Announcing the June 2015 Techstars++ Class

We are pleased to announce the June Techstars++ class! These companies will be traveling to Rochester to spend two weeks working at the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator on the Mayo Clinic campus. Through Techstars++ we will investigate the fit between these four companies and Mayo Clinic for the purposes of using innovative solutions to overcome significant problems in healthcare. The foundations for potential long-term partnerships will be built during these next two weeks.

The kickoff will be hosted by Mayo Clinic Center For Innovation with leadership and dignitaries from the city of Rochester, MN. We have a packed schedule ahead of us meeting with thought leaders and medical experts. Gauging from the excitement of the community and the diligence of the amazing founders, we expect great things!

Telespine is an online system of care accessible via phone, tablet or computer – The Telespine program is simple, easy to do, highly effective and costs 96% less than traditional care. Telespine provides personalized treatment through web-based content, streaming video exercises and online consults with our LBP specialists. The Telespine program guides patients through a proven step-by-step process to improve their back health. @Telespine
Jintronix is a tele-rehabilitation platform designed to improve patient outcomes and enhance patient experience using state of the art motion capture and network technology. Harnessing the engaging power of gamification, Jintronix provides patients with personalized exercises giving real-time feedback, while allowing healthcare professionals to monitor patient progress from anywhere. @Jintronix
Owlet is a “Smart Sock” that uses pulse oximetry to monitor an infant’s vital signs. What used to take up a whole hospital table with cords and wires is now appropriate for the home and convenient for medical professionals. Owlet was designed with parents in mind, it simplifies the user experience to a glowing light and allows parents to feel much needed peace of mind. Owlet is also wifi connected so the information from the sock is aggregated for remote monitoring. Owlet bridges the gap between the hospital and the home. Healthcare is being personalized for the home and Owlet intends to become the health platform for infants 0-3 years old that will connect parents to pediatricians and revolutionize the way we care for children. @owletbabycare

Techstars++ Launches with Mayo Clinic

Today we’re excited to be rolling out Techstars++, a new program that leverages our network of corporate partners to provide new business opportunities to post accelerator program entrepreneurs. Techstars++ initially launches with the Mayo Clinic and we expect to announce additional partners soon.

Techstars++ offers companies from across the Techstars network the opportunity to extend their Techstars experience by spending time on site and engaging deeply with a relevant corporate partner. For example, after completing Techstars, healthcare-oriented companies can spend two weeks at the Mayo Clinic exploring business development opportunities and other synergies. A full time Techstars Program Director will reside on-site and work closely with the startups and the corporation to help maximize the opportunity. There is no charge to Techstars companies to participate in Techstars++.

After completing a Techstars program, relevant companies who participate in Techstars++ spend two weeks on site with the appropriate corporate partner and receive hands-on mentorship and business development opportunities from the corporation’s network of executives, partners, and community members. These corporations are exposed to some of the most innovative early stage companies and technologies in their area of expertise. Furthermore, Techstars++ continues to foster entrepreneurial growth by building the connective tissue that ties together the local startup community with the larger global Techstars network.

Techstars++ is one more way for us to extend our network to help our portfolio companies. If you’re a healthcare company who has gone through our program and is interested in Techstars++ Mayo Clinic, please email us at  Apply to Techstars today.