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10.10.10 Health 2016: 10 Entrepreneurs, 10 Days, 10 Wicked Problems [Photos]

DENVER, CO – For 10 days in June, Denver-based business generator 10.10.10 encouraged 10 entrepreneurs from across the country to develop market-driven solutions to some of the healthcare system’s toughest problems. On June 30th, the entrepreneurs in this year’s program revealed their solutions, which included an incubator that simulated the presence of an infant’s mother, a smart home solution for people living with Alzheimer’s, and an artificially intelligent companion for the elderly.

10.10.10 Health 2016 was the culmination of months of preparation involving hundreds of volunteers. Throughout the entire process, CyberMed News was there to cover it.


Volunteers began to gather in early March to prepare for this year’s 10.10.10 Health.

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During one of 10.10.10 Health 2016’s first gatherings, the program’s founder Tom Higley spoke with CyberMed News about the importance of entrepreneur-driven innovation.

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By mid-June, over a hundred volunteers were helping to prepare for 10.10.10 Health 2016. [Credit: Jacqueline Endsley]


10.10.10 Health 2016 began on June 20th at the Big Reveal, a public event where the 10 entrepreneurs chosen to participate were introduced, and this year’s 10 wicked health problems were revealed.


Frank Ricotta, who founded the health data company BurstIQ after participating in 10.10.10 Health 2015, spoke at the Big Reveal, where he offered advice to the entrepreneurs in this year’s program.


Karen McNeil-Miller, the head of the Colorado Health Foundation, shared her hopes for this year’s program at the Big Reveal.


Entrepreneur Eric Marcoullier (right) and Armand Wolfe worked together during 10.10.10 Health 2016 to develop a market-driven solution to the wicked problem of aging.

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“We’re always talking about putting patients at the center and getting them their data,” Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, the executive director of digital health at Seattle Children’s Hospital, told the entrepreneurs at the program’s midpoint event. “People like you are going to make sure we do.” [Credit: Jacqueline Endsley]


After five days spent exploring this year’s wicked health problems, the entrepreneurs of 10.10.10 Health 2016 appeared ready to start the sprint phase of the program, a five-day-long design process that would culminate in the public display of their solutions.


Prospective CEO Hector Rodriguez (left) and Evan Dicharry explored potential solutions to childhood obesity during the sprint phase of 10.10.10 Health 2016.


10.10.10 Health 2016’s final event took place on June 30th at the EXDO Event Center.


Eric Marcoullier demonstrated his market-driven solution, an artificially intelligent companion for the elderly.

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After sharing their solutions, the entrepreneurs answered questions about their experiences in the program.


By the end of 10.10.10 Health 2016, the ten entrepreneurs in this year’s program appeared eager to continue pursuing market-driven solutions to wicked health problems. [Credit: Jacqueline Endsley]

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