President & Cofounder, StartUp Health in New York
Unity Stoakes is on a life-long mission to achieve the impossible: to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. By combining the power of moonshot thinking, a transformer mindset, and collaborative communities, 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 crusade -- to achieve 10 Health Moonshots, each of which can improve the lives of at least one billion people.
Today, StartUp Health has the world’s largest portfolio of health innovation companies (more than 240 from 20 countries and 6 continents) and has assembled a worldwide network of 200,000 innovators, industry leaders, and investors committed to supporting the entrepreneurs reinventing the future of health. Over the coming years, StartUp Health will invest in 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 20 years, Steven Krein.
Unity has written for Forbes and TechCrunch, has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN, NPR and USA Today, and speaks to 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 web series about Health Transformers.
Unity grew up on a farm in Oxford, Iowa, went to Boston University, lived for 22 years in NYC and currently lives in Berkeley CA with his wife and two young kids. Learn more at www.startuphealth.com or connect @unitystoakes.