Pocket Anatomy has become just the third European company to join the prestigious StartUp Health Academy of 63 portfolio companies, as part of sixteen new inductions this year.
Pocket Anatomy are the creators of a suite of medical education software applications that are used by medical students, healthcare professionals, and the general public for visualising the complexities of the human body. The software has been downloaded over 250,000 times on iPad and iPhone devices, and has been used by students and staff in over 50 educational institutions in the US.
The founders of health and wellness companies selected for the StartUp Health Academy are supported over a three-year period through a series of intensive workshops and mentoring sessions to help them grow into sustainable businesses and sell into the US healthcare market.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome the Pocket Anatomy team to the StartUp Health family of Healthcare Transformers,” said Unity Stoakes, co-founder and President of StartUp Health. “We are inspired by their entrepreneurial passion and big vision and believe what they are building will make a significant impact on improving healthcare over the coming years.”
By giving them the inspiration, education, and increased access to customers, capital, and other critical resources, the aim is that supported startups can innovate more quickly and build new solutions that will improve care and reduce healthcare costs.
“We are delighted to be accepted onto the Academy as we see it playing a pivotal role in helping us access more healthcare customers in the US. We are also looking forward to joining and learning from a distinguished set of alumni companies that have gone on to further success,” said Pocket Anatomy CEO Mark Campbell following the announcement.
The latest 16 additions brings the total number of StartUp Health companies to 63. In March 2014, Basis Science – another StartUp Health portfolio company – was acquired by Intel for a reported $100 million. Pocket Anatomy is the second Irish company to join StartUp Health, following in the footsteps of Dublin-based health and wellness entrepreneurs, GetHealth.
“It’s fantastic that Ireland is punching above its weight in the healthcare and medical innovation space, with Pocket Anatomy joining GetHealth in the StartUp Health Academy,” said Dr John Breslin from NUI Galway, an advisor to Pocket Anatomy. “Galway is already home to many SMEs and multinationals in the medical technologies domain, and local startups like Pocket Anatomy are a key part of this vibrant ecosystem”.
Pocket Anatomy has also been selected as one of the “Boost” startups to feature at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on April 24th, one of Europe’s top tech gatherings, where they will pitch to over 2,500 influential web, technology and business leaders from all over the world.