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TMC Innovation has opened applications for the next health tech Accelerator

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TMC Innovation has opened applications for our next Accelerator cohort.

Through the Accelerator, the Texas Medical Center continues our commitment to develop relationships with health systems, corporate partners, and startup companies who impact healthcare access, outcomes, and costs. This program was formerly known as TMCx.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Healthcare startups ready to engage with health systems should apply to the program. The TMC Innovation team supports medical device and digital health companies positioned to work with health systems through engagements including piloting new technologies, conducting clinical studies, and joint development opportunities.

WHY APPLY ?

Located within the world’s largest medical center, TMC Innovation is the gateway for startup companies to gain access to the country’s top healthcare institutions.  We focus on supporting a company’s progress toward clinical milestones that align with strategic business development. Participants will meet with clinical stakeholders, strategic mentors, and other partners who can help to support progress to a clinical relationship.

WHAT DOES PARTICIPATION ENTAIL?

The Accelerator program requires a leadership team member (founder and/or C-suite) to commit to periodic meetings in order to build and sustain new partnerships. A subset of applicants will be invited to Bootcamp, where meetings with clinical and strategic advisors will inform the final selection of the cohort. Accelerator cohort participants will continue with periodic meetings for the next 6 months. The program does not include educational programming; the focus is centered on partnership development and strategic mentor access.

KEY DATES:

August 16: Application deadline

September 30: Companies notified of selection Bootcamp

November 8-19: In person Bootcamp. This diligence period is for the TMC Innovation team and our partners to evaluate companies fit for the program and for companies to evaluate opportunities with TMC Innovation.

December 16: Companies notified of selection into the Accelerator

January – May 2022: TMC Accelerator program

WHAT IS THE TMC INNOVATION TEAM LOOKING FOR IN THE APPLICATION?

Our team is evaluating each company’s clinical value proposition and readiness to work with a large health system. Descriptions of ongoing pilot, pre-clinical, or clinical milestones achieved as well as a well-articulated plan for new clinical partnerships are important to discuss in the application.

Apply by August 16th. Please contact us at tmcinnovation@tmc.edu with any questions.

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