UnitedHealthcare accelerator chooses 10 digital health startups for inaugural cohort

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UnitedHealthcare and Boulder, Colo.-based seed accelerator Techstars announced the first 10 startups to join their digital health innovation-focused accelerator program.

The first cohort of the Minneapolis-based program will spend the three months between the Sept. 9 kickoff and Dec. 5 Demo Day working with experts from UnitedHealthcare and from Techstars' global network of innovators. They will receive funding and mentorship to advance their proposed digital health solutions, which use technology to improve care access, quality, cost and gaps.

Here are the 10 members of the accelerator's first cohort, chosen from a pool of hundreds of startups spanning 33 countries.

  • Virtue Health (San Francisco): develops digital therapeutics for underserved health conditions.
  • Clearstep (Chicago): uses an AI chatbot to direct patients to the most appropriate care.
  • Phraze (Rochester, Minn.): automates providers' required clinical documentation.
  • Mountain Health (Dallas): offers patients unlimited virtual primary care visits and healthcare navigation.
  • Suggestic (San Francisco): uses AI to offer personalized nutrition advice.
  • Shurpa Health (Chicago): coordinates non-emergency medical transportation.
  • Bloom Circle (Houston): offers seniors a platform for activity and community engagement.
  • Revealix (Austin, Texas): uses mobile imaging and connected health tools to monitor diabetic limb health.
  • WalkWise (Fargo, N.D.): empowers seniors' independence with a "smart" walker attachment.
  • Triggr Health (Chicago): supports addiction recovery with a real-time texting platform.

Editor's note: This article was updated on Sept. 30 at 10:38 a.m.

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