Healthcare · Accelerators

Best healthcare accelerator?

Chloe Hartford Cofounder/CMO at USalesy

September 30th, 2015

A friend of mine is in need of a healthcare accelerator. I have been doing some research for her [I do not have much experience in the healthcare industry], so I am curious if others have had any experience with the following accelerators & which would you recommend using & why: [Medstatr, Startup Health, Blueprint Health, Healthbox, Prebacked, & Rock Health]

Don Chartier

September 30th, 2015

Try Matter in Chicago.

Mary Wheeler Corporate Development and Venture Investing, Life Sciences

September 30th, 2015

It depends on what kind of healthcare and if you want to be based in a certain region.  Out here in the Bay Area: IndieBio, Breakout Labs (and the Rock Health community for digital health) and also YC takes healthcare companies.  If they have a Stanford affiliation, StartXMed.

Sam Glassenberg Chief Executive Officer

September 30th, 2015

Agree with Don - Matter in Chicago is excellent.

Kym McNicholas TV Host, Tech Jounalist, Director of Extreme Tech Challenge, Host of KDOW Radio's NewFocus On Innovation

September 30th, 2015

I would check with brian roberts from venrock - he's #1 investor in healthcare sector. venrock's team would probably have a good idea.

Chris Gorges Partner, Strategy at Rocketure

September 30th, 2015

Check out Iron Yard in South Carolina. Deep connections to Mayo Clinic and Abbott Labs.

Joe Milam Entrepreneur | Sales Professional | Business Connection Catalyst

September 30th, 2015

I agree with Chris, I suggest the Iron Yard as well in Spartanburg SC.

Samantha Batista Associate at Partnership Fund for New York City

September 30th, 2015

I run the digital health accelerator program at the partnership fund for New York City - some startups have participated in blueprint health then came onto to our program afterwards

Carl Conard Senior Software Architect

September 30th, 2015

The Sprint Accelerator (http://sprintaccel.com/) in Kansas City has some healthcare graduates. Not to mention, Cerner, one of the world's largest Healthcare IT companies is located in KC. 

Dayo Ajayi-Obe Co Founder at ProLung Experience

October 1st, 2015

I have just graduating from Founder Institute in London which is a generic tech accelerator and have looked at a number of health specific accelerators Rock Health looks good. They have a number of high profile start ups.

Leo Exter Partner at Advance.Healthcare, founder @westartup, Chief Energizer at Hackathons.be, doer of startup things.

October 1st, 2015

Most extensive list of healthcare acceleration programs is here:

http://www.healthstartup.eu/the-ultimate-health-startup-resources-guide/