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Recapping with Mobile Monday Boston – Mobile Healthcare (September 2015)

Back by popular demand, Mobile Healthcare was the latest event hosted by Mobile Monday Boston and co-hosted by Techstars held at Google Cambridge. With a vibrant audience snacking on mini-burgers and homemade flavored water, this healthcare event focused on everyday health and social apps.


Techstars – The standard for startup accelerators, with a massive interconnected network of over 3,000 successful entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and corporate partners, Techstars helps the most promising startups do more faster. With 18 programs worldwide, the mentorship-driven accelerator funds the best companies in the most entrepreneurial communities.


Ben Harvatine, CEO Jolt – Assists athletes to train smarter and safer through innovative technology solutions by provideing highly functional and intuitive products that provide athletes, parents, and coaches’ real-time feedback, and enable them to make smarter more timely decisions. Clip the Jolt Sensor to any type of headgear and when a significant impact is detected, capture the athlete’s sideline assessment directly in the app and nearby connected smartphones will see the frequency and severity of head impacts in real time.


Angelo Pitassi, CEO HealthID – Consumer focused health manager that gives you more control over your health, offering simple tools, from any smartphone or computer, to track what’s important to you. Whether it’s blood sugar levels, blood pressure, weight, multiple medical conditions, allergies, keeping track of your medications has never been easier with HealthID and we will send you reminders to take them as prescribed. HealthID provides you peace of mind by making it easy to communicate your updated medical information right from your HealthID Band or Card to anyone, at anytime.


Glenn Laffel, CEO Wellcoin – World’s First Health Currency to help people to live healthier lives. Members earn Wellcoins by claiming and verifying they did healthy activities, and then spend them for goods and services offered by merchants and brands. They have 5 fun, engaging ways to verify claims: ask a friend, upload a photo as proof, permit Wellcoin to import data from health sensors and apps they already use, sign up for a fitness class with a Wellcoin partner, or ask a trusted source (e.g. nutritionist).



As always, a big shout-out to our sponsors for making Mobile Monday Boston’s Mobile Healthcare event a huge success!
Mobiuso – We work with healthcare market leaders and innovators to create crisp mobile apps and outstanding enterprise scale web solutions. We bring 10+ years of experience through our pioneering work at Skyscape, an mHealth company that launched over 600 apps and acquired 2.2 million physicians and nurses (acquired by Merck GHIF in 2013).

CTIA -The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

Mobile Monday Boston Recap- Mobile Local Boston (June 2015)

After a long hiatus and feet and feet of snow, Mobile Monday Boston was finally ready to get back into the tech scene and present Mobile Local Boston, cohosted with Street Fight.

The event was held at Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen, a venue that was the perfect size for a personal chat with Randy Parker and David Hirschman to discuss about local + mobile within on-demand services, the user experience of everyday ‘local’ apps and the potential backlash of ‘too much personal knowledge’.




After a power-hour of networking, attendees gathered around to hear a Q&A session with Randy Parker, CEO of PagePart and Founder of Constant Contact and moderated by David Hirschman, Co-founder and COO of Street Fight.



With the assistance of Twitter and Periscope, the conversation kept whether you were in attendance or not, on the ideas and discussions on the pros and cons of mobile+local, Near Field Communication (NFC) and iBeacons.

Thank you to our sponsors and hope to see everyone at our next event!

StreetFight –Media, events, and research company focused on the business of hyperlocal publishing, commerce, marketing and technology. The Street Fight website publishes news, commentary, case studies, and how-to articles to chronicle the hyperlocal ecosystem’s development of sustainable business models.

CTIA – Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association is an industry trade group that represents the international wireless telecommunications industry. Its members include cellular, personal communication services and enhanced specialized mobile radio providers and suppliers, and providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.



Recap of Mobile Monday Boston’s Internet of Things (IoT) Event (November 2014)

Mobile Monday Boston’s recent event, “Internet of Things (IoT)”, was hosted at the IBM Innovation Center in Cambridge. From 3D data solutions to state of the art ventilations systems and everything else in between, the demo booths really told the story of what and how the Internet of Things works. After a bit of networking and getting a quick overview of each demo, attendees were welcomed to hear and learn more about what each company had to offer during the speaker session.


IBM Bluemix – Bluemix is an implementation of IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture, leveraging Cloud Foundry to enable developers to rapidly build, deploy, and manage their cloud applications, while tapping a growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks. IBM will provide services and runtimes into the ecosystem based on their extensive software portfolio.


Revvo – “The world’s smartest exercise bike”, Revvo is an up and coming Fitness Company creating an “all in one” fitness bike that helps track your fitness levels with innovative sensors, guides you to cycle at precisely the right intensity with the help of bio-adaptive technology, and best part of all, each training session is only 10 minutes long!


ecovent – State of the art ventilation systems that gives you room-by-room temperature control in the palm of your hand, making your home more comfortable and efficient. Ecovent works with your existing central air system so there’s no nee for a total house renovation.


Robin – Robin is software for your building. It uses the latest sensors (i.e. Estimote iBeacons) and wireless technology to connect the people, devices, and systems you already have. Helping rooms react and making work delightful, one room at a time. ‘Smarter office, less bullsh*t’.


DOT Product 3D– DotProduct 3D develops high performance, easy to use solutions for capturing 3D data. The Phi.3D software turns any Android tablet into a 3D-cature and processing solution that delivers results before you leave the worksite.


Red Light Positioning – Powerful Real-Time Location System (RTLS) platform that offers class-defining features such as high accuracy, real-time updates, and sensor connectivity. It is a complete, self-contained, highly configurable solution with straightforward, user-friendly APIs that allow localization capability to be seamlessly integrated into end-user applications.


Onkal – A simple-to-use invention that connects elderly and those with special needs to their family and caregivers. It provides a team approach to helping care for a loved one, while allowing them to continue to live independently in their home.


As always, a big thanks to our amazing sponsors who helped make this event possible.

WinterWyman – A leading recruitment firm headquartered in the Northeast for more than 40 years, WinterWyman has helped thousands of companies, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups – identify, attract and recruit talented professionals.

CTIA – Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association is an industry trade group that represents the international wireless telecommunications industry. Its members include cellular, personal communication services and enhanced specialized mobile radio providers and suppliers, and providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

Check out our Facebook Page to see more pictures of the evening

Check out our You Tube Video of the Speaker portion here

Photo Recap of Mobile Healthcare, May 2014- Mobile Monday Boston

This past week, District Hall once again opened up its doors and welcomed Mobile Monday Boston for one of the most popular events of the year- Mobile Healthcare.

With over 300 in attendance, the hall filled with people buzzing about what’s new in the healthcare industry in terms of mobile- the innovative use of FitBit’s API’s and how they use the data, how AthenaHealth partners with other companies, how to obtain a quicker and easier doctor’s visits with American Well, and what other types of wearable devices are out there from other companies such as, Quanttus & QMedic Health.

We had some great speakers who explained more about their companies, as well as, introduce us to what’s coming up next in healthcare. We were also introduced to a few new startup companies not only from the United States, but also from our neighbor to the south, Mexico.

Chip Ach of AthenaHealth

Slide from AthenaHealth’s Presentation

Will Crawford of Fit Bit’s Boston Office

FitBit Products

Mary Modahl of American Well

American Well App

Scott Mackie of Quanttus

Quanttus Technology

Team of Entrepreneurs of Next Lab (Mexico!)

Lastly, a special shout out goes to our wonderful partner, special media sponsor and our sponsors who continue to make momoboston a success!

MassTLC – Region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests.

MobiHealthNews – Online news publisher that is the leading provider of news, commentary, online events and research for the global mobile health community. MobiHealthNews works continuously to deliver some of the best and most insightful digital health publications, which include a collection of paid content reports, including: mObesity, The Coming Medical Tablet War, Consumer Health Apps and more.


WinterWyman– A leading recruitment firm headquartered in the Northeast for more than 40 years, WinterWyman has helped thousands of companies, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups – identify, attract and recruit talented professionals.

Mobiquity – With locations around the world, Mobiquity is an innovative firm that simplifies mobile for hundreds of companies. They push the envelope of innovation to deliver the right solution to address business challenges or surface business opportunities by designing, building, deploying and managing mobile solutions that work for your business.

And we can’t forget the demo tables at our event which included: Quanttus, QMedicHealth, Personal Remedies & Wellcoin.

Quanttus – Their vision is “to transform personal health by providing people with convenient and clinically relevant clarity about their body and by delivering actionable insights that lead the way to a a healthier life”. Built on revolution sensing techniques developed at MIT , Quanttus has set out to create a wearable compact device and a powerful analytical platform that has the potential to offer useful insights and guidance for the wearer.

QMedicHealth– “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”! We’ve all heard that commercial and maybe one of our loved ones own one, but besides calling a paramedic, what else can it do? QMedicHealth’s state of the art wearable device identifies abnormal behavior and sends real time alerts to caregivers. Caregivers are able to view and share data, identify health declines before an emergency occurs.

Wellcoin – Get rewards for just being healthy?…where do I sign up?! Wellcoin is the brainchild of the world’s first virtual, positive healthy currency where users earn wellcoins when they do healthy activities and in return, redeem them for goods, services and deals.

Personal Remedies – Nutrition and health right in the palm of your hand that holds your smartphone, Personal Remedies supplies the software and knowledge that enables diverse organizations to provide personal nutrition and health info customized to unique profiles and goals of an individual.  Through patent-pending technology , Personal Remedies provides users with clear, concise, unbiased and actionable information — not volumes of data, articles, books and editorials.

To view more pictures of our Mobile Healthcare event, check out our Facebook Page or to see video of the night’s speakers, check out our You Tube page!

Mobile Monday Boston Recap- Innovating Healthcare with Consumer Technology

This month’s Mobile Monday Boston’s Mobile Healthcare event recap post was written by guest blogger Ashley Osgood.

As a B2B marketer in the Boston-based Skyhook Wireless, I had the opportunity to attend this past Mobile Monday Boston, which highlighted the rapidly maturing mobile healthcare technology industry. Speakers from AthenaHealth, American Well, Fitbit, Quanttus and QMedicHealth all shared their perspectives on mobile health and the benefits of an always on, always available health care ecosystem. The two prominent themes throughout the evening centered around wearable technology for continuous fitness and health monitoring as well as convenient, readily available health care from any location with telehealth – here are some highlights:

1) Wearable technology offers always on fitness and health monitoring

Will Crawford, Head of the Boston Office for Fitbit began the wearables discussion, commenting that wearable technology offers actionable data which customers can use to make better health decisions. In a mobile world where we are in control of gathering our own health data via wearable technology and fitness trackers, we now have the ability to interpret our own data in order to change our behavior for a healthier lifestyle. Consumers are no longer as passive as they once were: they want to manage their health and have an active role in their wellness.


Scott Mackie of Quanttus added to the discussion by sharing how sensing technology allows us to gather truly continuous data when technology is something you can wear all the time. This continuous data gives us context on what we are doing that might be affecting our blood pressure, for example. This technology takes us to a new frontier, because nobody knows what data on continuous blood pressure can tell us. “We need to extract meaning from this data and turn it into something useful,” says Mackie. “Insight into continuous health data enables prevention and inspires proactivity.” So far, Quanttus has made two medical diagnoses from the data their sensing technology has gathered, although these discoveries were not revealed at this time.


Sombit Mishra of QMedicHealth also commented on wearables, pointing out that their technology can continuously monitor behavior in the home and can send real-time alerts to caregivers when problems or unnatural behavior is detected. QMedic is the only medical alert solution that alerts when a user is not wearing the device, fails to get out of bed, or is out of the home. This always-on monitoring functionality enables peace of mind for loved ones who can’t be there all the time but who want to monitor how grandma is doing.

2) Telehealth for readily available, convenient health care from any location

Mary Modahl of American Well then spoke about telehealth, beginning the discussion by explaining that healthcare is shifting due to an increase in access to insurance. This shift has created more demand for doctors than there is supply. One idea behind mobile health is to create a convenient and easy way for health care to be available, and for doctors to manage their patients.

Chip Ach of AthenaHealth also commented on how important it is to get to a health care system that is centered around convenience and optimized around accessibility in order to increase patient satisfaction. He spoke about the vision he has to provide a solution to the gap between provider needs and company solutions. In order to do so, they needed to build the right relationship, which consists of a trial and error process that he compares to dating.



Mobile Monday this month brought to light one of the notoriously slowest-to-adopt-technology industry, healthcare – yet it’s essential for the existing provider processes to keep up in such a rapidly growing and tech-savvy population. Thankfully, new mobile technology and innovation being conducted by the above companies is leading to the development of new opportunities for convenient health care. Enhanced device functionality layered with context enables patients to better control their own fitness and health data.

The above is an excerpt from the original Mobile Monday post, which you can read in full at the Skyhook Blog. Ashley Osgood works as Content Marketing Manager for Skyhook Wireless, and manages their company blog.

Mobile Monday Boston Recap- Steady Growth of Mobile Payments

This past Mobile Monday Boston, the discussion of the night was ‘The Steady Growth of Mobile Payments’, where there was a great turnout of over 250 in attendance at the Bingham Law Firm located in the Financial District, (a place with some very nice views).

Sponsors- WinterWyman, Bingham Law & Mobiquity

Thanks to our sponsors WinterWyman and Mobiquity, there were lots of networking and snacking on some good eats and drinks before the main event began. Attendees were led into a presentation area where 10 local companies had 5 minutes each to present their products of alternative payment methods. Although each speaker had only 5 minutes to present, each one did a great job explaining their brand of product. 

The audience is ready to learn more about mobile payments!

Blue Snap– An international payment gateway dedicated to converting more shoppers to buyers worldwide. Blue Snap offers all that a basic payment gateway does but with much more including: intelligent payment routing, seamless storefront integration using simple self service iFrames or an extensive API library and mobile optimized checkout pages to alleviate shopping cart abandonment.

Speaker- Ralph Dangelmaier, CEO

Leaf – Young, rapidly growing tech company changing the standards of how brick and mortar merchants do business by not only growing using their own performance data, but also improving the way they connect with their customers. By using Leaf, merchants are able to use a custom-built Tablet called LeafPresenter for cash sales, credit card terminal and full-featured Point of Sale. LeafBusiness is a comprehensive business management tool, living in the cloud, where small businesses can build custom reports of their companies data for analyzing sales and business.

Speaker – William Chen, Leaf

Level Up – With over 1 million users and over 5,000 businesses nationwide, Level Up is one of the most popular ways to pay by you phone. By downloading the free app on your phone, users simply attach their credit/debit cards within the app’s secure protector. When a business accepts Level Up, the customer simply uses the QR code on their phone and reads it against the specially designed scanner, within seconds, the customer has paid and the business actually saves money by being charged a smaller fee than they would be using a regular POS transaction device. Best of all, the more times you use Level Up at the same location, the better rewards the customer receives as a great incentive to keep coming back.

Speaker – Nick Herbold, Developer

Liberty Teller – Move over green paper with dead presidents, outta the way plastic card because here comes Bitcoins! (Editor’s Note- I still really am not sure what a Bitcoin actually is or what they do, all I know is, is that they are some sort of virtual currency). Although still in it’s very early stages, Bitcoins are slowly becoming more popular as a way of mobile payments and with Liberty Teller, the first public Bitcoin machine in the U.S., the trend will only continue to grow. Liberty Teller allows you to put in cash for Bitcoins to use make purchases online and in stores.

Speaker – Chris Yim, co-founder of Liberty Teller

Loop Pay -(Editor’s Note- I am guilty of the following: having way too many credit/debit cards, having an extra wallet just for my gift cards and I have about an extra 20 loyalty cards that I keep in my bag at all times because, you just never know). However with Loop, you can scan or swipe all your cards, including debit/credit, gift cards, loyalty cards and even ID cards right into your phone and use them just about everywhere without merchants needing to change anything in their systems. What’s more, Loop can enable valuable commercial interactions with participating card issuers and merchants by providing in-app specials, along with real time account and credit balance information, and more.

Speaker –Damien Balsan, EVP Business Development

Mobiquity – With locations around the world, Mobiquity is an innovative firm that simplifies mobile for hundreds of companies. They push the envelope of innovation to deliver the right solution to address business challenges or surface business opportunities by designing, building, deploying and managing mobile solutions that work for your business.

Speaker – Andy Nanopoulos – Director Core Technology

Our speakers of the night!

Paydiant – Provides a white label mobile wallet platform that includes mobile payments, loyalty, offers, ATM cash access and related commerce services. The patented cloud-based platform enables merchants and banks to deploy their own secure mobile wallet solutions under their own brands, in their own apps.

Speaker – Mark Budreski, Vice President, National Accounts

PayPal Media Network – Formerly the Boston based-startup WHERE, PayPal Media Network assists retailers and brands to engage consumers, drive commerce and compete in the omni-channel marketplace by providing target advertising and offer products that are distributed across both mobile and online channels at scale.

Speaker –Sarah Hodkinson, Director of Marketing &Sales Strategy

Looped In/PXT Payments – Smart, safe and easy mobile payment app for use in restaurants and other local merchant that also lets you send money to your friends along with a personal message and even a photo. All for Free!Receive special deals from merchants in your ‘loop’ — all from the convenience of your smart phone.

Speaker – John Regan, President & CEO

ROAM – Provides a full suite of mobile POS products, solutions, tools and services to many of the leading retailers and merchant-facing organizations worldwide. ROAM is proud to be called an Ingenico company and be a part of the world’s number one payment solutions provider. Together, ROAM and Ingenico have worked with card brands, merchants, retailers, processors, financial institutions and banks in many countries around the world to successfully implement industry leading mobile commerce solutions.

Speaker – Eric Spear -SVP Engineering and Professional Services

To view the entire presentation, check out our You Tube Video!