Rock Health is the first seed-accelerator exclusively for health startups. Rock Health’s mission is to accelerate the funding and growth of high potential entrepreneurs in health.
Rock Health aims to provide capital, office space, mentorship, and operational support to high-potential entrepreneurs working on ideas in health.
Rock Health’s advisory board includes Frank Moss, head of the New Media Medicine group at the MIT Media Lab, and Michael Abbott, VP of Engineering at Twitter. Startup mentors include Charles Huang, co-founder of GuitarHero, and Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andMe.
What They Are Looking For:
RockHealth is looking for clever, product-centric ideas that solve problems in health care from the outside in. Products can be in the form of web or mobile apps, and should be early stage and pre-VC funding.
Rock Health will give your team a $20,000 grant to help cover rent and ramen. And during your time at Rock Health, they’ll help connect you with the right investors to get real funding.
Startups must have 2+ founders (at least one must be a developer).
Entire team must be able to work from the Rock Health offices full time during the program.
Startups should be early stage and pre-VC funding.
Who Is Sponsoring:
Rock Health’s sponsors include Aberdare Ventures, Accel Partners, the California HealthCare Foundation, Fenwick & West, Microsoft, Mohr Davidow Ventures, NEA, Nike and Qualcomm.
RockHealth also has an expansive network of medical advisors, led by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.