Skimble’s co-founder Maria Ly does TEDx flips for the future of health & fitness!

At Skimble, we love inspiring others to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle using some of the latest mobile tech innovations!  It’s an idea we think is worth spreading. Fittingly, Skimble’s co-founder Maria Ly recently gave a TEDx Talk at her alma mater, the University of Waterloo, in Canada.  Here’s Maria’s talk…backflips, twists ‘n all:

Before hitting the stage, Maria met up with her impromptu stunt team consisting of three all-star gymnasts/dancers from the uWaterloo Cheer team.

They practiced for only a couple of hours before busting out their fit moves!  From Right to Left: Olivia Turi, Amanda Whaling, Maria and Glynnis Marie Pardo. Thanks Samson Yan for teaming us up 🙂

Check out all the fantastic TEDxUW 2011 talks here.

 

Skimble gets with the Rock Health accelerator program to help you mobilize your fitness this summer!

Team Skimble is rocking out today!  We’re thrilled to announce that we will be as part of the inaugural Rock Health program this summer in San Francisco.

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Our mission is to enable and empower an entrepreneurial cure for the relative lack of innovation in the health sector. The world of patient care and healthy living is foreign to the technological creativity found in social media, games and other verticals. Rock Health directly targets the gap between these ecosystems, enabling high-impact innovation. – Halle Tecco, Managing Director of Rock Health

We’ve been fortunate to grow organically thus far and lead with top free Healthcare & Fitness apps.  We’re pysched to continue to spread our active wings with the support and encouragement of the health and fitness community at large!

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Rock Health partners include Mayo Clinic, Nike, Accel Partners, NEAAberdare Ventures, Mohr DavidowHarvard Medical School, Microsoft and Qualcomm to name a few.

We’ll also have access to an incredible support team along with rockstar mentors such as Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andMe, Frank Moss, MIT Media Lab director, Michael Abbott, VP of Engineering at Twitter, Ron Gutman, founder of HealthTap & Wellsphere, Dave Morin, co-founder of PathEmily Chang, co-founder of IdeacodesLee Byron, interactive information designer at Facebook, and Charles Huang, co-founder of GuitarHero.

And, we’re in great company!  Skimble will have the pleasure to bunk with these Rock Health startups over the summer program: Activate Health, BrainBotCellScopeGenomeraHealth In ReachHeart BeatOmada HealthPipetteWeSprout

A few articles: AllThingsD/WSJ, TechCrunchMobileHealthNews, FierceMobileXonomy

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The program begins in two weeks.  Stay tuned for more updates including that of the Rock Health Startup Launch Event at our new office space!