HealthTech
12 December 2018

MassChallenge HealthTech Announces 2019 Cohort of Top Digital Health Startups

December 13, 2018 (BOSTON) – MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators today announced that 31 digital health startups will join the 2019 MassChallenge HealthTech cohort, which will represent the most innovative technologies advancing health and improving the overall patient experience. MassChallenge HealthTech invite the community to meet the 2019 cohort at its Opening Night event on January 17, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Drydock Hall.

“This was our strongest application pool to date,” said Nick Dougherty, Managing Director of MassChallenge HealthTech. “We feel confident that these startups are going to accomplish amazing things with their Champion partners.”

Through rigorous matchmaking, this year’s cohort was selected by an impressive pool of institutions, providers, and payors looking to form unique partnerships and solve challenges with digital health startups. Beginning in January, these organizations will support their partner startups throughout the program by facilitating key advisor introductions, pilots, research, and investment opportunities. Startups will also have access to a tailored curriculum, co-working office space, and the opportunity to apply for need-based scholarships at all zero cost and for zero equity. At the end of the program, startups will compete for over $200,000 in zero-equity cash prizes.

GlaxoSmithKline, new to the MassChallenge HealthTech program this year, shares their excitement about the upcoming 2019 cohort. “Our mission at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is to help people do more, feel better, and live longer by delivering our consumer healthcare products to more than 1 billion consumers in over 100 countries,” said Lori Lauersen, Innovation Lead – Respiratory R&D at GlaxoSmithKline. “We are excited to be a Champion Partner of MassChallenge HealthTech as we seek to collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs and transform the future of self-care.”

To date, the 60 startups who participated in MassChallenge HealthTech have raised more than $145M in funding, generated more than $34M in revenue, created over 700 jobs, and impacted millions of patient lives. More details on the 2018 program’s impact can be found here.

2019 MassChallenge HealthTech Cohort: 

1upHealth 

Boston, MA

Patient data aggregation platform for app developers, providers, and patients

Alavita Health (fka Multisensor Diagnostics)

Pikesville, MD

Single device that performs rapid medical assessment of more than 10 health parameters and real-time triaging in less than a minute

AzzTek

Boston, MA

Easy-to use, smartphone breath test device that instantly screens for life-threatening diseases

Bonbouton 

New York, NY

Preventative diabetic healthcare platform

Buoy Health

Boston, MA

AI chat bot that has been clinically trained to converse with people, similar to physician-patient interactions

Care Angel

Miami Beach, FL

A next-generation AI and voice-enabled virtual nurse assistant platform to engage, manage, and monitor patient health

Combinostics

Tampere, Finland

Provide AI-based clinical decision support in neurology, enabling physicians to detect disease early and to predict progression

DynamiCare Health

Boston, MA

Monitoring and rewarding recovery from addiction

Epihunter

Hasset, Belgium

Builds digital solutions to track, manage, and decrease daily life impact of epilepsy and provide data to user, doctor, and others

Frame Health

Los Angeles, CA

Created the ability to predict which patients will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days and interpret their patient’s HCAHPS score before care is given

Gain Life

Boston, MA

Helps individuals change the behaviors that hold them back from the life they want

GoGoGrandparent 

Mountain View, CA 

Help older adults use on-demand transportation companies without needing a smartphone

GYANT 

San Francisco, CA 

Leads patients from their symptom to the right care and treatment by using AI for a symptom pursuit and human providers for diagnosis

GyroGear

London, United Kingdom

Develops intelligent wearables to stabilize hand tremors in Parkinson’s disease and essential tremors

Lighter

Cambridge, MA

Nutrition platform that translates the advice of leading experts into actionable meal plans for the people they inspire

Lumme Inc 

Amherst, MA

Works to reduce annual corporate spending that goes into smoking cessation

Marigold Health (fka Sunrise Health) 

Baltimore, MD

Mobile app for anonymous text-based group psychotherapy 

Neteera Technologies

Jerusalem, Israel

Developed a novel sensor technology which passively and remotely detects human vital signals

Pixm, Inc.

Waltham, MA

Develops AI technology that uses visual recognition to detect zero-day phishing attacks 

Pumpspotting

Eliot, ME

Social app and global community connecting breastfeeding women over milk, motherhood, and the best places to nurse and pump

Radial Analytics 

Maynard, MA

Healthcare decision science company helping hospital systems boost performance

Sensio AIR

Beirut, Lebanon

Monitors, predicts, and prevents asthma and allergy symptoms by collecting data on the outside air 

Sequegenics

Atlanta, GA

Cloud platform that can produce low-cost, high-resolution human genome sequencing 

SIGNUM 

Brookline, MA

Digital platform focused on informed consent 

The Mighty

Burbank, CA

Empowers and connects millions of patients through shared health experiences

Twistle 

Albuquerque, NM

Works to improve clinicans’ diagnosis rates and improve patient engagement

Valera Health

Brooklyn, NY

Revolutionizes mental health delivery via digital technology and data science

Veta Health

New York, NY

Offers clinicians and patients clinically-validated & interactive care protocols to improve healthcare in the spaces beyond and between traditional care settings

Voiceitt

Tel Aviv, Israel

Translates unintelligible sounds of people with speech disabilities into clear speech in real time

Welnys 

Jersey City, NJ

Makes workplace wellness easy

Zakipoint Health

Somerville, MA

Uses predictive analytics and integrated solutions to clarify employers’ healthcare spend

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, Texas, and the UK, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 1,500 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $3 billion in funding, generated over $2 billion in revenue, and created over 80,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org

MassChallenge HealthTech Partners

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP), Vertex Pharmaceuticals, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at MassTech, AARP, Atrius Health, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cerner, Cigna, Cisco, First Republic, GlaxoSmithKline, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, Humana, Massachusetts General Hospital, MassMutual, Microsoft, Optum Ventures, OSF Healthcare System, Partners Healthcare Pivot Labs, Philips HealthWorks, Samuels & Associates, Sanofi, WeHealth by Servier, Shire, Suffolk Construction, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, TechSpring at Baystate Health

Mission

MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.