The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator http://sprintaccel.com powered by Techstars is expanding its network of health system collaborators and will offer mentorship and possible opportunities for clinical validation or pilot programs.
As announced by Sprint www.sprint.com and Techstars www.techstars.com, Mercy Research & Development www.mercymd.com and Johns Hopkins www.jhu.edu are the two most recent additions to the health systems network. They are joining the University of Kansas Medical Center www.kumc.edu and Providence Health & Services www.providence.org at the network.
The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator is a three month immersive, mentor-driven program for startups. Ten new participating companies announced on March 9, 2015 will relocate to Kansas City for the duration of the program to build and strengthen their businesses. Each company will receive up to $120,000 in funding.
“We have the advantage of experience from the inaugural program in 2014, plus new healthcare system collaborators and mentors to make the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator even stronger,” said Kevin McGinnis, Vice President of Pinsight Media+ powered by Sprint. “Our team is ready to dive into our second accelerator program with our ten new mobile health companies.”
The ten new companies in the 2015 Class of the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator address a wide range of mobile health solutions. Nine out the tem companies are consumer related, and the tenth is a device to be used in situations requiring mobile medical attention. Six of the teams offer a piece of hardware as part of their solution but only one will require FDA approval.
The 2015 Class of the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, Powered by Techstars as announced include:
- Alcohoot, a police grade personal breathalyzer that leverages mobile technology
- HealthID Profile, a mobile platform that assigns unique Health ID codes via a card or wristband
- Hydrate, a unique smart water bottle that syncs to your phone
- iDoc24, enables expert dermatology consultations via a mobile device
- Jolt, provides wearable multi-sport head impact sensors
- Ovatemp, a mobile app and thermometer enabling women to take control of their fertility
- Oxie, a smart wearable air purifier enabling users to breathe clean air and receive real-time air quality information
- Rex Pet Health, enables owners to schedule appointments for their pets
- Social Code, an online support community to improve health via social connections
- Triomi, developing a portable 12-lead EKG to use in emergencies