logo - mhealthThe second annual mHealth Israel Conference for startups in the mobile health technology takes place at Tel Aviv University on December 15. I’d like to recommend that you take part in this conference, because this is not just a conference on Digital Health.

Rather, I see it as an investment of one day of your time to see what is happening here in Israel, what it takes to deliver a a great presentation, and how Israel is taking a global lead in innovation in making the world a slightly better place.

For the last three months, Levi Shapiro, Michal Faktor and Ravit Warsha have been building out a community for Israeli digital health and IT entrepreneurs.

I’ve been tracking the voices of the community and must say that beyond the business of healthcare, there are some very passionate and caring people who are illustrating what Israel can do, how it is contributing to the betterment of mankind, and bringing forth compelling ideas and new ways to use digital technologies for healthcare.

On behalf of my engagement for the Rackspace Startup Program, I have been contributing time in mentoring eight very special companies who will compete for a chance at a round of funding from OurCrowd and up to $10,000 in business services, who will present in front of a panel of C-level judges from global digital health leaders including Microsoft, Sony and Orange.

I walk out of every mentoring session blown away.

I am seeing several who have been personally affected by a health issue in their family or via a friend and sought out a way to fix it.

When you can help one person and get it right, there are 7 billion inhabitants of our planet that you can serve.

It’s in the spirit of service that I encourage you to attend. You’ll be inspired by the speakers. You’ll be touched by the stories you will hear. You will cheer for all the startups, no matter who winds up winning.

Here’s an example of the startups you will see:

  • Breezometer: BreezoMeter maps air pollution in real time and provides street resolution air pollution data to customers through API’s and big data reporting.
  • Voiceitt: Voiceitt is a voice recognition software that gives millions of people with speech disabilities the ability to “talk” in their own voice.
  • Medivizor: Health information, personalized. Medivizor helps people coping with serious or chronic illness get cutting-edge, reliable, health information that matters most.
  • Lifegraph: LifeGraph is a platform that allows psychiatrists to better monitor their patients and detect deterioration in their mental state.
  • Myndlift: Myndlift provides a drug-free solution to improve concentration ability using mobile and wearable technology.
  • SweetchSweetch helps people reduce their risk of becoming diabetic, through a game-changing platform that predicts personal diabetes risk and drives long-term behavioral change that significantly reduces diabetes risk.
  • mPharma: mPharma provides real-time data on physician’s prescriptions and patient drug consumption for governments and pharmaceutical companies in Africa.
  • Intendu: Intendu develops personalized and adaptive brain rehabilitation software for easy and effective usage at the home and at the clinic.

No matter who “wins,” we all ultimately win.   Humanity advances.

These startups, the speakers, and the community that is coming forth to celebrate life on December 15 should be an inspiring day for all.

Please register and sign up here.

Hope to see you there.