Rockstart accelerator is changing from a good generalist accelerator into a family of industry-focused programs. Yesterday it announced the names of the ten selected startups that will join the 180 day digital health program. The program takes place is Nijmegen, to make the best use of the Radboud University Medical Center.
We have been covering Rockstart since the first class, and Rockstart has a solid reputation of attracting world class online startups to Amsterdam. Like Startupbootcamp has done previously with its NFC and wireless and its Hightech XL classes, Rockstart has chosen to diversify into specialized programs. The latest program is focused on digital solutions for the healthcare industry. Program manager is Maarten den Braber is positive the program can add value to all selected startups: “Our participating startups will have access to an international mentor base and healthcare ecosystem partners, who are focused on market validation and fast-tracking innovative digital health startups”. Maarten is new to Rockstart, but has a background in Digital health and has been able to assemble an interesting team of mentors, including Paul Vleugen from Human, Sander Nagtegaal from MyTomorrows and Peecho, Dick Uyttewaal from Skinvision and professor in evidence based surgery Maroeska Rovers.
Half of the ten selected startups are from The Netherlands. The other startups are from Spain (2x) Germany, Chile and USA. Here they are in alphabetical order.
- Bruxlab (Netherlands) – Bruxlab develops diagnostic tools to detect and track sleep bruxism, a condition where sufferers grind, gnash or clench their teeth. The Bruxism app records and filters tooth grinding sounds.
- Cognilab (United States) – Cognilab is a research suite for the scientific study of the human mind. Users can create cognitive tests, collect data and analyze results in days instead of months and Cognilab research-grade tools capture participant responses with millisecond precision.
- Dinst (Netherlands) – Dinst is a platform for connecting elderly, disabled and housebound people with home service providers. With just a few simple clicks people can find, compare and book reliable professionals who can help them with their needs.
- Fuelling (Spain) – Fuelling is a customized app for employers that rewards employees for their physical efforts.
- Fysio24 (Netherlands) – Fysio24 is an instant online assistant for injury prevention and recovery. Through the app, people can access a library of tailored do-it-yourself programs and live online physical therapy coaching.
- Med Angel (Germany) – Med Angel provides patients relying on temperature-sensitive medication (like insulin, hormones or modern expensive biologics) with a widget that monitors the temperature of their medications when stored in the fridge and when in use.
- MOUNT (Netherlands) – a user-friendly app linked to the EHR (electronic health record), that provides insight and transparency in the decision-making process for patients, clinicians and healthcare institutions.
- Picto Connection (Spain) – Picto Connection eases communication to people who cannot communicate. The application utilizes big data, artificial intelligence and neuropsychological analysis and is connected to a collaborative platform.
- Tinybots (Netherlands) – Tinybots are small social robots that assist the elderly with dementia by providing systematic reminders, personalized music, storytelling, cognitive therapy, and spoken instructions for daily tasks.
- Teamscope (Chile) – Teamscope is a multi-platform app that makes it possible for medical researchers to gather and store their data on the go, efficiently and securely.
Rockstart Digital Health begins on 14 October 2015 and culminates in a Demo Day in Nijmegen on 25 February 2016. We are looking forward to see how all startups will develop.
Image: Tinybots robot ‘Tessa’