Healthcare is ripe for disruption and one of the largest U.S. hospital systems is picking up the pace of investing in nascent firms in the mHealth space. Cedars-Sinai is the largest independent academic medical center in the Western U.S. and it is scheduled to soon begin its third cohort in the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars.
“It’s exciting connecting these entrepreneurs who have great ideas and great products with people in healthcare who can help give real-life feedback that would otherwise take years to get on their own,” said Omkar Kulkarni, director of the accelerator program.
The second week of Techstars (I assume it’s the same for every program) is the beginning of what is fondly referred to as “Mentor Madness.” Over a three week period, we will meet with 90+ mentors for about 25 minutes each. Because of scheduling constraints, it’s averaging 7–8 mentors per day.
We’ve received quite a lot of buzz over the past week after the announcement that HomeHero has joined the Techstars Healthcare Accelerator in partnership with Cedars-Sinai — it’s not often you hear of a startup working hand-in-hand with what is arguably one of the largest and most innovative healthcare systems in the U.S., if not the world.