Cedars-Sinai inducts 10 health-tech startups into 3rd Techstars accelerator — 4 highlights

Megan Wood -  

Cedars-Sinai selected 10 startups to join its health-tech accelerator class.

In its third year, the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars is a three-month program offering startups financial support, training and an entrepreneurial network. Cedars-Sinai entered the five-year exclusive agreement with Techstars in 2016.


Here are four highlights:

1. The selected startups include:

Aiva — voice-assistance platform for hospitals and clinical environments
CancerAid — app providing individualized cancer therapy information
ChoiceMap — software allowing joint physician/patient decision-making
GYANT — artificial intelligence bot enhancing communication with patients
Invio — cloud-based content management systems enhancing efficiency, reducing costs
Lumeon — automated pathways based on medical conditions and need
NarrativeDx — patient experience management tool
Seremedi — mobile app and software helping surgical preparation/recovery
Sway Health — system for providers to quickly deliver behavior change services
Tasso — system simplifying blood sampling


2. Throughout the program, Cedars-Sinai physicians will mentor entrepreneurs as they evolve their products. Techstars, a company helping entrepreneurs develop their ideas, will also provide guidance.


3. Each startup will start with a $120,000 initial investment and work with Techstars' global network.


4. The 10 startups will strive to create products to ease healthcare's greatest challenges, such as the patient experience.


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