By Trey Bowles, Managing Director of Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth
We are very excited to announce our second class of Techstars Physical Health in Fort Worth, Texas.
Building on a great first year with stellar founders and companies who have seen great growth since the end of the first cohort, our second class is definitely holding up the tradition of incredible founders and entrepreneurs who are addressing some outstanding problems and opportunities in the world of Physical Health.
Our program has grown significantly since our first year looking at more than 3500 companies from all over the world and receiving four times the number of applications that we received last year. This year we again welcome entrepreneurs from across the globe and our founders have traveled far and near to participate in this one-of-a-kind whole health focused program.
Fort Worth continues to be a great home for our accelerator and we have added many new healthcare organizations to work with our portfolio companies and we are excited to be the first tenant in the newly opened Fort Worth Entrepreneur Center called “Create Fort Worth”.
We continue to appreciate our key partnerships within Fort Worth with organizations including the UNT Health Science Center, The City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and John Goff’s family office through Goff Capital LP which creates a collaboration of public, private and educational institutions that gives these founders a unique opportunity to develop sound business models, built on science and supported by Fort Worth’s entire ecosystem.
All of these compelling pieces have come together to create a Texas-sized opportunity to showcase why we believe that Fort Worth is the center of the world for innovation and disruption in the field of Physical Health.
The flagship product, Brilliantly Warm provides flexible and safe warmth for your entire body, all from your bra. Our wearable warms up your whole body invisibly under your clothes and effectively at your core.
The ComeBack Mobility Smart Crutch Tips are an IoT biofeedback device & mobile app to guide patients on how to apply the right amount of force to the recovering limb while using their crutches at-home. For the patient, the solution is designed to improve compliance to rehabilitation protocols, hence expediting recovery and reducing the number of revision surgeries. For the provider, the solution enables a practice to launch a remote
Comma is an integrated period care company bringing menstrual health to reproductive health. We are building the first HIPAA-compliant period tracking app. We are also developing a biodegradable tampon with potential for add-on laboratory services, unlocking menstrual blood as a biomarker.
Hera Fertility is a digital-first fertility clinic offering technology-driven diagnosis, telehealth consultations, and personalized treatment plans for both women and men relating to infertility including assisted reproductive technology services. Hera has three products: Hera Discovery (telehealth diagnosis services), Hera Support (app to manage ongoing care and access to fertility care team), & loan financing for patients.
AI-powered Fitness Coaching Insoles. These smart insoles are designed to reduce fitness-related injuries and improve performance. The collected data is processed by proprietary AI algorithms, providing the user with digestible, actionable insights about their performance, injury risks, and potential areas of improvement.
Maya is a self-learning agent that sits on any LLM and through fact checking Maya can instantly train from raw data. It’s a voice-based Ai agent that helps scientists to extract data, update documentation, and create proposed actions plans from changing data. Works on real-time and historical data, and both public and private sources.
Pulse Charter Connect provides a digital SaaS solution for Critical Healthcare Logistics - being faster, less expensive, safer and improving transplant success rates for organ patients. We automate an antiquated and inefficient process of organ transport logistics. We are taking on the beachhead market of logistics for transporting human organs, in the air and on the ground.
Somos is building a Healthcare & Wellness Super App for Latin Americans, starting with a version that aggregates body signals from glucose sensors, wearables, and lab tests to help people with pre-diabetes and diabetes understand how their body reacts to food and habits.
Every 30s, a leg is amputated and all amputees struggle with their prosthetic socket fit. Vessl’s patent-pending isoform socket is the only socket that automatically adjusts to changes in leg size, thereby empowering amputees to move comfortably and increasing the profitability of prosthetists’ clinics.
A digital health platform aimed at adolescent diabetes management with a strong emphasis on health equity. Through the integration of advanced technologies like machine learning and real-time data analysis, Xplosion provides personalized support and tools to facilitate effective self-management of diabetes. By enhancing patient engagement, empowerment, and overall well-being, Xplosion addresses the specific needs of adolescents and promotes health equity in diabetes management.
Trey has been an entrepreneur for more than two decades and is currently located in Dallas, Texas. Trey was the founder of multiple companies in the verticals of media, e-commerce, consumer-based technology and experienced two exits that provided good and bad lessons he continues to share with early stage founders. He has been a board member and advisor to hundreds of companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area over the last ten years.