Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator unveils 10 startups in new class

The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator celebrated the start of its first class at a March event. | Courtesy of Sprint Accelerator
The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator celebrated the start of its first class at an event in March 2014. | Courtesy of the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator

Sprint and Techstars on Monday announced the 10 startups chosen to participate in the second class of the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator.

The startups have relocated to Kansas City for the three-month program, according to a Sprint news release. They will receive up to $120,000 in funding, plus mentorship, workspace and other resources.

Sprint, the Overland Park, Kan.-based telecom company, also teamed up with Techstars, a Boulder, Colo.-based accelerator, to run the mobile health accelerator in 2014, the program’s first year.

“The 10 new companies will have access to some amazing resources, including our health system collaborators, expert mentors and Sprint executives,” Techstars managing director John Fein, said in the release. “The combination of Sprint and Techstars will be a powerful catalyst for the companies to take their businesses to the next level.”

Below is a list of the 10 startups participating in this year’s accelerator class, with descriptions courtesy of Sprint:

  • Alcohoot (New York) – A police-grade personal breathalyzer that leverages mobile technology to help you be more responsible when consuming alcohol.
  • HealthID Profile (Cranston, R.I.) – A mobile platform that assigns unique Health ID codes via a card or wristband and enables users to manage and share personal health information.
  • Hidrate (Minneapolis) – A smart water bottle that syncs to your phone to help keep you hydrated.
  • iDoc24 (San Francisco) – A service that provides expert dermatology consultation for your skin concerns via your mobile device.
  • Jolt (Boston) – Wearable, multi-sport head impact sensors to help young athletes play smarter and safer.
  • Ovatemp (Newton, Mass.) – A mobile app and thermometer that allows women to take control of their fertility.
  • Oxie (Tel Aviv, Israel) – A wearable air purifier enabling users to breathe clean air and receive real-time air quality information.
  • Rex Pet Health (Houston) – An app that enables pet owners to compare vet pricing, reviews and services. It also allows owners to schedule appointments for their pets.
  • Social Code (San Francisco and New Zealand) – An online support community that improves the patient’s health via social connections, behavior change and a greater understanding of their illness.
  • Triomi (New York) – A portable, 12-lead EKG.

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