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There’s never been a more exciting time to be a healthcare tech entrepreneur. According to CB Insights, funding for digital health startups reached $6.6B in 2016, up from to $5.9B in 2015. But building a healthcare technology company is hard.

Though the opportunity is enormous, and you have the ability to literally save lives, the industry is complex, subject to shifts in political climate and not known for rapid change. Nothing is more valuable (and harder to obtain) than access to a large, engaged, health system that not only wants to provide resources to help your company grow but also potentially buy your product.

Last year, our first class graduated from the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars and the outcomes were phenomenal. Through the program the companies created deep relationships with stakeholders and decision makers at Cedars-Sinai, which resulted in multiple long term commercial deals. Moreover, the companies collectively raised over 11 million dollars post program in VC financing from top VC’s.

Our second class (which is currently in program) is showing equally strong potential.

I am very excited to share that the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars will be running its third class in Los Angeles starting September 12, 2017. Applications are now open and will close June 9th.

If your company is creating hardware, software, devices or services that empower patients and healthcare professionals to track, manage or improve healthcare delivery, we want to meet you.

We will update this page shortly with dates and locations for webinars, meetups and office hours. If you are in LA, the Bay Area, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto, New York, Boston, Seattle or Houston, we would love to meet you in person.

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In-Person Office Hours:

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Matt Kozlov
Matt is the Managing Director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Powered by Techstars. Previously Matt was Head of Corporate Development at Telesign and the CEO of Moonshark, a venture backed by Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He has also worked at Sony Music Entertainment, Yahoo! and Bain and Company. Matt is an advisor to several LA-based companies including Chromatik, Vyng, Rattleback Rye and Alpha Edison. He graduated from Harvard, where he studied economics. @Koz