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  • Ryan Brebner

UnitedHealthcare Accelerator announces its 2023 cohort of 10 digital health startups

A fundamental priority for UnitedHealthcare has always been to be a leader in modernizing the health system and advancing new solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in health care. To continue playing a leading role in driving the future of health, UnitedHealthcare has brought together 10 world-class health tech startups to participate in a collaborative mentorship-driven program.

The four-month UnitedHealthcare Accelerator, which first began in 2019 and launched its fifth cohort on Aug. 2, has helped empower 50 companies solving critical health care challenges.

Leaders from these startups will have the opportunity to work closely with UnitedHealthcare executives and subject matter experts from across the health care industry to evolve their businesses while participating alongside a growing community of their peers.

“Every year we are invigorated by the opportunity to collaborate with a new group of bold innovators,” said Clayton Burke, executive director. “This year’s application process was our most competitive yet – a testament to the impact of this program and the valuable role our mentors and leaders from across UnitedHealth Group perform. It’s an incredible privilege to play a small part in what these companies are building, and we are thrilled to welcome another distinguished cohort.”

The 2023 class represents a wide range of opportunities among the populations UnitedHealthcare serves, with companies focused on topics like AI-powered care management, access to care, addressing health inequities, and benefits experiences. Consistent with the program’s belief that diverse perspectives are critical inputs to tackling these problems, 90% of this year’s companies were founded by women and / or people of color.

The 10 companies for the 2023 program class, chosen through a rigorous and competitive review process, include:

  1. Advocatia | Lake Bluff, IL Empowers healthcare organizations to engage and enroll their customers into benefits programs that reduce costs and improve health outcomes.

  2. Affect Therapeutics | McLean, VA National, tech-enabled healthcare provider offering digital substance use disorder treatment.

  3. Budgie Health | New York, NY Guides employees to the right health plan choice for them, leveraging real-time claims and financial analytics.

  4. Isaac Health | New York, NY Scalable platform for population brain health and dementia management.

  5. Laguna Health | New York, NY AI-powered contextual care management platform leveraging NLP to identify complex members' individual life barriers and intervene automatically, at scale.

  6. Marti Health | Atlanta, GA Committed to eliminating health disparities in special needs populations beginning with sickle cell disease.

  7. Mighty Health | Los Angeles, CA The leading all-in-one chronic disease and weight management program for adults 50+.

  8. Mirza | New York, NY Mirza works with employers to remove childcare as an obstacle for working parents by maximizing available government funds that help workers afford the care they need.

  9. Spark | New York, NY Modern, tech-enabled Medicare brokerage partnering with local independent agents to advise Medicare beneficiaries on all their biggest healthcare decisions.

  10. StationMD | Maplewood, NJ Telehealth company dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and/or development disabilities (I/DD).

Learn more about the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator program.



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