StartUp Health Colorado
An Innovation Hub in the Rocky Mountain Region for Health Transformers Around the World
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Supporting Entrepreneurs in Growing Their Companies
StartUp Health Colorado seeks to find the most innovative entrepreneurs and innovators addressing the Children's Health Moonshots and Access to Care Moonshots, two of StartUp Health's 10 Health Moonshots that will impact the health of everyone in the world.
Entrepreneurs building companies addressing the following themes within these two Moonshots should apply:
- Improving Outcomes & Performance
- Creating a Seamless Patient Experience
- Improving Communication & Accessibility
Review the Call for Innovation details in the section below to make sure your company qualifies and apply.Press Release Upcoming Events Q&A Session More Press
Criteria Are you a Health Transformer™?
This initial Call for Innovation seeks to find the most innovative entrepreneurs and innovators addressing the Children's Health Moonshots and Access to Care Moonshots, two of StartUp Health's 10 Health Moonshots that will impact the health of everyone in the world. Entrepreneurs building companies addressing the following themes within these two Moonshots should apply:
- Improving Outcomes & Performance: achieving best clinical outcomes by identifying and focusing on specific patient populations, increasing patient satisfaction via personalized evidence-based care, artificial intelligence and machine learning, medication adherence and compliance, follow-ups, and monitoring
- Creating a Seamless Patient Experience: best in class solutions that are connecting and providing a patient experience from beginning to end, filled with compassion for patients, families and care teams
- Improving Communication & Accessibility: rethinking traditional care delivery and transitioning to virtual and telehealth solutions, easy and rapid communications for patients, families, coordinators, and care teams
Program Benefits Access to expertise/resources to build & scale your business
- Selected entrepreneurs will receive co-development, clinical validation and pilot opportunities for their companies with Children's Hospital Colorado and/or UCHealth, both nationally-recognized, top-ranked hospital systems
- Direct access to the researchers, faculty, clinicians, and leadership from these world-class institutions as they implement their solutions at the point of care
- Membership in StartUp Health's global Health Transformer community of 360+ entrepreneurs from 16 countries
- Lifetime access to the StartUp Health Academy to help grow your business
- Access to StartUp Health's global network of over 30,000 industry leaders, investors, customers and world-class partners like AARP, GE, Janssen Research & Development, and others
StartUp Health Colorado is now accepting applications for entrepreneurs building solutions around transforming patient experience, care delivery and clinical outcomes. Review the Call for Innovation details in the section below to make sure your company qualifies and apply by December 9..Start Your Snapshot
CLINICAL & STAFF INNOVATORS
The best way for clinical and staff innovators to get involved is to adopt a Health Transformer Mindset. Startup Champions within health systems play a critical role in guiding and driving the success of breakout innovation. Find out how to have a Health Transformer Mindset, then tell us how you'd like to get involved below. Complete the Scorecard tool and join us for virtual coaching session around the Mindset to be held in January 2017.
Fill out the "Join the Movement" form at the top of the page and we'll send you details on how to get involved!Complete My Scorecard
Tell us how you'd like to be a part of StartUp Health Colorado. We are looking for Startup Champions - staff, faculty and clinicians who want to provide feedback on breakout innovation, advise startups, become entrepreneurs themselves, participate in pilots, and more.I'd Like to Get Involved
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INDUSTRY & INVESTOR COMMUNITY
We are looking for health entrepreneurs, doctorpreneurs, investors, industry stakeholders and experts both in the Rocky Mountain region and around the world. Sign up here to be notified of events, news, and more!Join the Movement
Application Process & Timeline Instructions and important dates
- Step 1: Submit your Snapshot online by December 9, 2016 (11:59 PM EDT). All applications must be in English and nothing confidential or proprietary should be included. You are granting no rights to any intellectual property by submitting an application.
- Step 2: The StartUp Health Colorado Review Committee will review all Snapshots and identify companies we’d like to learn more about. Applicants may be contacted for additional information during the review phase.
- Step 3: Select companies will be invited to a virtual, group pitch sessions with the Startup Health Colorado Review Committee.
- Step 4: Select companies from the pitch sessions will be invited to a 1:1 deep dive call with the StartUp Health Colorado Review Committee.
- Step 4: Select companies from the deep dives will be invited to complete diligence and formally enroll in the Program.
- Step 5: Initial companies will be publicly announced in early 2017.
FAQ and Terms Important information to review before applying
What is the StartUp Health Academy?
The StartUp Health Academy is a lifetime program designed to help Health Transformers succeed at every stage by attracting the team, customers and capital they need through coaching and reinforcement of the Health Transformer Mindset.
The StartUp Health Academy adheres to a disciplined, scorecard-based process in order to help:
StartUp Health Company Founders achieve the “Health Transformer Mindset” Health Transformers build companies that are “Level IV Companies” Health Transformers select partners and investors that are “Level IV Partners”
These Scorecards work together via the Health Transformer Quarterly Rhythm to help entrepreneurs become magnets for attracting what they need most to succeed: a backable team, valuable customers, capital to execute and amplify their brand. Visit StartUp Health Academy & watch the Academy Overview for more information.
What role do CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth play in the Program and what commitment have they made? CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth are partnering with StartUp Health on StartUp Health Colorado. The Program will help up to 30 healthcare companies navigate the unique challenges of building successful growth companies.
What are the criteria for this Program?
You can view the criteria here.
Do I have to relocate my company to participate?
Companies participating in StartUp Health Colorado can be located anywhere in the world, however StartUp Health Colorado companies can expect to spend time on the Anschutz Medical Campus for co-development, pilot, or commercialization opportunities.
Are current StartUp Health Academy companies eligible to apply?
Companies that have previously applied to (or are already in) the StartUp Health Academy will be considered for this opportunity and should complete a new application by the Dec 9th deadline.
How does the application process work?
The application is online and includes questions about your business and team. All applications should be submitted in English. Even if your company is not initially selected, you may be considered for a future theme, so we encourage you to stay in touch and update your application. Apply here.
How detailed does my idea need to be in the application? Will you keep my information private?
We specifically discourage applicants from submitting formal business plans or anything that you may deem proprietary or confidential. The information you share will be reviewed by representatives from StartUp Health, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth as part of the application review process but otherwise will be kept private.
How does the review and selection process work?
The StartUp Health team will manage the review and selection process. The team will review all applications and narrow the applicant pool down based on application responses and considerations set forth in the Program criteria. Top applicants will undergo further review by CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth and StartUp Health, who will then select companies to invite to the Program.
If my company is accepted into the Program, can we only commercialize our products with CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth?
No, this Program does not preclude a startup from working with or commercializing with other partners. This Program is designed to help participating companies leverage CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth expertise, resources and scale to accelerate their business.
What is the cost to joining this Program?
There is no cash cost for the Program, however selected companies who join the Program must share between 2-10% equity ownership with Children’s Hospital Colorado and/or UCHealth and StartUp Health LLC based on the stage of your company when you enter the Program.
Does CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth retain the intellectual property (IP) my company develops during the program? No. CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth nor StartUp Health will retain IP developed by the participating companies. The IP developed by a participating company is retained by the company.
Is a participating company’s product or service guaranteed to be used by Children’s Hospital Colorado or UCHealth?
There are no guarantees for this, however, enrollment in the Program may grant access to strategic introductions to CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth leadership and other stakeholders. While the goal of the Program is for participating companies to develop products and services that can ultimately be co-developed, piloted, or commercialized at Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth, StartUp Health Colorado makes no guarantees that any product or service of a participating company will be purchased, licensed or commercialized by Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth.
Personal information submitted in conjunction with your application to the StartUp Health Academy and CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth and StartUp Health Program is controlled by StartUp Health, LLC, and will be used by StartUp Health and CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth reviewers for the purpose of evaluating your application to the Program. Personal information may be stored outside your country. StartUp Health will not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about applicants except as described here. We may share information provided by applicants with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are contractually restricted from using or disclosing the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. We may share information provided by applicants with StartUp Health partners and affiliates for evaluation purposes, however such partners and/or affiliates will be contractually restricted from using or disclosing the information except as necessary for such purpose and/or or to comply with legal requirements. We may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary and appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity or (iv) if this is necessary to protect the vital interests of your company.
Applicants can log in to update, edit or delete information on their application at any time. StartUp Health will securely store and retain your application. However, you may choose to edit or delete information on your application at any time during this period. Once you delete information from your application it cannot be restored or retrieved.
StartUp Health maintains administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information you provide on this site and employs reasonable technologies to help keep the personal information you provide on this site secure. This site is not directed at children under the age of 13 and all services available on this site are intended to be used by individuals over 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect, maintain or store personal information, via this site or otherwise, from children under 13 years of age.
We reserve the right to change or update this notice from time to time. Please check this site periodically for such changes.
If you have any questions or comments about these terms or if you need help updating your information or your preferences, please contact us.
Based on the criteria and considerations posted on the startuphealth.com/colorado website, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth and StartUp Health will select up to thirty (30) applicants to be afforded an opportunity to participate in the StartUp Health Colorado Program (the “Program”) over the next three years. CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, UCHealth and StartUp Health are under no obligation to select any applicants if none of the applications submitted meet the designated criteria and considerations. Submission of an application and participation in the Program create no business relationship between you and/or your company and CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth, nor do they create an obligation on either your part, your company’s part or CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth’s part to enter into any further business relationship or to sign any commercial agreement. If an applicant is selected for participation in the Program, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth may decide, but is under no obligation, to further evaluate your business to determine whether a more formal business relationship is desirable.
Nothing in the application or Program participation requires you to negotiate or do business with CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth. You are free to discuss your business, innovations, products and services with other parties and you are free to contract with any other parties as long as you do not sign any agreements or undertake any obligations which would conflict with any agreement which you do enter into with CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth.
Application Information You Submit
You acknowledge that you are responsible for the information in the application, including the legality, reliability, appropriateness and originality of such information. Your application should not include any information that (i) is confidential, proprietary, false, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, infringing on intellectual property rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable, or (ii) violates the rights of any party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You represent and warrant that the information in your application is accurate and that you have submitted nothing confidential or proprietary.
Application Notification and Program Dates
You acknowledge that the company selection notification date and Program start date are subject to change. Applicants will be notified of any such changes to these dates via email and on the application website. Neither StartUp Heath, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth nor the Program are responsible for any failure of an applicant to receive notice of such date changes.
Intellectual Property Rights
By submitting an application, you are not granting StartUp Health, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth or the Program any rights to the Intellectual Property of yourself or your company.
By submitting an application, you consent to the use by StartUp Health, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth and the Program of your name, likeness, and image and your company’s name, in connection with the Program, in any media or format now known or hereafter invented, in any and all locations, without any payment to or further approval by you. You agree that this consent is perpetual and cannot be revoked.
You agree that nothing in the official rules grants you a right or license to use the StartUp Health or CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth name or any StartUp Health CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth trademark or service mark. You grant to the Program, StartUp Health and CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth the right to include your company name as an applicant on the respective Program-related websites. Other than these uses, you are not granting to StartUp Health, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth or the Program, any rights to your intellectual property, including the CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth Trademarks.
Since StartUp Health and CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth do not wish to receive or hold any submitted information “in confidence,” it is agreed that, with respect to your application, no confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy is established between you, your company or the owner of any part of your company, and either StartUp Health, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth or the Program. If you are invited to and ultimately do participate in the Program, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and/or UCHealth may offer to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of further discussions about your company and its innovations. StartUp Health and CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth shall have no liability or responsibility for use by any other individual or entity of any aspect of your application.
By submitting an application, you represent and warrant that all information in the application is true and complete to the best of your knowledge, that you have the right and authority to submit the application on your own behalf or on behalf of your company and that the information in your application:
(a) is your own, or is used by permission with full and proper credit given within your application; (b) does not contain confidential information or trade secrets (yours, your company’s or anyone elses) and is not the subject of a registered patent or pending patent application; © does not violate or infringe upon the patent rights, industrial design rights, copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (d) does not contain malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, Trojan horses or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information; (e) does not and will not violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation; and (f) does not trigger any reporting or royalty obligation to any third party.
A breach of warranty set out in this clause will result in the corresponding application being invalid. In addition, you agree to indemnify StartUp Health, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth and the Program against all loss, damages and costs they may incurred arising out of such breach of warranty.
You acknowledge that multiple applicants may submit applications that contain concepts, business models and/or technologies similar to those of yours and/or your company, and that CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth, its subsidiaries and business partners may already be investigating or developing technical solutions or business activities that are related or similar to those that you disclose in your application. You acknowledge and agree that CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth action with respect to another application, even if similar to your application, shall not create in CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth any liability to you or others. Further, CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth are not and shall not be restricted in any way from pursuing, developing, or commercializing, in any way that CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth sees fit, independent of you and at CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth’s sole discretion, any technology that is created independent of your application. For the avoidance of doubt, you acknowledge that CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, or UCHealth are not obligated to take any business development action whatsoever with regard to your application.
If Selected for Participation
Initial companies selected for participation in the Program will be notified via email by the end of February 2017. Selected applicants will be afforded an opportunity to participate in the Program and will be invited to complete the Program enrollment process, which will include signing an agreement to participate in the Program and submitting to the Program initial diligence documents. There also will be a public announcement of those applicants selected. Program benefits include those posted on startuphealth.com/colorado.
About StartUp Health Colorado How Clinicians can get involved
StartUp Health Colorado is creating one of the most important health innovation hubs in the United States by organizing three world-class health institutions and streamlining the pathways for a global community of Health Transformers to innovate and grow. Most importantly, together we will build the next generation of solutions to improve care for patients in Colorado and around the world.
- Commercialization Opportunities for Startups: Together we will invite leading startups and Health Transformers from Colorado and around the world to participate in the StartUp Health Academy, a lifetime program designed to help entrepreneurs succeed at every stage by attracting the team, customers and capital they need through coaching and reinforcement of the Health Transformer Mindsets. Additionally, selected companies will have access to commercialization opportunities across the StartUp Health Colorado Partner Institutions and StartUp Health’s global network of customers. The first Call for Innovations is now open and entrepreneurs can apply today through December 9!
- Support the Best & Brightest Internal Innovators: Provide staff and clinical innovators on the Anschutz Medical Campus with tools, resources and programming to help turn ideas and prototypes into successful companies
- Programming & Resources for the Colorado Community: Work with the incredible players in Colorado’s existing digital health ecosystem to super-charge community-building through an ongoing series of live and virtual events and programming
- Show the World What’s Happening in Colorado: Shine a spotlight on Colorado to recognize achievements in health innovation and highlight opportunities in Colorado and on Anschutz Medical Campus for innovators, patients, clinicians, investors and industry leaders around the world
- Cross-Pollinate Innovation in Colorado With a Global Ecosystem: Connect innovators, investors and customers in Colorado with StartUp Health’s global network and community, to cross-pollinate ideas, business models, technologies, and talent so together we can speed up innovation cycles
Clinical Staff & Innovators
- The best way for clinical and staff innovators to get involved is to adopt a Startup Champion Mindset. Startup Champions within health systems play a critical role in guiding and driving the success of breakout innovation. Find out how to have a Startup Champion Mindset, then tell us how you’d like to get involved below. Complete the Scorecard tool and join us for a virtual coaching session around the Mindset to be held in January 2017.
- Tell us how you’d like to be a part of StartUp Health Colorado. We are looking for Startup Champions - staff, faculty and clinicians who want to provide feedback on breakout innovation, advise startups, become entrepreneurs themselves, participate in pilots, and more.
Fill out the "Join the Movement" form at the top of the page and we'll send you details on how to get involved!
In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a new model for transforming health by organizing and supporting a global army of entrepreneurs called Health Transformers. StartUp Health is investing in 10 health moonshots with the long-term goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. With the world's largest digital health portfolio (more than 175 companies spanning five continents, 16 countries and 60+ cities), StartUp Health's long-term platform for entrepreneurs includes the StartUp Health Academy, StartUp Health Network, StartUp Health Media and StartUp Health Ventures.
StartUp Health was founded by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes and is chaired by former Time Warner CEO, Jerry Levin. StartUp Health's notable strategic partners and investors include AARP, Aurora Health Care, California HealthCare Foundation, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, UCHealth, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, Genentech, StartUp Health Colorado, Janssen Research & Development, LLC., Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. The campus combines interdisciplinary teaching, research and clinical facilities to prepare the region's future healthcare professionals, provide the best available healthcare at two nationally recognized hospitals and be a national leader in life sciences research. Annually, CU Anschutz medical professionals educate 4,000 degree-seeking future health professionals, provide 1.5 million patient visits, and are awarded approximately $400 million in research grants.
CU Innovations, on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, will be the epicenter of CU's leadership in the StartUp Health Colorado initiative. CU Innovations is focusing on novel ways to bring healthcare technologies from ideas to impact. They're doing so through integrative programs and resources aimed at driving innovations from within the academic environment to the marketplace, as well as bringing the most cutting edge healthcare technologies to the campus to co-develop, pilot and clinically validate.
UCHealth is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. UCHealth combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West.
Children's Hospital Colorado's mission is to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, the network for Children's Colorado includes several regional locations including its main campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus and more than 400 outreach clinics. U.S. News & World Report has named Children's Hospital Colorado to its 2016-17 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll, placing Children's Colorado among the top 10 children's hospitals in the nation.
The Children's Hospital Colorado Center for Innovation will be the epicenter of pediatric leadership in the StartUp Health Colorado initiative. The Center will establish a clear path for venture development for all team members through education, incubation and acceleration.