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Excited for Healthcare

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Have a Start-Up Idea?

Hexcite (Excited for Healthcare) is an early-stage medical software accelerator program for entrepreneurs hosted by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures.

Care providers with an idea who are eager to drive change within their practice are matched with business, design, and technical team members to work together in creating a software solution that will improve patient care.

Weekly, expert-led virtual sessions help teams navigate the first steps of business and technical design using the Lean Start-up methodology which focuses on growing a business with maximum acceleration.

Following the 16-weeks of inventive virtual programming and mentorship, Hexcite teams are prepared to build their technology with the TIC, conduct an internal pilot at Johns Hopkins, and launch a Baltimore start-up.

* Clinical applications are closed. Non-Clinical applications are closed.

Skill Building Topics

  • Team Building & Design Thinking
  • Customer Interviews & Business Model Canvas
  • Pitch Training
  • UX/UI Design & Wireframing
  • Agile Software Development Techniques
  • Feature Discovery & Prioritization
  • Legal, Disclosure, & IP Protection
  • Clinical Pilot Planning
  • Translational Funding
  • & More…

Who can participate

Clinical Leads

Clinical faculty or staff from JHM or its affiliates

Business Leads

JH administrators, local entrepreneurs & graduate students majoring in business

Design Leads

Undergraduate or graduate students in design-related majors

Technical Leads

Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in computer science or information systems

Participation Requirements
  • Virtual and In-Person Friday Afternoon Sessions (Must be able to attend local sessions in Baltimore)
  • Can commit 10-20+ hours per week
Dates and Deadlines

Clinical Applications Open: July 11
Clinical Applications Close: August 26 @ 5 p.m. ET
Non-Clinical Applications Open: September 27
Non-Clinical Applications Close: October 28
Cohort Announced: November
Program Begins: January 20


Clinical Leads: $1800 (May be covered by department or other means.) Fees may be waived with TIC Executive Sponsorship support. Contact for more information.

Business, Design and Technical Leads: Free



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