests for comment Thursday.”

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I’m Michelle Chaffee, Founder & CEO of Alska, And This Is How I Work

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Thanks to Fueled Collective for underwriting our How I Work series!

 
Michelle Chaffee is the founder and CEO of Alska, a local healthtech startup for reducing rebound admissions and improving communication among care teams.

What one word best describes how you work?

Perpetually

What is your current device/hardware/office setup?

MacBook at home (and everywhere), Mac mini at the office with dual monitors, iPhone 6s. I’m secretly hoping one of the mystery perks at Station F is an iPhone X.

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Best Buy Capital Creator Kuk Yi Is Doing Tech Deals Again

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Thirty-Five Twelve, LLC and Natick Media, LLC on Friday announced they have completed a definitive agreement under which Thirty-Five Twelve has acquired all of the assets related to Natick Media’s health insurance division, insurance marketplace, for an undisclosed sum. Thirty-Five Twelve will continue to operate and grow the business as a stand-alone business unit. Timothy Blacquier, CEO of Natick Media, will stay on as an advisor for 90 days.”

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Bright Health Expands Across Ten Markets, Tripling Footprint

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“MINNEAPOLIS, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bright Health announced today it intends to offer its Care Partner Health Plans in nine new markets across four states in 2019 as well as a product market expansion in Phoenix,

AZ. Spanning both Individual & Family (IFP) and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, consumers in Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson), Ohio (Cincinnati, Springfield, Youngstown, Toledo), Tennessee (Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis) and New York City will now have access to Bright Health’s unique model of integrated and affordable care.”

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Lorrie Carr Appointed CEO At Excelera

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“After a thorough and deliberate selection process, the Board of Directors is delighted that Lorrie Carr will lead Excelera as we navigate the dynamic and evolving specialty pharmacy industry,” said Robert Beacher, Chairman of the Board and interim CEO for Excelera.

“Lorrie has a very diverse background within the biopharma and specialty pharmacy sectors, which will allow her to build upon our industry-leading position supporting our Members in caring for complex patients. I have no doubt that she is the right person to lead Excelera into new and innovative growth opportunities.”

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