The Health IT Accelerator, announced today by BioEnterprise in partnership with a number of Cleveland healthcare, research, medical payer organizations, will offer mentorship, access to key customers, and business development and fundraising support for area healthcare IT companies with market-ready or in-market products and services.
“The focus is on assisting companies by providing them access to customers and business advice, putting them in a better position to continue to grow their ventures,” BioEnterprise President and CEO Baiju Shah said in a statement.
Leveraging its relationships with institutions like Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, Summa Health System and BioInnovation Institute, BioEnterprise and the H.I.T. Accelerator will give emerging companies access to executives and decision makers who can provide feedback and engage with them for demonstration projects, according to a press release.
“It’s a reflection of the fact that nowhere in the country really has a stronghold on health IT,” said BioEnterprise Vice President Jim Wiseman. “We think Cleveland has a good a shot as anywhere with some of the resources here.”
Cleveland healthcare social media company Within3 is also a technology partner in the project.
Health IT companies in northeast Ohio can apply now on BioEnterprise’s website. Products or services in beta form or development stage are not eligible and applications will be reviewed quarterly.