Healthbox announced its collaboration with HCSC (Health Care Service Corporation) and five leading hospitals and health systems—Advocate Health Care, Ascension, Community Health Network, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare and Ridgeview Medical Center—for its third Chicago accelerator. Eight companies have been carefully selected for the program by this collaborative group of healthcare industry organizations by demonstrating not only their experience in building innovative technologies but their flexibility to evolve as healthcare marketplace needs shift over time. We are product to announce that DFA’s Luna Lights is one of these selected start-ups!
A couple weeks ago a few of us DFA Fellows attended the Impact Engine’s “Choosing the Best Legal Structure for Your Impact Business.” I originally signed up for the event in preparation for a year ahead helping DFA projects continue and implement, positively impacting their intended users and stakeholders. I ended up leaving with my wheels spinning, running to synthesize some big ideas and how they relate to DFA.
Over 70 DFAers from all 21 studios spent four intense days in the Ford Design Center at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering for the 4th annual Leadership Studio sponsored by 3M! The long weekend had three major themes to learn about human-centered design as applied to those affected by breast cancer, the design of their studio, and the design of their lives as innovators throughout their careers.
DFA wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the wonderful people and projects that make DFA happen this year. To do so, we asked the community who we should highlight! Check out the award categories here and those recognized below!
DFA is excited to introduce our three new national Fellows! Throughout the year they will be mentoring studios to build student leadership and help implement projects as well as working on organizational projects to grow our community and improve DFA inside and out!