gBETA Medtech accelerator picks its next startups

The gBETA Medtech virtual accelerator today named the five startups that will participate in the spring program leading up to the June 21 showcase day.

The five startups for the spring 2022 cohort are:

Mother of Fact: This mobile app for moms with babies offers nutrition tracking, preventative monitoring and daily coaching from licensed dietitians and lactation experts. Emily Sylvester is the CEO and founder of parent company NurtureTalk in Langdon, New Hampshire.

OmniVis: Based in South San Francisco, California, this device developer made a handheld infectious disease diagnostic that can deliver results within a half hour. The iSpyDx device can currently detect cholera and E. coli in water, and the company’s website says it will soon be able to diagnose malaria, HIV and sepsis. CEO Katherine Clayton’s co-founders include Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, Jacqueline Linnes and Steven Wereley.

Q-rounds: This app tells hospitalized patients, their …

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Deadline nears for gBETA Medtech startup accelerator

The gBETA program for medtech startups is seeking applicants from across the globe on or before March 14 for its spring session.

The seven-week gBETA Medtech virtual accelerator runs April 18 through June 14. gBETA is a program of startup accelerator Gener8tor and the University Enterprise Labs business incubator in St. Paul, Minnesota, with support from Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota, Medical Alley Association and founding sponsor Boston Scientific.

Up to five startups will be selected for the medtech program, which covers medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare software, biotechnology, drug discovery and delivery and more. They’ll participate in webinars, regular meetings with the gBETA Medtech team, mentor and investor swarms — like speed dating sessions with founders, investors, serial entrepreneurs, technical professionals, board members and industry experts — and then a demo day and pitch night, followed by ongoing support after the progr…

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MassMEDIC announces 2021 Ignite accelerator winners

MassMEDIC announced today that it concluded its 2021 MedTech IGNITE accelerator program for medical device companies.

Boston-based MassMEDIC (the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council) had 12 startups in the 2021 IGNITE cohort, with the companies including developers of wearables, diagnostics and surgical devices across areas such as women’s health, neurology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes and cardiology.

The IGNITE cohort participated in virtual classes run by medtech executives with expertise in a number of areas, while it also included virtual networking events and fireside chats with industry luminaries. Participating startups also worked on pitches with feedback from VCs and experienced mentors.

Winners were selected by their peers, with each cohort founder presenting their corporate pitch to the cohort. They were scored on product market fit, business plan and team strength.

Encora Therapeutics won the competition, bri…

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