Startupbootcamp announces participants for its Digital Health Miami accelerator

By Dave Muoio
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International accelerator program Startupbootcamp has announced 13 companies that will comprise the 2018 class of its sole US-based program, Digital Health Miami. The cohort includes patient management platforms, cognitive function monitors, and adherence improvement offerings, among others.

The accelerator participants were selected from a pool of 300 applicants, with the final selection made following a two-day evaluation and selection process on November 17th and 18th. Here, the teams pitched their offerings to more than 100 executives, investors, and additional industry players from Mayo Clinic, Optum, University of Miami, Baptist Health, and others.

The startups selected to participate in the three-month program include:

  • B.well, a consumer-focued health management platform that integrates EHRs as well as wearable and genomic data.
  • BrainFX, maker of a web and tablet-based neurofunction and cognitive skill test.
  • Cybexys, which develops a platform that uses natural language processing to identify missed details when coding the severity level of a patient’s disease state.
  • emPower Capital, a mobile-friendly financial engineered health savings account focused on members' liquidity.
  • Epharmix, a remote patient monitoring platform that designs disease-specific digital interventions for 20 different medical indications.
  • FRND, a network of registered nurses and nurse practitioners available on-demand for housecalls.
  • HealthTensor, an automated diagnosis and documentation service.
  • NarrativeDx, maker of a patient experience management platform that employs an AI to process comments and identify actionable insights.
  • NeuraMetrix, whose product analyzes and identifies early brain disease or degeneration through typing cadence consistency.
  • Quick’rCare, a service that helps patients find emergency rooms or urgent cares with the shortest wait times.
  • SaveMyScope, producer of a smartphone-compatible endoscope that can sequrely record and upload examinations.
  • Twiage, a service that allows EMTs and paramedics to collect and send data to hospitals through a smartphone.
  • Wellth, a patient-focused behavior change platform that aims to improve treatment adherence and decrease readmission.

Startupbootcamp’s Miami program was founded using a $2 million grant from the Knight Foundation. In addition to networking and partnership opportunities, the selected participants receive $20,000 to support their living expenses as well as access to a $100,000 convertible note and future funding, in return for 6 percent equity. The program’s first class of 10 participants was selected in 2016.

“We are proud to see this set of companies build on our first cohort with a greater diversity of founders, product category, stage, geography, and revenue,” Christian Seale, founder and general partner, Startupbootcamp, said in a statement. “Miami is poised to become recognized as a global hub for healthcare innovation.”