Digital health accelerator Healthbox has kicked off their first class of startups in London, its third different city so far this year and the first digital health accelerator in Europe.
The inaugural Healthbox class was held during the first quarter of 2012 in Chicago, home of the accelerator's parent company Sandbox Industries, and its second class is currently in session at the accelerator's Boston office.
Healthbox awards startups with $50K in exchange for 6-8 percent equity, as well as providing three months worth of mentoring and other in-kind support.
Additionally, the funding for Healthbox brings to the table a number of partners, such as Walgreens, who can accelerate the development of an early-stage digital health startup through partnerships to pilot and/or distribute products and services.
Below are members of the inaugural class of digital health startups, as described on the Healthbox website.
SportsClinicPlus (Kerry, Ireland) is developing an online exercise tool to enable patients to recover quicker from injuries whilst reducing the probability of future chronic injury.
Desktop Genetics (London, UK) is developing a DNA printer device, which provides users with rapid and reliable in-house DNA synthesis capabilities, vital to new drug research in oncology, infectious disease and regenerative medicine.
Medopad (London, UK) is a mobile health platform that securely delivers patient information directly to physicians.
Soma Analytics (Munich, Germany) has developed an intelligent smartphone application for the treatment and management of stress.