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Health Wildcatters Selects 10 Companies for 2015 Accelerator Program

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Healthcare startup accelerator grows portfolio with addition of third startup class

Health Wildcatters, a mentorship-driven healthcare seed accelerator, announced today the 10 companies selected to participate in the 2015 accelerator program. With the addition of these 10 healthcare startups, which comprise Health Wildcatters’ third class, the program’s portfolio totals 32 companies spanning the healthcare spectrum.

The 2015 class includes teams from around the country with startups in areas such as digital health, medical devices and telemedicine, among others, continuing the tradition of diversity in Health Wildcatters’ portfolio.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with this group,” said Hubert Zajicek, Health Wildcatters CEO. “All the companies demonstrated viable solutions to some of the biggest challenges in healthcare today—how to improve access, how to enhance education and prevention, how to leverage technology, to name a few. With our support, we feel this class can make huge strides in advancing these areas of healthcare, and we look forward to playing a role in that.”

The 10 companies selected for Health Wildcatters’ 2015 startup class include:

  • Codegi, automatic coding software for clinical notes and electronic health record (EHR) documentation;
  • Dynofit, a wireless smart electromyography system that helps people with stroke, traumatic brain injury and cerebral palsy gain control of their muscles;
  • DUALALMS, a system that delivers nebulized agents prior to laryngoscopic examinations to eliminate the common discomfort and complications that occur from the exam;
  • Exhale Healthcare Advocates, a company that helps consumers manage the business of their healthcare, described as “the H&R Block of healthcare”;
  • Flow MedTech, a company developing a patent-protected medical device to reduce the high risk of stroke in millions of atrial fibrillation patients;  
  • md Portal, a healthcare software company with an asynchronous telemedicine platform that allows patients to see a physician remotely using tailored questionnaires and photos;
  • Insight Optics, a company using mobile imaging technology to allow primary care physicians to record fundus examinations—a critical tool in preventative and diagnostic healthcare—and forward results to ophthalmologists for review;
  • Noninvasix, which developed a way to conduct accurate, noninvasive monitoring of fetal welfare during labor and delivery using optoacoustic technology;
  • Obaa, a company that is enabling primary care physicians to connect with specialists during patient encounters using Google Glass technology; and
  • Vidas Sanas, a Healthy Lives Platform that provides unique bilingual wellness solutions for employers and healthcare providers to engage their Latino populations into behavior change that transforms their health and wellbeing.

One unique trend in this year’s class is the number of women in the program. While the greater startup community has been criticized for the lack of women represented, that is not the case in Health Wildcatters. In fact, 50 percent of the startups in the accelerator this year are led by women.   

During the 12-week, intensive program, the startups receive access to office space, educational programming and a network of mentors not only in the healthcare field, but also in other areas of business. The program culminates in November with a “Pitch Day,” where startups pitch their companies to investors, as well as the Dallas community.

Ultimately, Health Wildcatters’ goal is to prepare each startup to raise funds following the program. Thus far, the accelerator has proven successful in doing so; the first two classes went on to raise nearly $5 million respectively within six months of the program.

For more information on Health Wildcatters or the 2015 startup class, visit healthwildcatters.com.  

About Health Wildcatters

Health Wildcatters, a mentorship-driven seed accelerator, is improving healthcare by supporting entrepreneurs and companies that are developing innovative solutions for the industry. Health Wildcatters’ 12-week program offers healthcare-focused startups in the early stages of funding an initial seed investment, as well as access to mentors, advisors, office space and strategic resources needed to help the startups grow. Based in Dallas, Health Wildcatters was founded in 2013 and is currently accelerating its third class of startups. For more information, visit healthwildcatters.com.

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