There are so many reasons to join the MassChallenge HealthTech community. We spoke with our entrepreneurs and selected the top 5 reasons why they love our program.
1. Extensive match-making process between startups and Champions
Our previous cohorts agree, their strategic partnership between Champions and startups is the greatest value add. Our program centers around an extensive matchmaking process that connects startups with the strategic initiatives of your company and our Champions.
Throughout the partnership, you’ll have the opportunity to set goals and work towards solving various health challenges. To date, we arranged over 100+ startup-champion partnerships, and we look forward to building more connections in the future.
What are the challenges our Champions are interested in solving with you this year?
Check out the Reverse Pitches from several of our Champion partners and our complete list of 2019 challenges:
Access to care
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
Artificial intelligence/machine learning
Care team support
Chronic disease management
Clinical decision support
Clinical program participation
Cold chain manufacturing
Complex care management for multiple conditions
Congestive heart failure
End of life planning
Gaps in care
Health and fitness
Life transition management
Long term care
Medical cost management
Patient documentation support
Patient portal integration
Patient reported outcomes
Pediatric rare diseases
Population health management
Rare disease patient recruitment
Reducing hospitalizations and emergency department visits
Reducing administrative burden
Remote patient monitoring
Social determinants of health
Supply chain management
Virtual reality/augmented reality
2. Ability to work in free office space
If selected to join the 2019 cohort, we offer free office space for 6 months in the Boston Seaport area. In this space, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with our community of experts and valuable partners throughout the program. We only require one team representative engage in our program and work out of our space for three non-consecutive days of the month.
Our goal is to help your business grow, not weigh you down with unnecessary curriculum or requirements. We are here to help you hit your goals and milestones with your Champions!
3. Access to industry experts and programs
MassChallenge HealthTech provides you with access to our mentors and activities that extend beyond Boston. You will gain access and insights from various experts during our core program, helping you optimize your business development strategy, achieve success with your partnership goals, and address massive challenges.
We will also curate experiences for you to meet potential partners, investors, talent, and more. For example, our cohort experienced Startup Day led by the US Department of Health and Human Services, where they learned the ins and outs of working with the government and discussed ways to tackle various health challenges.
4. Access to a strong digital healthcare community
MassChallenge HealthTech is a digital health lab located in the second largest US startup funding hub. With access to the nation’s top hospitals, universities, companies, and growing digital health presence, Boston is a city with access to a community that works towards driving innovation to solve different health challenges. You will be hard pressed to access a more collaborative, mission-driven, and talented community.
5. Over $250K in rewards with no equity taken
MassChallenge HealthTech gives away over $250K in no-equity cash through our scholarships and prize money. At the beginning of the program, up to $50K will be distributed across teams on needs-based scholarships to support travel opportunities.
At the end of the program, $200K will be distributed to the program winners, which is determined by our expert panel of Final Judges. We also award $10K in cash prizes for the winners of “People’s Choice”, “Women in Digital Health”, and “Startup’s Choice” are also funded through donations and sponsorships.
Apply today and transform health!
To be eligible, you must be a healthtech startup that has less than $10M in revenue and less than $10M in funding. For us at MassChallenge HealthTech, solving health challenges requires collaboration and connectivity.
We can’t wait to match you with our amazing Champions and help you solve massive challenges!
Apply by October 12th, 2018 12pm ET to join the HealthTech community and take your digital health startup to the next level!