Annual Mini Accelerator Program

Igniting Innovation – Transforming Healthcare

Ignite Healthcare Network’s Annual Mini Accelerator Programs are held each year to encourage innovation in emerging women-led digital health and med tech companies. The provides women-led healthcare start-ups the unique opportunity to engage with potential customers and investors who will assess and advise on the strengths and weaknesses of their companies. This mentoring program leads to the high energy annual Pitch Competition Event where finalists pitch to compete for several hundred thousand dollars in cash and investment prizes in front of an audience of highly respected healthcare executives and investors. This year Ignite’s audience will include parties interested in social impact investing, in search of companies that have solutions to the needs of underserved populations.

Investment Prizes Awarded by VCs

Connecting startups with investors as well as creating strategic opportunies to partner with potential customers. In four short years, Ignite Health's progams showcasing women led startups have helped raise increasing amounts of VC funding for female entrepreneurs .

It was a wonderful experience. I particularly enjoyed meeting all these high-powered & experienced women who were still so accessible.
Ignite is transforming the character of "pitching" from a "dog-eat-dog world where you have to prove yourself to me" into an ecosystem based on creating genuine value, for patients, investors, and the healthcare system overall.
A truly amazing experience. A pitch event like no other. You have a assembled an incredibly supportive network and are using your firepower to accelerate companies beyond a typical accelerator via the customer-partner process and advisory team.
Hands down the best 'competition' experience I've had.

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