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Startup of the Year Podcast

Sep 26, 2019

For the first time in a long time the expected lifespan of American adults is going in the wrong direction, which is why our co-hosts Frank Gruber, Jen Consalvo, Rich Maloy and Lori Thiel have dedicated this 11th episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast to discussing the booming health tech movement and some of the startups attacking this problem in innovative ways. Specifically, Jessie, an on-demand digital clinic for women; Phylomics, which uses routine blood draws to detect multiple types of cancers before symptoms even appear; NeuroFlow, which enables behavioral health access and engagement across the continuum of care; and Etta Epidermis, an artificially intelligent skin cancer detection software program.

Frank was able to recently connect with Crystal Icenhour, Ph.D., the CEO and co-founder of 2018 Startup of the Year winner Aperiomics, which provides a service that identifies every single known bacteria, virus, parasite, and fungus from clinical samples in order to give health care providers the best possible information so that they in turn can give better patient care. Over the course of their conversation, they touch on everything from the importance of understanding the science of how our bodies work, the future of personalized medicine, the vital role gut bacteria plays in our overall health, how to deal with bad actors, and why she never wears black turtlenecks.

Grab a kombucha and check it out! And don’t forget to join us in Memphis October 14-16 for the 2019 Startup of the Year Competition & Summit!