IMG_6627a_small-200x300San Antonio has landed its own chapter of Health 2.0 and an organizational meeting will be held Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Geekdom.
The organization’s mission is to support health technology startups. Health 2.0, based in San Francisco, started as an annual convention and now has 64 chapters around the world.
Cynthia Phelps, founder of HEALTHeDesigns in San Antonio, is the founder of the local chapter.
“Our vision for Health 2.0 San Antonio is to provide an organizational structure to cultivate the health technology startup culture in San Antonio with the goal of healthcare innovation,” Phelps wrote in a mission statement.
My over arching goal is to connect essentially the high tech startup culture here at Geekdom with the healthcare innovators in San Antonio,” Phelps said. “I would like to see San Antonio become a leader in health-tech innovation.”
San Antonio is poised to do this because of the developing community at Geekdom paired with the excellence of the city’s military healthcare system and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Phelps said. One of the main goals is to bring the geeks together with the those in the healthcare space who have ideas to improve healthcare, she said.