Sm-Heart is Accepted into MassChallenge, Switzerland

June 7, 2017 | by: Heather Boyd-Kinnie

Congratulations, Thomas. We are so proud of you!  We are so pleased that SM-Heart, with CEO Thomas Bird, a PDC ChangeMaker Company, and MTME company, developing an innovative solution to assist with monitoring and early detection of edema with heart patients,  has been accepted into MassChallenge, Switzerland. This company was also the first place winner in the 2017 YES Atlantic National Bank Pitch Competition.

MassChallenge model is a leading accelerator in the globe. Its model is built to deliver impact at scale, all over the world and does not take equity in the startups.

“The program is led by experts from several organizations including: Harvard Medical School, Microsoft, L’oreal, Dell, American Airlines, Honda and many others. These experts are paired with entrepreneurs and mentor them for four months. The program includes lectures, workshops, and one-on-one coaching within technical development, marketing, fund-raising and business development. The accelerator is held in Switzerland which has a powerful market for medical devices. The goal is to get the start-ups running as fast as possible. There are two rounds of judging for the program and they accept roughly 10% of applicants.”

 

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