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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:

  • How to Turn your Value Proposition into Product Market Fit : 10:00am, Jun 24, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348348
  • Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession
  • How to Remove Bias from Your Startup Investment Decisions, with Loyal VC: 9:00am, Jun 25, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/350108
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 10:00am, Jun 26, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348347
  • Venture Trailblazers, featuring Mike Maples Jr (Founding Partner at Floodgate): 9:00am, Jun 27, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/351583
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 5:00pm, Jul 01, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348454
  • How Founders Beat Anxiety for Peak Performance : 10:00am, Jul 03, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348453
  • How to Acquire your First 100 B2C Customers: 10:00am, Jul 08, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348452
  • How to Launch your MVP with No-Code: A Bubble Workshop: 10:00am, Jul 10, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/352128
  • Adam Robinson’s Path to Bootstrapping Success: From Idea to $22 Million Revenue: 9:00am, Jul 12, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348741
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 5:00pm, Jul 15, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348451
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 10:00am, Jul 17, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348450
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 5:00pm, Jul 22, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348449
  • How to Build a Personal Brand: The Startup Founders Guide to Thought Leadership: 10:00am, Jul 24, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348448
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas : 10:00am, Jul 29, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/348447
  • Venture Trailblazers, featuring Warren Packard (Operating Partner at AI Fund): 9:00am, Aug 22, 2024 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/351710

The Health Tech program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Dominique Kim (Health Career Transformation Leader, U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health), FI Health.

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
  • AJ Shergill: Co-Founder, Januity
  • Alan Young: Strategic Advisor, BellSant
  • Alexey Kadet: Chief Business Officer, Gero
  • Andrew Broderick: Project Co-Director, San Francisco Tech Council
  • Anish Patel: Employer Go-to-Market Advisor, GRAIL, ex-Proteus Digital Health, ex-Genentech, ex-LEK Consulting
  • Ankoor Tailor: Consultant, Value Based Care / Digital Health, ScaleHealth
  • Annu Navani: Founder & CEO, Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center
  • Arjun Rao: Founder and CEO, Syncremedies Healthcare Pvt Ltd
  • Ashwin Sivakumar: Chief of Digital Business Strategy, JugularSocial Group
  • Aviv Shalgi: CEO, Solar Simplified
  • Axel Strombergsson: Vice President, QuickVault, Veeva Systems, Inc.
  • Balaji Gopalan: Co-Founder and CEO, MedStack
  • 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
  • Britt Johnson: Operations Excellence Leader, Amazon
  • Carla Brenner: Venture Partner, Supernode 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
  • Chris Anderson: General Partner, A2Z Ventures
  • Christian Behl: International Business Development, Cognition IP
  • Christopher Brereton: Partner and Cheif Product Officer, Sidebench
  • 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.
  • Diwen Chen: Value Based Care Advisor / Consultant, Freelance / Former VP/National Head of Payment Innovation, Elevance Health
  • 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
  • Eric Hsu: Corporate Attorney
  • Eric Fennel: Founder / President, Value Strategies, LLC
  • Faye Sahai: General Founding Partner, Telosity Ventures
  • Fran Ayalasomayajula: CEO, RTL Innovation
  • Francois Nguyen: Chief Design Officer, frog
  • FRANCOIS PAILLIER, CIRCAGENE
  • 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: AI due diligence, 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: Founder | Investor | Mentor, .
  • Jenn Knoop Koblick: VP, BoomerBaby
  • Jeramy Lund: Co-Founder, Rehabilitation Health
  • John Shufeldt: Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Xcellerant Ventures
  • Johnny Lam: SVP, Business Development, ScaleHealth
  • Joni Chroman: Consultant, Quintuple Aim Solutions
  • Joseph Severson: Executive Director, Strategic Planning, Kaiser Permanente
  • June W Choi: Managing Partner, Serval Ventures
  • Kan Lew, Esq.: Counsel, SSM
  • Ken Gordon: Co-founder and CEO, VALR
  • Kenneth Grant: Physician , Children's Hospital Orange County
  • 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
  • Leena Palav: Board Member, Strategy Advisor, COO, -med devices, health tech, consumer products, robotics
  • Lisa Sherwin: CEO, Sherwin Advisors
  • Madhu Shetti: Founder and CEO, Anchor Healthcare
  • Mark Wesson MPH, FACHE: Managing Director, VitaX Ventures
  • Mark Freeland: Chief Operating Officer, Give Virtual Care
  • Martina Truche: Healthcare Innovator , Space Medicine Enthusiast
  • Max Simms: Co-Founder, CEO, MindTrace Technologies
  • Mercedes Bankston: Founder, Funderstar LTD
  • Miles Rand: VP of Product, Milk Moovement
  • Mohan Iyer: General Partner, SOSV / IndieBio
  • Mu Zhou: Head of AI, SenseTime
  • Nagesh Mallugari: Business Development & Partnerships, Fission Labs
  • Nardo Manaloto: Managing Partner, Qubits Ventures
  • Nila Rafiq: MD, MBA, FI Health
  • Olena Bochulia: Co-Founder, Severus
  • Olivier Rabenschlag: Founding Partner, Chapter 3 Capital
  • Olu Ogunlela: Co-Founder & CEO, Liferithms
  • Parag Jain: Dr, Texas Children's Hospital
  • Phong Nguyen Dang: Managing Partner, Hyperform
  • 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
  • Raphael Gernot Klingmann: Founder, Enbarca Inc
  • Robert Pruter: CRO, SPHER, Inc.
  • Russell Brand: CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
  • Scarlett Chen: Managing Partner , Verge HealthTech Fund
  • Shakthi Kumar: Dr, BHS Group
  • Simran Kaur: Founder, Power Women Corp
  • Sridhar Prathikanti: President, Future World Studios, inc
  • Stan Schroeder, C6 Systems
  • 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
  • Tijana Momirov: Startup Consultant - Product Management, StartupSetup
  • 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 FI.co/overview.  

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