Five of eight companies from Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2014) — XLerateHealth, a Louisville-based accelerator for early-stage, health-related companies, announced it has selected eight companies to participate as part of its second class. Five of the companies are based in Kentucky. The accelerator’s 13-week intensive immersion program runs from Aug. 4, to Oct. 30.
“Out of a large pool of highly-qualified applicants, we have identified an outstanding second group of early-stage companies with technologies that are solving real problems within the healthcare delivery and wellness continuum,” said Bob Saunders, XLerateHealth’s chairman and co-founder. “We are excited to begin helping these companies gain valuable customer insight through customer discovery and customer pilots which allow them to refine their business models based on intimate knowledge of customer pain points and market needs in order to ultimately accelerate their speed to market.”
Selected companies include:
- Blue Sky Case Management, Louisville: Blue Sky Case Management is a conflict-free social service agency for Medicaid waiver participants living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Blue Sky’s mobile, SaaS-based tools help case managers produce plans of care that deliver better home and community-based services for consumers with IDD.
- Myliance, Louisville: Myliance has developed the nation’s first Resident Care at Home Concierge Model (RCaHC). Myliance works outside the walls of traditional brick and mortar facilities by providing end-to-end personalized services for the aging in place and disabled populations. Concierge services include both medical and non-medical services.
- NeuroAtlas, Louisville: NeuroAtlas is developing medical software that utilizes 3D non-contrast MR imaging (MRI) to detect and develop comprehensive analyses of several neurological disorders (including an initial focus on early diagnosis of Autism).
- Personal Medicine Plus, Paducah: Personal Medicine Plus is a mobile health platform addressing underserved Medicaid and rural populations. The software app is designed to help people with chronic conditions such as pre-diabetes and pre-hypertension engage and better manage their health. The technology uses connected health device data and gamified behavior tracking presented in an easy to use and visually appealing screen.
- Gyroskope Family Network, Louisville: The Gyroskope Family Network is an online content, gaming, and social platform built for the aging population. The technology streams classic TV shows, movies, radio and other programming on-demand. The platform also offers video and audio experiences and activities that enhance memory and cognition, as well as other features designed to connect aging individuals to their family and friends and keep them engaged and mentally active.
- Lift3D, Columbus: Lift3D (pronounced lifted) empowers athletes, patients, trainers and wellness providers with real time movement data and analysis, in order to effect better outcomes and lower costs. Lift3D provides individuals using equipment in fitness facilities with real time actionable data and tracking of their activities. LIFT3D utilizes 3D laser based imaging technology, which provides fitness facility owners with a low cost way to attract and retain the growing segment of data oriented members.
- Count It, New York, NY: Count It pioneers highly social, inter-company challenges, and automates the connection between corporate charitable giving and employee wellness. Powered by a push-button reward platform and utilizing mobile activity sensors (e.g.: FitBit, Jawbone, Shine, etc.), the service dramatically lowers the cost and administrative complexity of conventional wellness programs.
- Medbiomarkers, London, England: Medbiomarkers is a web platform seeking to accelerate the discovery, validation and utility of biomarkers for health monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Via its biomarker database and social network, Medbiomarkers strives to be the leading destination online for lifescience companies’ biomarker related data requirements and partnership building needs.