These 10 startups made the cut for XLerateHealth’s sixth cohort

The startups in the accelerator’s fall 2018 cohort, which will go through a 13-week program, are bringing their expertise to a plethora of areas in healthcare, including education, nursing homes, athletics and NICUs.


XLerateHealth, an accelerator based out of Louisville, Kentucky, has revealed its sixth class of startups. The organization seeks to assist early-stage healthcare companies with their commercialization strategy, as well as how they interact with payers, providers, consumers and employers.

The startups in the accelerator’s fall 2018 cohort are bringing their expertise to a plethora of areas in healthcare, including education, nursing homes, athletics and NICUs. They will go through a 13-week program through which they receive mentorship and support.

Here are the 10 companies:

Airis Health creates artificial intelligence physician workflow solutions for hospitals. Its virtual assistant, which is a bit like Siri, helps doctors with tasks like communicating with staff members.

Headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania, Astarte Medical Partners has developed a software solution called NICUtrition, which provides quantitative data about preterm babies’ gut health. Using the solution, infants can get personalized nutrition to optimize their growth.

Cloverleaf Learning is focused on medical education by providing video-based content to healthcare students, workers and facilities. For instance, its RadTechBootCamp product zeroes in on radiology-based content.

Concussion Triage Network wants to assist athletes who have suspected head injuries. The startup formed a tool that helps coaches assess the player’s risk at the time of the injury and connect to concussion specialists in real time.

A biotechnology company, Desicorp is developing a method to increase the shelf life of blood. It does so by drying the blood to a powder, which can then be used in battlefield settings, disaster relief situations and rural emergency conditions.

EnMed MicroAnalytics has come up with a way to detect low concentrations of lead and other heavy metals gathered from a finger or heel stick. The goal is to enable routine screening of pregnant women, newborns and other pediatric patients for exposure to metals.

San Francisco, California-based MendUX gives nursing homes and assisted living facilities a tool to keep track of cognitively-impaired patients and ultimately keep them from becoming lost or hurt. Its solution relies on proprietary sensors and predictive analytics.

Based out of Boston, Massachusetts, nQ Medical utilizes AI to evaluate captured data to detect signs of neurodegenerative disease early on. The company’s digital diagnostic also tracks disease progression and measures the impact of therapy.

Telasight, a telemedicine company, provides practitioner to practitioner consults via video chat, text, email and phone. For instance, if a clinician sees a patient with an uncommon condition, he or she can reach out to another expert in the field to gain additional insight.

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