Nine start-ups will be joining the Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This will be the Iron Yard’s second class of companies since it launched last year. It focuses on promoting start-ups in the southeastern US that are working on big medical problems. “The Southeast in general is a different market,” managing director Peter Barth told MobiHealthNews last year. “We’re not Silicon Valley, we’re not trying to be Silicon Valley.” He said that the accelerator is seeking start-ups that are solving a particular problem in the healthcare space and want to build a long-lasting company. Each start-up will receive $20,000 in seed funding and several perks, including legal and financial advice and office space, in exchange for 6 percent equity in their company.
This year’s class of start-ups includes Bee Resilient, a company in youth behavior change; iClinical, an enterprise developing a mobile platform for data collection and clinical trial analytics; and Recovr, a company creating virtual therapy games—their first will be designed for those recovering from stroke.
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