Maternal 911: Increasing Education to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes

In the United States alone, about 700 people die each year because of pregnancy or delivery complications. What if some of these deaths could be prevented by better educating healthcare providers on how to respond to emergency situations?

This month, we are featuring Maternal 911–a company that believes we can do more to decrease pregnancy-related deaths and increase positive outcomes for pregnant, laboring, and postpartum patients. We spoke with Maternal 911 cofounders, Michelle Becher and Shelly Betancourt, to learn more about their company and passion for decreasing maternal mortality rates.

Learn more about Maternal 911.

MedHealth Steering Committee Spotlights

We want to spotlight some of the greatest minds behind the mission of MedHealth–our steering committee members. Learn about the people who help direct our work, why they enjoy what they do, and what gets them through their work day.

Deborah Livneh

Deborah Livneh
Director at WECAN Investors

'Tember Shea

‘Tember Shea
Venture Portfolio Manager at ID Ventures

This month, we’re featuring two inspiring women from of our steering committee–Deborah Livneh, director at WECAN Investors, and ‘Tember Shea, venture portfolio manager at ID Ventures.

Lean more about Deborah

Learn more about ‘Tember

Opportunities and Events

Motor City Hack on Mobility, Health, and Well-being

This two-day hackathon will showcase how location technology and innovation can work together to improve personal and societal health and well-being. Register by April 6.

2022 Better Together Healthcare Summit

On April 14, healthcare buyers and preselected suppliers will meet for matchmaking and to learn about industry trends. Learn more and register.

WE-SPARK Health Institute Think Tank

On April 22, this event will feature presentations on how entrepreneurial teams manage diversity and how to build a network of experts on aging. Register for this event.

XLerateHealth Pre-accelerator Program

The eight-week XLerateHealth Pre-Accelerator program supports early-stage entrepreneurs who have an idea or product and would like to learn more about commercialization. Learn more and apply.

XLerateHealth Flagship Accelerator Bootcamps

The XLerateHealth Flagship Accelerator Bootcamps helps healthcare startups move technologies to market. Sessions will run virtually this summer and fall. Learn more and apply by April 30.

2022 Better Together Healthcare Summit

On April 14, healthcare buyers and preselected suppliers will meet for matchmaking and to learn about industry trends. Learn more and register.

Renaissance Venture Capital Spring 2022 DEI UnDemo Day®

Renaissance Venture Capital will hold its first virtual DEI UnDemo Day® on April 27, 2022, to attract venture capital to high growth companies led by diverse founders and/or CEOs. Learn more and apply to participate.

MedTech Crossroads

Join in2being on Fridays at 2:00 PM for their weekly webinar where they discuss the latest from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and connect the healthcare innovation community. Learn more and register.