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Telus L-Spark Medtech accelerator reveals eight startups in first cohort (BETAKIT)

L-Spark has revealed the eight startups participating in its new MedTech accelerator program.


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Ottawa seeking technology to manage COVID-19 vaccine distribution and tracking (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Ottawa is on the hunt for “mission critical” technology to manage its COVID-19 vaccine distribution as hundreds of thousands of doses of the inoculation are set to arrive in Canada.


AppDirect megadeal casts long shadow over Montréal startup funding in Q3 2020 (BETAKIT)

Montréal’s tech funding dipped in the third quarter of 2020, propped up by one megadeal into a locally-born but now US-headquartered e-commerce startup.


LeanTaaS raises $130 million to minimize health appointment wait times (VENTUREBEAT)

LeanTaaS says the funds will be used to build out the company’s existing suite of products as well as to scale its engineering, product, and go-to-market teams.


Mental health startup MindBeacon files for public offering on TSX (BETAKIT)

Toronto-based MindBeacon, which has created a digital mental health treatment platform, has officially filed to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).


What one health system learned about providing digital services in the pandemic (HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW)

Even before the pandemic struck, Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare had been aggressively employing telehealth. During the pandemic, telehealth and other digital services have proved invaluable.


PointClickCare to acquire Utah-based Collective Medical (BETAKIT)

PointClickCare is set to make its largest acquisition to date as the healthtech company has announced its intent to acquire Collective Medical.


How Alibaba and JD.com compare in their healthcare endeavors (TECHCRUNCH)

Like Amazon, China’s e-commerce firms Alibaba and JD.com have been working to conquer the massive healthcare industry.


Carrot Rewards program and app re-launches as Optimity (BETAKIT)

The Carrot Rewards app has officially been re-launched after health and wellness startup Optimity acquired Carrot’s user data late last year.


How the science of memory can make contact tracing more effective (FAST COMPANY)

Four psychologists created a tool that can jog your memory of close contacts—so you can do your own contact tracing if you test positive.


Pilots over pitches: how to accelerate growth through corporate-startup collaboration (BETAKIT)

Highline Beta CEO Marcus Daniels argues that the “always be pitching” mantra is the wrong one for startups looking to scale.


Cityblock Health will expand its reach to more underserved patients with $160M Series C (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

Now valued at more than $1 billion, the startup provides virtual care and local support services to patients who may otherwise fall through the cracks.


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