health accelerator

By Aditi Pai 03:45 pm January 12, 2016
Philadelphia-based accelerator Dreamit Health has announced that in its next class, it will offer the startups the option to keep their equity if they do not accept cash from the program. The accelerator, which offers the program in partnership with Indepence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine, said they added this option in order to get later stage companies and serial entrepreneurs to participate....
By Jonah Comstock 09:46 am September 24, 2015
Merck Sharpe and Dohme (MSD), the UK subsidiary of US pharma company Merck and Co., has partnered with Wayan Open Future, a digital startup accelerator run by Spanish telecom company Telefonica to create a new digital health accelerator focused on preventative health. Called Velocity Health, the new accelerator will offer a group of startups $48,800 (32,000 pounds) in funding plus an additional $...
By Aditi Pai 10:09 am July 10, 2013
This week, Healthbox launched a new accelerator program in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield in Nashville, Tennessee. Other Healthbox locations include Chicago, Boston, London and most recently, Jacksonville, Florida. Healthbox typically partners with the local Blue health plan in each of its locations. Nashville, home to 31 hospitals and more than 250 healthcare companies is "the Silicon...
By Brian Dolan 12:36 am March 9, 2013
Chicago-based health accelerator Avia announced that it had partnered with HIMSS to help connect health startups to hospital systems, according to a report in MedCity News. The accelerator plans to announce its first hospital partner by the summer. Avia plans to work with its hospital partners to first understand their needs and then seek out promising startups that might fill them. The obvious...
By Jonah Comstock 11:21 am February 28, 2013
Health-specific incubators and accelerators have been expanding and proliferating for the past two years, and they seem to be making an impact -- Rock Health, for instance, recently announced that their average startup is valued at $5.2 million. But do these relatively new, health-focused accelerators have staying power? That's the question a new report from the California Healthcare Foundation...
By Brian Dolan 09:29 am October 29, 2012
Last week digital health incubator Rock Health announced its fourth class of startups, which will be the first to go through the program with the increased $100,000 in funding. Rock Health also announced last week that Kaiser Permanente, the largest integrated healthcare system in the US, has joined as a partner to the program and will help advise Rock's startups alongside its other partners,...
By Brian Dolan 02:41 am September 20, 2012
Princeton, New Jersey-based Tigerlabs announced the launch of a new healthcare IT accelerator, called Tigerlabs Health, which is located in the heart of Big Pharma in central New Jersey. The program will include mentors from leading pharma companies and likely other healthcare organizations, too. While there have been an increasing number of health accelerators launching in recent years,...