Eight of the World’s Hottest Digital Health Start-ups Gather in Dublin for Health
Dublin, 25 February 2013 – Some of the world’s most innovative digital health start-ups have arrived in Dublin today to begin a three-month Startupbootcamp business acceleration programme – Health. Following a rigorous selection process in Dublin, London and Minneapolis, the eight winning teams have been handpicked from 250 applicants and chosen for their potential to bring disruptive technology to the global health market.
Travelling from countries as far afield as Australia, each team will be given access to more than 100 local and international mentors from organisations including GSK, IBM and Enterprise Ireland, who will be on hand to help the start-ups meet their business goals – from the initial launch of their products, through to the operations and sales stage. At the end of the three month period, each business will have the chance to pitch for funding at an investor day.
The eight winning teams are:
A suite of nutrition analysis tools that enable in depth diet analysis, meal plan creation and recipe analysis. www.nutritics.com
Sense of skin (Ireland)
A technology enabled program designed to help consumers with sensitive skin avoid unsuitable health and beauty products. http://www.senseofskin.com/
A tool designed to help nurses manage their day to day jobs using tablet devices. http://nursebuddy.fi/?page_id=2
A software solution that helps healthcare facilities automate their patient records management and process medical records electronically. http://www.claimsync.com/
A real-time decision support platform based on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. http://www.evinance.com/
Perk Health (United States)
A company that is inventing a Virtual Personal Trainer to help self insured firms save money on their healthcare costs. http://www.perkhealth.me/
A specialist in web based software solutions for mental health professionals and their clients. http://goact.com.au/technology
myMedScore (United States)
A cloud-based medical credit scoring and engagement platform which counters bad debt witnessed throughout the sector. http://www.mymedscore.com/
“Technology has an exciting role to play in the global health market right now. As a result, investors around the world are looking carefully at the next big innovations in this space.” Eoghan Jennings, Director at Health.
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Startupbootcamp (or “SBC”) is the European start-up accelerator with a mentor and alumni network from 30+ countries across the globe. The accelerator program offers start-ups a chance to get intense exposure over the course of three months to world class industry experts, who are also available as mentors. Bundled with seed investment, free co-working space and plenty of sponsor deals, start-ups typically boast years of results in only three months. At the end of the programme, start-ups pitch at Investor Demo Day and over fifty percent of the teams have gone on to receive additional funding. The programme currently runs quarterly during the year in Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam, Haifa and Dublin and only selects ten start-ups each cycle.
Health partnerships combine a wealth of health and tech experience from the companies supporting the innovative programme including; IBM, Cleveland Clinic, GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), PHS (Personal Health Solutions), Reckitt Benckiser, Silicon Valley Bank, Irish Medicines Board, Enterprise Ireland, Nesta, Byrne Wallace and BLG. The team aims to support start-ups with a global network of partners and mentors from the Tech and Health sectors.
For further information please contact:
Caroline Taylor – Axicom
+353 166 902 46