ScaleNL is excited to announce the launch of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator x NBSO LA x ScaleNL: HealthTech Mini-Accelerator 2024

We are pleased to introduce the HealthTech Mini-Accelerator, a tailor-made 5-day program exclusively for Dutch HealthTech startups. This program is a collaborative effort between Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, NBSO Los Angeles, and ScaleNL. The program will run from February 12-16, 2024 in sunny Los Angeles.

About the program

The HealthTech Mini-Accelerator follows a mentorship-driven approach, aimed at assisting early-stage companies at entering the US market and expanding their businesses. You will get the unique opportunity to work with mentors from the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator network and beyond to accelerate the development, growth, and traction of your product and company. Through close collaboration with clinicians, executives, researchers, and other seasoned professionals, you will gain profound insights into the intricate demands of both patients and providers within the US context. Aside from mentorship, participating companies will join specialized workshops and lectures delivered by industry experts.

Tap into a world-class pool of experts and jumpstart your journey into the US health tech space!

Why join the program?

Get a unique opportunity to work with the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator and get 1:1 coaching from mentors within their network. Cedars-Sinai is a front-runner in the US healthcare landscape and has ample experience working with and investing in startups. Focus areas of this program will include:

  • Gaining insight into the US healthcare market 
  • Increasing company visibility and expanding your network of mentors, investors, and potential customers
  • Developing a value proposition and ROI definition within the US context
  • Validating product-market fit with stakeholders from the health care system
  • Connecting with other healthcare entrepreneurs to share best practices

What to expect from the program?

  • Pre-arranged mentor meetings
  • Lots of feedback and multiple mentor meetings, specific to the company’s solution
  • Insight into the regulatory environment
  • Insights  into the payor landscape
  • Insights into Cedars-Sinai’s electronic medical record system (Epic) and potential for integration
  • Insights into various operational and clinical departments here at Cedars-Sinai
  • Insights into raising money in the US marketplace
  • General networking with a cross section of subject matter experts and key opinion leaders
  • Please be available every day during US business hours for programming and meetings; please be on time for all mentor meetings

Program Timeline

The program is set to start on January 22, 2024 (subject to change) and end on February 16, 2024.
Week 1
Online kick-off with program participants
Week 2 and 3
1:1s with ScaleNL and NBSO LA team and pitch training
LA Accelerator Week
5 days of programming in Los Angeles with Cedars-Sinai (12-16 Feb)


What costs should I anticipate for the HealthTech Mini-Accelerator 2024 program?

Participating companies do not need to pay a fee to participate in the HealthTech Mini-Accelerator 2024 program. The program does not cover travel expenses required for founders to travel to and from the program (such as flights, hotels, ground transportation or meals). Some meals (breakfast and lunch) will be provided by the program, Monday through Friday.

Who is the HealthTech Mini-Accelerator 2024 for?

We are looking for:

  • Early stage healthcare startups that are interested in entering the US market
  • Must be founded and headquartered in the Netherlands
  • Must have raised between US$500K – US$5M
  • Must have at least two full-time employees associated with the company
  • Must have plans to enter the US market

The program unfortunately won’t be a great fit for:

  • B2C companies
  • Companies beyond Series A or valuations greater than $15M

Give your health tech startup a fast pass!

Let us know if you have any questions!

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