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Helath Tech is becoming one of the fasting growing industries to build a startup, but most of the early-stage entrepreneurs we speak to aren't aware of the local tech resources that are available to help them get started.

With applications for the Health Tech Founder Institute now open, we're excited to release the Health Startup Resource Guide, which is currently in Draft v1 below! It was developed by the Health Tech Founder Institute and local leaders: Dominique Kim (Health Career Transformation Leader, U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health), Ruchi Sood (Program Manager, InnovatorMD), and Uli Chettipally (Founder & CEO, InnovatorMD).

This is just a draft, and while we spent many hours on this research, more input is needed. Please leave your comments on this collaborative Google document to help us complete the list. There are definitely omissions on this current version. 

Are you looking to build a startup in Health Tech? Then apply to the Health Tech Founder Institute program today!

Text version included below, for ease of searching:

Startup Stages


There is no one right way to build a technology company, but for the sake of simplicity we have outlined a basic, common, sequential framework.

1. Idea Stage

This is where new entrepreneurs get inspired, learn best practices, develop skills, validate ideas, and begin to build their team and product.

A. Inspire

  • Health Startup Media: Centralized local information, listings, and news. (i.e. startup blogs/ publications/ lists/ FB groups/ newsletters)
    1. BetaKit - HealthTech
    2. Digital Health
    3. Digital Health Buzz!
    4. ECHAlliance
    5. eHealth Magazine
    6. Health IT Buzz Blog
    7. Healthcare Global
    8. HealthTech Europe
    9. HealthTech HotSpot
    10. Med-Tech Innovation
    11. MobiHealthNews
    12. Reach
    13. Startup Daily - Healthtech
    14. Startup Digest Health
    15. Startup Talky - Healthtech
    16. Tech.eu - HealthTech
    17. TechCrunch - HealthTech
    18. The Ken - HealthTech
    19. UK Tech News - HealthTech
    20. WIRED Healthcare
  • Inspirational Health Startup Events: Open, inclusive startup events that often focus on ideation. (i.e. Startup Weekend, idea fairs, and inspirational meetups)
    1. CES Digital Health
    2. Digital Health 2022
    3. Digital Health Festival
    4. Digital Health Rewired
    5. Digital Health Tech Show
    6. Digital Health World Congress 2022
    7. Digital Healthcare 2022
    8. EIT Health Summit
    9. European Health Tech Innovation Week 2022
    10. FORTUNE Brainstorm Health 2022
    11. Future Health Summit
    12. Health 2.0 Conference
    13. Health Tech Forward
    14. Health Week Series
    15. Healthcare Automation and Digitalization Congress 2022
    16. Healthcare IT Connect
    17. Healthcare Summit 2022
    18. HealthTech Innovation Days
    19. Healthtech Ireland Conference
    20. Healthtech Week
    21. Healthtech/SUM
    22. HETT
    23. HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition
    24. HLTH
    25. Innovator MD
    26. Intelligent Health AI
    27. Medical Fair Asia 2022
    28. Medical Technology Ireland
    29. MedTech Meetup
    30. Next Generation CAR-TCR Summit
    31. Startup Weekend
    32. Talking HealthTech Summit
    33. The MedTech Conference
    34. The MedTech Forum
    35. UX Healthcare
    36. ViVE
    37. WIRED Health
    38. World Health Summit
    39. World Medical Innovation Forum

B. Educate

  • Best Practices: Beginner knowledge-sharing tech events. (i.e. beginner events that serve to educate more than inspire).
    1. 1 Million Cups
    2. Health Technology Forum
    3. Healthtech O2O
    4. Healthtech Women
    5. One HealthTech Stockholm
    6. Paris Healthcare Innovation Meetup
    7. Silicon Valley Health Tech Meetup
    8. Startup Founder 101
    9. Startup Grind
    10. STEM 4 Health
    11. What the Health - Humans of HealthTech Melbourne
    12. What the Health - Humans of HealthTech Sydney
  • Training & Feedback: Skill & Idea development events and startup bootcamps for entrepeneurs. (Includes comprehensive training programs, like Founder Institute, General Assembly, Lean Startup Machine, code camps, etc)
    1. Bay Area Health Tech Innovators
    2. Boston Health Technology Meetup
    3. Cambridge Healthtech Institute
    4. Digital Health Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main-Neckar) Meetup
    5. ECHAlliance
    6. EIT Health MedTech Bootcamp
    7. Founder Institute Health Tech Accelerator
    8. Health 2.0 Berlin
    9. Health 2.0 Boston Chapter
    10. Health 2.0 Geneva
    11. Health 2.0 Miami Chapter
    12. Health 2.0 NYC - The NYC Healthcare Innovation Group
    13. Health 2.0 San Francisco
    14. Health 2.0 São Paulo
    15. Health 2.0 Toronto
    16. HealthTech Innovators
    17. HealthTechX: Australia
    18. Innovation in BioPharma and Digital Health
    19. Life Sciences & Health Tech Entrepreneurs
    20. Medlabs Healthcare Accelerator
    21. MedTech Catalyst
    22. mHealth Israel
    23. Miami Health Innovators
    24. Rehabilitation Health
    25. SF Health Tech
    26. Silicon Valley Health 2.0
    27. The Health Cell HealthTech Bootcamp
    28. The HealthTech Meetup
    29. The leAD Toyoshima Bootcamp
    30. The MIT-Harvard Medical School Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp
    31. The MSIP Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
    32. TMC Health Tech Accelerator Bootcamp
    33. Venturelab Scale up Bootcamp: Health Tech

C. Validate

  • Team Formation: Events for Finding Co-founders in Health.  (i.e. tech networking events or other resources that facilitate early-stage recruitment and cofounder matching)
    1. Austin Health Tech
    2. bene : studio HealthTech Networking Club
    3. Doctorpreneurs
    4. Founders Network Healthcare Initiative
    5. Health Tech Alliance
    6. Health Wildcatters
    7. Healthcare Innovators Network
    8. Healthcare Technology Network
    9. London Healthcare Blockchain
    10. MedTech Color
    11. Norway Health Tech
    12. NY Health Tech Startups
    13. Singapore Mobile Healthcare Startups
    14. University of Oxford Early Career Healthtech Network
  • Build First Product: Hackathons & product events in Health.
    1. AI for Healthcare Hackathon
    2. Avicenna Health Hack 2022
    3. CTSC Health Hackathon
    4. Designing Health
    5. Hack Healthcare 2022
    6. Hacking Health Camp
    7. Health Hackathon 2022
    8. Health Hackers
    9. Health Innovators
    10. Health{hacks}
    11. HealthHacks
    12. HealthTech presented by HackGT
    13. London Health Tech Challenge
    14. One Health Hackathon
    15. Swiss Digital Health Hackathons
    16. Wonder Hack - A Family Hackathon

2. Launch Stage

In this stage, entrepreneurs establish and formalize the company, develop the product, get feedback from customers, and prepare for the next step.

A. Start

  • Establish: Health law firms & banks for startups
    1. Allens
    2. Arnold & Porter
    3. Baker McKenzie
    4. Barnes & Thornburg
    5. Brex
    6. Bridge Bank
    7. Browne Jacobson LLP
    8. Cooley
    9. Covington & Burling LLP
    10. Dentons
    11. DLA Piper
    12. Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
    13. Fenwick & West LLP
    14. First Republic Bank
    15. GJE
    16. GL Law
    17. Goodwin
    18. Health & Technology Law Group
    19. Hempsons
    20. Hill Dickinson
    21. Hogan Lovells
    22. Holland & Knight
    23. Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC
    24. Jackson LLP
    25. Kinny Legal
    26. Latham & Watkins, LLP
    27. Magis Law Firm
    28. McDermott Will & Emery
    29. McGuireWoods
    30. Mercury
    31. Mills & Reeve
    32. Mintz
    33. Nath Goldberg Meyer
    34. Nixon Gwilt Law
    35. Novo
    36. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    37. Prinz Law Office
    38. Rabobank
    39. Revolut
    40. Rho
    41. Robinson+Cole
    42. Sheppard Mullin
    43. Shutts & Bowen LLP
    44. Silicon Valley Bank
    45. Wilson Sonsini
  • Health Workspaces: Co-working and flexible workspaces for startups in Health.
    1. 20Fathoms
    2. Aartas Clinishare
    3. Amsterdam Health & Technology Center
    4. Barcelona Health Hub
    5. Berlin Business Location Center
    6. Bucks Hubs
    7. Carehub® Coworking
    8. CATALYST
    9. Catalyst Health Tech
    10. Cohort Innovation Space
    11. CUBIO Innovation Center
    12. GuideWell Innovation Center
    13. H2 Health Hub
    14. Harwell Innovation Centre
    15. health foundry
    16. Health Tech Hub Copenhagen
    17. Health-Tech Space
    18. JLABS
    19. Nestspace
    20. Norway Health Tech
    21. ONRamp
    22. Plexal
    23. Plug and Play Tech Center
    24. SOSA
    25. Symbiosis
    26. Terkko Health Hub
    27. The MidTown Tech Hive
    28. TigerLabs Coworking
    29. WeWork

B. Develop

  • Formalize: Health accounting, development and HR tools for early-stage startups.  
    1. AC Lion
    2. Alexander & Co.
    3. Alternova
    4. ApexTech
    5. AppIt Ventures
    6. Apzumi
    7. Arch
    8. Boyden
    9. ChasmPartners
    10. Consero Global
    11. Demigos
    12. Digital Authority Partners
    13. Direct Recruiters Inc.
    14. Droids On Roids
    15. EMed HealthTech
    16. Emorphis
    17. HTD Health
    18. iTechArt
    19. Kinetica
    20. Langate
    21. Lucas Group
    22. Marcum Accountants
    23. Medical Web Experts
    24. Menlo Park Recruitment
    25. MindSea
    26. MXOtech
    27. Nimble App Genie
    28. Odgers Berndtson
    29. On Q Recruitment
    30. OneMD
    31. ScienceSoft
    32. Storm3
    33. Summit Search Group
    34. TechCells
    35. TechMagic
    36. Techtic
    37. The Bowdoin Group
    38. WebMob Technologies
    39. Webtools Health
    40. Wilson Grey
  • Health Incubators: Groups that prepare companies for seed investment and provide advanced mentorship. (i.e. advanced knowledge sharing, later stage events and resources)
    1. 20 Fathoms Startup Incubator
    2. Ampion
    3. Austin Technology Incubator
    4. Digital Health London
    5. E-Health Venture Incubator
    6. FasterCapital
    7. Flying Health
    8. Health Incubator Helsinki
    9. Health Tech Hub Copenhagen
    10. HealthTech Activator
    11. Healthtech Catalyst
    12. JLABS
    13. Launchpad Digital Health
    14. MaRS Discovery District
    15. MATTER
    16. Medical Technologies IKC
    17. Moebio
    18. Rock Health
    19. StartUp Health
    20. TechSpring Living Lab
    21. The IO Healthtech Pre-Accelerator Program
    22. Velocity
    23. Vision Health Pioneers Incubator

C. Launch

  • Health Seed Accelerators: Seed funding mentor programs (Techstars-style programs that provide funding)
    1. AWS Healthcare Accelerator
    2. bene : studio HealthTech Product Accelerator
    3. BlueChilli HealthTech
    4. Blueprint Health
    5. Boomtown Accelerators
    6. Cedars-Sinai Accelerator
    7. DayOne Accelerator
    8. Digital Health London Accelerator
    9. Dreamit HealthTech
    10. Edison™ Accelerator
    11. Fit 4 Start
    12. Future Health Accelerator
    13. G4A
    14. Health & BioTech Accelerator
    15. Health Founders
    16. HEALTH HUB VIENNA
    17. Health Venture Lab
    18. Health Wildcatters Accelerator
    19. Health-Tech Space Accelerator
    20. Healthinc
    21. HealthSpark
    22. HealthTech Arkansas Startup Accelerator
    23. HealthTech Nordic
    24. Insight Accelerator Labs
    25. JLABS
    26. JumpStart
    27. KidsX
    28. Launch Lane
    29. LuminaX HealthTech Accelerator Program
    30. MaRS Discovery District
    31. MassChallenge HealthTech
    32. MDisrupt
    33. MedTech Innovator Accelerator
    34. MEDX Xelerator
    35. Merck Innovation Center Accelerator
    36. Moebio
    37. New York Digital Health Innovation Lab
    38. Nex Cubed
    39. Open Accelerator
    40. Plug and Play Tech Center Health Tech Accelerator
    41. Rockstart
    42. Smile Health2B Accelerator
    43. Springboard Health Innovation Hub
    44. Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin
    45. Swiss Digital Health
    46. TMC Health Tech Accelerator
    47. VenturePad Accelerator
    48. WorldStartup
    49. XLerateHealth
  • Pitch & Demo Events: Tech events that showcase Health startups for investment.
    1. Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge
    2. AWS Healthcare Accelerator Demo Day
    3. Edison™ Accelerator Demo Day
    4. European Healthtech Investment Forum Pitch Competition 2022
    5. G4A Pitch Club
    6. Health Tech Hub Styria Pitch & Partner 2022
    7. Health Technology Moonshot Startups: Pitch to VCs
    8. Healthinc Demo Day
    9. Healthtech/SUM Startup Pitch Competition
    10. HLTH Startup Pitch
    11. Insight Health TECH Startup Competition
    12. KiwiTech HealthTech Demo Day
    13. MATTER Health Tech Venture Challenge
    14. MedTech Color Pitch Competition
    15. MedTech Innovator Accelerator Venture Competition
    16. Rewired Pitchfest 2022
    17. The Mount Sinai Pitch Challenge
    18. Velocity Fund Pitch Competition
    19. Venturelab Venture Leaders MedTech

3. Growth Stage

Here, a startup proves their utility, receives recognition, and scales up. This usually requires funding, angels, VCs, and ways to connect them to startups.

A. Recognition

  • Health Investor Networking:  Events and groups that connect professional investors with founders.
    1. Aletta Angels
    2. Angel Academe
    3. Angel Investment Network
    4. AngelMD
    5. Angels in MedCity
    6. Annual European HealthTech CEO Forum
    7. Annual HealthTech Investment Forum
    8. Arab Health Healthcare Investment Forum
    9. Archangels
    10. Cambridge Angels
    11. EIT Health Investor Network
    12. EMERGE GHI
    13. European Healthtech Investment Forum 2022
    14. Founders Forum HealthTech Summit
    15. Future Health Asia
    16. HaloHealth
    17. Health Investment Conference
    18. Healthcare Angels
    19. HealthTech Capital Angel Investors
    20. HI2 – Healthcare Innovation & Investment Conference
    21. Life Science Angels
    22. Mass Medical Angels
    23. ME HealthTech Investor Forum
    24. MEDA Angels
    25. MedTech Investing Europe Forum
    26. NLC
    27. The MedTech Forum
    28. Tribe-V HealthTech Syndicate
  • Major Media: Mainstream local business press that often showcase local startups.
    1. Canadian Healthcare Technology
    2. CNBC Health Care Technology
    3. FirstWord HealthTech
    4. GeekWire - Health/Life Sciences
    5. Health Tech Digital
    6. Health Tech Newspaper
    7. Health Tech World
    8. Healthcare IT News
    9. Healthcare Weekly
    10. HealthTech Magazine
    11. HealthTech Magazines
    12. InnoHEALTH Magazine
    13. MedCity News
    14. MedTech Dive
    15. Pulse+IT
    16. Reuters - Future of Health
    17. STAT - HealthTech
    18. The Healthcare Technology Report
    19. The Journal of mHealth
    20. WSJ Health

B. Funding

  • Health Angel Investors: Seed-stage investors and micro-vcs.
    1. Adam Dakin
    2. Aimee Fisher
    3. Anne DeGheest
    4. Atul Shah
    5. Charlie Ryan
    6. Chiranjeev Narula
    7. Christina Jenkins
    8. Darren King
    9. David Rowan
    10. Deepali Nangia
    11. Emily Serebryany
    12. Fadi Kallas
    13. Felicity Levi
    14. Hobert Wai
    15. Margaret Beau
    16. Mike Bates
    17. Peter Moran
    18. Rohit Bafna
    19. Shana Lawlor
    20. Tamar Lifshitz
  • Health Venture Capitalists: Series A and beyond
    1. AlbionVC
    2. Almi Invest
    3. Alumni Ventures
    4. Andreessen Horowitz
    5. Ben Franklin Technology Partners
    6. Bessemer Venture Partners
    7. Blue Venture Fund
    8. BOLD Capital Partners
    9. BoxGroup
    10. Brandon Capital Partners
    11. Coherent Capital
    12. Connecticut Innovations
    13. Cultivation Capital
    14. Deep Science Ventures
    15. Dreamit Ventures
    16. Earlybird Venture Capital
    17. Esplanade Ventures
    18. F-Prime Capital
    19. FasterCapital
    20. Flare Capital Partners
    21. Founders Fund
    22. GE Ventures
    23. General Catalyst
    24. Gilde Healthcare
    25. GSR Ventures
    26. Heal Capital
    27. HealthTech Capital
    28. HealthX Ventures
    29. HealthXCapital
    30. Hiventures
    31. HLM Venture Partners
    32. iGan Partners
    33. Karista
    34. Khosla Ventures
    35. Kleiner Perkins
    36. leAD
    37. Lightstone Ventures
    38. Lux Capital
    39. M12
    40. MPM Capital
    41. MTIP
    42. NEA
    43. Nina Capital
    44. Rock Health Capital
    45. RRE Ventures
    46. Sandbox Industries
    47. SOSV
    48. StartUp Health
    49. TMC Venture Fund
    50. TigerLabs Venture Capital
    51. Unbridled Ventures
    52. Vector Innovation Fund
    53. Verve Ventures
    54. VOYAGERS Health-Tech microfund
    55. Waterline Ventures

C. Growth

  • Infrastructure: Office space, HR, local business insurance. (i.e. office space/ HR/ insurance providers for capital-rich companies to grow and scale)
    1. AlediumHR
    2. Allianz
    3. Aon
    4. AXA
    5. CBRE
    6. Chubb
    7. Hobson Health Recruitment
    8. Instant Offices
    9. Korn Ferry
    10. Lloyd's
    11. LoopNet
    12. MatchOffice
    13. Offices.co
    14. OfficeSpace.com
    15. Randstad
    16. Regus
    17. The Hanover Insurance Group
    18. Travelers Insurance
    19. Zurich Insurance Group
  • Expansion: Health Growth accelerators and consultants. (i.e. programs and business consultants for capital-rich companies to grow and scale)
    1. Accenture
    2. Agile Health Tech
    3. Bain & Company
    4. Booz Allen Hamilton
    5. Boston Consulting Group
    6. Capgemini
    7. Centric Consulting
    8. Deloitte
    9. Ernst & Young
    10. Gartner
    11. Grant Thornton
    12. Healthtech Consultants
    13. HealthTECH Resources
    14. Kearney
    15. KPMG
    16. L.E.K. Consulting
    17. McKinsey & Company
    18. Mercer
    19. Oliver Wyman
    20. PwC
    21. Scale Health
    22. Tamp
    23. Tenthpin
    24. Vinaj
    25. Vivactis

4. Health Startup Success Stories

Successful homegrown companies that have raised significant institutional funding, employ a large workforce, or have achieved liquidity.

  1. 23andMe
  2. Accolade
  3. Ada
  4. Alaffia Health
  5. Babylon Health
  6. BenevolentAI
  7. Birdie
  8. Bright HealthCare
  9. Calm
  10. Capital Rx
  11. Cera Care
  12. Collective Health
  13. Color
  14. Current Health
  15. Devoted Health
  16. Doctorlink
  17. Doximity
  18. eHealth Technologies
  19. Flatiron Health
  20. Grand Rounds
  21. Headspace
  22. Healthhero
  23. HealthPlix
  24. Hinge Health
  25. Huma
  26. LabGenius
  27. Lantum
  28. Lightpoint Medical
  29. Lumeon
  30. LumiraDx
  31. Medtronic
  32. Modern Fertility
  33. NeuroFlow
  34. Nurx
  35. Olive AI
  36. Oviva
  37. Oxehealth
  38. PatientPop
  39. PharmEasy
  40. Push Doctor
  41. Ro
  42. Tempus
  43. Thriva
  44. Unmind
  45. Vault
  46. Verge Genomics
  47. Verily Life Sciences
  48. VillageMD
  49. Wellster Healthtech Group
  50. ZAVA
  51. Zocdoc



Supporters


To facilitate the steps, every ecosystem needs strong supporters.

1. Health Startup Leaders

Successful local founders who lead the ecosystem & frequently mentor newbies.

  1. Adam Turinas
  2. Alexandra Drane
  3. Alfred Poor
  4. Amy Stevens
  5. Anca Petre
  6. Antonio Estrella
  7. Avi Mehra
  8. Christoph Sonnen
  9. Daniel Mechanik
  10. Dominique Kim
  11. Donna K. Lencki
  12. Gordon Jones
  13. Grace Park
  14. Gunjali Kothari
  15. Haven Nichols
  16. Hedva Voliovitch
  17. Jesper Grønbæk
  18. Joan Grasas
  19. João Bocas
  20. John Conmy
  21. Julien de Salaberry
  22. Kaitlyn O'Connor
  23. Linda Finkel
  24. Luis Montes
  25. Mahila Ch
  26. Marianne Larsson
  27. Meg Barron
  28. Mike Biselli
  29. Oshin Behl
  30. Paulo J Machado
  31. Reenita Das
  32. Romita Ghosh
  33. Ruchi Sood 
  34. Sam Warach
  35. Sara Mitran
  36. Shahram Sharif
  37. Uli K. Chettipally
  38. Unity Stoakes

2. Health Government Startup Resources

Public organizations that facilitate local economic development

  1. Business Finland Health
  2. Callaghan Innovation
  3. Cape Health Tech
  4. Cleveland Health Tech Corridor
  5. EDB Singapore HealthTech
  6. Luxembourg Trade & Invest - Health Technologies
  7. OpenGov Asia Healthtech
  8. Oslo Business Region - Life Sciences & Healthtech Industry
  9. TechInvest London
  10. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

3. Talent

Major local business or tech universities and employers that attract and retain local talent.

  • Local Health Tech Universities (universities with prominent technical or business programs)
    1. Boston University
    2. Cambridge Healthtech Institute
    3. Carleton University
    4. Cornell University
    5. DTU Denmark
    6. Ghent University
    7. Harvard University
    8. Nanyang Technological University
    9. National University of Singapore
    10. New York University
    11. Stanford University
    12. Tallinn University of Technology
    13. University of California San Francisco
    14. University of Colorado Boulder
    15. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    16. University of Leeds
    17. University of Oxford
    18. University of Michigan
    19. University of Pennsylvania
    20. University of Strathclyde
    21. University of Sydney
    22. University of Texas at Austin
    23. University of Waterloo
  • Health Tech Employers
    1. Amazon.com
    2. Apple
    3. Babylon Health
    4. BenevolentAI
    5. Calm
    6. Flatiron Health
    7. Google
    8. Grand Rounds
    9. Healios
    10. Healx
    11. Medly
    12. Meta
    13. Microsoft
    14. PatientPop
    15. Tempus
    16. Wellframe
    17. Wellster Healthtech Group
    18. Zocdoc
    19. ZOE
    20. Workday

 

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