Health Wildcatters Introduces 2017 Startup Class

The 2017 Health Wildcatters program class (Photo by: Jennifer Powell)

Dallas-based Health Wildcatters, a healthcare seed fund accelerator, has announced the names of nine companies that have been selected to participate in its 2017 program.

This will be Health Wildcatters’ fifth class of participants, and grows its mentoring portfolio to 51 startups. According to the company, the goal of the program is to “enable each startup to raise additional funds following the accelerator program, so they can ultimately have an impact on the healthcare industry.”

The program spans 12 weeks. Startups will work in Health Wildcatters’ headquarters and receive educational programming and mentorship by experienced healthcare and startup leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The nine companies selected for this year’s class are as follows:
Articulate Labs–a developer of intelligent medical technology that restores mobility and improves rehabilitation through augmented activity
Ataia-a medical device developer of an innovative communication system to allow hospital patients to speak with their physicians, caregivers, and family
Benefizz–a maker of sparkling probiotic drink with fewer than five grams of sugar per bottle
Buck Brush Company–a seller of electric toothbrushes using a subscription-based business model
Frameri–a designer of the first patent-pending interchangeable eyewear brand that lets consumers buy frames and lenses separately
Gregor Diagnostics–a molecular diagnostics developer of a revolutionary new screening test for prostate cancer
MedNoxa–a maker of consumer wound care materials for an easier, cheaper, and faster way of healing from acute and chronic wounds
Nobo–a developer of a connected wearable device that monitors hydration levels of elite athletes
VenoStent–a medical device developer focused on helping dialysis patients live longer, less painful and more prosperous lives

The 2017 program ends on November 8 with the annual “Pitch Day,” where startups pitch their ideas to investors and Dallas healthcare community members.

Hubert Zajicek, CEO of Health Wildcatters, said in a statement: “This is a unique class we have this year, with the majority of startups being in the medical device space. We look forward to watching as they work through their unique business models and developing these devices that could change the healthcare industry drastically.”

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