Health Wildcatters, the Southwest’s first healthcare seed-accelerator announced the twelve innovative companies chosen for the second class of the Dallas-based accelerator program today. Each startup will participate in the 12 week accelerator program receiving $30k in exchange for 8% equity stake. During the program, the startups will be paired with appropriate mentors and partners to:
– Validate their business model
– Product development
– Business development
The program ends with a pitchday for investors in Dallas. The graduating class of 2013 has gone on to raise in excess of $5M since last year. The second class of startups spans from phamra and medical devices to software and mobile health apps.
Here is a look at the Health Wildcatter’s second class of companies:
BreathalEyes – developed a unique mobile device app that tests intoxication levels accurately,non-invasively, and in real-time via involuntary pupil fluctuations called nystagmus.
Carevature Medical North America – produces a platform of surgical drills designed to be used in areas of the human body that are difficult to reach, such as spine and joints.
Coordi-Care’s – software minimizes the amount of time doctors spend on menial tasks, while capturing valuable information to improve operational efficiencies.
Easy Eye – provides a simple process for consumers to instantly customize reading glasses with the correct strengths for each eye, eliminating the overwhelming selection process.
Fittter – produces a software solution that allows fitness clubs to better engage with clients,allow more personalized training guidance, and reduce operational overhead.
INRFOOD – invented a nutrition platform that alerts, assesses and advises users on the nutrients they consume vs. what they need. The software analyzes the ingredients with an overlay of nutritional facts and aids health professionals with dietary nutrition planning and compliance consulting.
Lantern Pharma – focuses on cancer drug development; one promising compound, LP-184 offers hope to deliver a more effective treatment for advanced multi-drug resistance cancers of the prostate.
Orb Health – automatically syncs health data from the doctor to a patient’s wearable device so that the patient can own it; also, the data is presented in a way that the patient can better understand and act upon it, if appropriate.
Platform Orthopedic Solutions – uses 3D-scanning technologies along with proprietary anatomical modeling software to enable digital manufacturing of superior custom orthotics and orthopedic support devices.
Purewine – has developed a product based on nano-filtration technology called Puravino which removes the noxious headache-causing agents from wine, such as sulfite preservatives and histamines.
Sintact Medical Systems – invented the Sintact Film, which reduces surgical adhesions by forming a film barrier between surfaces in the body.
Silicone Arts Laboratories – manufactures a synthetic skin product to conceal deep scars and wrinkles.
Health Wildcatters is the first healthcare seed-accelerator in the Southwest. The graduating class of 2013 has gone on to raise in excess of $5M since last year. The mentor-driven program is committed to innovating healthcare through technology in order to improve quality of care and save patient lives. Health Wildcatters was co-founded by the Forbes Top 10, B2B focused technology accelerator Tech Wildcatters.