Startupbootcamp, a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators, has today announced the 10 startups that will join its Berlin-based Digital Health program. The accelerate program that starts on November 7th, will witness diverse range of teams covering various business topics – from behavior change programs to women’s health and artificial intelligence.
Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin is a dedicated accelerator for digital health startups. The accelerator received 516 applications from 60 countries. After reviewing 197 completed applications, the successful startups were chosen during an intense two-day selection process.
In total, 21 finalists were invited to attend the Startupbootcamp Digital Health Selection Days on 29th-30th September in Berlin and pitch to 70 program mentors and corporate partners including arvato CRM Healthcare, Deutsche Apotheker -und Ärtzebank (apoBank), Munich Health, Philips and Sanofi in Germany.
The mentors include a wide range of industry experts, healthcare entrepreneurs and investors. In its first cycle, Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin focusses on behavior change, Platform-as-a-service, women’s health and mental health, artificial intelligence, big data and diagnosis. The digital health startups will benefit from extensive mentorship from 100+ entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate partners.
In addition to six months of free coworking space based in Berlin, the startups will each receive €15,000 seed funding, perks and special offers worth over €400,000. The three-month program will conclude with Demo Day, wherein startups will be seen pitching to more than 150 investors.
Here are the ten winning teams selected for the 2016 cohort:
FetView, Czech Republic: Evidence based decisions for physicians in female and fetal healthcare. The system supporting physicians analyzes medical images with Big Data and machine learning.
YuScale, Germany: Determines the carbohydrates and other nutritions of ready to eat meals which is the daily pain point for diabetics.
iRewardHealth, USA: An evidence-based incentive program motivating healthy behavior change through an adaptive reward system adjusting to user’s level of engagement.
Memoria, Israel: A location-based platform aimed at guiding, assisting and monitoring Alzheimer’s patients throughout their daily routines.
MediLad, Germany: A virtual health assistant (AI) that provides curated content in women’s health and Sexual Transmitted Diseased (STIs) through instant messaging platforms.
Paralign, USA: A thought and mood tracker with combined AIs that help users identify recurring thought patterns, creating support communities, building an on-demand marketplace for mental health.
Innovitas Vitae, Italy: A diagnostic biomarker screening to detect temporary infertility in women and a food supplement as an effective approach for female infertility care.
Coronect, Germany: A unique medical device which sends cardiovascular vital signs directly to the cloud for physicians to analyze anywhere, anytime.
FindAir, Poland: A unique smart inhaler for people suffering from asthma that tracks all valuable geo-location based data that can help to prevent an asthma episode, reduce the needed medication dosage and teach users about the triggers.
Dermtest, Estonia: A Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS) that helps people to get fast access to skin-cancer early detection services at the nearest GP’s practice.
Juliane Zielonka, MD of Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin said,
We are excited to welcome the aspiring entrepreneurs from all over the world to take part in the final selection round for the Startupbootcamp Digital Health accelerator program. From behavior change programs tackling depression, obesity, chronic disease to Big Data in Diagnostics and Genomics up to AI in clinical decision support, patient stratification, the selected startups are committed to transform healthcare for best possible outcomes using smart technology. It’s our mission to do our best to support them in their economical growth.
Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp runs 14 programs in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Rome, Istanbul, London, Miami, New York, Singapore, with a mentor and alumni network in over 30 countries. More than 300 startups have been accelerated by Startupbootcamp, of which 72% have received funding.