This week, early applications for The Iron Yard’s Digital Health Accelerator opened up. The early window, which ensures companies will get ample consideration and an interview, ends March 16th. If you’re very early stage, have a less experienced founder team, or are interested in working closely with one of our partners (Mayo Clinic, QS1, Spartanburg Regional Hospital etc) we strongly encourage you to apply in the early window.
This will be The Iron Yard’s fourth cohort. The Iron Yard has been running open tech accelerators since 2012 and launched the first Digital Health class in the summer of 2013. It was, by far, the most successful class we’ve had and we’re looking forward to continuing successful growth in 2014. To read a wrap up about last year’s class, check out this post).
The three-month, intensive, highly mentor driven program begins July 1, 2014 and ends October 1st, 2014. Demo Days at Health 2.0 Silicon Valley Conference and locally in the Southeast provide excellent launch pads at the culmination. Our relationship with companies, however, does not end in October. Whether you choose to stay in South Carolina, return home, or make a leap to a different market, The Iron Yard will be a long-term partner in your success. That means free coworking space in our offices, continued networking and fundraising support, the occasional free beer when you just need a pint, and access to our growing roster of green technologists.
We are interested in strong companies who are attempting to solve major issues in healthcare. A few topic that are particularly interesting to us are: care delivery, supply chain, COPD, virtual behavioral health, diabetes, bioinformatics, pharma, genomics, and personalized medicine. We’ve helped accelerator companies at a variety of stages, from single founders at the idea stage to teams of 5+ with over 500k in the bank. Companies should be software, or a software-hardware combination.
The starting gun has sounded. What are you waiting for?