50 Health Entrepreneurs to watch in 2021

Health is such an important aspect of our daily lives. More often than not, it is still far underrepresented in today’s society. However, at IdeaMensch, we’d like to take some time to represent 50 health entrepreneurs who have gone to great lengths to help those in need & to create greater awareness about the importance of health throughout their communities.

We believe that this post is more pertinent than ever due to the world’s most recent pandemic. In this write-up, one can discover many health professionals and entrepreneurs who are making waves in the health industry to create a better tomorrow for all.

Whether it be from a sudden flash of inspiration or a lifelong dream finally fulfilled – the business ideas of our health entrepreneurs thought of and bravely put on the market, and they all prevailed. The following interviews are testimony to their success stories. But how did they turn an idea into a viable and sustainable business?

Breaking new ground, creating greater awareness throughout their communities, forming foundations, charities, and education systems – these are just a few resounding effects of their impact that continues to resonate each day. Whether these health innovations be in the form of new technology to help provide cleaner water for all, or medical professionals who are designing the latest vaccines, these entrepreneurs are motivated more than ever.

Be they young and brave pioneers exploring new markets or experienced veterans in their fields inspiring younger generations – they all have something in common: determination and devotion to follow their dreams. Through these, the health entrepreneurs listed below gathered the strength to fulfill their visions – strength from within.

What these 50 health entrepreneurs have created is outstanding; their businesses span the whole scope of the market. Longtime professionals founding their own charities and foundations, incumbent health entrepreneurs inspiring the younger generations, and some are using their knowledge and experience to create sustainable health practices for all. Not to forget – the authors, life coaches, bloggers, and motivational speakers are all striving for community awareness and involvement regarding health & wellbeing. They are a global inspiration.

We hope to inspire some of this in you as well by providing the following (and definitely not all-encompassing) list of 50 health entrepreneurs we are rooting for:

Feel free to skip ahead to the section most interesting to you. We have organized this list alphabetically by the first name.

Here are the health entrepreneurs we are following:

1. Aaliyah Nitoto

Aaliyah Nitoto Health Entrepreneurs

Aaliyah Nitoto is the founder, CEO, and winemaker of Free Range Flower Winery, an award-winning boutique winery located in Oakland, California, that handcrafts wine in small batches from locally sourced, organic flowers–not grapes. Drawing from her lifelong studies of biology, herbalism, and nutrition, Aaliyah combines her knowledge of flowers and plants, taste profiles, and science into the art of flower winemaking. Her process marries the garden winemaking traditions of women from centuries past with the innovative spirit of today’s San Francisco Bay Area food and drink culture. Dedicated to sustainable practices that yield world-class wine and build community, Free Range Flower Winery welcomes partnerships with local farmers, makers, artists, mixologists, event planners, and community-minded organizations.

2. Ara Chackerian

Ara Chackerian Health Entrepreneurs

Serial angel investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist meet Ara Chackerian. Ara is the Managing Partner of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC, which is focused on investing in early-stage healthcare companies. He is also a co-founder and board member of TMS Health Solutions, a treatment provider of transcranial magnetic stimulation for those currently suffering from treatment-resistant depression. Prior to his involvement with TMS Health Solutions, Ara’s professional career has always revolved around entrepreneurship and investing. He is largely interested in the health-tech and services field and has more than two decades of experience in building healthcare companies: BMC Diagnostics, Embion/Provider Links, PipelineRx, and now TMS Health Solutions, to name a few.

3. Bill Andreoli

Bill Andreoli Health Entrepreneurs

Bill Andreoli is the President of Wakaya Perfection, a network marketing company with a focus on health and wellness. He has also been a successful restaurateur with an unwavering belief in providing people with healthy lifestyle options in their diet and in their finances since 1989. Bill joined Wakaya Perfection in 2016 and has used his expertise to help steer the company in a great direction that gives customers a plethora of product options and ambassadors (independent distributors) the opportunity to create financial independence.

4. Brian Goodell

Brian Goodell Health Entrepreneurs

Brian Goodell is the Founder of BibBoards and 4Ears. Brian brings expertise in eCommerce, athletics, promotional products, and PPE medical supplies. Brian specializes in communicating a vision of new ideas in the marketplace while simultaneously building teams capable of executing his vision. Brian’s career path began with college sports but quickly transitioned to real estate investment, inventorship and entrepreneurship. After a promising NCAA Division I career as a wide receiver at Idaho State University, Brian transitioned to Bay Area real estate, apprenticing under real estate mogul Frank Lembi. He is passionate about inventing new products, with the recent invention of 4Ears PPE for healthcare workers.

5. Caroline Klebl

Caroline Klebl Health Entrepreneurs

Known internationally as an outstanding yoga teacher since 1997, Caroline Klebl specializes in Ashtanga Yoga, which she learned from world-renowned Yoga Guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois in India. Klebl’s knowledge of the ancient art is extensive and reflected in the fact that her yoga teacher training courses, workshops, and retreats have been enthusiastically received in the United States, Central, and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
She has a background in Tibetan Buddhism, Iyengar, and Viniyoga yoga, and studies of Sanskrit, Yoga Philosophy, and traditional Ayurvedic medicine, and is also a chef specializing in vegetarian cuisine. She developed 200- and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs, which she has been teaching since 2009. In 2010, she received a Ph.D. in Yoga from the Indian University of Alternative Medicine.

6. Chanel Benjamin

Chanel Benjamin Health Entrepreneurs

Chanel Benjamin is the Founder of They Love My Splash, LLC, which is a confidence builder through mental health awareness, worldly education, and expression through multi-media entertainment services for children. She teaches workshops that expand children’s creativity and outlets, facilitates pre/post-production, all while giving tools for youth to excel. She hosts a #KickBackAgainstBullying sneaker drive, and the collected footwear and socks are donated to local Harlem shelters. Her virtual check-in courses with youth give them options and connect them with opportunities within her network according to their expressed interest. She also incorporates imperative and traditional structures such as cursive penmanship, entrepreneurial motivation, book recommendations, culinary, American Sign Language, and so much more!

7. Christine Lawler

Christine Lawler Health Entrepreneurs

Christine Lawler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, lover of sleep, and baby sleep consultant. She has been practicing therapy for 9 years, first in Texas and now in Las Vegas, Nevada. After practicing for almost a decade, Chrissy slowly started to realize that sleep issues were a common thread among all of her clients. Getting good sleep, she discovered, would give her clients a simple and effective tool to start solving other major issues in their lives. Chrissy then founded The Peaceful Sleeper in 2018 for two main reasons: One, she recognizes how critically important sleep is in all aspects of life, and two, she believes that many parents are under-informed or feel unnecessary guilt when it comes to sleep training and sleep coaching their baby. Chrissy’s goal as a baby sleep consultant is to take the stress and guesswork out of sleep training and get everyone in the family a good night’s rest. She’s here to help parents enjoy parenthood–not just endure it.

8. David Rabin

David Rabin Health Entrepreneurs

Dr. David Rabin MD, Ph.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and inventor specializing in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders. David has spent the last 14 years researching treatments to combat the negative effects of chronic stress on physical and mental health. He received his MD in medicine and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Albany Medical College and trained in psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Rabin developed Apollo, a breakthrough wearable technology that uses the neuroscience of touch and vibration to combat the negative effects of stress, during his research at the University of Pittsburgh.

9. David Schmidt

David Schmidt Health Entrepreneurs

David Schmidt is the CEO and Founder of LifeWave, a leading wellness company. The longtime inventor has an extensive history of working in business and development, with 30 years of experience in creating innovative products to solve difficult problems. After studying Management Information Systems and Biology at Pace University, the future CEO spent his early career pursuing a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities. LifeWave’s technology, which utilizes phototherapy patches to create cellular changes in the body, stems from many years of Schmidt’s research into drug-free methods for increasing energy and stamina for military personnel. LifeWave has now been in operation for 15 years, providing consumers with access to this effective method for improving wellness.

10. David Weaver

David Weaver Health EntrepreneursDavid Weaver, CEO of Aphex BioCleanse Systems, holds over 40 years of experience in engineering and design and worked as an optical engineer for Eastman Kodak for more than 20 years. For Aphex, he has invented the first non-alcohol, non-toxic, and hydrogen-based hand sanitizer. His hand sanitizer, DermAphex, uses a technology called Hy-IQ to kill pathogens using a process called Lysis. His proprietary solution is a non-alcohol, water-based sanitizer that is non-toxic and kills germs instantaneously, and keeps killing them for hours.

11. Elan Katz

Elan Katz Health EntrepreneursElan Katz earned his pharmacy degree from Long Island University in 1996 and has over twenty years of healthcare leadership excellence. Elan serves as the innovative force behind Specialty Infusion’s groundbreaking progression and rapid growth. His commitment to improving patient care has transcended to the Specialty Infusion team, while his achievements in the healthcare industry are demonstrated in his other ventures: QuickRx Specialty Pharmacy and Cure Urgent Care.

12. Elizabeth Simpler

Elizabeth Simpler Health Entrepreneurs

Elizabeth (Liz) Simpler, a step-mom, aunt, career woman, and clinical psychology grad student and the co-founder of WMC. Liz was inspired to help other working women after taking on the role of co-parenting three toddlers. Liz has her Bachelor’s in anthropology and biology from Penn State University and her Master’s in Public Health from Grand Canyon University. In addition, Liz holds certifications in Worksite Wellness from the National Wellness Institute and The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Liz can be quoted as saying, “In today’s day and age, women shouldn’t have to choose between career and children. We truly can have it all with the proper support and empathy.”

13. Gerald Diaz

Gerald Diaz Health Entrepreneurs

Gerald Diaz is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician and former software engineer. He is the co-founder of GrepMed, an image-based medical reference search engine that helps clinicians more efficiently find clinically relevant information at the bedside. Gerald graduated with a degree in computer science from Stanford University and worked as a software developer for four years before health issues within his family inspired him to pursue a career in medicine. He earned his MD from Saint Louis University and completed his internal medicine residency at UC Davis, where he was voted resident of the year by his peers.

14. Ilene Leshinsky

Ilene Leshinsky Health Entrepreneurs

Ilene created Find Body Freedom (formerly BodySense) in 1992, after decades of personal struggles with weight, eating, and body image – and after trying every diet known to womankind. For twenty-five years, she practiced as a clinical social worker in New York and Massachusetts. Ilene worked primarily with women who were struggling with similar issues, believing that if they would change their bodies, they could change their lives. They came to her with feelings of depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, and unresolved past and present traumas. They hoped that if they could change their bodies, all of these things would magically disappear or at least become less significant. With Ilene, they soon discovered the importance of the internal work that leads to external happiness and learning to love the bodies they’re in.

15. James Leitner

James Leitner Health Entrepreneurs

When James Leitner learned that over 1 billion people do not have access to clean water, he knew he knew he had to take action. In response, James founded MissionCleanWater at just 24 years old to address a dire need for sustainable, community-driven clean water initiatives in rural Uganda. An entrepreneur and endurance athlete, James kick-started his fundraising for MissionCleanWater with a symbolic challenge. To raise money and awareness, James walked the entire continental US, over 3,250 miles from New Jersey to California, while pulling 10 gallons of water to symbolize how far women and girls walk each year fetching water for their families.

16. Jeff Ber

Jeff Ber Health Entrepreneurs

More than being an entrepreneur and business management professional, Jeff Ber is also a passionate cancer awareness advocate. As the Vice President of Operations at One Ball, an organization that provides meaningful assistance through the testicular cancer journey and helps destroy the stigma around talking about men’s health, Jeff Ber is the backbone of OneBall. Having used his own experience to guide and uplift others, Jeff Ber is now embarking on his own entrepreneurial journey.

17. Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Jennifer Palumbo Health Entrepreneurs

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo is the Chief Executive Officer at Wonder Woman Writer, LLC, Freelance Writer, and avid Women’s Health Advocate. She is a Forbes Women Contributor and has had pieces included in Time magazine, Parents Magazine, Huffington Post, and ScaryMommy. Ms. Palumbo has covered topics such as infertility, women’s health, patient advocacy, pregnancy, relationships, parenting, being the mother of an autistic child, and more.  As an infertility subject matter expert, she has been interviewed on news outlets such as CNN, NPR, FOX, NBC, and BBC America, and was featured in the documentary “VegasBaby.”

18. Jessica Nouhavandi

Jessica Nouhavandi Health Entrepreneurs

Dr. Nouhavandi combines ethics, patient care, and passion for creating the ultimate patient experience. After earning her bachelor’s degree in bioethics and becoming a Doctor in Pharmacy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2011, she worked as a pharmacist in charge of MCP Pharmacy, an independent compounding pharmacy located in Moorpark California. After the successful acquisition of MCP Pharmacy in 2017 by CVS, Dr. Nouhavandi helped create Honeybee Health with the idea of bringing the same hometown service and dedication to the whole nation. Honeybee Health brings transparency to any prescription, not what an insurance company or pharmaceutical manufacturer decides. Honeybee Health’s search provides truth to the process of shopping for medications by showing the actual cost of any generic medicine based on form, strength, and package size, which can be directly purchased.

19. Jordan Corcoran

Jordan Corcoran Health EntrepreneursNationally recognized motivational speaker, mental health advocate, and author Jordan Corcoran, founder of Listen, Lucy, is a Mercyhurst College graduate with a story to share. During her freshman year, she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. After going through a difficult struggle with coming to terms and learning to cope, Jordan created an outlet where people can openly and candidly share their own personal challenges and struggles- an outlet where she can also use her lived experiences to end the stigma surrounding mental health.

20. Kari Pesch

Kari Pesch Health Entrepreneurs

Kari Pesch is the founder and CEO of Better Smile Toothbrush Company, a children’s toothbrush subscription service located in Houston, TX. Not native to Texas, Kari grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communications. After college, she started working at a Fortune 500 integrated communications company managing multi-million dollar accounts. Today, Kari is a working mom to four children (6, 4, 2, and 7 months). In an effort to declutter, she found 17 children’s toothbrushes around her home and begged for a more organized process. The idea to imprint the season and year on the toothbrush was born – and the Better Smile Toothbrush Company was founded.

21. Laina Gossman

Laina Gossman Health Entrepreneurs

Laina Gossman, the founder/CEO of Soul Insole, has a deep background in orthotic design, kinesiology, and biomechanics, as well as multiple patents in her field. Her company, Soul Insole, has grown into a well-established and loved brand. Their foot rehabilitation products are sold online and in over 150 shoe stores, shoe repair stores, and doctors’ offices worldwide. Soul Insole was recently selected as one of just 6 finalists for Amazon’s Women-Owned Small Business Of The Year due to their success on the Amazon Platform and their inspiring efforts in helping people to get back on their feet and doing the things they love.

22. Lee Sahlaney

Lee Sahlaney Health Entreprneurs

Lee Sahlaney is the Owner and Founder of Lee Sahlaney Wellness & Pilates in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Pennsylvania, she spent her early years in Washington D.C. before ultimately relocating and settling down in San Francisco Bay Area. Lee Sahlaney began her first San Francisco business in project management consulting. She provided individual solutions to her clients. One of her key passions was her ability to work with clients to meet each client at their own level of growth. In fact, her devotion to customizing solutions is a core value that she brought to her current business – Lee Sahlaney Wellness & Pilates.

23. Levon Terteryan

Levon Terteryan Health Entrepreneurs

Levon is a serial entrepreneur and the founder at Zeroqode and of ImmuneCorps. The idea was to create a low-risk community of volunteers to help those who were at high risk during the global pandemic. The team’s mantra at ImmuneCorps is that we can only fight this virus together. This inspired the building of an online village to protect those among us who are most at risk. ImmuneCorps’ end goal is to create a community of recovered COVID-19 sufferers who are willing to use their time and energy to help the most high-risk among us.

24. Liam McClintock

Liam McClintock Health Entrepreneurs

Liam McClintock received his B.A. from Yale and left a career in finance to travel through Asia and study meditation full-time. He became a multi-certified meditation instructor, and when he returned, he created a technology-enabled meditation training company, FitMind. Liam started meditating to improve productivity because he heard from entrepreneur Tim Ferriss that 80-90% of the most successful people in the world on his podcast meditate regularly. He began attending retreats and eventually realized that there is so much more to meditation than the “McMindfulness” currently marketed as a quick-fix stress reduction tool.

25. Maggie Flynn

Maggie Flynn Health Entrepreneurs

Maggie is a producer, director, and writer with over 16 years of experience in film and television production. A graduate of Boston University with a degree in Advertising and Anthropology, Maggie began her career at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig during the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston abuse cases. From there, she made the leap to New York City to pursue a career in film and television, working as a producer on hit shows including Ugly Betty, Bored to Death, and Gotham. She moved to Los Angeles in the spring of 2017 to join Clique Brands, producing editorial video content for their websites Byrdie, Who What Wear and MyDomaine. In 2018, she left to focus full-time on building The Deep Agency, a full-service creative agency dedicated to the wellness community.

26. Mark Kahrhoff

Mark Kahrhoff Health Entrepreneurs

Dr. Mark Kahrhoff is a founder and principal with Complete Eye Safety and Complete Vision Care in St. Louis, MO. Complete Eye Safety is a unique physician-owned eye safety company providing not only premium quality ANSI-approved safety eyewear to customers around the US and the world but also physician-led education on visual performance, eye safety, and eye safety programs.

27. Mathieu Bélanger

Mathieu Bélanger Health Entrepreneurs

Dr. Mathieu Bélanger, MD, CCFP, CPSO Recognized Specialist (Chronic Pain), began his academic career by earning an undergraduate degree in kinesiology before enrolling in medicine at the University of Montréal. Dr. Bélanger has always had a keen interest in physical activity. Having injured himself several times, he is particularly interested in pain related to sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders. Mathieu became aware of just how widespread chronic pain has become and decided to dedicate his career to it. By founding Inovo Medical, Dr. Bélanger hopes to deploy stem-cell technology in Canada, given that the results achieved with this technology are revolutionizing pain medicine.

28. Megan Smyth

Megan Smyth Health Entrepreneurs

Megan Smyth is the Co-Founder and CEO of FitReserve, a multi-studio fitness subscription that allows members to mix and match in-person, live stream and on-demand classes across a curated selection of top studios and instructors. Megan’s background includes experience in public relations, investment banking, and capital markets. Frustrated by the challenges of finding and booking a fitness class without having to search multiple websites and manage several logins, Megan left her career on Wall Street to pursue her passion for entrepreneurship and fitness. She graduated with a BS in French from Georgetown and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School.

29. Michael Hecker

Michael Hecker Health Entrepreneurs

Dr. Michael Hecker is a Wellness Consultant and Chiropractor. His focus is on helping people with chronic health conditions (3+ months) who are relying on medication to manage symptoms. Dr. Michael helps reduce your dependency on these medications with an effective and safe spinal cord stimulation technique called The Zone Technique.

30. Miguel Cunha

Miguel Cunha Health Entrepreneurs

Dr. Miguel Cunha is a leading-edge Podiatrist and the founder of Gotham Footcare PC in Manhattan. He earned his degree from Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine in 2007. Following this, Dr. Cunha went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., where he was Chief Resident. His residency training provided Dr. Cunha with extensive opportunities to practice treating trauma to the lower extremities, reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, as well as diabetic limb salvage. He received additional training in skin and chronic wound care at Harvard Medical School.

31. Mike Varshavski

Mike Varshavski Health Entrepreneurs

Few have excelled at personal branding like Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, better known as “Dr. Mike.” While in his day job, he serves as a primary care physician at Chatham (N.J.) Family Medicine, he is best known as a social media influencer and health and lifestyle expert, dispensing advice to over 14 million followers on his social media platforms and YouTube channel, as well as in his many speaking engagements and media appearances. In 2015, Dr. Mike launched his charity, The Limitless Tomorrow Foundation, an organization whose goal is to support students in need.

32. Nick Jaksa

Nick Jaksa Health Entrepreneurs

Nick Jaksa is the founder of Integrated Operations, whose new Viral Defense division is focused on improving safety through the mitigation of the spread of germs and on trying to help attack the pandemic head-on. The company’s unique disinfectant misting systems help improve safety while people are entering a building, school, sports arena, and other venues.

33. Nina Hjortlund

Nina Hjortlund Health Entrepreneurs

Nina originates from Denmark but has, through her travels, become a world citizen. Having spent 15 years living in the Middle East and Africa has allowed her to develop a love and understanding of the many varied customs and cultures of the people she has lived and worked with. In 2018 she moved to Australia to continue her work in the not-for-profit sector through successfully founding and managing Australia for Cedar Tanzania and recently also setting up ARTEFACTZ.org – an online shop dealing in Tanzanian handcrafts. Australia for Cedar Tanzania and ARTEFACTZ.org are both not-for-profit companies that support Cedar Tanzania’s projects in rural Tanzania. All Cedar Tanzania projects revolve around our four cornerstones: Health, Education, Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship.

34. Oriana Turley

Oriana Turley Health Entrepreneurs

Oriana Turley is a mother, adventurer, nurse, and founder of Medicine Mountain Scrub Company LLC. Her first week as a nurse. She was disappointed she could not find functional performance workwear made with the strict ethical and sustainability standards important to her and is so common in outdoor apparel. Now, she has set out to create her own. Oriana wants to offer women in medicine one more tool to help them be confident and comfortable at work. Medicine Mountain Scrubs’ modest necklines and high-waisted yoga-style pants are unique in the industry and sorely needed.

35. Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro Health Entrepreneurs

Paul Shapiro has been a backer of food sustainability since early on. He established an animal protection club in high school, which remained under his management for ten years. Shapiro then went through the following 13 years, driving administrative and corporate crusades to help improve the government assistance of livestock. Today, he is a New York Times bestselling author, co-host of the Business for Good Podcast, and founder of The Better Meat Company.

36. Pradeep Goel

Pradeep Goel Health Entrepreneurs

Pradeep has deep expertise in healthcare, human services, finance, and technology. He has been in the CEO, COO, CIO, and CTO roles at various innovative technology companies over the last 26 years. Pradeep was deeply involved in designing and building solutions for public programs such as Medicaid, Children’s health insurance program, Medicare, SNAP/TANF, Child Welfare program, health insurance exchanges, and health information exchanges. Solve.Care is the culmination of my many years spent working as an executive in healthcare, insurance, and IT. It was during this time that he witnessed first-hand some of the inefficiencies inherent in the sector and when it became important to him to do something to improve these issues.

37. Rachel Jeanty

Rachel Jeanty HEalth Entrepreneurs

Rachel Jeanty began her distinguished career in corporate finance, holding positions from Investment Analyst to handling portfolios with assets under management of $17 billion dollars as a Fund Accountant for REITs. Developing an impressive track record for profit enhancements, Rachel launched Revival Management NYC – Talent Management & Brand Development firm leveraging her business acumen to broker, negotiate and procure partnerships with iconic brands such as Nike, Samsung, and Seventeen. Knowing first hand the rigors and demands of career, life, and family, Rachel became keenly aware that balance and, more pointedly, wellness was essential to her vitality. Since finding that balance is not always convenient, she founded Reserved + Polished.

38. Renee Exelbert

Renee Exelbert Health Entrepreneurs

Renee A. Exelbert, Ph.D., CFT, is both a licensed psychologist and certified elite personal trainer. She received her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. Dr. Exelbert is the Founding Director of The Metamorphosis Center for Psychological and Physical Change, where she integrates psychotherapy and exercise with a focus on the mind/body connection. She maintains a private practice in New York City, Manhasset, and Nyack, New York, for the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families.

39. Ryan Haynes

Ryan Haynes Health Entrepreneurs

Ryan Haynes is co-founder and CTO of Osmosis, a leading health education platform with an audience of millions of current & future clinicians as well as their patients and family members. Ryan started Osmosis with Shiv Gaglani when both were in medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Ryan also has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.

40. Saurabh Srivastava

Saurabh Srivastava Health Entrepreneurs

Dr. Saurabh K.H. Srivastava is a Doctor Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Doctor Arthritis, a leading healthcare e-commerce brand that specialises in joint supports and compression products for customers with arthritis and other joint conditions. He is an MBBS and BSc (1st Hons) graduate of Imperial College London. He went on to do his Foundation Program at the prestigious Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge, and is a published medical author. Saurabh,a recipient of the Santander Entrepreneurship Prize, has a strong passion for retail and e-commerce, healthcare, start-ups, new economy industries, and sustainable enterprises.

41. Shawn Kernes

Shawn Kernes Health Entrepreneurs

Shawn Kernes is a visionary trailblazer in the tech industry. With over 20 years of executive experience in building and leading startups, Shawn is always ahead of the curve while remaining grounded in understanding how to meet the fundamental needs of everyday people through innovative new products. A highly driven entrepreneur, Shawn has spent the last two decades building and managing teams using his exceptional expertise in technology, operations, business strategy, business development, and customer service. When Shawn learned that an estimated 30 million Americans aren’t getting the mental health care they need, the idea for LARKR was born.

42. Shilamida Kupershteyn

Shilamida Kupershteyn Health Entrepreneurs

Shilamida, a healer, licensed acupuncturist, and founder of Grateful Guidance, has been called an inspiring messenger who empowers people to shift their thinking and take the actions needed to live out their truth and ultimately be the best version of themselves. In addition to her healing practice, Shilamida is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and modern-day spiritual leader who has spent over 16 years learning from some of the world’s foremost spiritual leaders and coaches herself. With infectious energy, Shilamida has the ability to connect and engage with those around her as she shares her journey of finding gratitude and the shifts she had to make in her own life to achieve abundance and success.

43. Stephen Cosentino

Stephen Cosentino Health Entrepreneurs

Stephen Cosentino, DO, is the founder, president, and medical director for Empire Medical Training, Inc. (EMT), a top provider of continuing education in medicine and aesthetics for healthcare professionals. Dr. Cosentino is a board-certified family medicine practitioner with more than two decades of clinical experience in the aesthetics field. Since founding Empire Medical Training in 1998, he has devoted his professional life to educating physicians and healthcare practitioners on a global scale.

44. Steven Carter

Steven Carter Health Entrepreneurs

Steven Carter is the co-founder and CEO of TeleVet, the mobile telemedicine application virtually connecting veterinary clinics to pet owners. Prior to TeleVet, he was CEO and co-founder of Horse Facts and an analyst at Accenture, focusing on Texas healthcare systems. He is a graduate of the Price School of Business at the University of Oklahoma.

45. Tasha Holland-Kornegay

Tasha Holland-Kornegay Health Entrepreneurs

Dr. Holland-Kornegay is passionate about helping others reach their maximum potential. She is an author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. She created Wellness In Real Life to help decrease health care provider burnout.  Having wrestled with a formidable case of burnout herself, she knew about working in high-stress healthcare environments. Creating WIRL allowed Dr. Holland-Kornegay to help herself and other healthcare professionals.

46. Ted Quinn

Ted Quinn Health Entrepreneurs

Ted Quinn is the CEO and Co-founder of Activate Care, a digital health company helping everybody engaged in the healthcare system – clinicians, patients, families, and communities – act together to make health happen, wherever they are. Ted has decades of experience leading healthcare IT and technology companies. He holds a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and unflinching loyalty to the Boston Red Sox.

47. Terry Fox

Terry Fox Health Entrepreneurs

When he was 17, Terry’s mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Inspired to relieve her pain, Terry attended the Utah College of Massage Therapy. In 1999, he assisted in the creation of the first hospital-based Massage Therapy program in the state of Wyoming at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, WY. Four years later, Terry progressed into Acupuncture and earned his Master’s Degree from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2006, he moved to Fort Collins, CO, and founded Artesian Spring Oriental Medicine.

48. Terry Moore

Terry Moore Health Entreprneurs

Terry Moore is the CEO and co-founder of HomeoLux, a health and technology company that designs wellness products based on cutting-edge scientific research. His showcase product, BEACON40, is a safe, light system designed for brain health. It is developed according to the findings of a rapidly growing body of research on lights that flicker at 40 Hz and their power to reduce the build-up of toxins in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s disease.

49. Vinay Amin

Vinay Amin Health Entrepreneurs

Vinay Amin is the founder of Eu Natural, a direct-to-consumer wellness brand that creates plant-powered formulas to meet your body’s needs. Vinay began his career in engineering and digital marketing, helping startups with their growth. Seeing a need for natural solutions to an expanding list of health concerns, he transitioned into the wellness industry and started Eu Natural in 2013 with a consumer-first approach.

50. Xenia Mateiu

Xenia Mateiu Health Entrepreneurs

Xenia Mateiu is the founder and owner of the Village Rock Shop, located in Carlsbad, CA. Before she built up her own business, Xenia worked in retail in a management position. Her store provides carefully sourced crystals, minerals, and geodes accessible to people from all over the U.S. Being fascinated by the beauty and the properties of the crystals, Xenia wanted to explore more, and opening the Village Rock Shop allows her to keep learning about the fascinating world of minerals. She works with mines from Russia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Morocco and collaborates with rock dealers that bring the U.S., Madagascar, and Mexico sourced crystals directly to her store.


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