Boston, MA (March 20, 2023) – MassChallenge, the global network for innovators, today announces 37 startups invited to participate in its 2023 HealthTech cohort. Meet the MassChallenge HealthTech 2023 cohort here.
“This year, perhaps more than any other, may be the most consequential for healthcare. As we emerge from a global pandemic to a newly established normal coupled with technological advances like AI, predictive analytics, digital therapeutics and bioprinting to name just a few, healthcare has never looked so innovative. With all that said, we were thrilled to receive more than 200 applications and are very bullish on the 37 selected,” said Hope Hopkins, Head of Acceleration for the US at MassChallenge.
The 7th annual MassChallenge HealthTech program is a concentrated 8-week Sprint format featuring a proven, founders-first curriculum. Offering a wide span of key industry perspectives, warm introductions to healthcare partners and an insider’s look into the funding landscape, startups will be integrated into the healthcare ecosystem through the support of impact-driven enterprise partners. Through this condensed sprint model, and with MITRE’s additional Medicare and Medicaid curriculum; MassChallenge unites healthcare leaders and startups to implement high-impact solutions, making the most efficient use of founders’ precious time, focus, and energy.
“As a Challenge Partner, Point32Health finds tremendous value in the connections and collaborations MassChallenge HealthTech brings to our organization” said Kate Wallis, Vice President of Clinical Innovation at Point32Health. “Through their efforts, we can develop deep relationships with the innovation community and further strengthen our commitment to healthcare innovation that ultimately benefits our members.”
This year’s HealthTech cohort will also benefit from a Medicare and Medicaid curriculum offered by MITRE, a not-for-profit technology company and longstanding MassChallenge partner, that works across government and in partnership with industry and academia. Through its Bridging Innovation program, experts from MITRE will mentor and provide technical assistance to founders and seek to identify and foster innovation that could benefit the missions of federal agencies.
“Mentoring and lowering barriers for startups with novel solutions is at the heart of our Bridging Innovation program,” said Russ Graves, director of Bridging Innovation at MITRE. “The next game-changing solution to a healthcare challenge can come from anywhere, and MassChallenge provides a tremendous platform to help those ideas and technologies mature. We can’t wait to get engaged with this year’s HealthTech cohort, partners, and collaborators.”
MassChallenge Healthtech Partners and Collaborators
Lyda Hill, Accenture, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, City of Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, MassMutual, MITRE, Point32 Health, American Medical Association, Laika, Theras, Vertex, Zendesk
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