SAN FRANCISCO, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Launchpad Digital Health, the leading next generation of seed funds + accelerator for digital health, is open for applications to its next cohort of companies for Launchpad Digital Health – Ground Zero (LDH-GZ).
The upcoming Launchpad Digital Health – Ground Zero (LDH-GZ) cohort is a one-month digital health immersion program for entrepreneurs desiring to pressure-test and expand their business. This LDH-GZ cohort runs from August 15, 2017 to September 15, 2017. The program includes co-location in our headquarters in San Francisco alongside LDH portfolio companies, mentors, and corporate partners. LDH-GZ is designed to immerse entrepreneurs in our digital health hub, testing and calibrating their business plans, operations, scaling, partnerships, and more.
The co-founders of companies in prior cohorts of LDH-GZ said:
"If you are entering the US market, you must understand that domain-specific, value-added guidance is critical. Launchpad provides it on a daily basis. And this is real value. I've learned an invaluable amount in a very short period of time." Giangiacomo Rocco di Torrepadula, Amicomed - CEO & Co-Founder
"The Launchpad Digital Health Ground Zero program taught us what we didn't know, what we need to know, and how to turn ideas into something more tangible. Fred Toney, the Launchpad partners introduced us to ideas and connections that proved to be invaluable for Nutrilyze. I can't recommend Launchpad highly enough for digital health startups." Joe Dunn, Nutrilyze, CEO & Co-Founder
"Launchpad Digital Health - GZ helped us focus on what our customers want and need, rather than relying on things we felt were important. Fine-tuning the value proposition with external feedback was an endeavor that made the whole team grow closer and has really helped improve our product and go-to-market strategy." Silvia Hecher, Ivary – CEO & Co-Founder
"We entered the LDH-GZ program with a product and vision seeking a market. From their experience with B2B digital health, LDH-GZ recognized what we were trying to do, called out our ignorance when they saw it, encouraged us when we were onto something, and gave us the resources, network, and methodologies to build our business. We have since refined our value proposition and go-to-market strategy, expanded our team, landed our first customer, and prioritized new product iterations largely derived from our customer research spurred by the LDH-GZ program." Andrew Trees, Agathos - CEO & Co-Founder
"I love the way this program is organized and operated. It provides a lot of insights, tips, and advice while letting me run my business at full speed. The program is especially helpful when looking for institutional funding – the managing partners are really experts, and they help tremendously during the group sessions and 1:1 meetings." Michael Pliskin, MedM America – CEO
We require no equity from companies in Ground Zero. The total cost for companies includes rent and all aspects of the program.
All companies, upon completion of the program, have opportunities for investment:
- The top companies in the program in any six-month period will present at the next exclusive LDH Finalist Day for consideration as LDH investments.
- We have partnered with the leading healthcare angel investor group in the U.S. for unprecedented access
- All LDH-GZ companies will participate in a mentoring day with feedback from seasoned entrepreneurs or investors.
LDH-GZ also has corporate partnerships for this program. The AWS (Amazon Web Services) partnership for hosting credits alone allows for immediate payback for the program.
Applications may be submitted at www.launchpdh.com.
About Launchpad Digital Health
Launchpad Digital Health is a next generation accelerator—more capital, more time and more intensity for its portfolio companies and their founders. Each company accepted into the accelerator program receives: 1) more capital in the form of up to a $500,000 investment, 2) more time commitment in the form of a full one year-long program co-located with other startups in digital health sector and the Launchpad Digital Health founders, and 3) more intensity in the form of daily and weekly engagement with Launchpad Digital Health's founders, partners and mentors as critical business decisions are made continuously with advisors assisting all along the way. The founders of Launchpad Digital Health have funded and operated companies throughout the healthcare and technology sectors, including digital health companies, for the past two decades. Launchpad Digital Health – Ground Zero extends this ecosystem to companies that, with more intensive time and effort over the one-month LDH-GZ immersion program, can ready themselves for institutional seed level funding and can become eligible for LDH investment.
To find out more about LDH and LDH-GZ, visit us at www.launchpdh.com and see how your startup can benefit from this next generation accelerator programs, as its next class of companies begins.
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