Digital Health CT Update

Digital Health CT, the new digital health (or medtech) accelerator run by Startupbootcamp, recently announced its inaugural cohort in Hartford. The 10 chosen start-ups exhibit a diverse range of health care technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), process automation, personalized medicine, and virtual health.

The teams, selected from hundreds of start-ups by a selection committee that included Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, relocated to Hartford in November for the three-month accelerator program, which gave them the support, resources, and industry and investor connections they need to help grow their businesses. Along with support from Startupbootcamp, the teams gained access to an extensive range of partners, mentors, and investors from across the accelerator’s global network.

Constitution Plaza
Photo by Jack McConnell

For the inaugural year of the Digital Health CT acceleration program, the start-ups will work closely with Digital Health CT’s partners—Hartford HealthCare, Trinity College, and the UConn School of Business—and will be housed at Trinity’s downtown space at Constitution Plaza, where the college’s Liberal Arts Action Lab also is located.

“The digital health domain is exploding with opportunity right now, and I feel confident that we are positioned to support serious entrepreneurs in hitting the market fast and hard,” said Gerry Roston, managing director of Digital Health CT. Sonia Cardenas, interim dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs, noted that the accelerator “will provide cutting-edge opportunities for our students, exposing them firsthand to the world of start-ups.”

            Here’s more about the 10 start-ups:

  • CompanionMx uses AI algorithms to quantify clinically validated mental health symptoms.
  • Ellipsis uses AI to improve behavioral health through the analysis of natural conversation.
  • Clearstep matches symptom descriptions to the right points of care using the most accurate content available; provides recommendations that encompass price, network status, outcome ratings, and wait times; and makes it easy for patients to choose and schedule needed care.
  • Encapsulate provides automated microfluidic systems for determining the most effective anti-cancer treatments based on a patient’s specific genome and type of cancer.
  • MDI Health provides quick and intuitive access to up-to-date information regarding each patient and suggests a personalized medication treatment while taking into consideration how a medication “cocktail” is going to affect a specific patient.
  • QR Fertile offers a mobile-enabled, at-home diagnostic platform as a reproductive health and wellness solution for high-risk and subfertile men in their reproductive age.
  • BrainCheck provides clinicians (neurologists and primary care doctors) with the ability to quickly, easily, and comprehensively assess patients’ brain function and behavioral health comorbidities (e.g., depression, anxiety, addiction), as well as clinical decision support.
  • Lineus Medical produces medical devices designed to eliminate harm associated with IV lines.
  • DeepScribe uses AI plus natural language processing as it passively listens to the natural patient conversation and completes the documentation from the physician.
  • Aiva uses voice assistance to increase efficiencies and improve satisfaction for patients and caregivers alike.