Our Accelerator focuses on clinical partnerships to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes

Every year, healthcare startups from around the world come to the Texas Medical Center to foster relationships that enable meaningful clinical milestones. Companies are connected with our network of top-tier hospitals and seasoned advisors that will prepare them for clinical validation, funding, and deployment into the world’s largest medical complex – the Texas Medical Center.

About the program:

Through our Accelerator, emerging digital health and medical device startups have access to the world’s largest medical city. The TMC Innovation team enables connectivity to mentors, service providers, clinical champions, and corporate partners who share the commitment to improving access, quality, and cost of healthcare.

Startups from around the world join the accelerator program to start, build, and sustain relationships with our member institutions and corporate partners. Each company experiences a customized journey as they are embedded into a community of top-tier hospitals and seasoned mentors.  We help you navigate opportunities for clinical validation and deployment into the world’s largest medical marketplace – the Texas Medical Center.

Participants further develop their companies by engaging with experts in clinical trials, regulatory strategy, data security, hospital procurement, pilots, intellectual property, fundraising, marketing, and other critical areas.

Our program is tailored to support companies that have at least demonstrated proof of concept and are positioned for enterprise-level conversations. The TMC Innovation team collaborates with each medical device or digital health company through strategic introductions across the world’s largest medical complex. Startups that experience our accelerator expect success.


We provide access, insight, and strategic guidance to companies who drive value to our member institutions.

How the Program Works

Following the application period, a small subset of finalists will be selected for further diligence through our accelerator Bootcamp.

Bootcamp is a no strings attached engagement engineered to determine the most suitable match between participating companies and TMC members and partners. In addition, teams will be connected with mentors and clinical stakeholders who will advise on clinical and business strategies.

Following Bootcamp, a subset of companies will be accepted into the Accelerator, a six-month program focused on maturing these strategic relationships.

We measure success based on participating companies securing traction within the Texas Medical Center and our affiliated partners. 

Ready To Reimagine The Healthcare Industry?

Connect with our team at tmcinnovation@tmc.edu