This autumn in Lund, 50 startups from different countries applied for participation in the second edition of eHealth accelerator program – Health2B. Eventually, nine companies have been selected to participate in the program. During the next three months, with the support of a group of mentors they will be developing their business ideas. As Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO of Smile – a business incubator that backs up Health2B states:
“As for now we have 26 companies with us, with the most of them working in traditional biotechnology. While, several of the nine newly added companies that will participate in the accelerator, working in the IT. Which means that we are extending our network and life science expertise.”
The program runs until the end of January. When the entrepreneurs will present their companies to investors, industry profiles and other stakeholders. Almi Invest who supports the project will provide the participating companies the opportunity to seek a funding base of 200 000 SEK (20,4 thousand euro).
“What is particularly pleasing is that we have received even more international participants, compared with the previous year. Just the fact that we have attracted a US team is absolutely amazing”, says Ebba Fåhraeus.
Eventually, this year participants of the accelerator program:
- Tryggel – online technologies aimed to increase the safety and the quality of life of elderly people living independently and those providing care for them. (founders come from Germany, Kenya and Sweden).
- My living record – provides a solution where all health information about an individual is collected on a single platform. Thus aiming to optimize the communication between the individuals and the health care providers. (all four co-founders come from Greece).
- Ensa – connects the user’s Health Apps with their medical records and provides personal and specific health recommendations in real time on the user’s mobile device.
- Attain health – coaching, individualized medication and doctor on demand for people with chronic conditions who want to be in the driver’s seat.
- Wide – provides an automated and customized tools for 3D digital manufacture of prostheses and braces. (Latvian company).
- Checkup – e-health tools for implementing tighter control on the state of health in a simple and time-efficient manner, thus allowing the patient to get a better understanding of their health.
- Cora – a mobile application that helps people with hypertension to live a healthier life. (German founder).
- Post doc – user-friendly tool for information and interactive communication between the patient and the caregiver.
- Mental scanning team – streamlines psychiatry by providing intelligence and insight of the illness for the individual therapist.