MAYO CLINIC PLATFORM_ACCELERATE

Program Details

Applications for Cohort 3 are now live.

Register for the next cohort of Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate.

Spring 2023

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 20-week program that helps early-stage health tech AI startups get market-ready.

We Invest in Companies to Drive Success

Each company will receive a $200,000-benefit package that includes access to Mayo's rich de-identified datasets, validation frameworks, clinical workflow planning, and mentorship. As part of this in-kind investment, Mayo Clinic Platform will take an equity position in your startup based on your most recent valuation or a convertible note or SAFE.

Who Can Apply

  • If you have an innovative AI model that is deployed or ready to be deployed and have a product-market fit, Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate is right for you.

How It Works

  • Apply to the Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate program with details about your company, your minimum viable product (MVP), progress, etc.
  • 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.
  • If you are selected, you will be invited for an interview with the panel.
  • Finalists will be selected by the panel and notified thereafter.
  • Mayo Clinic Platform will send you the curriculum and details about the program.

What It Offers

Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate offers startups a disciplined focus on model evaluation and clinical readiness. With our program, you will: 

  • access rich, de-identified data sets to help you gain meaningful insights about your model.
  • utilize 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 20 weeks.
  • explore opportunities for workflow integration and clinical collaboration for research trials, access thought leadership, peer-reviewed publications, and more.
  • advance your go-to-market timelines.
  • receive a certificate upon completion of the program recognizing your achievements.
  • Showcase your accomplishments to Mayo Clinic executives and clinical leaders at the end of the 20-week program.

Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate is designed to help you establish greater credibility and give you a powerful advantage.

Are You a VC With Promising Portfolio Companies?

Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate might be just what your portfolio companies need to go from Minimally Viable Product to Most Valuable Product.

We’d love to connect and discuss details.

E-mail: mcp-accelerate@mayo.edu 

Download Mayo Clinic Accelerate Application and send to portfolio companies

Program Highlights

  • 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
  • Attend in-person for the program launch and the company showcase/graduation week


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 a robust understanding of FDA Clearance pathways for AI as a Medical Device from Mayo Clinic’s regulatory team

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

Enable you to design a clinical integration plan by providing best practices and educational sessions on:

  • Product design and User Experience
  • Regulatory Guidance for Software as a Medical Device
  • Best Practices for Model Integration in 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

Market areas of interest

Early Cancer Risk, Detection & Prognosis

Hospital at Home

Clinical Trial Optimization

Digital Wellness

Medication Development

Early Disease Risk & Detection (non-Cancer)

Imaging AI

Digital Diagnostics

Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate is in session.

Four AI startups are participating in the inaugural cohort of Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate. Meet the companies and learn how they plan to transform care.