We’re Thankful for our Community!

By Sasha Spellman posted 11-23-2021 12:37 PM


With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, we have highlighted a few startups to help make the holiday a little healthier.

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for ALL of the Thanksgiving food, especially the green bean casserole. Here are some suggestions of companies that could help make that turkey dinner a bit healthier:

  • LVNGBook helps people eat to prevent or manage chronic conditions and create lasting lifestyle change. LVNG Book licenses culturally-relevant healthy recipes to health organizations. Their customizable, shoppable cookbooks and habit change tools are designed to improve health outcomes.
  • SmartyPans makes cooking fun, social & interactive while providing nutrition transparency of home cooked meals through its patented SenseTM technology. 

If you’re not one to attempt a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, try a fitness solution that allows you to stay active in the comfort of your home!

  • Mighty Health is the first digital exercise, nutrition, and wellness platform designed specifically for older adults. On average, its members lose ~15 lbs and triple their exercise activity in the first months on the program. Mighty Health is backed by Y Combinator, Vivek Garipalli (Clover Health), NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana (Liquid2), Sacramento Kings owners (Soma Capital), RRE Ventures, and NextView Ventures
  • Ompractice is a digital health and wellness platform that solves pervasive and expensive health problems for corporate and government customers who need effective and affordable health/wellness tools for distributed, diverse teams and employee groups.

I think we can all agree that the past year and a half has been tough. As things start to return to normal and we are able to reconnect with family and friends over the holidays, it’s important to make sure you are taking the time you need for your mental health: 

  • LiteSprite is the first clinically-validated mental health video game that improves health outcomes for a variety of chronic conditions. Litesprite’s innovative approach to healthcare has been recognized by the U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SXSW, Livestrong Foundation, and Singularity University.
  • Beeyonder is a marketplace platform offering live and interactive virtual travel experiences around the world for the hundreds of millions of people that have limited mobility, disabilities or conditions that prevent or inhibit travel, in addition to the millions of families that want to give loved ones international experiences without the financial burden.

This is just a sampling of some of our AgeTech startups! Check out all of our startups in the Company Directory. We are thankful for all of the amazing solutions they have created.

Happy Thanksgiving!