It is more clear than ever that health systems lack transparency, trust, and meaningful improvement to provide access and quality to all.
It is more clear than ever that the effect of public health challenges are felt most among people of color, indigenous, rural, LGBTQ and so many other underserved communities.
It is more clear than ever that now is the time to accelerate public health innovation through entrepreneurship to bring power to the people.
The Accelerator is an 8-week program that transforms early-stage ideas and prototypes into market ready ventures with public health impact. Venture teams are brought into a collaborative community of mentors, speakers, and peers who support each others development. All online. At no cost.
7 early stage startups each virtually presented their solutions on July 28th, 2022 to a public audience of entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, and more in a 5-minute pitch with a 7-minute Q&A. Judges from across sectors ranked the ventures and announced the top 3 for monetary awards. All ventures are for-profit and have backgrounds in public health, science and engineering, tech development, business, and more.
Co-Creating with the Community
Start Date: 6.8.22
Human-Centered Design & Prototyping
Public Health Evaluation Planning
Market Research & Financial Forecasting
We are passionate about cultivating entrepreneurs and connecting innovation opportunities and resources in underserved communities that can most benefit from innovation. Technology, systems innovations, and new business models focused on the social and environmental determinants of health and tailored to community needs are necessary for achieving ambitious public health goals and narrowing health disparities. We believe in a trans-disciplinary approach to public health innovation by bringing entrepreneurs together with mentors, public health experts, systems change experts, tech partners, investors and researchers from a wide range of fields who are dedicated to helping communities transform ideas into reality.
Participating ventures come from any sector and produce public health impact. Venture teams can be a nonprofit, for-profit or social ventures. Teams are made up of all backgrounds and disciplines. Ventures do not have to be in the health sector or be made up of health professionals to qualify. Whether participants are scientists, lawyers, marketers, engineers, artists, students or teachers, they all become public health entrepreneurs through this accelerator.