About the Accelerator
Startupbootcamp Digital Health Chengdu is Startupbootcamp’s first China-based program dedicated to supporting and scaling 10 digital health startups.
Located in Chengdu, we are bringing our proven digital health focused program, in partnership with Thinkzone, to accelerate digital health startups as they develop solutions which increase access to quality of care, bridge the gap in the health care delivery system and reduce local medical costs.
We choose to base our first China-based program in Chengdu, as it is one of the fastest developing innovation centers in China. With a fast growing middle class and supporting policies for healthcare innovation, Chengdu is an ideal location for entrepreneurs to pilot digital solutions and scale it nationally and internationally.
Healthcare is a restricted and complex sector in China, which limits the speed at which entrepreneurs can scale. Entering into China’s hospital sector requires an understanding of the regulatory and political landscape and a strong network of medical professionals.
In partnership with the Chinese partner Thinkzone, a well-known player in science and technology in China with strong government connections, the program offers digital health entrepreneurs a faster route into the market.
Startupbootcamp China and its underlying programs will be led by Steven Tong, Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Asia, who had been serving as the Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Fintech Singapore for the past 2 years. Steven brings more than 18 years of experience in government, private sector and venture capital working with startups scaling their businesses.
Assisting Steven in the running of the Chengdu program will be Christina Pamela Christiansen as the Program Director. Christina has over 10 years of experience in business development, Chinese public management and lean startup processes. Passionate about growing entrepreneurs and improving the health services for Chinese people, she drives our hunt for China’s finest Digital Health startups.
How we define Digital Health?
Digital health is the convergence of medical knowledge with technology. Digital health improves our health and makes it possible for us to live better through personalized and precise solutions, while improving access to health care delivery and increasing the level of health services. If your startup is combining health and technology in one of the areas below, we welcome you to one of our FastTrack events to explore your product/service further together with our 100+ mentors for the industry.
Key Focus Areas
Digital Medical devices
Gaming for Behavior Change
Diagnostics and Genomics
Articial Intelligence for Healthcare
May 10 - 12
What's the Deal?
An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.
Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology, to product development and fundraising
Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries
Over 100 carefully selected mentors from the Digital Health industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic co-working space for the duration of the 3-month program
RMB 100K cash per team to cover living expenses during the program
Perks & Discounts
More than RMB 1m+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Google, Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others
Alumni Growth Program
Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions
Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Digital Health conferences and events
Meet the most active VCs and Angel investors in Digital Health from China and around the world
A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees