digital health accelerators

Members of the MassChallenge HealthTech team pose with the team from Diamond Award winner 1UP Health. (Photo courtesy MassChallenge).

By Jonah Comstock 03:08 pm June 26, 2019
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the startups' total revenue generated. MassChallenge HealthTech, the mentorship-based healthtech accelerator, graduated its third class at an event in downtown Boston yesterday, as well as awarding $200,000 in prizes to startups. “Today we’re recognizing and celebrating entrepreneurship that thinks and acts outside the box, and that...
By Heather Mack 04:49 pm March 13, 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark-based Leo Innovation Lab announced a $5.5 million Series A and seed funding round that will go to five startups around the world, ranging from mobile app makers to AI platform providers. Leo Innovation Lab sprung out of Danish pharmaceutical company Leo Pharma in 2015 and was established to develop long-term strategies aimed at improving multiple aspects of everyday life for...
By Jonah Comstock 09:02 am October 13, 2014
There are 115 dedicated healthcare accelerators worldwide, with 87 in the United States, according to a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation. The report, authored by Lisa Suennen, a prominent digital health investor who blogs under the name "Venture Valkyrie", includes university and corporate accelerators but doesn't count multiple sites (like Healthbox London and Healthbox...
By Jonah Comstock 05:30 am April 17, 2013
As healthcare accelerators and incubators continue to grow and spread, they're also evolving as the unique needs of healthcare startups become apparent. For many incubators, that means a stronger focus on providing ongoing working relationships with established industry partners like payers, providers, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Healthbox's Nina Nashif stressed the...