September 05, 2015 | Dallas Morning News
Dallas startup accelerator Health Wildcatters has selected 10 companies to make up the third class to participate in its program.
This year’s class includes startup teams from across the country in health care areas ranging from digital health to medical devices.
“All the companies demonstrated viable solutions to some of the biggest challenges in health care today — how to improve access, how to enhance education and prevention, how to leverage technology, to name a few,” said Hubert Zajicek, Health Wildcatters CEO. “With our support, we feel this class can make huge strides in advancing these areas of health care, and we look forward to playing a role in that.”
During the 12-week class, the startups receive access to office space, educational workshops and a network of mentors. The program ends in November with a “Pitch Day,” where startups pitch their companies to investors, as well as the Dallas community.
Health Wildcatters’ ultimate goal is to prepare startups to raise funds following the program. So far, the accelerator has been successful in doing so: Companies in its first two classes each raised nearly $5 million within six months of completing the program.
One interesting trend in this year’s class: Half of the startups are led by women.
The 10 companies and their products are:
Codegi, Dallas: Automatic coding software for clinical notes and electronic health records.
Dynofit, Los Alamos, N.M.: A smart electromyography system that helps people with stroke, traumatic brain injury and cerebral palsy gain control of their muscles.
DUALALMS, Dallas: A system that delivers nebulized drugs prior to laryngoscopic examinations to eliminate the common discomfort and complications that can occur.
Exhale Healthcare Advocates: A Dallas company that helps consumers manage the business of their health care.
Flow MedTech, Atlanta: A company developing a patent-protected medical device to reduce the high risk of stroke in millions of atrial fibrillation patients.
md Portal: An Austin-based telemedicine platform that lets patients see a physician remotely using questionnaires and photos.
Insight Optics: A Plano company that offers mobile imaging technology to let primary care doctors record fundus examinations — a critical tool in preventive and diagnostic health care —and share the results with ophthalmologists for review.
Noninvasix, Houston: A company that provides noninvasive technology to monitor fetal health during labor and delivery.
Obaa, Cambridge, Mass.: A company that uses Google Glass technology to connect primary care physicians with specialists during patient encounters.
Vidas Sanas, Dallas: Provides unique bilingual tools for health care providers and employers to encourage Latinos to change their behavior and improve their health.