The program will offer accepted startups four “intensive” four-day sessions over the span of three months to work on developing their startups. Two of the sessions will be held in Houston, TX and the other two will be held in Salt Lake City, UT. During this time, startups are provided with mentorship, business development, networking events, investors, and potential customers. Startups will be asked to assess one another and at the end of the program, the two highest-ranking companies will each receive $50,000 from Village Capital and Texas Medical Center. The startups themselves decide who earns the prize money.
Here are the twelve startups in this program:
1DocWay has developed a web-based telepsychiatry videoconferencing tool that can be used on smartphones, tablets, and desktops. The service is available in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. The startup was previously part of an accelerator program, Dreamit Ventures.
AsthmaMD offers an app helps patients manage their asthma. It prompts them to share various metrics, such as the medications they are taking, the time they had an asthma attack and how severe it was. Users can choose to share this information with the service so that AsthmaMD can correlate the aggregated, de-identified data with environmental factors. In May, the company added a peak flow meter to be used in conjunction with the app. Keep reading>>