Startup accelerator to boost health landscape in Amsterdam and beyond


Amsterdam healthtech accelerator HealthInc has chosen 10 startups to take part in its accelerator programme for 2021. The initiative, a joint venture by Amsterdam Health & Technology Institute (ahti) and Startupbootcamp, will develop the selected early-stage companies during three months of intensive masterclasses and mentorship.

Crucially, the startups will gain access to industry knowledge and investments through partnerships with the City of Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, Sanquin and Cordaan. The chosen firms come from as far as Chile and Tanzania, as well as the UK and Spain.

The programme will end on 29 April when the 10 teams will present to prospective stakeholders. Lee Greene, leader of the programme, said: “We are excited to start our second HealthInc programme with a new cohort of innovative startups. This year the programme will take place mainly online with help of the new online platform by Startupbootcamp, Accelerator Squared, enriched with knowledge from our partners in the health domain. We are ready to make them grow!”

Amsterdam a testbed for game-changing healthcare solutions

HealthInc is an example of the entrepreneurial spirit of the Amsterdam Area’s life sciences and health sector. Driven by the concentration and cooperation of academic hospitals, universities and organisations such as the European Medicines Agency and the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, the city has established itself as a world leader in health and technology innovation.

Amsterdam is also the place to be for startups and has always been a natural testbed for game-changing products. Fresh and disruptive ideas are encouraged, nurtured and then scaled into successful businesses. And, this buzzing startup scene attracts people from all over the world, contributing to a multicultural city that's home to 180 different nationalities.

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