Rock Health is a new seed accelerator for health startups. It’s like a Y Combinator for healthcare. This is how they describe their program on their About page:
Do you have an idea or startup that’s working to solve a health-related issue? Apply to join Rock Health, a group of dedicated individuals working to catalyze innovation in the interactive health space, and gain to access our unrivaled community of experts and seed-accelerator program.
Startups partake in an intensive 5-month program, turning ideas into products and businesses. Our next class will begin in January 2012.
A few of days ago, their class of 2011 presented at Rock Health’s first “Demo Day” in San Francisco. I didn’t attend the event but I was able to follow some of it on Twitter by searching the #rockdemo hashtag. Many of these companies are still early stage and haven’t publicly launched their products yet.
Here’s a rundown of the companies that presented.
The best free way to manage your healthcare expenses
2. Omada Health
We’re revolutionizing health care through group-based programs for chronic disease prevention.
The universe of medical evidence – at your fingertips
Fun mobile applications that help you stay healthy & fit
Mobile App: App Store, Android Marketplace
We’re crowd-sourcing health discovery by helping anyone create group health studies.
Parenting is tough! Whether you’re facing a fever or potty training, WeSprout helps you make great decisions. We safely monitor your child’s health records and give you access to resources, useful data, and a community of parents who’ve been there before.
Cardio doesn’t have to be boring
Spot medical patterns. Reduce complications.
What makes your heartbeat?
Train your brain to be calm and focused
CellScope uses patent-pending optical attachments to turn smartphones into a diagnostic-quality imaging systems for telemedicine, skincare and education.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Patient-to-Patient Information Sharing Platform
Pay out of pocket. Save big.
- Nailed. It. (Rock Health Blog)
- RockHealth Demo Day shows off some cool health apps (VentureBeat)
- A Post-Demo Day Look at Three Rock Health Startups – WeSprout, Pipette, and BrainBot (Wade Roush, Xconomy)
- #RockDemo tweets