This collaboration marks the first time a leading health insurer and a leading health care provider have come together to offer entrepreneurs the resources they need to capitalize on emerging health care opportunities.
The accelerator is named
The accelerator will give each selected company a stipend of up to
"We are deeply committed to translating strategies from discovery to application in clinical practice," stated
With DreamIt's unparalleled network of mentors and its proven curriculum that guides the growth of young technology companies, participants in the accelerator will have the opportunity to rapidly build out their products and services using claims and clinical data as well as other resources. By acquiring potential customer validation, participating companies will be able to accelerate their progress toward raising capital and launching to a broader marketplace. DreamIt has launched 80 companies over the past four years (15 more in
The accelerator encourages applications from companies nationwide that take a broad view of working across the health care industry, including health insurers, physicians, hospitals, and others in the health care industry, to apply technology to the challenges of proactively keeping people healthy, as well as providing more effective and affordable interventions when people get sick. The accelerator seeks applicants nationwide that "think big" and want to take advantage of the resources that come with this unique collaboration among a health insurer, a health system, and DreamIt.