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The Longevity Network Guide to Digital Health Accelerators

The Longevity Network Guide to Digital Health Accelerators

With the new year fast approaching, it’s time to make plans and set goals for 2017.  If you’re an entrepreneur, one of your New Year’s resolutions may be to grow your startup.  Accelerators have become an important resource for fledgling startups by providing some combination of short and long term mentorship, funding, work spaces, publicity, and networking opportunities.  To help you fill up that 2017 planner, we’ve compiled a list of digital health accelerators organized by application deadline so you can be prepared.


Blueprint Health, Summer Cohort (New York City)- This twelve- week intensive based in Soho, NYC facilitates meetings with mentors and provides coaching, office space, and $20,000 in living or other expenses until demo day at the culmination of the program.  Blueprint creates lasting relationships with founders who go through their accelerator and continues to provide introductions and other help after the program’s completion.  Deadline: March

MassChallenge (Boston)- Touting themselves as “the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet,” non-profit MassChallenge accepts startups from any industry, and provides 4 months of mentorship, office space, education, and community, with startups competing for 2+ million in grants.  Deadline: April


New York Digital Health (New York City)- This five-month program is run by the Partnership Fund for New York City and the NY eHealth Collaborative.  Participants are growth-stage digital health companies focused on care coordination, patient engagement, behavioral health tech, population health, and telemedicine.  Mentors are investors and high-level executives from New York-based healthcare providers. Deadline: June

Dreamit Health, Fall Cycle (Philadelphia)- A growth-focused 14-week program for post-seed startups that includes a three week “customer immersion” experience so companies can meet potential new customers and receive feedback, and culminates in a two-week roadshow to meet investors coast to coast. Deadline: July


Techstars Healthcare (Los Angeles)- This accelerator partners with Cedars-Sinai, giving participants access to the medical center’s technical resources and mentorship through its physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals, and executives, as well as Techstars’ own network of entrepreneurs and investors.  The 13-week program ends in a private demo day for industry leaders, investors, venture capitalists and press.  Deadline: October


StartX Med, Spring Session (Palo Alto)- StartX is open to Stanford-affiliated founders, including undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, professors, staff, and alumni.  Participants are given access to Stanford faculty and lectures, over $600,000 in resources, mentorship from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and are eligible to receive investments from the StartX Fund.  Deadline: November

Health WildCatters (Dallas)- A 12-week program that offers initial seed funding, mentorship, advisors, office space and other resources for startups focused on industry solutions in digital health, mHealth, HealthIT, medical devices, pharma and diagnostics.  Deadline: November

Launchpad Digital Health– Ground Zero (San Francsico)- An immersive four-month program designed to help entrepreneurs “pressure-test and expand their business.”  The experience includes use of their digital health hub, workshops and training sessions, office hours and mentoring, one-on-one meetings with the Launchpad team, and long term mentoring after program completion.  Deadline: November

TMCx (Houston)- The program is located in the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute, giving participants access to the resources and network of the world’s largest medical center.  After four months of curriculum, workshops, events, networking, and work with the TMCx team, startups present at TMCx Demo Day.  Deadline: December

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