Innovation

TMCx Selects 24 Startups for Spring 2017 Accelerator Program

Largest cohort to begin digital health-focused accelerator program


By Texas Medical Center | February 13, 2017

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute today welcomes 24 startups into its accelerator program—its largest class since the institute’s inception—to introduce their health IT applications to the Houston health care market. This is the fourth installment of TMCx, a program that is designed to meet the needs of startups at every stage—from ideation to commercialization—and to lower the barriers of access to hospital stakeholders and key opinion leaders across the world’s largest medical center.

This new cohort also includes three Australian companies from the TMC’s new BioBridge health technology startup exchange program designed to create a global health ecosystem linking the two countries.

“The Texas Medical Center hosts more than eight million patient visits each year, with people coming to Houston from all over the world, so it is fitting that this new cohort includes the best of the best in digital health startups from several international locations,” said Erik M. Halvorsen, Ph.D., director of the TMC Innovation Institute. “Our mission is to help these startups connect their promising technology to the leading minds in medicine and business in our network.”

Companies accepted to the new TMCx digital health cohort include:

  • Arterys (San Francisco) – Automated, intelligent software that uses real-world clinical data to make imaging more accurate and data driven.
  • Avalon AI (London, England) – Machine learning to automatically measure key features from brain MRI scans to increase speed and accuracy of neuroradiology diagnosis.
  • Babyscripts (Washington, D.C.) – Remote monitoring to better identify high-risk pregnancies.
  • Clipboard Health (San Francisco) – Online marketplace connecting nursing staff with medical systems for tailored job placement.
  • CNSDose (Melbourne, Australia) – Genomic solution to fast track finding the most suitable antidepressant.
  • ConsultLink (Houston) – Mobile workspace for care team members to streamline and improve patient care.
  • DOT (Ottawa, Canada) – Precise and effective wearable consumer devices that diagnose and treat neurobehavioral disorders.
  • Glidian (Palo Alto, Calif.) – Electronic portal that streamlines prior authorizations for medications and procedures.
  • Healthcoin (Portland, Ore.) – Blockchain-based incentives and data platform for diabetes prevention.
  • InContext Reporting (Houston) – Quality management and clinical decision support tools powered by cognitive computing.
  • Insight Rx (San Francisco) – Quantitative pharmacology and machine-learning enabled precision medicine platform.
  • Lantern (San Francisco) – Personalized programs that combine daily exercises and professional coaching to strengthen emotional well-being.
  • M&S Biotics (Scranton, Pa.) – Artificial Intelligence and RFID technology improve resource utilization and efficiency.
  • ManageUP PRM (Santa Clara, Calif.) – Communication and collaboration solution to improve the ability to deliver quality patient care.
  • Medable (Palo Alto, Calif.) – Provides a fast path to secure, HIPAA-compliant health care applications for researchers, startups, pharma, payers and academia.
  • Medifies (San Francisco) – Platform to improve the hospital waiting room experience by keeping families informed through real-time updates.
  • NeuroLex Laboratories (Atlanta) – Voice analysis platform to detect health conditions before advanced symptoms appear.
  • Oncomfort (Houston and Brussels, Belgium) – Virtual reality technology to help ease patients’ stress, pain and anxiety during their medical journey.
  • Personify Care (Adelaide, Australia) – Mobile platform enabling clinical teams to monitor patient recovery beyond the hospital stay.
  • Psious (Barcelona, Spain) – Virtual reality immersion therapy for mental health disorders.
  • SensorRx (Houston) – Patient-centered application to improve outcomes for migraine sufferers.
  • Stroll Health (San Francisco) – EHR-integrated referral platform.
  • Vios Medical (Minneapolis and Bangalore, India) – Patient management information systems focusing on clinical workflow automation and remote patient care services.
  • Ward Medication Management (Melbourne, Australia) – Decision support analytics engine that provides evidence-based prescribing recommendations.

TMCx provides a comprehensive and practical curriculum to assist participating founders on their entrepreneurial path. Successful investors, entrepreneurs, subject-matter experts, industry professionals and hospital leaders guide each startup in the areas of intellectual property, product development, regulatory strategies, health policy, marketing, fundraising, contract negotiations and communications.

The 24 companies will present their final pitch to an audience of advisors, hospital stakeholders and investors as part of Demo Day on June 8. Information on that event will be forthcoming.

Tags | , ,



Social Posts

profile_image

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

California: Ripon’s military heroes from past wars honored with six-foot-long photo banners https://t.co/SZ3bbyvqcH via @mantecabulletin

24 mins ago
profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

RT @BCMHouston_News: Did you see @BCMFromtheLabs's Image of the Month? Learn more about assembling a rotavirus factory here: https://t.co/d…

36 mins ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

RT @MDAndersonTrial: A Phase II Study of INVAC-1 Treatment of Patients with High-Risk Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia now Enrolling https://t.…

42 mins ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

DYK our Outreach Physics team monitors 98% of #radiationtherapy facilities in the U.S. to ensure patients are receiving the correct dosage?Learn more about our specialized team: https://t.co/lZMlUxnvOf #endcancer

52 mins ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

@tarablue77 @Saints @drewbrees @SeanPayton @camjordan94 @Cantguardmike @BenjaminSWatson @T_Hill4 @A_kamara6 @thomasmorstead @AlexAnzalone47 @MarkIngram22 @shonrp2 @wil_lutz5 Let us know if you need anything while you're here, Tara. We're sending good vibes your way.

54 mins ago
profile_image

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

The Point-in-Time Count is one of the ways VA estimates the homeless Veteran population in the U.S. Thank you to all the volunteers who are participating in the count across America. Read about the count and last year’s results: https://t.co/omTnfYz9xQ #EndVeteranHomelessness https://t.co/gwvwRCFMHI

1 hour ago
profile_image

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

Vietnam Veteran receives replacement medals https://t.co/aMTfLrP5WS via @theindependent

2 hours ago
profile_image

UTHealth

@UTHealth

RT @UTPhysicians: UTHealthCares, a student-led initiative to help the community, is holding their 2nd annual health fair on Saturday, Jan.…

3 hours ago
profile_image

UTHealth

@UTHealth

RT @UTPhysicians: A well-woman exam is an important way to stay healthy. The main goals are to document/update your health habits and histo…

3 hours ago
profile_image

UTHealth

@UTHealth

RT @UTPhysicians: Falling can lead to broken bones or disability, and each year 1 in 4 older adults are injured due to falls. To help lower…

3 hours ago
profile_image

Houston Methodist

@MethodistHosp

We were honored to host The Rev. Dr. Derek. Barber King, Sr., nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to celebrate the life & legacy of Dr. King.Dr. King’s unwavering focus & passion will forever be an inspiration on our path forward. #MLKDay https://t.co/HimY0WY4fP

16 hours ago
profile_image

Memorial Hermann

@memorialhermann

According to the American Cancer Society, obesity acts as a risk factor in developing liver, pancreatic and endometrial cancers. Here are simple exercises to sit less and move more: https://t.co/XtYhfqN2RV.

17 hours ago
profile_image

Texas Children's

@TexasChildrens

Join us for a twitter chat on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. CST (3 p.m. ET) to discuss what you can do to have a healthy baby. #Best4YouBest4Baby #WellnessWed https://t.co/CGMqI4SmMK

17 hours ago
profile_image

CHI St. Luke's Health

@CHI_StLukes

.@tdouglaslawson, President of Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center & CEO of the CHI Texas Division, led a moving ceremony with Minister Howard Watson and Reverend D. Darnell to celebrate the vital work and lasting national impact of Dr. King. https://t.co/3hAiyGJzww

18 hours ago
profile_image

CHI St. Luke's Health

@CHI_StLukes

Facilities across the CHI Texas Division are honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. We are proud to be an organization committed to social justice, diversity, and respect for pioneers in equality like Dr. King. #MLKday

18 hours ago