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02 november 2016

Rockstart's 2017 Digital Health Class aims for Global Impact

Rockstart, the world’s greatest startup machine, today announced the kickoff of the 2nd Digital Health Accelerator. Ten startups from 4 continents are gathered in Nijmegen today to begin a 180-day accelerator program aimed at making a sustainable impact on people’s health. The program helps startups launch their products worldwide, get ready for growth investment or bootstrap into profitability. Building  towards Demo Day, the startups will present their businesses to investors, partners, mentors and the press.

“I’m really excited we could attract health founders from countries like the Philippines, Zambia and the United States. The Netherlands is one of Europe’s leading markets for digital health services and with government tax benefits, innovation credits and grants, this is an ideal place for startups to build and scale their businesses,” says Rune Theill, CEO, Rockstart.  
Program director Casper Smeets adds, “Rockstart is forming new partnerships across the Dutch health ecosystem to ensure our startups get the most out of these networks including mentorship, customer and investment opportunities. We recently announced a new partnership with the Health Valley organization, and are about to announce new partnerships with health organizations in the coming weeks. These relationships will give our startups rapid validation opportunities so that after 180 days, they will be ready to make a true global impact.”

About the startups

The following ten startups will participate in Rockstart’s 2nd Digital Health Accelerator:

BabyMoon (Moldova) – BabyMoon is a biomonitoring system for premature babies that combines skin-to-skin care with real-time vital sign tracking and analysis.

EyeSense (Egypt) – The personal assistant for people with visual and cognitive impairment. EyeSense is an artificial intelligence application that uses deep learning-based computer vision to recognize objects, familiar faces and some facial features with no need for an internet connection.

GoClinic (Germany) – GoClinic is a mobile platform for the hospital and patients to provide transparency and clarity during the patient’s hospital stay.  By digitizing preparation and admission processes of hospitals, GoClinic empowers patients and reduces risks throughout their stay.

Healthbit (Belgium) – Healthbit is a clinical analytics company that develops, markets & sells predictive health software. Healthbit software supports caregivers in clinical decision making for better and faster diagnosis of critical medical conditions.

MedInReal (France) –  MedInReal’s virtual medical training is saving real lives. The aim is to build the most affordable, accessible and accurate education and training platform for everyone. Our simulator provides an arena to train and learn, at no human cost, all around the world.

Renal Tracker (Philippines) – RenalTracker provides patients with the tools to track and limit their food and pairs them with a renal nurse, dietitian, or doctor to help them manage their kidney disease.

SmartBridge (US) – SmartBridge is transforming the way financial sponsors invest and create value. Venture capital and private equity clients leverage SmartBridge’s global, peer-to-peer learning platform to connect with the world’s top physicians.

SONOVR (Netherlands) – SONOVR revolutionizes positive psychology with virtual reality applications for coaching, mental health & self-improvement.

Teledoctor (Zambia) – Africa’s leading mHealth organization providing innovative solutions for the health and wellness needs of the continent.

Totem Open Health Sensor (Netherlands) – Totem enables healthcare innovation by making an open source ecosystem – hardware and software for research, prevention, care and cure.

About Rockstart Digital Health’s partners

Rockstart’s 2017 Digital Health partners include: REshape Center Radboudumc, Health Valley, Noaber Ventures, PPM Oost, Gemeente Nijmegen. To learn more about Rockstart’s Digital Health Accelerator, the team’s progress and our other partners, please visit us online and follow us on Twitter and on Facebook

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