Startupbootcamp Selects Ten Companies for its Digital Health Innovation Program in Miami
Miami, August 1 2016 — Startupbootcamp, Europe’s leading business accelerator, today announced the ten teams that will join its inaugural Miami-based digital health program, which focuses on supporting and scaling startup companies working to transform healthcare and eradicate healthcare disparities from Miami.
Teams were chosen from among hundreds of applicants from over 40 countries. A diverse range of solutions – from pre-natal remote monitoring to Latin America’s largest telehealth provider – were selected. The program will begin September 6 and culminate with a Demo Day December 1.
The chosen companies are matched with an international network of healthcare customers to accelerate sales and given access to a network of top-tier venture investors to raise seed and Series A financing to scale their business. Each company is provided with mentoring from more than 100 healthcare entrepreneurs, providers, insurers, influencers and investors and receives six months of free co-working office space, seed funding, in-kind services from partners such as Google, PayPal and Amazon Web Services and access to Startupbootcamp’s global network and alumni growth program.
“We are proud that our inaugural class includes a diversity of founders, product category, stage and geography. We focused our selection on later stage companies with real revenue and traction poised to scale across our network of healthcare customers. We are hopeful that Miami will soon become recognized as a global hub for healthcare innovation,” said Christian Seale, Founder and Managing Director, Startupbootcamp in Miami.
Six of the companies that were chosen have completed seed funding rounds, raising significant venture investments, and four include early stage startups that have completed an initial round of fundraising. They include:
Babyscripts (US) – The first mobile, clinical solution to seamlessly provide remote monitoring of an OB’s patient population in-between visits.
CareAngel (US) – Care Angel has developed ANGEL, the world’s first Artificially Intelligent Caregiver providing device-free care management and telemonitoring via telephone.
MediConecta (Venezuela) – The largest telehealth provider in Latin America. Currently operating in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile and expanding to the US.
QoC Health (Canada) – QoC Health helps health organizations take their digital health ideas to scale / commercialization with its patient-centered technology platform.
TruClinic (US) – A modular cloud-based telemedicine platform that combines video collaboration with clinical workflow management solutions to help healthcare providers better serve their patients.
VoiceITT (Israel) – A voice-translation technology platform for people with speech disability; compiling a proprietary sound bank of unintelligible speech for research purposes.
Aces Health (US) – The first end-to-end clinical trial management app for patients and researchers.
Overl.ai (US) – A healthcare automation intelligence company that makes it easy for providers to control the apps and web services they use to deliver care and communicate with patients.
Keep Livin (US) – A patient engagement platform with a mission to eradicate health disparities that adversely impact racial/ethnic communities.
LineHealth (Portugal) – A hardware company helping you to take the right pill at the right time, leading to a longer and healthier life.
The ten companies have raised $13.85 million and are valued at over $48 million collectively.
In addition to the ten startups of this year’s cohort, Startupbootcamp is also welcoming two Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) to build their business alongside the inaugural cohort. The EIRs are featured below.
Carevoyance (US) – A data analytics platform that helps medical device companies expand their market.
Personomics (US) – A healthcare company founded by Jordan Kavana to revolutionize consumer driven wellness by providing health, diet, beauty and lifestyle solutions based on your DNA.
Teams were invited to attend Startupbootcamp’s Selection Days, where 15 finalists were evaluated by executives from the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, University of Miami Health System, Jackson Health System, Memorial Healthcare System, Aetna, Abbvie, Univision, Microsoft, GE Healthcare and top-tier healthcare investors. Following an intense, two-day selection process, the ten teams were invited to join the 2016 cohort.
Startupbootcamp Miami launched its operations in late 2015 with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and diverse group of founding partners including Microsoft’s BizSpark Program; Miro Ventures LLC; Nicklaus Children’s Hospital; and Univision; as well as, Maurice R. Ferré (M.D.), executive chairman of Insightec and co-founder of MAKO Surgical; and Michael Simkins, president and CEO of Innovate Development Group, which is leading the Miami Innovation District project.
“Startupbootcamp has really brought to life the technology startup scene in Miami. By focusing on health it is really building out the ecosystem for innovation. We hope to see the next major healthcare players originate in Miami,” said Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
“With the selection of the teams, the work of Startupbootcamp in Miami can begin. We look forward to seeing how the program’s model, previously successful in Europe, will bring new energy and talent to Miami’s innovation ecosystem and provide a fresh avenue for startups to grow and thrive in our city,” said Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation program director for Miami.
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Startupbootcamp launched in Miami late 2015. It is part of a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators currently active in 13 other cities across the United States, Europe and Asia, with other cities and vertical programs to soon be announced. Since 2010, it has helped more than 325 startups grow and scale their businesses through an intense accelerator program, including mentorship, funding, and access to a global network of investors; 80 percent of these companies are still active.
Startupbootcamp’s program in Miami is focused on digital health, offering startups access to world-class healthcare expertise. Along with a mentor and alumni network from across the globe, it connects its companies with leading hospital systems, insurers, investors and influencers to accelerate their businesses. The program also focuses on companies that can help to eradicate healthcare disparities, in order to ensure that people of all backgrounds and income levels can benefit from healthcare innovations.
Startupbootcamp Expands To U.S. – Launches Digital Health
Europe’s Largest Accelerator Announces Its First U.S Program In Miami
Startupbootcamp Digital Health Backed By John S. and James L. Knight Foundation With $2 million Investment To Help Eradicate Health Disparities
London, 2 November 2015 – Startupbootcamp, a global family of industry – focused accelerators, has today announced the launch of its first accelerator programs in North America, Startupbootcamp Digital Health.
The Miami-based, Startupbootcamp Digital Health will focus on accelerating early-stage companies in the areas of digital health and will utilize Miami’s reputation as a centre for healthcare and life sciences to scale startups working on health-tech solutions.
With a $2 million investment from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the program aims to help eradicate health disparities by attracting and scaling innovative startups working on digital solutions that could democratize access to health care. Support for Startupbootcamp is part of Knight Foundation’s efforts to invest in Miami’s emerging innovators and entrepreneurs as a tool to build community, while fostering talent and expanding economic opportunity. Over the past three years, Knight has made more than 100 investments in entrepreneurship in South Florida.
“By bringing Startupbootcamp to Miami we intend to create a foundation for a robust accelerator and mentorship base, which is so crucial to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Christian Seale, Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Digital Health. “Around the world, emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems have benefited from building ties to rising local industries. We see an immense opportunity to make Miami into a top health-tech destination globally and leverage the city’s diversity to build and scale solutions to help in the eradication of health disparities.”
Startupbootcamp’s proven model for igniting entrepreneurial ecosystems will help attract world-class talent to Miami and cultivate our growing community of local innovators, providing them with the resources they need to succeed,” said Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation program director for Miami. “The accelerator’s Miami program will support Knight’s larger effort to invest in our city’s emerging innovators and entrepreneurs as a way to build community.”
Startupbootcamp has 11 accelerator programs running in Europe and Asia, making the launch of a new program in the U.S. a landmark move for Startupbootcamp’s increasing global presence in cities with a strong entrepreneurial activity.
According to Andy Shannon, Head of Startupbootcamp Global, the expansion to the U.S. was inevitable and long-time coming.
Shannon said: “We’ve seen enormous interest in expanding Startupbootcamp in 2015 and the launch of an industry-focused program in the U.S., is an achievement we’re extremely proud off.”
After successfully expanding to Asia earlier this year, it was only a matter of time for Startupbootcamp to launch programs in North America, and truly become the global accelerator for the most ambitious startups.”
Startupbootcamp Digital Health will select 10 startup teams will get $20K in seed funding, free office space, mentoring from industry specialists, introductions to investors as well as access to the global partner technologies.
Founded in 2010 in Copenhagen, Startupbootcamp has accelerated 290 startups which have raised more than €100 million in funding and created in excess of 1000 jobs around the world.
Startupbootcamp Digital Health is now open for applications and startups from around the world are encouraged to apply.
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