Default company panoramic image

Health Tech Hatch

Health Tech Hatch is a platform supporting healthcare innovation via early concept feedback, problem-solving challenges, and crowdfunding.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2012
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Health Tech Hatch serves organizations, health technology companies and investors. Hatch provides the infrastructure for iterative concept feedback from relevant users (consumers and providers) early in design, and hosts challenges that generate solutions for government agencies, foundations, academic institutions and other organizations. An entrepreneur may also crowdfund on the Hatch platform and raise matching funds from sponsor organizations.


  • Default avatar
    Patricia R. Salber

    Pat is a physician executive (MD/MBA) & serial entrepreneur who has founded & led both for-profit & not-for-profit organizations. She has served in leadership positions in a variety of organizations, including health plans, medical groups, employer organizations & physician associations. She has also served on a number of Boards-including the National Crowdfunding Association. She founded & hosts The Doctor Weighs In, a popular healthcare blog.

  • Default avatar
    Karen Michaeli

    Karen is co-founder and COO of Health Tech Hatch. Her background in patient engagement (MSW/MBA) led her to health technology and since 2006 she has been immersed in startup environments, focusing on product and program development and project management.

  • Default avatar
    Christobel Selecky
    Chief Strategy Officer

    Chris is an experienced health care industry consultant focused on helping organizations prepare for accountable care. She is the former CEO of LifeMasters, one of the first disease management organizations in the US. She has raised $60M in venture capital; serves on advisory boards to VC and investment banking firms.

  • Default avatar
    John Sullivan

    John has deep healthcare banking and operational finance experience as well as capital raising expertise in both public and private markets. He has worked in private equity and healthcare investment banking as well as in the health tech startup space.

  • Default avatar
    Yasmine Rezai
    VP Marketing

    Prior to joining Health Tech Hatch as Vice President of Marketing and Challenge/Campaign Strategist, Yaz consulted in healthcare management and business development, working with physicians, hospital administrators, nonprofit boards and public health institutions.

  • Default avatar
    Josh Cramer

    Josh is an Internet entrepreneur with experience starting, growing, scaling, and selling businesses.He started two businesses and sold one, and has been intimately involved with a number of other startups in the early planning stages through to the scaling and exit preparation stages. Josh's domain expertise is in software product design and development and designing business models that leverage the web as a medium.


  • Default avatar
    Drew Larson, JD
    Default avatar
    John Sullivan, MBA, CPA

Previous Investors

  • Default avatar
    Patricia Salber
    Default avatar
    Dov Michaeli