MassChallenge HealthTech

To support digital health startups, the City of Boston, MeHI, MACP, and MassChallenge established the digital health innovation hub MassChallenge HealthTech, formerly PULSE@MassChallenge. We believe that when entrepreneurs and the community come together to solve 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.  

Program Benefits

  • Every startup at MassChallenge HealthTech receives a partnership offer before the program through our matchmaking process
  • Free office space located in the Fenway neighborhood adjacent to the Longwood Medical Area
  • A community of experts, partners, and innovation enthusiasts
  • More than $250K in equity-free prizes
  • Structured Goals and Milestones project management process facilitated by MassChallenge HealthTech
  • Startups see measurable growth in revenue, funding, and employee size


Applications Open

10 September 2018

Application Launch Event

13 September 2018

Applications Close

15 October 2018

Startup Showcase

3 December 2018

Judging & Matchmaking

4 & 5 December 2018

2019 Orientation

14 January 2019

Applications for our 2019 cohort have been extended: Apply by October 15, 2018 at 12:00PM (noon) ET.

Our companies are hiring! Check out the latest openings here.

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2018 HealthTech Finalist
Pillo Health
Health and Wellness
2017 HealthTech Finalist
Healthcare IT
2014 Boston Gold Winner
Healthcare Delivery
2018 HealthTech Gold Winner
Folia Health, Inc.
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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.

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