Unity Stoakes

Co-founder StartUp Health in Berkeley, CA

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Unity Stoakes is on a life-long mission to transform global health. By combining the power of moonshot thinking, a Health Transformer mindset, and collaborative innovation, he believes anything is possible.

In 2011, Unity co-founded StartUp Health to organize, support and invest in a global army of Health Transformers to embark on one extraordinary mission -- to achieve a family of Health Moonshots that collectively will improve the wellbeing of everyone on Earth.

Today, StartUp Health has the world’s largest portfolio of health innovation companies (nearly 500 from 29 countries and 6 continents) and has assembled a worldwide network of 300,000 plus innovators, industry leaders, and investors committed to supporting the entrepreneurs reinventing the future of health. Over the coming years, StartUp Health will organize and mobilize thousands of Health Transformers committed to achieving Health Moonshots.

Unity has been a tech entrepreneur since the mid-nineties, previously co-founding OrganizedWisdom and helping build The Privacy Council, Middleberg Interactive, and Webstakes.com/Promotions.com, which he helped take public on NASDAQ with his business partner of 25 years, Steven Krein.

Unity has written for Forbes and TechCrunch, appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN, NPR and USA Today, and shares his ideas with entrepreneurs, world leaders and CEOs around the world about the future of health. He is the publisher of StartUp Health Magazine and co-host of StartUp Health NOW, a weekly podcast about Health Transformers.

Unity grew up on a farm in Oxford, Iowa, loved learning at Boston University, lived for two decades in NYC and currently lives in Berkeley CA with his wife and two young kids where they take care of the Giving Tree on Derby Street and tend to a magical rose garden at Wonderland. Learn more at www.startuphealth.com or connect @unitystoakes.