Health Tech Startups – 2011 SXSW Accelerator

December 1, 2010

This is big:  The 2011 SXSW Accelerator is expanding in 2011 to cover health.   I’m honored this year to be on the SXSW Accelerator Advisory Board and we’re looking for great companies in need of big exposure.

SXSW Accelerator is part of the SXSW Interactive Festival taking place March 14-16 in Austin, Texas.  For the uninitiated, SXSW Accelerator Presented by Microsoft BizSpark is the premier showcase featuring the web’s most exciting innovations.  It’s an outlet for start ups to present their web-based technologies and services related to social networking, news, entertainment, and health.  You’re effectively dancing in front of an interested panel of industry experts, early adapters, and representatives from the Venture Capitalist community.

If you’re a health-related startup this is a huge opportunity to be seen by some of the most influential thinkers in the industry.

This year’s new Health Technologies category is focused on patient-centric health apps and technologies that connect patients, families, physicians, pharmacists, and benefit providers to share health data and drive better outcomes at affordable and sustainable cost levels.

(Put me on a monitor.  I’m tachycardic)

To be eligible, your product must NOT have launched before March 15, 2010.  Or product must plan to launch by June 15, 2011.

But the deadline of December 10th 2010 is fast approaching.  Check out the Accelerator site to learn more.


Lauren December 2, 2010 at 11:49 am

Hey Dr. Bryan!

I love your approach here and am happy to have found this information regarding the Accelerator.

I am in the midst of working on a small project, something that I am involved in on a more personal level, and would love your advice.

As an M.D., I am not sure if you have ever come across, but it allows patients and caregivers (parents, etc.) the ability to create free online (secure) medication schedules and regimens for their loved ones, children… patients…

Well, there is now an IPhone app (MyMedSchedule Mobile) that completely syncs with the program, making it accessible from anywhere, great for emergencies, and can make trips to the pediatrician so much more easy on the Doctor, Parents, and child. Do you ever struggle with parents who are not following your regimens for your young patients?

This app is new to the scene, and I would greatly appreciate your feedback. If you have an IPhone, would you be interested in receiving a promo code to check it out?

I look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you in advance!!


EMR and HIPAA December 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm

That’s awesome. I’ve always wanted to go to SXSW. Maybe this is the year that I should finally do it.

Dan Munro December 5, 2010 at 11:07 am

FYI – hold the phones. They’ve pulled the Healthcare (and Energy) Categories for this year’s SXSW. I was told (by email) – lack of response. We were going to apply – and the deadline was coming up this week – Dec 10.

DrV December 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

Hmm. Good thing you left a comment. I wouldn’t have known otherwise. Thank you.

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