Summary: We won the audience People’s Choice at the Consumer Shark Tank pitchfest at the 2016 Datapalooza in Washington, put on by the Department of Health and Human Services. It’s kind of a big deal to be in a ballroom with more than 1,000 people and on the livestream! Thanks to all who made this possible, including the Shark Tank judges, the Consumer’s Circle reps who chose the contestants, and to my co-presenters, @SympleApp and @MedicarePath, which won the judge’s award. Here’s the story, in tweets. For the video, click here.
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded ClearHealthCosts.
She was previously a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism. ClearHealthCosts has won grants from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York; the International Women’s Media Foundation; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with KQED public radio in San Francisco and KPCC in Los Angeles; the Lenfest Foundation in Philadelphia for a partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer; and the New York State Health Foundation for a partnership with WNYC public radio/Gothamist in New York; and other honors.
Her TED talk about fixing health costs has surpassed 2 million views.