The medical incubator Health Wildcatters has announced its third group of startups, 10 young companies trying to break out in the fields of software, medical devices, and service.
In return for 8 percent equity, Health Wildcatters offers the entrepreneurs $30,000 and a three-month course that will put them in front of mentors and potential investors. They’ll learn to pitch their product, reconfigure their business models, and generate capital. Below are this year’s class; they’ll make their first public presentations this Friday at 7:30 a.m. during the monthly Pulse event at Health Wildcatters HQ, located on the second floor of 211 N. Ervay.
- Codegi, automatic coding software for clinical notes and electronic health record (EHR) documentation; Dallas, Texas
- Dynofit, a wireless smart electromyography system that helps people with stroke, traumatic brain injury and cerebral palsy gain control of their muscles; Los Alamos, New Mexico
- DUALALMS, a system that delivers nebulized agents prior to laryngoscopic examinations to eliminate the common discomfort and complications that occur from the exam; Dallas, Texas
- Exhale Healthcare Advocates, a company that helps consumers manage the business of their healthcare, described as “the H&R Block of healthcare”; Dallas, Texas
- Flow MedTech, a company developing a patent-protected medical device to reduce the high risk of stroke in millions of atrial fibrillation patients; Atlanta, Georgia
- md Portal, a healthcare software company with an asynchronous telemedicine platform that allows patients to see a physician remotely using tailored questionnaires and photos; Austin, Texas
- Insight Optics, a company using mobile imaging technology to allow primary care physicians to record fundus examinations—a critical tool in preventative and diagnostic healthcare—and forward results to ophthalmologists for review; Plano, Texas
- Noninvasix, which developed a way to conduct accurate, noninvasive monitoring of fetal welfare during labor and delivery using optoacoustic technology; Houston, Texas
- Obaa, a company that is enabling primary care physicians to connect with specialists during patient encounters using Google Glass technology; Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Vidas Sanas, a Healthy Lives Platform that provides unique bilingual wellness solutions for employers and healthcare providers to engage their Latino populations into behavior change that transforms their health and wellbeing. Dallas, Texas
A neat fact about this year’s class: Half are led by women. The program wraps up in November with a Pitch Day; last year’s was held at the Majestic Theater downtown. Each of the previous classes have since raised more than $5 million in capital.