Video: Enso and PlateJoy at SplashX Invent Health Vitality: Lifestyle as a drug

Kristin Karaoglu · February 27, 2019 · Short URL:

Startups helping to keep us healthy sans medications

As part of our SplashX Invent Health salons, co-hosted by HP, we have a segment focused on emerging treatment models. Here we gather younger startups with unique, promising and innovative solutions.

At our December event, SplashX Invent Health - Vitality: Lifestyle as a drug, the two companies that took the stage were: Enso and PlateJoy.

Startups curated by Vator, HP and UCSF HealthHub.

Mark Goldstein, Chairman of UCSF HealthHub, emceed. 

Thanks to HP and Vator for hosting the event. Thanks to HP for being the main sponsor and thanks to our other sponsors: Avison YoungAdvsrStratpoint and Scrubbed

NOTE: Save the date, our next salon is on April 4th, 2019 SplashX Invent Health - Future of Behavioral and Mental Health, takes a 360 degree view on one topic with perspectives from adaptors, innovators and investors, such as Aydin Senkut (Felicis), Eva Borden (Cigna), Lynne Chou (Define VC), Alex Morgan (Khosla Ventures) and more. JOIN us on April 4th at UCSF Misson Bay's Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium.

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Enso has developed an Apple-like wearable device which delivers treatment that has recently been proven in clinical trials to be 2x as effective as Vicodin. The device is included as part of a coaching program that helps chronic pain patients manage their pain without drugs. The company is backed by physicians at Stanford and UCSF and investors including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Felicis Ventures and other top Silicon Valley VC firms.


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Founder & CEO, Enso