Start-ups for better health
We are leveraging our global health expertise to support others in their pursuit of disruptive social entrepreneurship.
We have partnered with UNSW Sydney to deliver Health 10x – an accelerator program for start-up companies, entrepreneurs and teams whose product or service addresses unmet health needs in underserved markets.
Health10x combines UNSW Sydney’s expertise in accelerating business growth with The George Institute’s global health insights, to support new start-ups to develop health solutions with impact. Over the course of 20 weeks, start-ups receive training in vital business development and entrepreneurship skills as well as health courses delivered by researchers at The George Institute.
The program’s first cohort of entrepreneurs included five health start-up companies, all offering a product or service that focuses on chronic diseases (such as heart disease, stroke, or diabetes) that will have an impact in the emerging economies. These start-ups are Bio-Sens Tech, Evidentli, BeacoHealth, Attoquest, and Circulatory Support Technologies.In 2020, Health10x will be delivered as a national program, with potential for global expansion in coming years.