Resility at StartUp Health Festival

The PS27 Team would like to congratulate founder of Resility, Sarah Davidson, of being invited the 2019 StartUp Health Festival.

The event takes place in San Francisco Jan 7-8th at the 2019 StartUp Health Festival, an invite-only event hosted by StartUp Health that brings together 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors and innovators focused on improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. This year’s Festival includes fireside chats with Dr. Jill Biden, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson and Novartis CDO Bertrand Bodson, Moonshot stories from 100+ StartUp Health companies and 3 floors of networking.


Resility™ delivers personalized digital therapeutic programs that incorporate training exercises, coaching, and biofeedback from wearable sensors. To learn more about Resility click here. 

Civilized Coffee Featured in Readers Digest

PS27 Company, Civilized Coffee, was recently featured in Readers Digest. The article by Bryce Gruber, 15 After-Christmas Sales You’ll Seriously Regret Missing, lists Civilized Coffee as one of their must-haves.

High-quality coffee is a seasonless pantry essential, which is why Civilized Coffee marking their ground Kenyan coffee beans down by 25 percent is one of our most practical additions to this list of the best after-Christmas sales. Buy a few bags for yourself, and throw in a couple whole bean bags as hostess gifts when you need to hit your next party or housewarming.

To read the full article, click here.


Straight From the Experts: How Are Companies Dealing with Stress & Mental Health Issues in the Workplace?

PS27 company, Resility, was recently featured in an article by Workplace Testing, published last week.

“Employees are more stressed than ever and it is impacting productivity and the bottom line.

This is where industrial and organizational psychologists like myself become part of the conversation. By applying psychological principles to the workplace, reducing the way workers respond to the stressors in their environment can be less impactful on their health.

As a psychologist who’s working on a project that combines wearable technology with stress management to reduce the impact of stress on the body, we know that you can’t simply eliminate stress in the workplace, but what you can do is help employees manage their reactions to stress and understand what happens in the face of stress.
Using technology as a stress management tool is the future. However, to see actual results employers need more than a free app to help their employees avoid burnout.”

Kristen Fescoe, M.S., Clinical Manager, Resility Health

To read the full article click here.

PS27 as Seen in Inc. Magazine


Jacksonville was listed as on of of the “50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business” by Inc. Magazine. On the list of surging cities, Jacksonville is listed at #14 and PS27 Ventures is mentioned by writer Hannah Wallace.

“Perhaps more surprising than the tourism industry here--which contributes $3.2 billion annually to the local economy--is the steady growth of the city's advanced manufacturing, financial services, financial technology, logistics, and health care sectors. Local tech accelerator PS27 invests in companies like BlueWave Technologies, maker of a device that uses ozone to sterilize orthotics and prosthetics, and Docity, a telemedicine platform. The city is home to more than 20 health care facilities, including outposts of the Mayo Clinic as well as the University of Florida's innovative proton therapy cancer treatment center.”

To read the full article, click here.

FreshJax Ranks in Amazon Top 100

FreshJax ranks #18 in Grocery & Gourmet Food on Amazon. With Farmers Market roots, a flare for creative everyday cooking, and a whole lot of love, Jason and Hillary have been handcrafting gourmet spice blends and sharing simple, delicious recipes since 2011. FreshJax is a small family business striving to handcraft the world's best organic spice blends.

FreshJax spices have a 4.6 star rating at as one of the top 10 gift sets.

FreshJax was also ranked the #1 gift included in an article on the Today website, “Best gifts for Dad: 30 gift ideas for dads who have everything”.


PS27 Featured in TechCrunch

Our 3 favorite startups from Morgan Stanley’s 2nd Multicultural Innovation Lab Demo Day 

By Arman Tabatabai, TechCrunch

The Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab, Morgan Stanley’s in-house accelerator focused on companies founded by multicultural and female entrepreneurs, hosted its second Annual Showcase and Demo Day. The event also featured companies from accelerators HearstLabNewark Venture Partner Labs and PS27 Ventures. (Note: I was formerly employed by Morgan Stanley and have no financial ties.)

The showcase represented the culmination of the program’s second year, which followed an initial five-company class that has already seen two acquisitions. Through the six-month program, Morgan Stanley provides early-stage companies with a wide range of benefits, including an equity investment from Morgan Stanley,  office space at Morgan Stanley headquarters, access to Morgan Stanley’s extensive network and others. Applications are now open for its third cohort of companies, with the application window closing on January 4th, 2019.

To read the full article, click here.