Mahdi Eghbali

MedTech-How it works

How It Works?

The MedTech Accelerator operates on a distinctive co-developing model. This model is designed to actively engage with startups, foster collaborations, and provide comprehensive support throughout their journey to bring innovative healthcare solutions to the market. Our goal is to strike a balance, leveraging the benefits of both models (i.e., equity-free and equity-investment) while providing additional support to overcome the challenges faced by MedTech startups. By co-developing solutions, we ensure that startups are equipped with the knowledge, resources, and connections necessary to address critical healthcare challenges. This unique combination of financial support, mentorship, and networking opportunities sets the MedTech Accelerator apart from other accelerator programs.

1

Application Process

Phase 1
Candidates complete the online form, answering three qualifying questions that determine advancement to the next stage.

Phase 2
Shortlisted companies submit full applications that are scored on product offerings, business plans and leadership team.

Phase 3
High-scoring applicants interview with members of the Accelerator team and invited experts. Top companies are offered a place, subject to due diligence vetting.

2

Accelerator program

Immersive curriculum
A multi-day intensive, which provides unparalleled access to leading subject-matter experts, physicians, scientists and entrepreneurs

Modules
Lectures and workshops on topics critical to product commercialization in health care technologies, including regulatory pathways, growth capital, and customer acquisition. 

Idea mentoring
One-on-one meetings with distinguished researchers, clinicians, and medical entrepreneurs to gain insight, receive feedback and collaborate around product development.

Business development
Customer interactions with the health care ecosystem and access to investors and potential stakeholders to formulate go-to-market plans.

Networking events
Gatherings and panel discussions with the startup community, medical entrepreneurs and investors to share industry knowledge, and explore opportunities for strategic alliances.

3

Post program

Follow-up
Support from Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University MedTech Accelerator for up to 12 months on development plans formulated during the immersion.

Contact and collaboration
Follow-up meetings with the MedTech Accelerator team to track progress, refine strategy and guide development.