FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Inova Personalized Health Accelerator (IPHA) announced today that it is launching a free educational program designed for first-time healthcare technology entrepreneurs. The program is designed to provide entrepreneurs with a comprehensive set of skills required to execute the commercialization and growth of personalized health technology companies. Entrepreneurs interested in participating in the program are encouraged to apply via the IPHA web site (http://www.inovapha.org/for-entrepreneurs/training-program/).
"While the National Capital region is rich in medical research and development infrastructure, there is a dearth of experienced entrepreneurial talent who can commercialize personalized health innovations," said Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, Inova Center for Personalized Health. "Inova is committed to being a global leader in personalized health. This IPHA program serves as a key resource to identify and develop a unique community of entrepreneurs. Program graduates will be tomorrow's personalized health CEOs."
The seven-session curriculum will be delivered twice annually (i.e., Fall and Spring) at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax, Virginia.
"Our goal is to attract and educate emerging entrepreneurs with a vision for the next generation of personalized health products and services" said Michael Thomas, IPHA Director. "Unlike other programs, we will be laser focused on what it takes to create a health startup, and we expect that many of the investments IPHA makes will be in companies that complete this program."
About Inova Personalized Health Accelerator
The Inova Personalized Health Accelerator is a unique program that provides C-suite coaches, customized plans, early stage capital, connections to strategic partners and later stage capital, and connections to customers for healthcare technology and services entrepreneurs. This bespoke approach to enhance med-tech entrepreneurs' efforts to accelerate new companies through the early stages of product design, capital formation and commercialization will serve as the foundation for a stronger healthcare ecosystem in the mid-Atlantic region. Additional program information is located at www.inovapha.org.
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. We are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. For more information, visit www.inova.org or find Inova on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
SOURCE Inova Health System