PULSE@MassChallenge Just Revealed the 31 Startups in Its 1st Digital Health Cohort

December 13, 2016

By: Dylan Martin

MassChallenge on Tuesday revealed the 31 startups that will participate in the inaugural PULSE@MassChallenge "digital health lab," a new six-month accelerator in Boston that partners startups with various entities working in healthcare.

Unlike MassChallenge's main accelerator program, which accepts 128 startups every year, startups can only get accepted through a match-making process that will pair them with one or more of the program's 32 "champions," which represent a wide range of organizations, institutions and corporations, including AARP, Boston Children's Hospital, the City of Boston and Pfizer (see full list below).

"Some startups got multiple champions. Some champions made multiple offers. Some champions teamed up with each other in making their offers. Honestly, we couldn't ask for a more startup and ecosystem-friendly outcome," Nick Dougherty, PULSE@MassChallenge's program manager, told me in an email.

The goal of PULSE@MassChallenge, which is located in 8,000 square feet at Hatch Fenway, is to help these startups achieve certain milestones, whether it's a pilot study, research, advisor, customer introductions or investment opportunities. In addition, more than $100,000 in zero-equity awards will be given out once the program concludes.

The 31 startups in the inaugural PULSE@ MassChallenge cohort came from a pool of more than 430 applications, representing 30 states and 20 countries. Some of the accepted startups previously went through MassChallenge's main program. That includes Cake, a Boston-based end-of-life planning service that has already worked with Liberty Mutual, another "champion" that is participating in PULSE@ MassChallenge.

PULSE@ MassChallenge was launched earlier this year as a strategic component of the statewide Digital Health Initiative. The program will be celebrating the new cohort at an event Tuesday night at Hatch Fenway starting at 6 p.m.

Here is the list of the 31 startups participating in the inaugural cohort:

3Derm System, Inc. - USA - Massachusetts

ACT.md - USA - Massachusetts

Cake - USA - Massachusetts

Care Thread, Inc. - USA - Rhode Island

ConquerX - USA - Texas

EDI Institute, Inc. - USA - Massachusetts

Emerald Innovations - USA - Massachusetts

Gain Life - USA - Massachusetts

HealthyMation - USA - Massachusetts

Herald Health - USA - Massachusetts

Hey, Charlie - USA - Massachusetts

Human Resolution Technologies -USA - Massachusetts

Insightfil - USA - Massachusetts

LifeGuard Games, Inc. - USA - Massachusetts

Medumo - USA - Massachusetts

Meetcaregivers - USA - Massachusetts

MobioSense - USA - Massachusetts

Neopenda - USA - Illinois

Neuroelectrics - USA - Massachusetts

QueueDr - USA - Connecticut

Redox - USA - Wisconsin

Remedy Labs, Inc. - USA - California

Rendever - USA - Massachusetts

Spring Care, Inc. - USA - New York

STA TECH - USA - Massachusetts

SyncThink - USA - Massachusetts

THINKMD - USA - Vermont

TORq Interface, LLC - USA - Massachusetts

Twiage - USA - Massachusetts

VIT - USA - Pennsylvania

VRPhysio - Israel - Tel Aviv | USA - Massachusetts