– UnitedHealthcare Accelerator powered by Techstars unveils 2019 class of 10 health tech startups focused on innovation in digital health and wellness.
– Final group of 10 was narrowed down from hundreds of startups from 33 different countries across the globe.
– Three-month accelerator will provide mentorship and access to capital to help iterate on their business models.
UnitedHealthcare Accelerator powered by Techstars, today announced inaugural 2019 class of ten health tech startups focused on developing new healthcare innovations in digital health and wellness that will make people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. Based in Minneapolis, the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars will address the intersection of lifestyle and health, evolve core health plan operations, and enrich the experience of patients and care providers across the broader health system.
UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Background
The three-month accelerator will offer the health tech startups with hands-on mentorship, access to capital ($120k) and collaboration to iterate on their business models. The program will culminate in a Demo Day, at which each of the 10 companies will pitch its accelerated business model to an audience of venture capitalists, corporate innovation leaders, and industry experts. Demo Day will facilitate venture investment in the companies and interest in broadening and energizing the entrepreneurial community within the health care field.
“Our founding class of 10 companies is focused on using technology to improve access to care, quality of care, cost of care and gaps in care. Combining technical innovation, clinical expertise and evidence-based guidance from UnitedHealthcare with entrepreneurial expertise from Techstars will enable these 10 startups to create a ripple throughout the modern healthcare ecosystem,” said Matt Miller, Managing Director of the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars in the announcement.
UnitedHealthcare Accelerator 2019 Inaugural Class
The UnitedHealthcare Accelerator started from input from key UnitedHealth executives on the pressing issues in healthcare and interviewed hundreds of startups from 33 different countries. After conducting extensive interviews, the list was narrowed down to a final group of 10 startups. From digital therapeutics to a smart walker for seniors and AI-diagnostic tools, here is a look at the inaugural 2019 class of 10 startups for the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator powered by Techstars: