Startups

Interview with Founder Joseph Flesh

Cosima Gretton, a UK-based healthtech innovator, published an interview with Purple Binder founder Joseph Flesh featuring the company as Startup of the Month. Joseph talks about the vision behind the company and how Purple Binder fits into the future of healthcare Click here to read: Startup of the Month: Purple Binder Here are some excerpts from [...]

By |February 6th, 2015|Misc, Press & Events, Startups|0 Comments

Purple Binder accepted to MATTER healthtech incubator

Purple Binder is part of the latest round of companies selected to participate in Chicago's MATTER healthtech incubator. We were one of the first companies to move into 1871 when it first opened, ushering in a coming-of-age for digital startups in Chicago. And we're excited to do the same at MATTER. Here is the original [...]

By |December 17th, 2014|Healthcare, Startups|0 Comments

Why Startups Are Always 70% There

Purple Binder founder Joseph Flesh recently published an article about how mentorship and collaboration are key ingredients for starting a new venture. Read the article on Linkedin.

By |December 3rd, 2014|Misc, Startups|0 Comments

(VIDEO) US DHHS CTO Bryan Sivak discusses Purple Binder

Bryan Sivak, CTO of the US Department of Health and Human Services, discusses Purple Binder and the importance of open data. (Click through to get to the video!)  

By |November 19th, 2014|Open Data, Policy, Startups|0 Comments

A Lean Approach to Self-Sustainability

For the past several years, the philanthropic world has tested strategies to create programs that don’t rely solely on grant dollars. Because self-sustaining programs can have impact beyond the duration of a grant, they are a more efficient use of philanthropic funds. In this post, I’m going to examine two different examples of how grant-funded [...]

By |July 24th, 2014|Policy, Startups|0 Comments

Purple Binder in Businessweek and ModernHealthcare

Bloomberg Businessweek has a write-up on startups getting a boost from the Affordable Care Act, including Purple Binder, Direct Dermatology, Polyglot Systems, and Propellor Health. ModernHealthcare has a video report on Healthbox, the healthcare IT accelerator that we've been part of for the past few months. The second half of the segment features Purple Binder.

By |February 14th, 2014|Healthcare, Startups|0 Comments

Tackling the Future

Over the past few months, we've been reevaluating how Purple Binder manages data about social services. When Purple Binder first launched, we wanted to give everybody access to comprehensive, accurate information about community resources -- for free. We envisioned that all of the information on the site would be crowdsourced from our users, like on [...]

By |October 7th, 2013|Misc, Startups|0 Comments

Joining Intel for Civic Innovation

Purple Binder has been selected to participate in the Intel Innovation Pipeline, a project led by SecondMuse and the Business Innovation team at Intel. SecondMuse are the folks behind the National Day for Civic Hacking. Though the Innovation Pipeline, Purple Binder will gain access to a machine learning and intelligent analytics platform that we're going [...]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Partners, Startups|0 Comments

Purple Binder Wins Social New Venture Challenge

Last week Purple Binder won top prize in University of Chicago's 2013 Social New Venture Challenge 2013. We are incredibly grateful to the team that joined us for the competition: Lauren Webb, Lauren Johnson and Laura Morales. All three are students at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Going forward, they will [...]

By |May 30th, 2013|Startups|0 Comments