Two MedHealth Partners Selected for Flint Accelerator Cohort

Congratulations to Great Lakes Biologics and Urban Docz for being selected to join the XLerateHealth Flint 2022 accelerator program. The cohort kicked off on July 12 and culminates in a virtual pitch day to provide demonstrations to investors, health care ecosystem partners, and the startup community on September 29.

Great Lakes Biologics produces small-scale batches of biologic product candidates used in biopharmaceutical research and development. Urban Docz is a simple, affordable telehealth platform for women seeking reproductive health support. MedHealth spoke with founders Robin Wright King and Dr. Ali Bazzi earlier this year. Read the conversation here.

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Events and Opportunities

ASPIRE Medtech Fall 2022 Program

ASPIRE is a five-week intensive program that advises and prepares startups to launch their business ventures. Startups can work one on one with mentors, spend time with investors, vet fundraising strategies, stress test their startups, and more. The application deadline is August 22. Learn about the program or sign up for an information session on August 15 at 6 PM.

Catalyst Angel Program

TechTown is accepting participants on a rolling basis for the Catalyst Angel Program through March 31, 2024. This program helps angel investors who identify as Black, Latinx, and/or a woman maximize their investment strategies. Learn more and complete an interest form.

CAREgivers Insight Launches App

CAREgivers Insight is working with rural community partners in Kansas to pilot its new app that promises to give better insights and lead to better care. Designed by caregivers for caregivers, the app uses customized questions to alter daily care routines and provide proactive care. Learn more.

Michigan STEM Forward Internship Program

Funding is still available for qualifying companies and students for the Michigan STEM Forward internship program. This partnership between the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Ann Arbor SPARK matches students attending in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities with internship opportunities throughout Michigan. Learn more and apply.

Hope Network CEO Job Search

Hope Network, a behavioral health and human services nonprofit that provides healthcare and life services to over 34,000 people annually, is seeking a proven and passionate leader. The organization’s network services span mental health, rehabilitation, transportation, autism care, and affordable housing across Michigan. Read about the opportunity.

InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum Seeks Executive Director

A new opportunity is knocking for an executive director who can reimagine and reinvigorate the InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum. The Forum is the largest and most successful annual conference of its kind in the Midwest, highlighting life sciences, technology, and food/agriculture startups. Learn more.

EnRICH Pre-Accelerator Program for HBCUs

The EnRICH pre-accelerator program trains faculty and student innovators at historically black colleges and universities to critically assess the commercial potential of new healthcare innovations. The ten-week program runs three times a year. Learn more and apply.

SBIR/STTR Readiness Program

XLerateHealth, in partnership with Jackson State University and the University of Kentucky, is offering a five-week virtual course for all faculty, staff, and students of color in the XLerator Network to help them prepare to successfully compete for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grants. Get more information and apply.

HLTH 2022 Las Vegas Conference

Together.Health is hosting their HLTH conference in Las Vegas this fall. The four-day event will bring together individuals from the entire health field to learn about innovation in the healthcare industry. We have a discount code available for this event; contact for details. Learn more and register.