digital health accelerator

By Aditi Pai February 15, 2016
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer that maintains consumer health brands including Advil, Caltrate, Centrum, ChapStick, and Nexium24 HR, has partnered with education company Galvanize to launch a health tech accelerator. The six month program will launch in early March at Galvanize’s San Francisco office. Pfizer and Galvanize plan to accept ten companies focused on improving sleep,...
By Aditi Pai February 8, 2016
The University City Science Center, a research park in Philadelphia, has announced the six startups that will be part of the second class for its health tech accelerator, called Digital Health Accelerator. The program will run for a year. When the accelerator is finished, startups receive up to $50,000. The Center adds that startups in the program will also get to network with insurance companies...
By Aditi Pai January 21, 2016
Spartanburg, South Carolina-based Iron Yard has closed down its digital health accelerator, which the company first launched in May 2013, according to GoUpstate. Since launching the digital health accelerator, three classes have graduated from the program, the third was announced in May 2015. Two other general tech classes also graduated from Iron Yard. “The original goal for the digital health...
By Aditi Pai 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 Aditi Pai November 30, 2015
Rock Health Managing Director Malay Gandhi has left the digital health-focused seed investor, MobiHealthNews has learned. Gandhi joined Rock Health in 2012, about a year after Rock Health launched. "I enjoyed my time at Rock Health immensely, working with a bright, dedicated team to build it into the meaningful engine for the sector it is today," Gandhi told MobiHealthNews in an email. "I have...
By Aditi Pai October 21, 2015
Cedars-Sinai has announced that it is partnering with Techstars to launch a digital health-focused accelerator in Los Angeles. The accelerator program aims to work with companies that are developing hardware or software offerings that help patients manage and improve their health or help healthcare professionals improve care delivery. “Cedars-Sinai’s longstanding focus on innovation, quality, and...
By Jonah Comstock June 23, 2015
A smart pill bottle from AdhereTech, a StartUp Health company. New York-based digital health accelerator, network and innovation fund StartUp Health has a new strategic investor: Wisconsin health system Aurora Health Care. The terms of the investment are undisclosed, but the companies described Aurora in a statement as "taking a lead investor role" in the company. Update: According to a new...
By Aditi Pai June 2, 2015
New York City-based accelerator Startup Health has added 12 more companies to its program. It now has 102 startups in its portfolio. Startups that have participated in the accelerator have raised a total of $200 million so far. That’s up from $190 million in January 2015. Startup Health said that 44 percent of its companies were founded by physicians or other practitioners, and 33 percent were...
By Aditi Pai May 18, 2015
Iron Yard Ventures, a digital health accelerator based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has announced its next class of nine startups. Startups in the accelerator receive $20,000 in seed funding and a number of perks in exchange for 6 percent equity in their company. Perks include legal and financial advice, office space, and living space on-site for companies who relocate from out of town. “These...
By Aditi Pai May 7, 2015
Digital health accelerator Healthbox has added 10 startups to its next accelerator, which will be based in Miami. Healthbox is launching the eight week program in partnership with GuideWell, the parent company of Florida Blue. Program sponsors include Orlando-based Lake Nona Institute, the Health Foundation of Florida, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Here are the 10 companies in...