Curative Orthopaedics

Recognition and Press

July 31, 2017

Washington Informer Interviews CEO, Samantha Simmons

The Washington Informer sat down with Samantha to hear the story of Back2Sleep®. Samantha discusses how the idea of Back2Sleep came to be, the hardships of a startup and where her company is headed now. 

Read More Here: WashInformer

April 13, 2017

CVG's Rising Entrepreneur Showcase Washington

Crossroads Venture Group hosts a monthly showcase event to provide resources for entrepreneurs and innovators. Curative will be participating in the Company Poster Showcase and Company Pitch.  April's event will be held at Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business, 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT.


April 11, 2017

Innovations in EdTech and HealthTech Showcase

Curative Orthopaedics is 1 of 5 featured NYC healthcare startups selected to demo their product innovations to an audience of healthcare professionals.  The startup presentations will be followed by a panel discussion about how the technological revolution is impacting our healthcare industry.  Held at NYU Stern School of Business: 44 W. 4th St. New York, NY.




April 7-8, 2017

Project Entrepreneur Weekend Intensive - Hosted by Rent the Runway Foundation & UBS

Curative Orthopaedics was selected into the Project Entrepreneur (PE) Class of 2017. The PE Intensive is an action-oriented, informative and interactive program designed to support female entrepreneurs. The intensive weekend will take place in New York, NY and will be attended by top female entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from across industries such as Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx.


The weekend culminates in a pitch competition, in which Curative Orthopaedics was selected as a Finalist. Learn more in the link below.


Project Entrepreneur



March 23rd, 2017

Healthcare Club of New York Startup Showcase

Curative Orthopaedics will be participating in the NYC Healthcare Club’s inaugural Startup Showcase on Thursday, March 23rd from 6-9 pm at Knotel Bryant (22 W. 38th Street). The Showcase will feature ten companies that range from biotech, med device, orthopedics, and digital health with participation from providers, payers, investors, and most importantly, you. 

Tickets available on Eventbrite


March 1st, 2017

The Refinery - Winter Boost Business Accelerator Program

Curative Orthopaedics will be joining The Refinery Winter Boost Business Accelerator Program 2017. This intensive 12-week program helps women-led companies accelerate their business by providing 2 years of learning in 3 months. Since its founding in 2014, The Refinery has achieved rapid results: 31 companies mentored by 80+ subject expert mentors, through four program cycles, raising $10 million+ in funds.

Winter Boost Business Accelerator


January 17, 2017

Boston Entrepreneur's Network E-Minute Pitch

Curative was selected to participate in the E-Minute pitch, part of the Boston Entrepreneur's Network monthly meetings.  Founders get 90 seconds to present their company to an audience of investors, venture capitalists, CEOs, serial entrepreneurs, and industry experts.

Boston ENET


November 16, 2016

FUELING The Growth with UberPITCH

Curative Orthopaedics was selected as a semi-finalist for the UberPITCH event, which will be held on November 16, 2016 at 11am at the The Stamford Innovation Center (SIC).  In the first part of the competition, selected entrepreneurs took an Uber ride with top investors where they had 7 minutes to pitch their business and 7 minutes to receive feedback from the investor.   Selected semi-finalists will then move on present in Stamford, CT and ten finalists will be selected that day to final pitch in the evening at the SIC competing for $120,000 in prize money.



October 29, 2016

HealthTech Venture Network Conference

After winning ELEVATE, the pitch portion of the HealthTech Venture Network Conference  (HTVNC) in 2015, Our CEO Samantha Simmons returned to present updates on the company as well as the speak on the discussion topic, "How Healthcare Providers Can Incorporate Fitness and Wearable Devices in Their Practice."

Read more about HTVNC


August 17, 2016

Daily Local News Features Curative Orthopaedics

We're excited to announce that Curative Orthopaedics was featured in the Business Section of the Daily Local News of Chester County, the hometown paper of our CEO, Samantha Simmons. Samantha and our communications intern, Kennedy Ahn, sat down with the business editor of the Daily Local to tell him about Back2Sleep ® and the West Chester based startup.


July 07, 2016

MIT Sloan NYC - HBS Angels Startup Showcase

On Thursday July 7th, Curative Orthopaedics was selected to present at the MIT Sloan Showcase co-hosted by the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York (HBSAANY). Out of approximately 30 applications from startup companies run by MIT alums, Curative was 1 of 5 companies chosen to present on Thursday night! 

Learn more about HBSAANY


February 01, 2016

Spark Health-Tech News interviews Samantha Simmons

Spark Online Health-Tech News checks in on 2015 Elevate Pitch competion Winner, Samantha Simmons, founder & CEO of Curative Orthopaedics. Check out Spark's interview with Samantha now!

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September 19, 2015

ELEVATE Pitch Competition Winner

ELEVATE pitch session, part of the HealthTech Venture Network, Boston 2015 Conference is a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition where startups present their ideas to a panel of physicians, entrepreneurs, and executives in the health-tech space for feedback and investment.

HealthTech VN


April 22, 2015

MIT 100k Semifinalist

Competed in the MIT 100k Semifinals of Launch. The 100K is one of the premier business plan competitions in the world in which teams compete to plan, prototype, and prepare their venture for the marketplace. Semifinalist in 2014 & 2015 competition.



March 13, 2015

MIT Student Innovator in Healthcare Pitch

Selected among 3 MIT graduate students to present their healthcare innovations at the first ever MIT Sloan Impact Conference: Accelerating Systems Innovation in the Health Industry held in New York, NY. 

Sloan Impact Conference


July 01, 2014

Accepted into the Dorm Room Fund Portfolio

Received investment from the Dorm Room Fund (DRF), Boston.  The DFR is a student run venture firm providing seed stage funding for student run startups.


February 20, 2014

Featured on Blog of Paul Levy, former President & CEO of Beth Israel

Paul Levy, former President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, was a guest speaker in the graduate MIT course Medicine for Managers, where he spoke about his management experience as the head of a major Boston hospital. He then engaged with students in the course to hear their observations and ventures, and proudly name a few on his blog, "Not Running a Hospital." Curative Orthopeadics is very happy to be among them.

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December 02, 2013

Ranked in top six innovations at the MIT Healthcare Innovators Showcase

Innovator's Showcase Poster Spotlight at the MIT Innovations in Healthcare Conference. Presented original prototype while answering questions from circulating judges.

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