July 21, 2016 -
UMANICK announced today that it has been shortlisted to enter Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami 2016.
Startupbootcamp is Europe’s largest business accelerator, operating 10 accelerators across Europe and one in Singapore, each focused on an industry suited to the location. Digital Health Miami is the first Startupbootcamp program in the US, and it has a $2 Million grant from the Knight Foundation to support companies that are innovating in healthcare and focused on the eradication of healthcare disparities in the United States.
According to the company blog, UMANICK is one of less than 5% of applicants from 40 countries to make it this far. Selection Days will take place from July 29 to July 31 in Miami where 10 eHealth startups will join Startupbootcamp Digital Health 2016.
Emilio Gallego, UMANICK CEO commented: “This is a great opportunity. Miami is a centre for healthcare innovation, it counts eight large hospitals, over 33,000 beds, three internationally recognized research universities and a legacy of successful healthcare companies.”
Chosen startups will have access to top-tier healthcare angels and VCs like Bessemer Venture Partners, Artiman Ventures, Flare Capital, Maverick Capital Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures and will be able to implement pilot projects with hospital systems including UHealth, Jackson Health System, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and Ascencion and Duke Health System, as well as having direct access to leading US healthcare providers, insurers, technology companies and universities including: Mount Sinai, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Aetna, Florida Blue, Microsoft, CVS Health, MIT and Harvard.
According to a report in the Miami Herald, since 2010, Startupbootcamp has supported 290 startups, of which over 70% have received an average of $660,000 in funding and together have created 1,160 jobs.