The IO Healthtech Pre-Accelerator (Pilot)
The IO Healthtech Pre-Accelerator Program (Pilot)
If you are thinking about developing a digital solution to improve a patient’s quality of life, you may have the makings of a Healthtech entrepreneur! Whether you are building a telemedicine solution for remote communities, someone who envisions a wireless medical device, or want to help follow a patient’s recovery through a mobile medical app, this program could be for you.
About the Program
Developed and facilitated by entrepreneurs with a proven track record in the Heathtech, industry experts and healthcare professionals, The IO Healthtech Pre-Accelerator (Pilot) combines the fundamentals of building a tech startup with the nuances unique to developing and marketing health products, including how to navigate institutional policies, hierarchical and administrator-driven systems, and complex regulatory requirements.
Digital Health Categories
This program will cater to the following Digital Health Categories:
Mobile health (mhealth)
Health information technology (IT)
Telehealth and telemedicine
Other HealthTech innovations
It has helped build some structure, discover insights that we didn’t know before… The entrepreneurial environment fuels my motivation every day. Being able to network, ask help at any time, and e to grow along the other companies is an invaluable experience.
This course far exceeded my expectations. It was the best $250 I spent this year. It is like a do-over for my business. I started it with an idea, but there is so much I didn’t know. Now I have a better plan. I only wish I had taken the class months ago. Donna was a superstar. I was simultaneously nervous of what she would say (as proof I was on the wrong track) but so eager to hear her insight. In all my years I’ve never seen someone who could both pick apart an idea, and then help you reconstruct it. It is masterful.
[The IO Pre-Accelerator Program has] Tremendously impacted our company. It has really helped us to narrow in our priorities and has helped to boost the credibility and visibility of our company. I have appreciated the balance of candid advice and encouragement we have received. Nurtured Life has learned so much. Thank you!
Meet the Cohorts
What You Get
- → Introduction to the Program & Founders Roundtable
- → Customer Discovery and Market Opportunity
- → Business Canvas
- → Regulatory Environment
- → Pricing, Distribution, Reimbursement & Procurement
- → Marketing & Positioning
- → Funding Fundamentals
- → Optimizing Operations & IP
The program will finish with a pitch contest to investors, academia, hospital executives, and industry experts. Outside of these sessions, founders will be invited meet with advisors one-on-one and participate in additional roundtable meetings with the experts.
Participants will be required to attend weekly half-day sessions, as well as additional one-to-one meetings with various experts and advisors. They will also be expected to commit time to work on different aspects of the business weekly during the program.