Healthbox announces next startup class

April 2, 2013 in Medical Technology

Healthbox, a business accelerator for healthcare technology startups, announced the kick-off of its second program and next round of companies on Tuesday.

The new Boston event follows the inaugural Hub program, which was launched in November 2012 by Healthbox and partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Healthbox is now operating a 16-week schedule, adding two weeks to both the beginning and end of the accelerator, officials say. The 10 Boston companies have already completed a two-week boot camp designed to help them increase their industry knowledge, improve value propositions and refine business models.

The boot camp “gave us new insights and a systems-level perspective” to grow from “an academic project to an actual business,” says Ashok Chander, CEO of Cellanyx, one of the 10 firms tapped for the program, in a press statement.

“The boot camp helps our companies think carefully about how to both approach the overall accelerator experience, refining their value proposition to the marketplace,” added Nina Nashif, founder and CEO of Healthbox.

“This is an exceptional class of entrepreneurs that truly span the diverse challenges facing the industry, from wellness and prevention through end-of-life wishes,” said Nashif. “We’re excited to see their continued transformation throughout the remaining 14 weeks.”

The ten companies selected for the next Boston program are:

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