UnitedHealthcare announced that its four-month accelerator program has brought together 10 world-class health tech startups to participate in a collaborative mentorship-driven program.
First launched in 2019, UnitedHealthcare Accelerator has worked with some of the brightest innovators and entrepreneurs at 50 startups to help solve critical challenges in the healthcare space. Through the four-month program, leaders work closely with UnitedHealthcare executives and subject matter experts from across the health care industry to evolve their businesses while participating alongside a growing community of their peers.
Among the most recent group of 10 startups is Maplewood-based StationMD, a telehealth company dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and/or development disabilities (I/DD), providing the highest-quality medical care, fostering independence, and improving quality of life.
StationMD has built a multi-pronged care delivery platform for the I/DD population that:
“Every year we are invigorated by the opportunity to collaborate with a new group of bold innovators,” said Clayton Burke, United Healthcare’s executive director. “This year’s application process was our most competitive yet – a testament to the impact of this program and the valuable role our mentors and leaders from across UnitedHealth Group perform. It’s an incredible privilege to play a small part in what these companies are building, and we are thrilled to welcome another distinguished cohort.”
The 2023 class represents a wide range of opportunities among the populations UnitedHealthcare serves, with companies focused on topics like AI-powered care management, access to care, addressing health inequities, and benefits experiences. Consistent with the program’s belief that diverse perspectives are critical inputs to tackling these problems, 90% of this year’s companies were founded by women and / or people of color.
The 10 companies for the 2023 program class, chosen through a rigorous and competitive review process, include:
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