Dallas-based Health Wildcatters on Wednesday announced the nine companies that have been selected to take part in the mentor-driven, seed fund accelerator’s 12-week 2017 program.
“This is a unique class we have this year with the majority of startups being in the medical device space,” Health Wildcatters CEO Hubert Zajicek said. “We look forward to watching as they work through their unique business models and developing these devices that could change the health-care industry drastically.”
The nine companies selected for the accelerator’s 2017 startup class are:
- Articulate Labs – developer of intelligent medical technology that restores mobility and improves rehabilitation through augmented activity
- Ataia – a medical device developer of an innovative communication system to allow hospital patients to speak with their physicians, caregivers, and family
- Benefizz – maker of sparkling probiotic drink with fewer than five grams of sugar per bottle
- Buck Brush Co. – seller of electric toothbrushes using a subscription-based business model
- Frameri – designer of the first patent-pending interchangeable eyewear brand that lets consumers buy frames and lenses separately
- Gregor Diagnostics – a molecular diagnostics developer of a revolutionary new screening test for prostate cancer
- MedNoxa – maker of a consumer wound care materials for an easier, cheaper, and faster way of healing from acute and chronic wounds
- Nobo – developer of a connected wearable device that monitors hydration levels of elite athletes
- VenoStent – medical device developer focused on helping dialysis patients live longer, less painful, and more prosperous lives
As participants, startups will receive access to office space in Health Wildcatters’ headquarters in downtown Dallas, educational programming, and experienced health-care and startup mentors.
The program culminates with a “Pitch Day” on Nov. 8, at the Majestic Theatre, where the startups will present to an audience of investors and the Dallas community.
Health Wildcatters said that once this fifth class graduates, it will have a portfolio of 51 companies across the health-care arena.
The program’s goal is to enable each startup to raise additional funding after the accelerator program so the startups can have an impact on the health-care industry.
For more information on Health Wildcatters or the 2017 class, visit the accelerator’s website.
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