Dallas-based seed accelerator Health Wildcatters is ranked for the third year among the top accelerators in the nation by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Richmond, and Rice University.
“We’re elated to be ranked again and we feel it validates the effectiveness of our 12-week accelerator program for startups in the health-care industry,” Health Wildcatters CEO Hubert Zajicek, MD, MBA, said in a release. “To our knowledge we are the only Texas-based health accelerator to be included in the SARP three consecutive years.”
“We’re elated to be ranked again and we feel it validates the effectiveness of our 12-week accelerator program for startups in the health-care industry.”
Founded in 2013, Health Wildcatters includes 57 health startups in its portfolio collectively raising over $50 million in investment.
Health Wildcatters said that the SARP evaluation is based mostly on the accelerator’s portfolio and the performance of companies that have successfully completed its program. The SARP takes into account valuations, investments and exits of portfolio companies along with the startup survival rates and alumni’s satisfaction with the accelerator’s program, Health Wildcatters said.
“We work very hard during our 12-week accelerator to prepare our startups for prime time,” Program Manager Loren Bolton said in the release. “However, I believe these rankings not only speak to the work we do with our cohorts, but the quality of the startups that enter the program and how well our alumni execute on their vision and plans after they graduate.”
Health Wildcatters latest cohort is scheduled to graduate Nov. 8 at Pitch Day at the Majestic Theater.