What is a nail salon entrepreneur doing at healthcare startup accelerator?

The Dallas Morning News, November 21, 2013
As owner of SPAtaneity Natural Nail Salon in Fort Worth, Missy Malone may not seem like a typical candidate for Health Wildcatters, a Dallas startup accelerator focused on health care innovation. But Malone's salon is not a typical mani and pedi shop. The 44-year-old entrepreneur has developed a niche in pampering cancer patients, diabetics and other at-risk clients by providing aseptic, waterless manicures and pedicures. Hubert Zajicek, Health Wildcatters' co-founder and executive director, said not all health care challenges need or require a high-tech solution. "We're interested in health care innovation that could have a big impact," Zajicek said. "SPAtaneity fits squarely into that. It's different in its approach."

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