MassChallenge HealthTech

To support digital health startups, the City of Boston, MeHI, MACP, and MassChallenge established the digital health innovation hub MassChallenge HealthTech. At MassChallenge HealthTech, we work to accelerate high-impact digital health startups by forming partnerships with industry-leading Champions. Every startup at MassChallenge HealthTech receives at least one partnership through our matchmaking process (MCHT startups average over three partnerships each). Every startup then receives best-in-class training through our evidence-based accelerator program.

We believe that when entrepreneurs and the community come together to solve massive problems, we will accelerate innovation and transform healthcare. Our community comprises startups, Champions, business mentors, medical healthcare professionals, digital health enthusiasts, and people passionate about our shared mission of improving health through entrepreneurship.

View our 2020 Impact Report HERE.

Program Benefits

  • Every startup at MassChallenge HealthTech receives a partnership offer before the program through our matchmaking process
  • Structured Goals and Milestones project management process facilitated by MassChallenge HealthTech
  • Evidence-based curriculum that helps you become enterprise ready
  • A community of experts, partners, and innovation enthusiasts
  • Structured Goals and Milestones project management process facilitated by MassChallenge HealthTech
  • Startups see measurable growth in revenue, funding, and employee size


Applications Open

8 September 2020

Application Launch Event

10 September 2020

Applications Close

8 October 2020

Judging & Matchmaking

December 2020

Program Duration

January - June 2021


June 2021

The HealthTech Program Continues to Grow


Startups Accelerated


Funding Raised

How to Apply?

Learn more here!


Revenue Generated


Partnerships Generated

Are You a Future Partner?

Get in touch here!



About Our Community Initiatives

Women in Digital Health 

Launched in February 2018, the Women in Digital Health Initiative is focused on addressing the needs of women in the digital health community. By providing female entrepreneurs and innovation executives with relevant resources, content and a supportive community, we aim to help them develop the skills and confidence to be leaders in digital health. Learn more here.


A monthly events series, our HealthTechies events bring the healthcare and technology communities together for meaningful conversations, connections, and collaborations. 

The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator Program

The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator powered by Anthem, Inc. in partnership with MassChallenge HealthTech (MCHT) is the first of its kind program to match the world’s most talented entrepreneurs with a team of industry champions to redefine the future of health. For more information about our Fast Track to Scale Accelerator, click HERE!

Sign up for our newsletter HERE!

2020 HealthTech Finalist
Walk With Path
Medical Devices
2018 HealthTech Finalist
Moving Analytics
Healthcare IT
2020 HealthTech Finalist
Health and Wellness
2018 HealthTech Finalist
Pillo Health
Health and Wellness
case study thumb
Nick Dougherty
Managing Director
Nick Dougherty is the Managing Director of MassChallenge HealthTech. Nick began working in healthcare as a student at Boston University’s College of Engineering. Upon graduating he co-founded VerbalCare, a platform intended to help non-verbal patients communicate and, after completing a term at MassChallenge, the company was acquired by Medical Specialties Distributors in 2015.

HealthTech Partners

HealthTech, FinTech Diamond
HealthTech Diamond
HealthTech Diamond
HealthTech Diamond
HealthTech Diamond
HealthTech Platinum





Our mission is to equip bold entrepreneurs to disrupt the status quo and to create meaningful change.