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PRE-ACCELERATOR Hexcite: Excited For Healthcare

Have a Start-up Idea?

Hexcite (Excited for Healthcare) is a medical software start-up generator 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 pre-accelerator 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 programming and mentorship, Hexcite teams are prepared to build their technology with TIC, conduct an internal pilot at Johns Hopkins, and launch a Baltimore start-up.

* Non-Clinical applications are closed. 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 Lead

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)

Available for virtual Friday afternoon sessions Can commit 10-20+ hours per week

Have clinical or entrepreneurial start-up experience

Dates and Deadlines

Clinical Applications Open: July 17
Clinical Applications: Closed
Non-Clinical Applications Open: September 25
Non-Clinical Applications Close: October 27
Hexcite Matching Event: December 1
Program Begins: January 19


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

Business, Design and Technical Leads: Free

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