Accelerators

UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars

This program focuses on innovations in digital health and wellness that help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. In 2021 this program hopes to run in-person, dependent on COVID-19 conditions.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Feb 22nd, 2021

Applications Open

May 12th, 2021

Final Deadline

Sep 7th, 2021

Accelerator Starts

Dec 9th, 2021

Demo Day

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"Teams that have strong founder-market-fit and work well together always rise to the top of my list."

Matt Miller, Managing Director
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Partners

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"I deeply appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with talented start-up founders to solve dogged healthcare problems through a fresh lens."
Erin Carnish
Managing Director & COO at UnitedHealthGroup Ventures and a Techstars mentor
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"I deeply appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with talented start-up founders to solve dogged healthcare problems through a fresh lens."
Erin Carnish
Managing Director & COO at UnitedHealthGroup Ventures and a Techstars mentor
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"Working with world-class entrepreneurs is a key part of our innovation strategy, and Techstars has been a terrific partner in adding value to our early-stage portfolio."
John Cosgriff
Senior Vice President Business Development at UnitedHealthcare and a Techstars mentor
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"The program is a tremendous experience to see unique solutions healthcare can benefit from and to engage with the brightest minds shaping our future."
Patrick Keran
Vice President Product at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual and a Techstars mentor
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"There are compelling innovators and technologies being developed outside our walls, creating a ripe opportunity for collaboration through the accelerator."
Kaylene Thompson
Vice President of Innovation at UnitedHealthcare and a Techstars mentor
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"I've seen growth in talent and mentorship, growth and diversification of our innovation pipeline, and growth in new products and experiences for our members."
Krista Nelson
Strategy, Business Development and Innovation Lead for UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Medicaid and a Techstars mentor
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"I just went through Techstars and matched with Shurpa as a mentor. It was exciting to see the value the program brought to both Shurpa and UnitedHealthcare!"
Ken Washuta
CIO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State and a Techstars mentor

Mentors

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"Mentoring with Techstars has taught me more than I could ever imagine. Nothing gives me more energy than working with Techstars startups."
Stephanie Rich
Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars Farm to Fork and a mentor at UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars
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"The Give First mentality of being a mentor is infectious — I’ve applied it to other mentoring, and have seen it permeate into the fabric of the Twin Cities ecosystem."
Reed Robinson
Cofounder of BETA and a mentor at UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars