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Guidewell Innovation Presents Health+Accel

on June 27, 2017 / by Nate Hendriksen ,

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Welcome Entrepreneurs

Health+Accel, presented by GuideWell Innovation, is a five-day event that facilitates the innovation of Aging Well solutions and prepares entrepreneurs for success by combining powerful market insights, meaningful business coaching and strategy, and access to a network of influential executives and innovators. After a four-day workshop, participants in Health+Accel compete in a pitch competition for a $20k cash prize in front of potential investors.

Health+Accel supports GuideWell’s mission to advance the transformation of the health industry by rapidly accelerating innovation.

What is Aging Well?

Aging Well is the idea that healthy living and increased longevity can be achieved without sacrificing independence or autonomy. Aging Well solutions allow individuals to age with dignity on their own terms and remain in the homes and communities of their choice for as long as possible.

Solutions should empower individuals to take control of their health on a personal level as well as within their homes and communities through both B2B and consumer-facing products, programs and services that focus on maintaining a sense of connectedness, productivity and safety.

Focus Areas

Health+Accel is looking for innovative solutions related to Aging Well within the healthcare space that focus on one or more of the following key areas:

  • Wellness & Vitality
  • Digital Health
  • Caregiver Support
  • Intelligent Homes & Communities
  • Social Engagement
  • Spirituality & Mindfulness
  • Individual Health Management

Why should you apply?

Powerful Insights

The healthcare and insurance industry is an ever-changing environment that can be difficult to navigate. Learn more about the dynamic needs and relationships between payers and providers, discover unique opportunities within the space, and explore best practices from experienced industry leaders.

Actionable Coaching

Success in the market is much more than creating a quality product. Entrepreneurs must equip themselves with the tools and resources necessary to distinguish themselves from competitors and communicate value to customers and investors alike. Receive expert-level coaching that aligns with the needs of the healthcare industry as you refine your Business Model Canvas and pitch.

Meaningful Connections

Accessing capital and industry resources can be all that stands in your way of taking your product to the next level. Connect with likeminded professionals as well as GuideWell’s talented team of innovators and executives through daily networking events and pitch your product to a room full of some of the region’s top investors in the healthcare space.

Funding and Recognition

Behind every business is a story, it just needs a platform to be told. Participating entrepreneurs will have their stories featured by GuideWell and the opportunity to speak directly to investors and executives within the space. Those selected to participate will receive a travel stipend to cover the costs of attending and the winner of the pitch competition will be rewarded with a $20,000.00 cash prize.

Application Process


To be eligible for Health+Accel, qualified entrepreneurs should possess the following:

  • A team of qualifed individuals committed to the long-term success of the venture
  • An approved, revenue-generating product already in the market
  • A business model that supports growth
  • A strong desire to expand within the healthcare space

Apply to Participate

Guidewell Innovation Presents Health+Accel