Techstars Central, a global platform based in Boulder, Colorado, provides early-stage entrepreneurs access to capital, mentorship and programming, and reopens healthcare-focused accelerator in Los Angeles .
On September 6, the company announced that it is accepting applications for the first cohort of 12 healthcare companies to begin the 13-week program in March.
Matt Kozlov, managing director of the Techstars Healthcare Los Angeles program, said in the announcement:
Techstars is a global investment and innovation platform that helps technology entrepreneurs and their teams connect with other startup executives, mentors, accelerator program alumni, investors and corporate partners to help their companies grow. Helpful. Locally, nearly 200 companies have implemented the Techstars program in Los Angeles, raising over $1.4 billion, according to the announcement.
Techstars currently runs three programs locally. Texters Music; and Texters Space.
Techstars previously co-sponsored the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, part of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center campus in Beverly Grove/West Hollywood, and a healthcare-focused program in Los Angeles.
UnitedHealthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group Inc., based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, was also a sponsoring partner.
The consortium’s program backed seven cohorts of healthcare startups and co-invested in more than 70 companies, but that collaboration ended around the time of the pandemic.
Cedars retained its accelerator program, while Techstars incorporated healthcare entrepreneurs into its flagship Los Angeles accelerator program (now in Culver City).
With the announcement last week, Techstars has again teamed up with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UnitedHealthcare to add two additional sponsors.
Participating companies will receive capital, mentorship and mentorship from the Techstars global network and the U.S. healthcare and healthtech ecosystem as part of a 13-week program starting next March in Los Angeles.
The application deadline is November 30th.