HealthTech Arkansas has kicked off its latest healthcare accelerator with a virtual event.
During the event, local officials, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson and HealthTech Arkansas director Jeff Stinson, introduced the five companies participating in the 2020 HealthTech Arkansas accelerator.
Each of the five companies made presentations with Hutchinson and Arkansas Children’s CEO Marcy Doderer providing welcomes for the program.
“While the hospitals in Arkansas have a large economic impact on our state, we’re still a rural state struggling with healthequity. We believe innovation in healthcare has significant potential to address the inequities, so we are excited to introduce these five startup companies to Arkansas and the powerful teams available to them at all of our healthcare provider partners around the state,” Stinson said in a statement.
The companies selected to participate in the accelerator include Astarte Medical of Yardly, Penn.; nView Medical of Salt Lake City, Utah; Raydiant Oximetry of San Ramon, Calif.; Vena Vitals of Irvine, Calif.; and Zeto of Santa Clara, Calif.
HealthTech Arkansas, now in its third year, accelerates early-stage companies in the digital health, medical devices and diagnostic platform sectors.As part of the program, the companies are promised at least two pilot programs or clinical trials with Arkansas health providers.