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The Founder Institute, the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Health Tech program!

If you could use a structured process and a lifetime of support from Health Tech's top investors and entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the Health Tech Founder Institute today.

Since 2009, our highly-structured accelerator programs have helped entrepreneurs at the earliest stages grow quickly, know what to do next, and make connections with the largest community of startup advisors.

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then receive free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network, a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding. 

To celebrate the launch, the Founder Institute will host several free online startup events in Health Tech, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs:

  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 10:00am, Sep 27, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • The Data Behind Scaleup Success, with Startup Genome: 10:00am, Oct 04, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • How to Grow Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn as a Startup Founder: 10:00am, Oct 11, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • Build Your Brand on a Budget: The Founder’s Starter Pack: 10:00am, Oct 16, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • Venture Trailblazers, featuring Scott Belsky (Chief Strategy Officer & EVP, Adobe): 6:45am, Oct 17, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • Goal Setting for Startups – Intro to OKRs: 10:00am, Oct 18, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • Co-Founders Matchmaking: Online Networking Event: 10:00am, Oct 23, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • One-to-One with a Venture Builder : 10:00am, Oct 25, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • Unlock over $500K Monthly Sales with LinkedIn: A Proven Roadmap: 10:00am, Oct 30, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • Pitch Lounge: Practice Pitching Your Business Idea to Startup Experts: 10:00am, Nov 01, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • The Pitch Deck Toolbox: How to Influence Your Audience: 10:00am, Nov 06, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • 3 Things Investors Hate About Online Pitches: 10:00am, Nov 08, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • [Restricted] Head Start to Funding Lab Enrollment and Q&A Session (Online Event): 3:00pm, Nov 16, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):
  • How to Budget Your Next Round of Funding: 10:00am, Nov 20, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles):

The Health Tech program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Anadya Mahajan (Marketing Associate, InnovatorMD), Dominique Kim (Health Career Transformation Leader, U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health), FI Health, Lavinia Herbei, Nila Rafiq (MD, MBA, Inova Health System), Ruchi Sood (Program Manager, InnovatorMD), Suzy Engwall (VP, Early MedTech Development, Alira Health), Uli Chettipally (Founder & CEO, InnovatorMD).

In addition, some of Health Tech's top investors, entrepreneurs, and CEOs will be participating in the program, providing them with expert feedback and evaluation. The list of startup mentors for the Health Tech Founder Institute includes:

  • Abhiroop Gandhi: Principal, Advisory Services
  • Adam Schlifke: Digital Health Lead / Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford School of Medicine
  • AJ Shergill: Co-Founder, Januity
  • Alexey Kadet: Chief Business Officer, Gero
  • Annu Navani: Founder & CEO, Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center
  • Aviv Shalgi: CEO, Solar Simplified
  • Behrooz Behbod: Founder & CEO, The Entrepreneur's Doctor
  • Ben Huang: CEO, Astron Medtech
  • Bethany Hills Grois: Partner, DLA Piper
  • Blake Wehman: Founder & CEO, Remission Medical
  • Brad Larmie: Strategic Transformation & Innovation, Children's Minnesota
  • Brian Ferguson: Founder + CEO, Arena Labs
  • Britt Johnson: Operations Excellence Leader, Amazon
  • Carla Brenner: Venture Partner, Supernode Ventures
  • Charla Triplett: Managing Director, Suncoast Ventures
  • Chintan Oza: Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
  • Chris Foltz: Entrepreneur In Residence, Founder Institute + Responsible Solutions Ltd + IRG 100 CMO's & Change Agents
  • Chris Mc Carthy: Innovation and Design Leader, ILN Coaching & Consulting
  • Christian Behl: International Business Development, Cognition IP
  • Christopher K. Lee: Technology Strategy Director, Elevance Health
  • Chuan En (Ken) Lin: Managing Director, ABIES Asset Management
  • Coco Sellman: Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, Remarkable Ventures
  • Dennis Robbins: Principal, Dennis Robbins Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • D.J. Mogefors: Founder and CEO, Mogefors Consulting
  • Dominique Kim, MPH: Health and Healthcare Transformation Leader, InnovatorMD
  • Dr. Pallavi Singh: IP and Technology Lawyer and Consultant, Founder, Episteme Legal
  • Ella Li: Founder & CEO, H7 BioCapital
  • Eric Hsu: Corporate Attorney
  • Faye Sahai: General Founding Partner, Telosity Ventures
  • Fran Ayalasomayajula: CEO, RTL Innovation
  • Francois Nguyen: Chief Design Officer, frog
  • Gary Goldman: Founder, Global Health Impact Fund
  • Genevieve Le Marchal: Managing Partner, Suncoast Ventures
  • Ghayath Janoudi: Founding CEO, Loon Bio
  • Hamza Shaikh: Founder / CEO, Stabl
  • Hiren Patel: Angel Investor, board member, advisor, head of QA/RA, Multiple
  • I Lin Tsai: Co-Founder, Astron Medtech
  • Irina Kukuyeva PhD: Technical Due Diligence focused on AI, Kukuyeva Consulting
  • Israel Raz: Partner, Extera Partners
  • Jack Cochran: Retired CEO and Plastic Surgeon, Executive Advisor on Straegy and Leadership
  • Jason Scharf
  • Jason Novak: Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • JEFFREY CHAMPAGNE: Vice President, Business Development, Inertia Product Development
  • Jeni Chang: SVP Commercial Ops, Value Prop Shop
  • Jenn Knoop Koblick: VP, BoomerBaby
  • Jeramy Lund: Co-Founder, Rehabilitation Health
  • Ji Im: System Senior Director, Community and Population Health, CommonSpirit Health
  • John Shufeldt: Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Xcellerant Ventures
  • Johnny Lam: SVP, Business Development, ScaleHealth
  • Julie Sydor: Director, Product Marketing, Livongo/Teledoc Health (formerly)
  • Kan Lew, Esq.: Counsel, SSM
  • Ken Gordon: Co-founder and CEO, VALR
  • Kevin Yamazaki: CEO & Founder, Sidebench
  • Kevin Fairley: Healthcare Data Modeler and Terminologist, Freelance
  • Kris Mihalic: Tech Product Executive / Advisor, Abbott (fmr Samsung, BandPage, Zynga, Lumo BodyTech)
  • Lavinia Herbei: MD, MBA, InnovatorMD, JMMG
  • Lisa A Sherwin: VP, Technology Standardization, VillageMD
  • Mara Rada: CEO & Chief of Strategy, Feral (
  • Mark Wesson MPH, FACHE: Managing Director, VitaX Ventures
  • Mark Freeland: Chief Operating Officer, Give Virtual Care
  • Martina Truche: Healthcare Innovator , Space Medicine Enthusiast
  • Mercedes Bankston: Founder, Funderstar LTD
  • Mohan Iyer: General Partner, SOSV / IndieBio
  • Mu Zhou: Head of AI, SenseTime
  • Nardo Manaloto: Managing Partner, Qubits Ventures
  • Nila Rafiq, FI Health
  • Olu Ogunlela: Co-Founder & CEO, Liferithms
  • Prathamesh Prabhudesai: Co-Founder & CEO, safeBVM
  • Quinn Wang: CEO, Quadrant Eye
  • Rachel Ndungu: CEO, Biashara Africa
  • Rafael M Lopes, MBA, CPXP, CPHIMS: Founder & Chief Digital Health Strategist, Bold Digital Health
  • Robert Pruter: CRO, SPHER, Inc.
  • Russell Brand: CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
  • Sarah Odeh: Medical Affairs Strategist , SODEH Solutions
  • Scarlett Chen: Managing Partner , Verge Health Tech Fund
  • Shakthi Kumar: Dr, BHS Group
  • Sridhar Prathikanti: President, Future World Studios, inc
  • Steve Spring: Senior Business Development Manager , Cor Medical Ventures
  • Steven Colby: Partner, Rimon Law
  • Sushant Shankar: Co-Founder & CEO, HealthPals
  • Suzy Engwall: CEO and President, HealthTech Strategies, LLC
  • Tanu Jain: Startup Advisor, Self Employed
  • Taylor Mc Partland: CEO, ScaleHealth
  • Torrey Smith: Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
  • Trent Campbell: VP. Commercial Strategies, Axonics, Inc.
  • Uli Chettipally, MD: Founder, InnovatorMD
  • Veeraj Shah: Co-Founder & CEO, Vitalize
  • Viji Natarajan: Founder & CEO, LaPortaCare
  • Vipula Tailor: CEO, Sonix Medical Devices
  • Yan Chow: Global Healthcare Leader, Automation Anywhere

  • And many more to be announced.

Join us in Health Tech to build a great company in 2023. 

Apply to the Health Tech Founder Institute today, or learn more at  

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