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MassChallenge HealthTech announces 2019 cohort

The cohort was selected by a pool of institutions, providers, and payors looking to form partnerships and solve challenges with digital health startups.

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MassChallenge HealthTech announces 2019 cohort

MassChallenge, which is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, announced that 30 digital health startups will join the 2019 MassChallenge HealthTech cohort. MassChallenge HealthTech invites the community to meet the 2019 cohort at its Opening Night event on January 17, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Drydock Hall.

“This was our strongest application pool to date,” Nick Dougherty, Managing Director of MassChallenge HealthTech, said in a statement. “We feel confident that these startups are going to accomplish amazing things with their Champion partners.”

This year’s cohort was selected by an impressive pool of institutions, providers, and payors looking to form unique partnerships and solve challenges with digital health startups. Beginning in January, these organizations will support their partner startups throughout the program by facilitating key advisor introductions, pilots, research, and investment opportunities. Startups will also have access to a tailored curriculum, co-working office space, and the opportunity to apply for need-based scholarships at all zero cost and for zero equity. At the end of the program, startups will compete for over $200,000 in zero-equity cash prizes.

The 2019 health tech cohort includes

CompanyLocationDescription
1upHealthBoston, MAPatient data aggregation platform for app developers, providers, and patients
Alavita HealthPikesville, MDSingle device that performs rapid medical assessment of more than 10 health parameters and real-time triaging in less than a minute
BonboutonNew York, NYPreventative diabetic healthcare platform
Buoy HealthBoston, MAAI chat bot that has been clinically trained to converse with people, similar to physician-patient interactions
Care AngelMiami Beach, FLA next-generation AI and voice-enabled virtual nurse assistant platform to engage, manage, and monitor patient health
CombinosticsTampere, FinlandProvide AI-based clinical decision support in neurology, enabling physicians to detect disease early and to predict progression
DynamiCare HealthBoston, MAMonitoring and rewarding recovery from addiction
EpihunterHasset, BelgiumBuilds digital solutions to track, manage, and decrease daily life impact of epilepsy and provide data to user, doctor, and others
Frame HealthLos Angeles, CACreated the ability to predict which patients will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days and interpret their patient's HCAHPS score before care is given
Gain LifeBoston, MAHelps individuals change the behaviors that hold them back from the life they want
GoGoGrandparentMountain View, CA Help older adults use on-demand transportation companies without needing a smartphone
GYANTSan Francisco, CA Leads patients from their symptom to the right care and treatment by using AI for a symptom pursuit and human providers for diagnosis
GyroGearLondon, United KingdomDevelops intelligent wearables to stabilize hand tremors in Parkinson's disease and essential tremors
LighterCambridge, MANutrition platform that translates the advice of leading experts into actionable meal plans for the people they inspire
Lumme IncAmherst, MAWorks to reduce annual corporate spending that goes into smoking cessation
Marigold HealthBaltimore, MDMobile app for anonymous text-based group psychotherapy
Neteera TechnologiesJerusalem, IsraelDeveloped a novel sensor technology which passively and remotely detects human vital signals
Pixm, Inc.Waltham, MADevelops AI technology that uses visual recognition to detect zero-day phishing attacks
PumpspottingEliot, MESocial app and global community connecting breastfeeding women over milk, motherhood, and the best places to nurse and pump
Radial AnalyticsMaynard, MAHealthcare decision science company helping hospital systems boost performance
Sensio AIRBeirut, LebanonMonitors, predicts, and prevents asthma and allergy symptoms by collecting data on the outside air
SequegenicsAtlanta, GACloud platform that can produce low-cost, high-resolution human genome sequencing
SIGNUMBrookline, MADigital platform focused on informed consent
The MightyBurbank, CAEmpowers and connects millions of patients through shared health experiences
TwistleDallas, TXWorks to improve clinicans' diagnosis rates and improve patient engagement
Valera HealthBrooklyn, NYRevolutionizes mental health delivery via digital technology and data science
Veta HealthBrooklyn, NYConnects clinicians and patients outside traditional care settings
VoiceittTel Aviv, IsraelTranslates unintelligible sounds of people with speech disabilities into clear speech in real time
WelnysJersey City, NJMakes workplace wellness easy
Zakipoint HealthSomerville, MAUses predictive analytics and integrated solutions to clarify employers' healthcare spend

To date, the 60 startups who participated in MassChallenge HealthTech have raised more than $145M in funding, generated more than $34M in revenue, created over 700 jobs, and impacted millions of patient lives.

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