By Kallie Knopp
XLerateHealth (XLH), a nationally recognized healthcare accelerator headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, announced the selection of seven startup companies to participate in the 2021 Louisville bootcamp. Recent successes of XLerateHealth alumni companies include:
- eBlu Solutions (XLH 2016) raised an $11.4M Series A round led by OCA Ventures with co-investors Mutual Capital Partners and FCA Venture Partners’ Health Innovations II.
- Cellgorithmics (XLH 2019) recently raised $4.5M from a prominent Silicon Valley VC firm.
- RxLighting (XLH 2020) was selected to join “Microsoft for Startups,” a global program dedicated to accelerating the trajectory of high-potential B2B startups to enable growth at scale. The company also recently closed a $3M Series Seed round (led by HealthX Ventures).
- IBIS Therapeutics (XLH 2020) recently entered into an agreement with Mayo Clinic that commits up to $500K investment in convertible debt by Mayo in a pre-seed round.
The 2021 XLH Louisville startup cohort kicked off its accelerator program in early August and will culminate with a virtual Demo Day pitch to investors, healthcare ecosystem partners and the startup community on October 28th.
2021 Louisville Cohort
20Lighter (Tampa, FL) is a unique program that targets visceral fat and dietary inflammation to support patients who are ineligible for a surgical procedure or at high risk of complications due to weight and related comorbidities. The program maximizes eligibility, reduces risk, improves outcomes and improves reimbursement and bottom line for surgeons, healthcare systems and payors.
Active Therapy Systems (Lexington, KY) improves the way people access and receive physical therapy treatments for conditions like Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and a variety of memory and cognitive problems. The solution provides in-home daily treatment options and better connects patients to their doctors and physical therapists.
Heartbeat Technologies (Charleston, SC) is an interdisciplinary team that has developed a novel CPR adjunct device, The Saver. Currently, one in every seven Americans dies from sudden cardiac arrest. Heartbeat aims to increase the survival rate for cardiac arrest patients and minimize neurological impairment.
iMama (Raleigh, NC) is a digital health platform using artificial intelligence to help mothers prolong their breastfeeding cycle and help employers to provide nursing moms with lactation support benefits. The solution enables everyday tracking of breastfeeding sessions and easy access to telehealth services for secure communication between the mother and the lactation consultant.
Melanated Healthcare (Louisville, KY) is a mobile application that increases access to quality care by helping black and persons of color (POC) locate melanated healthcare professionals in their area. Melanated Healthcare aims to decrease health disparities by increasing access to culturally competent, exceptional healthcare professionals.
ModoScript (Boston, MA) is a digital health company that provides remote monitoring of rigorous treatment protocols in oral oncology and other chronic conditions that require continuous treatment assessment. This SaaS and big data analytics solution improves access and quality of remote treatment delivery while reducing costs.
TremBlock (Plantation, FL) is a unique mouthguard targeted for use in patients with epilepsy or other known seizure disorders. The device can dispense a quick acting seizure aborting medication designed to protect teeth, tongue, lips and other oral structures from injury.
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