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Best Places To Work: Healthcare Startups

The Midwest is home to some of the best hospitals in the world. University of Michigan, Cleveland Clinic, Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. So it’s no wonder that the Midwest is also home to some of the best healthcare startups and tech companies. 

Healthcare startups—from using AI to make processes more efficient to making telemedicine more accessible for individuals—are revolutionizing the healthcare industry. And these Midwest healthcare startups in Ann Arbor, Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati are helping advance the industry and take care of people. 

These Midwest tech companies are also some of the best places to work. Great benefits, huge learning opportunities, and kind and caring humans make these healthcare startups the best places to work. Check it out. 


Midwest Tech: Best Healthcare Startups and Tech Companies



201-500 employees

Columbus startup Olive is turning into a unicorn. The company uses AI to make healthcare processes more efficient so doctors and nurses can get back to taking care of people. It’s a great mission, and investors think so too. In 2020, the company raised $383.5 million, bringing their total funding up to nearly $500 million. The company is valued at $1.5 billion. Olive is also known for its great company culture, making it one of the best startups to work at. “Olivians” love working at Olive for many reasons, but these ones definitely stand out:

  • Flexibility in schedules and remote opportunities
  • Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Humble people
  • Growth opportunities

Interested in learning more about Olive? Check out the State of the Midwest Startup Community to hear from Olive recruiter, David Medwid. 


DocNetwork-Logo-Color-300pxAnn Arbor
30-40 employees

DocNetwork is an Ann Arbor tech company that provides innovative health and safety solutions to a diverse group of organizations: camps, YMCAs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, colleges and universities, schools and more. The DocNetwork team is a lively bunch of collaborative, creative and ambitious folks who also like to have fun. Here are some other amazing parts of DocNetwork, making it one of the best healthcare startups to work at: 

  • Great team that’s supportive and friendly
  • Strong leadership
  • Opportunities to grow
  • Community




Workit Health

WorkitHealth logo

Ann Arbor
51-200 employees

Founded by two of the top female founders in the Midwest, Workit Health is an Ann Arbor tech company that’s making addiction recovery more accessible. The company is a virtual clinic dedicated to helping people recover through telemedicine. Workit Health is made up of seasoned nurses and doctors, as well as technologists and business pros who develop the app and help the company grow. Here are some of the reasons why people love working at Workit Health:

  • Pay & benefits
  • Team environment
  • Professional and personal growth opportunities
  • Inspiring and leaders—seriously, check out Robin and Lisa’s story


Hive Networks

1-50 employees

Hive Networks is a top Cincinnati startup that brings together patients, clinicians and researchers in a community based on the Learning Health Network. Their software platform helps people share expertise, connect with others, and advance innovations. The company has been recognized for their great company culture. Here’s why:

  • Company works closely as a team
  • Flexible work environments
  • Learning and growth opportunities
  • Authentic, and mission driven



updox logo
Dublin, Ohio
51-200 employees
Updox, based just outside of Columbus in Dublin, Ohio, was recently acquired by EverCommerce. This partnership helps advance Updox’s mission in delivering top care, both in-person and virtually, to patients through the Updox Communication Platform. Updox is a top Columbus startup that’s been recognized as one the best places to work. Why? They got a lot of good going around:

  • Growth opportunities
  • People who care and are fun to be around
  • Open PTO policy
  • Great culture
  • Strong and transparent leadership




arbor metrix lgo
Ann Arbor
1 - 50 employees

ArborMetrix is an Ann Arbor tech company that uses data and insights to better measure and advance patient care. They're a mission-driven health care startup, and they're also a great place to work. Here's what the people at ArborMetrix love about it:

  • Culture of continuous learning
  • Motivated and passionate team
  • Open and energetic atmosphere
  • The people—supportive, collaborative and fun



priorauthnow lgog
1-50 employees

Based in Columbus, PriorAuthNow is building the technology to help people create easy, automated prior authorization workflows for their users. In October, they raised $10 million in venture funding. The people at PriorAuthNow love working at the Columbus startup and are passionate about the work they do. Here are some other reasons why PiorAuthNow is one of the best places to work:

  • Flexible work environment
  • Camaraderie and togetherness
  • Working on important issues
  • Modern technology and technically strong Dev team



axuall logo
1-10 employees

Axuall is a small tech startup in Cleveland that’s helping clinicians go to work faster by providing real-time proof of credentials to healthcare organizations. The company has raised $3 million and has launched some strategic partnerships. And even though the company is smaller, that doesn’t mean it’s not a great place to work. Here’s some highlights:

  • Celebrate diversity and differences
  • Forward thinking and innovative team
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Chance to help develop innovative technology and solutions



spellbound logo
Ann Arbor
1 - 50 employees

SpellBound is a startup in Ann Arbor that uses augmented reality to increase patient cooperation in hospitals. Their app helps manage pain, motivate movement, and educate patients about procedures. This mission-driven startup is also a great place to work. Here's a few things employees love about SpellBound:

  • Great work/life balance
  • Great management and leadership
  • Flexible work hours
  • Opportunities to take ownership and grow 



scriptdrop logo
51 - 200 employees

ScriptDrop is a Columbus startup that's making medications more accessible through technology, empathy, and healthcare expertise. This healthcare startup was founded in 2016 and has grown into one of the top Columbus startups to watch—and a great place to work. Here's what people love about working at ScriptDrop:

  • Generous PTO (that includes a mandatory mental health day per month)
  • Great benefits like paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Growth & learning opportunities
  • Friendly and supportive coworkers