Betting Big on Health

From digital medicine to the next generation of human-centered designs for health, donors and investors are asking big questions and placing big bets on the future. Working at the intersection of money and meaning, and unafraid of risk, they are targeting seed funding at digital health, looking for low-cost technology that can easily reach rural populations, and much more. What’s the best health-related idea to invest in now? What holds the biggest promise of large-scale payoff?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

Watch and Listen: Health

The Afternoon of Conversation is the Aspen Ideas Festival's signature event and hosts an audience of 2,000 in the... See more
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