Accelerators help digital health entrepreneurs start up and build their innovations by providing capital, guidance, and business support.
Greenhouse Effect: How Accelerators Are Seeding Digital Health Innovation (1.1 MB)
Infographic: Five Opportunities to Maximize the Value of Health Accelerators (613 K)
Health accelerators are programs that help entrepreneurs speed the launch and growth of health technology companies by providing capital, strategic guidance, and business support.
A wave of health accelerators emerged in 2011 in response to a proliferation of start-ups that sought to apply technology solutions to some of the biggest challenges in health care. Since then these programs, and the start-ups they work with, have created new businesses, captured investor interest, and shown signs of progress. This report looks at the rise of accelerators, also known as incubators, and examines the challenges for the model in health care, including:
In navigating these challenges, program leaders, sponsors, and health technology start-ups should consider five key opportunities to maximize the value of health accelerators:
The complete report is available as a Document Download.
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