Techstars, Cedars-Sinai launch digital health accelerator in LA

Techstars & Cedars-Sinai

Techstars is launching a new accelerator program with Cedars-Sinai focused on transforming innovation in health and healthcare delivery. The two parties are now inviting digital health entrepreneurs to Los Angeles to create the “best new technology in the healthcare industry.”

The Techstars Healthcare Accelerator, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, will offer companies with pioneering ideas that improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health and healthcare delivery with access to a vast array of resources, including mentors from Cedars-Sinai and the Techstars’ network.

Cedars-Sinai is the largest nonprofit academic medical center in the western United States.The three-month program plans to accept 10 startups, each of which will be offered $120,000, along with mentorship and guidance from senior leadership at Cedars-Sinai and the Techstars network. The Accelerator will launch in March 2016.

This is Techstars’ second program in L.A. in addition to the hugely successful Disney program, it has run over the past two years. Techstars’ earlier partners include Mayo Clinic, Sprint and Nike.

Cedars-Sinai is the largest nonprofit academic medical center in the western United States; it’s known internationally for providing the highest-quality, most advanced patient care.