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10 Digital Health Incubators to Check out (US and Remote)

A list of the top digital healthcare incubator programs in the US or with a virtual option

By Derek Strauss (COO)
March 1, 2022
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In our last blog post, we showcased the Top 20 U.S. and Virtual accelerators that focus on digital health. Depending upon what stage your company is at or the resources you need, an incubator may be more appropriate.

We consider programs that either brand themselves as an incubator or those that don't have a "structured program" as such.

Let us know if you're a member of any of these programs, and if you think Tellescope could help you build out or scale your patient management workflows we'd love to chat. Reach out to inquiries@tellescope.com

If you're interested in joining the best digital health communities, to support your business, check out our previous blog post.

 

Incubators in Alphabetical Order:

25m Health

25m Health

Overview: A unique partnership between 25m Health and LifePoint Health to find and develop innovative solutions that make communities healthier. Working with 25m Health Together, they'll accelerate your idea into a scalable business through their proven process.

Typical Stage of Companies: Idea-Stage

Program Terms: N/A

Notable Program Companies: N/A, launched in 2022

 

1501 Health

1501 Health

Overview: A year-long incubation and investment program that provides early-stage companies with investment, expertise, and support from the mid-Atlantic region’s leading payer and community health system, Healthworx, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and LifeBridge Health.

Typical Stage of Companies: MVP / Prototype-Built, Pre-Seed, Seed

Program Terms: Up to $100k SAFE

Notable Program Companies: BabyLiveAdvice, Even Health, Live Chair Health, Pair Team, Wellset

Anthem

Anthem Digital Incubator

Overview: The Anthem Digital Incubator is an invitation-only initiative provideing resident companies with funding, unique growth and educational opportunities, as well as customized coaching for their innovative solutions. Through the work of ADI, Anthem is able to support high-potential digital healthcare companies and work to positively impact the health for humanity.

Typical Stage of Companies: N/A

Program Terms: N/A

Notable Program Companies: N/A

 

Elementa Labs

Elementa Labs By Mount Sinai Health System

Overview: Elementa Labs is a 12-week virtual incubator program powered by MSIP that helps position healthcare and biotechnology startups for the next stage in their development.  The program allows these entities to explore ways to strategically align their efforts with the Mount Sinai Health System and gain access to subject matter expertise in healthcare and science, allowing for a better understanding of their customers and the potential advancement of their core technology platforms.       

Typical Stage of Companies: Pre-seed  or Seed-stage  companies in the process of raising their next round of funding (Seed, Bridge or Series A)

Program Terms: Upon acceptance, Mount Sinai will receive a small SAFE in the company 

Notable Program Companies: avoMD

 

HITLAB

HITLAB

Overview: HITLAB helps healthcare startups, emerging companies, and established businesses with strategy, customized research, rapid scientific studies, user experience design, and more. For startups if you have an idea you’d like to see created they help entrepreneurs to develop industry-altering ideas and bring them to life. For  emerging healthcare technologies they test and verify their solutions through programs like Breakthrough. Lastly for established businesses, they provide strategy for user experience design, and help companies create healthcare solutions that last.

Typical Stage of Companies: Idea and Any Stage

Program Terms: N/A 

Notable Program Companies: Verbana

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MATTER Health

MATTER Health

Overview: MATTER is a global healthcare startup incubator, community nexus and corporate innovation accelerator headquartered in Chicago. Together, they've mobilized a community of entrepreneurs, industry innovators, scientists and clinicians committed to improving health and care for every patient.

Typical Stage of Companies: Stage Agnostic

Program Terms: Equity Free, $220 - $480 / mo membership

Notable Program Companies: Capsule, wayForward, Apervita, Now Pow, CareSignal, HUED

 

On Deck

On Deck Health Fellowship

Overview: Navigate the health tech ecosystem supported by intimate masterminds with trusted peers. Growing alone can be tough. The ODH community is a place for confidential, meaningful conversations. You’ll get invaluable support from a network of capable peers who understand the challenges you face and want to see you succeed in reaching your individual goals.

Typical Stage of Companies: Early-stage founders must first apply and get accepted to our accelerator programs, ODF and ODX. Once accepted, founders have open access to the ODH community and resources.  

Program Terms: $1500 for 6 months   

Notable Program Companies:  Pair Team, HumanFirst, Coa, HealthSherpa

 

Plug and Play Health

Plug and Play Health

Overview: Plug and Play Health is an open innovation platform that connects startups to corporations who want to disrupt the healthcare industry. They focus on digital health technologies that challenge clinical practices, improve data analytics, and enhance the patient journey across the continuum of care.

Typical Stage of Companies: Stage Agnostic

Program Terms: Equity Free

Notable Program Companies: Kit.com, Visana Health, Vessel, Hyfe

 

ScaleHealth

ScaleHealth

Overview: ScaleHealth is a health innovation ecosystem that accelerates the impact of health innovation on a global scale.

Typical Stage of Companies: Stage Agnostic

Program Terms: N/A

Notable Program Companies: Expy Health, Mahmee, Canary Health, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, JoyMD

 

S.O.L.V.E

S.O.L.V.E HealthTech Incubator

Overview: S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech is the nation’s first health equity accelerator. Led by public health, information technology, health systems, and communications experts, S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech possesses a strong track record of partnering with digital health companies to improve their reach, usability, effectiveness, and sustainability. S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech offers an opportunity to improve usability, boost user acquisition and retention, scale your business, build go-to-(Medicaid)-market strategies, and publish reports validating the impact of your model. 

Typical Stage of Companies: Companies at all phases of maturity are encouraged to apply

Program Terms: Equity Free, likely $10k - $50k for up to an 18-month partnership

Notable Program Companies: N/A, first year of program is 2022

 

StartUp Health

StartUp Health

Overview: StartUp Health has a unique model for investing designed to support entrepreneurs at any stage of growth (from a fast-scaling company that just raised a Series A round to two doctorpreneurs who are just getting started or undergoing tech transfer). They invest in Health Transformers from around the world (their portfolio spans 27 countries and six continents) and across any of their 12 Health Moonshots.

Typical Stage of Companies: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Program Terms: For Seed companies, their standard deal provides each team with a $200,000+ benefit package (which includes a $20,000 cash stipend) for an equity position of 2% using a post-money SAFE

Notable Program Companies: Hurdle, Gennev, Gabbi, Doctor.com, AdhereTech, Babyscripts, Cecila Health

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Originally published: March 1, 2022
Last updated: March 1, 2022