Helping innovative startups get market ready

Mayo Clinic Platform firmly believes that health tech startups are key to sparking life-changing innovations, which is why we developed Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate—a 30-week program that helps early-stage health tech AI startups get market ready.

We invest in companies to drive success

Each company will receive an in-kind benefits package that includes access to Mayo Clinic's rich, de-identified data sets, validation frameworks, clinical workflow planning, and mentorship.

Who can apply

If you are an early-to growth-stage company with an innovative proof-of-concept, Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate is for you.

How it works

Apply to the Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate program with details about your company, your minimum viable product, progress, etc.

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2. A panel of Mayo Clinic leaders with clinical and operational expertise, led by John Halamka, M.D., M.S., President of Mayo Clinic Platform, will review your application.

3. If you are selected, you will be invited for an interview with the panel.

4. Finalists will be selected by the panel and notified thereafter.

What it offers

Mayo Clinic Platform_ Accelerate offers startups a disciplined focus on model evaluation and clinical readiness.

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With our program, you will:

  • Access rich, de-identified Mayo Clinic data sets to help you gain meaningful insights about your model.
  • Use Mayo Clinic Platform products and services that support model evaluation.
  • Get guidance from leaders in regulatory, clinical, technology, and business domains through curated educational sessions.
  • Benefit from one-on-one mentorship with a clinical expert throughout the 30 weeks.

Program details


Develop, enhance, and test your AI model with Mayo Clinic Platform’s rich, de-identified data sets


Gain key insights from world-class clinical and research leaders at Mayo Clinic


Walk away with a robust understanding of products that can deliver meaningful clinical use in care delivery


Highlight your company and program progress at an annual in-person showcase in front of investors, providers, and more

Market areas of interest

Early cancer risk, detection, and prognosis

Hospital at home

Clinical trial optimization

Digital wellness

Medication development

Early disease risk & detection (non-cancer)

Imaging AI

Digital diagnostics

Program curriculum

Plan: Goal setting

Develop key problem statements with Mayo Clinic Platform experts

Review: Model review

  • Distill down your model to delineate key model requirements with data science experts
  • Check for fairness and bias in your AI models with Mayo Clinic Platform proprietary tools and frameworks
  • Get in-depth education on FDA Software as a Medical Device Regulations and resources to help navigate your regulatory pathway as a health tech startup

Access: Model evaluation

  • Conduct model evaluation with guidance from data science experts
  • Build analytic evaluation summaries using Mayo Clinic best practices

Assess: Plan clinical integration

Design a clinical integration plan using Mayo Clinic best practices and educational sessions on:

  • Product design and user experience
  • Regulatory guidance for Software as a Medical Device
  • Best practices for integrating models into the EMR clinical workflow

Launch: Demo Day

  • Present program accomplishments to Mayo Clinic and their network of partners:
    • Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health
    • Provider partner networks
    • Investor institutions
    • Research

Learn more about Accelerate

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