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Digital Health Accelerators You Should Know

Are you an entrepreneur with an innovative idea for the health tech industry? Take your startup business or product to the next stage by using an accelerator program. They foster the growth of businesses and help them thrive. Accelerators provide services such as management assistance, access to finance, recruiting services, administrative support, and co-office spaces. Many also offer critical technical support, mentors or coaches, educational events and workshops.

Partnering with an accelerator program can help you build your physical product or health-related service, network with leading health and care organizations, and gain valuable insight to take your idea to the next level.

Here are a few selected programs that have the expertise to help digital health innovators.

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The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator is transforming healthcare quality, efficiency, and care delivery by helping entrepreneurs bring their innovative technology products to market. This three-month program, based in Los Angeles, California, provides companies with $120,000 in funding, mentorship from more than 300 leading clinicians and executives, access to Cedars-Sinai, and exposure to a network of over 10,000 entrepreneurs and investors.

Bayer G4A is a global program that offers support to startups and companies that are developing innovative solutions in health and care. They provide: places to work, mentors and experts to guide companies with business development, financial support, and networking opportunities through extensive corporate and healthcare networks.

The New York Digital Health Innovation Lab is an annual program for growth-stage companies that have developed cutting-edge technology products for healthcare organizations. The Partnership Fund for New York City and the New York eHealth Collaborative began the program in 2013 and since then, 27 companies have graduated from the program and raised more than $250 million overall. Two of their graduates have been acquired.

JLABS’ vision is to provide a capital efficient and flexible platform where emerging companies can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare products of tomorrow. To accelerate scientific discovery, business, financial and operational obstacles need to be removed so that companies can do what they do best, focus on the science and bringing innovative solutions to patients.

The New York Digital Health Innovation Lab is an annual program for growth-stage companies that have developed cutting-edge technology products for healthcare organizations. The Partnership Fund for New York City and the New York eHealth Collaborative began the program in 2013 and since then, 27 companies have graduated from the program and raised more than $250 million overall. Two of their graduates have been acquired.

Rockstart Digital Health Accelerator provides an unparalleled access to the healthcare ecosystem, capital, coaching and investors for entrepreneurs who are looking to change the way things are done in healthcare. It is more important than ever that entrepreneurs establish a feedback loop with these players early on and get crucial inputs on their products/ideas. Rockstart helps prepare startups for global scaling. (An alumni of the Rockstart program, MedAngel, is featured in one of our first podcasts – Episode 2)

Startup Bootcamp Digital Health Berlin is now entering its 3rd cycle and is one of the most serious health accelerators in the continent. The program is supported by major pillars of healthcare, Sanofi, Munich Re, Berlin Institute of Health, Vilua, Deutsche Apotheker- and Ă„rztebank, Vilua and legal support via Dentons. This program will grant you access to their expertise, exposure channels, APIs and unparalleled access to its deep digital health network of industry professionals from around the world.

StartUp Health Moonshot Academy is a one-of-its-kind program providing entrepreneurs with the long-term coaching, support, and access they need to succeed. Through a unique combination of coaching workshops, peer community, a crowd-sourced investor and customer network, market intelligence, powerful promotion channels, and online collaboration tools, StartUp Health Moonshot Academy empowers startups to become powerful magnets to continually attract the right team, customers, investors, and partners.

Startupbootcamp’s first U.S. program was made possible through a $2 Million grant from Knight foundation. They support and scale extraordinary companies transforming healthcare and eradicating disparities. Through funding, implementation and contract opportunities, a mentor network of industry leaders and top tier investors, workspace and a comprehensive suite of services so that your team can focus on what they do best: building a game-changing businesses.

Startup Creasphere is a Munich based Digital Health Accelerator powered by Plug and Play. Established in 2018 by Roche and Plug and Play, it is the first health focused accelerator in Munich. The program is focused on variety of areas within healthcare including, digital biomarkers, personalized health, digital laboratories, and solutions for technicians along others. The accelerator will provide you with 1-1 meetings with healthcare’s top corporations and investors, access to 250+ global corporate network, free desk space in Munich, and a startup network.

The Tigerlabs Accelerator is a 6-month program based in Princeton, NJ. Participating companies receive $25,000 up front with up to $50,000 in additional matching funds. They become a part of a mentorship program, gain access to decision makers at leading corporations, are housed for 6 months in a shared office space, and receive a variety of perks from Tigerlabs’ partner organizations.

Insight accelerator helps member companies close the gap between core technologies and commercializing solutions by leveraging more than 20 years of experience in medical device technology innovation and bringing one of the most experienced development teams in the world to bear on each project. Member startup companies tap into the full range of resources necessary to realize their technologies’ commercial success.

XLerateHealth is enterprise-focused and helps early-stage healthcare companies build out their commercialization strategy, which includes their intersection with Payers, Providers (hospitals, ACOs, nursing homes, home health, and group practices), and customers (employers and/or consumers).

Nex Cubed’s Digital Healthcare Accelerator is a bespoke, semi-remote four-month startup accelerator focused on supporting technically, clinically and operationally talented Founders with Healthcare Subject Matter Experts that work with your team on a daily basis to drive commercial adoption of Digital Healthcare Solutions fueled by Data, Analytics, AI, MR, AR, VR, Computer Vision and/or IoT.

Dreamit HealthTech is a nationally recognized venture fund and a top-10 global accelerator specifically designed for startups with product-market fit that are looking to scale. Our program focuses on helping companies scale and raise their next institutional round of funding.

Health Hub Vienna is a platform for open innovation in healthcare. Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, private and public insurance companies, healthcare suppliers and start-ups all work together to develop new, holistic and patient-centric solutions.

DayOne, the Healthcare Innovation initiative managed by Basel Area Business & Innovation, builds a strong ecosystem, supporting collaboration and innovation. The DayOne Accelerator supports promising ventures that combine groundbreaking technologies, healthcare expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. We look for innovative ventures that solve problems across a broad range of healthcare areas that will help shape the future of health.

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