Techstars Welcomes Second Class To Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator


Techstars and Sprint are back in Kansas City welcoming their second class of digital health startups to their offices in the Kansas City Crossroads Art District, where they will spend the next three months working with mentors in the healthcare industry to validate their business model and prepare their products for a commercial launch. Sprint, a local Kansas City corporation, teamed up with Techstars last year to bring the accelerator to the city. Kansas City is an ideal location for the program because it has a vibrant startup community, due in large part to Google’s pilot fiber Internet rollout across the city, which delivers internet speeds that are roughly 40-times faster than other cities. Kansas City is also home to Cerner, a 10,000-employee EHR vendor and giant in the health IT industry. 

This year, Sprint and Techstars evaluated startups from across the globe, ultimately accepting 10 to relocate to Kansas City for the duration of the program. Each company will receive $120,000 in seed funding, mentorship, as well as an opportunity to present to a room of investors at the culminating demo day in June.

Here is this year’s Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator startups:

Alcohoot, a New York-based startup, are marketing a police-grade personal breathalyzer that connects to a smartphone and lets users understand their personal limits, as well as trends drinking habits over time.

HealthID has created a Web-based platform for storing emergency medical information, such as allergies and current medications, that can be accessed by first responders through NFC or QR reader technology embedded in a card or bracelet.

Hidrate is a Minneapolis-based startup that’s building a water bottle that communicates with a smartphone app to help users track water consumption and overall hydration.

iDoc24 is a San Francisco-based tele-dermatology startup.

Jolt, a Boston-based startup, makes impact sensors for helmets to help athletes and coaches understand the severity of head collisions in real time.

Ovatemp has created a women’s health platform centered around a basal thermometer that, in combination with a smartphone app, can be used to help couples conceive, or avoid pregnancy.

Oxie, from Tel Aviv, Israel, is building a wearable air purifier that provides users clean air to breathe and connects with a smartphone to record real-time air quality data.

Rex Pet Health is the ZocDoc of veterinarians. Growing out of Houston, Rex lets pet owners rate local vets, compare prices, and book appointments.

SocialCode is a San Francisco startup building patient engagement apps for payers and health systems.

Triomi has created a pocket-size, 12-lead EKG that it is marketing to practices and hospitals.

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