Startupbootcamp introduces HealthXL to Dublin
Accelerator programme Startupbootcamp is to run a health technology accelerator programme dedicated to the ‘health and wellbeing’ sector. HealthXL aims to assist smart, revolutionary companies passionate about changing the way we maintain our health through mentorship, seed funding and support. It will operate between Dublin and London and is looking for start-ups in areas including prevention and participatory health solutions; personalisation; and patient compliance.
The multi-million euro investment programme will select 10 teams who will secure immediate visibility within the industry and gain access to the European healthcare market. The teams will each secure a micro-investment of €15,000, get access to leading health and tech experts, and secure a co-working space with over €160,000 in products & services from sponsors and partners.
Finalists who wish to remain in Ireland will be able to apply to Enterprise Ireland for an investment of up to €500,000.
Ester Dyson, HealthXL mentor and Startupbootcamp advisory board member, said: "In the US and Europe there are plenty of entrepreneurs and also decent access to funding. The challenge is to scale these companies once they are beyond the early stage. One of the features that enticed me to Startupbootcamp is the way it leverages large companies – not for their money but for their expertise."
The Dublin launch kicks off a series of global events to officially search for the world’s hottest health and tech start-ups. HealthXL ‘healthy’ events will take place in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sydney and the US.
HealthXL will culminate on Dublin Investor Demo Day in May 2013, where teams will pitch to an audience of over 300 angel investors, business mentors and community members.
Pictured: Johnny Walker, Founder, Global Diagnostics; Eoghan Jennings, director, HealthXL; Jim Joyce, CEO, Point of Careat the launch of HealthXL in Trinity College Dublin’s Science Gallery