20 Startup Accelerators Impacting the Healthcare Industry

Startup accelerators are all about support. They gives budding companies a chance to succeed thanks to mentorship, networking opportunities, and plenty of capital. In the healthcare industry, those kinds of resources aren’t found easily, particularly by new entrepreneurs. However, there are a number of startup accelerators out there hoping to spur innovation in the one industry that could actually save your life.

If you’re interested in learning more about what kind of accelerators are out there, and what kind of healthcare technology they’re innovating, check out the list below and stare in awe of their entrepreneurial glory!

43North (Buffalo, NY)

This accelerator focuses on life sciences companies with categories for software, manufacturing, clean tech, and consumer products. Graduated companies include CleanSlate UV, Medical Conservation Devices, and Oncolinx.

BD BioVenture Center (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina)

This accelerator focuses on cell and tissue engineering, new diagnostic platforms, parenteral drug delivery, new medical device materials, new diabetes technologies, media for biologic therapies, cells, and tissues, cellular and in vitro diagnostics for chronic conditions and infectious diseases, materials and devices for therapeutic delivery., Graduated companies include Metabolon, Affinergy, and Synecor.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars (Los Angeles, CA)

This startup accelerator focuses on medical technologies, including hardware, software, devices, and services. Graduated companies include HomeHero, Deep 6 AI, and AppliedV.

Central New York Biotech Accelerator (Syracuse, NY)

This startup accelerator focuses on biotechnology and early-stage medical devices. Graduated startups include Rapid Cure Technologies, Advanced Oncotherapy, and BioSpherix.

Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation & Technology, Boston, MA

This accelerator focuses on medical technologies, trauma care, healthcare ecosystems, solutions for vulnerable coronary plaque, primary care, and pediatric devices. Graduated companies include PhotoniCare, Cerillo, and Bold Diagnostics.

Dreamit Health (New York, NY & Philadelphia, PA)

This startup accelerator focuses on medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health. Graduated companies include Synotrac, Wellth, and BrainCheck.

Healthbox (Chicago, IL)

Healthbox focuses on supporting early-stage healthcare companies. Graduated companies include SwipeSense, Admetsys, and Spinal Singularity.

Health Wildcatters (Dallas, TX)

This accelerator Medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceutical, and digital health. Graduated companies include Nexeon MedSystems, Noninvasix, and Oqulus.

HealthXL (Boston, MA and Dublin, Ireland)

HealthXL is primarily a digital health focused startup accelerator. Graduated companies include Lively, Stitch, and Zephyr Health.

InField Medical (Durham, NC)

This accelerator focuses on low to mid-tech medical device technologies targeting the 510(k) pathway to FDA clearance with a goal of revenue or exit in two years, according to the incubator’s website.

Insight Accelerator Labs (Chicago, IL)

This startup accelerator focuses on healthcare technologies with a physical component, according to the accelerator’s website. Graduated companies include Innoblative Designs, Output Medical, and Oriel Therapeutics (now part of Sandoz).

JLABS (New York, New York; San Diego, CA; Toronto, CAN)

In addition to having locations all over the world, this startup accelerator focuses on Medical device, pharmaceutical, digital health, and consumer health companies targeting the fields of neuroscience, cardiovascular and metabolism, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, and vaccines. Graduated companies include Allotrope Medical, CorInnova, and EvaHeart.

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (Lowell, MA)

This startup accelerator focuses on supporting medical device companies. Graduate startups include EternoGen Aesthetics, NuOrtho Surgical, and Diacoustic Medical Devices.

MassChallenge (Boston, MA)

This accelerator focuses on a variety of industries, including healthcare, medical devices, diagnostics, and life sciences. Graduate companies include Adhesys Medical, Neural Analytics, and BrainRobotics.

Matter (Chicago, IL)

This accelerator focuses on medical device, diagnostics, healthcare IT, and biopharma companies. Graduated companies include Adhereon, Endotronix, and EDGe Surgical.

Medtech Innovator (Los Angeles, CA)

This accelerator focuses on medical device, diagnostics, and digital health companies. Graduated companies include BeckerSmith Medical, Diagnostic Photonics, and MedAware.

New York Digital Health Accelerator (New York, New York)

This startup accelerator focuses on supporting digital health companies in growth stage. Graduating companies include eCaring, Somatix, and Noom.

Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation (Philadelphia, PA)

This accelerator focuses on companies that are improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. There has been a lot of Research coming out of the center’s Medical Device Accelerator Program, including a digital urimeter and a flexible meniscal biter.

StartUp Moonshot Health Academy (New York, New York)

This startup accelerator focuses on companies targeting access to care, curing disease, ending cancer, women’s health, children’s health, nutrition and fitness, brain health, mental health/well-being, and longevity. Graduated companies include Althea Health, WeaRobot, and Kinetxx.

tartX Med (Stanford, CA)

This accelerator focuses on supporting companies innovating medical devices and biotech. Companies must have a Stanford affiliation to be part of the accelerator. Graduating companies includeInnoVein, EpiBiome, and Sensely.

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