Philadelphia Health IT Accelerator Unveils Inaugural Class


Four months after launching its health IT accelerator, The University City Science Center is now unveiling its first class of accepted startups. Seven startups were selected from a pool of 69 applicants to participate in the Digital Health Accelerator program. The startups will receive $50,000 in seed funding, plus the standard package of mentorship, venture capital exposure, industry networking opportunities, and administrative support services. 

The startups will makeup the first cohort of participants in a newly launched digital health accelerator created in partnership between Drexel University and and the University City Science Center. The program will run for 10 months, and will share office space with fellow local health IT accelerator DreamIt Ventures. The new accelerator is Philadelphia’s third digital health accelerator, making it one of the most promising up and coming cities for health IT startups.

Introducing Digital Health Accelerator’s inaugural class:

Biomeme – Launched in 2013, and already a graduate of Philadelphia-based DreamIt Ventures, Biomeme is building a low-cost, smartphone-powered DNA diagnostics device designed to support on-site disease identification and tracking.

Fitly – Fitly, also a DreamIt Ventures graduate, is a mobile health startup with $200,000 in seed funding raised thus far. The company is coding a smartphone app designed to help people plan low-cost healthy meals and then deliver the ingredients directly to the doorstep.

Life Patch – Life Patch is building a non-invasive temperature monitoring system that allows parents to use a smartphone to constantly monitor their child’s core body temperature.

Curbside Care – As the self-described “Uber for healthcare,” Curbside Care provides on-demand house calls for patients seeking immediate, but convenient, care.

UE LifeSciences – UE LifeSciences is working to advance breast cancer detection for women living in areas with limited screening opportunities by designing new non-invasive detection solutions that are low cost and globally deployable.

Keosys – Based in France, Keosys is designing and commercializing medical imaging solutions that automate radiology offices and leverage remote access technology to connect multiple outpatient offices within a single network.

Pulse InfoFrame – Pulse InfoFrame is a cloud-based health care analytics company that helps practices identify ways of optimizing revenue streams and improve clinical outcomes.

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