XLerateHealth (XLH), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit health care accelerator headquartered in Louisville, Ky., has announced the selection of eight startup companies to participate in its 2022 Flint cohort.
XLH Flint has received support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Community Foundation of Flint, and the city of Flint.
“This is an exciting cohort for Flint — each selected startup is based in Michigan and a majority of the founders are female and minority,” says Sebastian Alvim, managing director of XLH Flint. “This cohort is indicative of the wealth of diverse talent and innovation in the Midwest, and we are eager to support these founders as they develop and scale their health care solutions.”
The XLH Flint cohort begins with Coordinista in Kalamazoo. Coordinista is a digital health startup that gives providers the tools they need for effective care delivery at any point from transitional to chronic care management, resulting in increased engagement, productivity, and improved health outcomes.
Culturewell in Ann Arbor reduces health care associated infections through subscription-based sampling, testing, and germ risk assessments. Culturewell enables pathogen risk profiles and a map of hotspots that health care leaders can make decisions about where to deploy limited resources for maximum benefit.
Flint Community Revitalization Group in Flint is a minority centered consulting and business development company focused on creating new businesses, enhancing existing businesses, and developing minority job and educational opportunities. The organization is building LifeHUB Studios, a community initiative that provides positive lifestyle options for self and community.
Great Lakes Biologics, located in Plymouth, is a startup Contract Research Development Organization (CRDO) specializing in the process development of small-scale batches of biologic product candidates used in biopharmaceutical research and development.
Hodos Health in Detroit is a digital health company that helps medical practices and community health centers optimize operations, improve clinical staff utilization and patient outcomes, while reducing costs and increasing revenues. Hodos automates chronic disease management through their EHR plug-In with AI, blockchain, and machine learning, forming a new, dynamic project management system for health care.
InterJad, located in Southfield, is developing an interactive, clinical research training platform for health care professionals that uses a unique combination of web and mobile-based gamified simulation. By streamlining clinical research education with medical training, InterJad aims to integrate evidence-based medicine to improve patient outcomes.
Prevada Medical in Ann Arbor is a medtech company spun out of the University of Michigan’s Weil Institute of Critical Care Research and Innovation that aims to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections in ICUs. Prevada is developing a disposable mouthpiece for mechanically ventilated patients to significantly reduce the likelihood of deadly lung infections.
Lastly, Urban Docz, located in Detroit, is a simple, secure, and affordable telehealth platform that provides virtual health care access to women in underserved and low-income communities, starting with women’s reproductive health services.
The XLH Flint 2022 accelerator program begins on July 12 and will culminate with a virtual demo day to pitch to investors, health care ecosystem partners, and the startup community on Sept. 29.