December 18, 2019 (Boston) - MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today announced that 27 digital health startups will join the 2020 MassChallenge HealthTech cohort. The 27 startups represent some of the world’s most innovative technologies to improve the overall patient experience and tackle some of healthcare’s massive challenges. MassChallenge HealthTech invites the community to meet the 2020 cohort at its Opening Night, a celebration of digital health’s best companies sponsored by JP Morgan, on January 16, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Drydock Hall in Boston, MA.
“Our applicants hailed from over 30 countries and our judging process proved to be incredibly competitive this year,” said Nick Dougherty, Managing Director of MassChallenge HealthTech. “The number of high-quality partnerships generated through matchmaking makes me extremely excited about what our entrepreneurs will accomplish with their Champion partners.”
After rigorous matchmaking, this year’s startup finalists received over 100 partnership offers from an impressive pool of institutions, providers, and payors looking to collaborate. Beginning in January, these industry organizations (MassChallenge HealthTech Champion Partners) will support their partner startups (the 27 MassChallenge HealthTech finalist cohort) throughout the program by facilitating key advisor introductions, pilots, research, and investment opportunities. Startups will also have access to tailored curriculum, co-working office space, industry experts and investors, and the opportunity to apply for need-based scholarships at zero cost and for zero equity. At the end of the program, startups will compete for over $200,000 in zero-equity cash prizes.
AARP, a MassChallenge HealthTech Champion partner, shares their excitement about the upcoming cohort. “We are excited about the 2020 cohort for the MassChallenge HealthTech program, and we are delighted to be a partner. We look forward to working with dynamic startups who are committed to improving the lives of people as they age and disrupting the status quo as it relates to healthcare,” said Jacqueline Baker, Director of Innovation Programming, AARP Innovation Labs.
To date, approximately 90 startups have participated in MassChallenge HealthTech’s annual program. They have raised more than $378M in funding, generated more than $52M in revenue, created over 1,200 jobs, and impacted millions of patient lives. More details on the 2019 program’s impact can be found here.
2020 MassChallenge HealthTech Cohort:
Byteflies is a Belgian health tech startup that offers B2B services to enable lean wearable health development.
Cutii – Careclever wishes to improve seniors’ daily lives through a robotic companion named Cutii.
Dock Health is a simple and powerful platform for secure task management, healthcare team collaboration & better patient care.
DynamiCare Health is a startup that focuses on monitoring and rewarding recovery from addiction.
EatWell addresses food security and diet-related chronic conditions by making healthy eating easy with our affordable, nutritious meal kits.
Eleos is building a SaaS platform that provides mental health therapists with actionable data to drive treatment outcomes and reduce costs.
New York, NY
Embleema lets patients with rare disease own and share their data to disintermediate real world evidence for clinical research.
San Francisco, CA
Health Note auto documents medical notes. We capture patient’s data prior to their visit from our platform and populate a structured note.
ianacare is an AI-powered, personalized and interactive gateway to all non-clinical layers of home care guidance and caregiving support.
InfiniTeach develops technology to change the lives of individuals with autism.
San Francisco, CA
Karuna connects high-need patients and care teams over everyday channels to maximize access, boost staff productivity, and improve health.
Knot is developing a platform featuring effortless case logging for healthcare workers.
Palo Alto, CA
Limbix creates digital therapeutics designed to treat the most common mental health disorders using mobile apps and VR.
Marigold Health is developing a platform that features text-based support groups and natural language processing to help patients with substance use conditions.
Forrest Hills, NY
MedFlyt is an innovative tech app that helps caregivers address better care coordination, chronic disease management, patient access, and home care.
Los Angeles, CA
Moving Analytics is developing Movn, a virtual cardiac rehab service for patients with cardiovascular disease.
Newport Beach, CA
NuEyes is a veteran-owned technology company pioneering the adoption of smart glasses in the healthcare market.
Ompractice is the leading online platform for live, interactive yoga and meditation classes that can be taken from anywhere.
Posh is a conversational AI platform company out of MIT that powers human-like bots to automate routine and enterprise communications tasks.
Sana Health is building a non-drug pain management platform to help reduce the opioid crisis.
New York, NY
Savvy Cooperative is the first and only patient-owned co-op that helps companies get the patient insights they need to build better innovations.
Tembo.Health is a telemedicine practice that provides patients in nursing homes with care in hard to access specialties like psychiatry and cardiology.
Think and Zoom is focused on creating a world where visual impairment no longer steals dreams or kills careers.
UDoTest is a B2B, at-home disease testing, SaaS platform for insurers and laboratories.
Vyasa specializes in the provision of highly scalable, deep learning, AI solutions and software for data analytics.
London, United Kingdom
Walk with Path works to improve mobility and reduce the risk of falls through wearables and analytics.
The Working Well mobile app helps uses with mental illness develop skills and establish routines that contribute to success at work.
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, our 2,344 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $5 billion in funding, generated more than $2.7 billion in revenue, and created more than 136,000 jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org
MassChallenge HealthTech Partners and Champions
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP), Vertex Pharmaceuticals, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at MassTech, AARP, Accenture, American Medical Association, Anthem Inc., Atrius Health, Becton Dickinson, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, First Republic Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, Goodwin Procter, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Humana, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, Massachusetts Department for Developmental Services, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, MassMutual, Microsoft, MITRE, Optum Ventures, OSF Healthcare System, Partners Healthcare Pivot Labs, Sanofi, SoftServe, Takeda, TechSpring at Baystate Health, WeHealth Digital Medicine