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XLerateHealth’s 2016 cohort in the news

August 18, 2016

Our fourth startup cohort is well underway, and we’re thrilled to see the progress that our companies have already been making. Check out some of the press that the accelerator has received so far this season, and stay tuned for updates about our startup Demo Day, which will take place on Oct. 27.

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XLerateHealth Named One of 80 Winners of $50,000 SBA Grant

August 5, 2015

XLerateHealth (, a Louisville-based accelerator for early-stage healthcare companies, announces that it has been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as one of the 80 winners of the second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The recipients represent 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. XLerateHealth was also selected in 2014 as a recipient of the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund, and is one of a handful of accelerators chosen both years. The SBA announced the winners yesterday at the White House Demo Day.

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Lville business first logoSBA Drops $100K on Two Louisville Organizations


Two Louisville organizations have won $50,000 each from the U.S. Small Business Administration. LVL1 Inc., a hacker and maker space, and XLerateHealth, a health care startup accelerator, secured the grant funds through the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

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MedCity News logoClinical Applications Dominate XLerateHealth’s Third Class of Healthcare Startups

August 5, 2015
Several accelerators in healthcare continue to move away from consumer applications in favor of more targeted approaches to support physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Increasingly, these classes of startups are just as likely to include one or two medical device companies too. Those trends are reflected in XLerateHealth‘s latest accelerator class.announced it has selected seven companies to participate as part of its incoming third cohort.

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XLerateHealth Announces Third Cohort

July 29, 2015
XLerateHealth announced it has selected seven companies to participate as part of its incoming third cohort. The accelerator’s 13-week intensive program will begin August 3, 2015 and run until “Demo Day” on October 29, 2015 Read more…

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XLerateHealth is looking for health care startups to participate in its third accelerator program.

XLerateHealth is looking for health care startups to participate in its third accelerator program.
The 13-week program helps entrepreneurs build out their commercialization strategy, according to the program’s website. XLerateHealth employs lean startup methodology that emphasizes customer discovery.  Read more…

On the move: The odds of Louisville being a healthcare capital continue to grow more favorable

January 2015
December saw three more investments in the city’s larger healthcare sector, providing further impetus behind the region’s leadership — and providing further resources for employers looking to control healthcare costs.  Read more…



Louisville’s Six Sigma Laboratories first company in XLerateHealth’s 2015 cohort

December 19, 2014

Six Sigma Laboratories is a health care company headquartered on South Floyd Street and created by pharmacists Sam and Jamie Lee. Its first product is NormaLyte, rehydration salts that are a less expensive (and according to the creators, superior) alternative to Pedialyte.  Read more…


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XLerateHealth 2014 alumn challenges Louisville to get moving!

November 25, 2014

A Louisville startup is launching a health competition for the holiday season between local companies and other teams, including Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government.  Read more…


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XLerateHealth helps some of the newest health-related companies take off from Louisville

October 24, 2014

Creating a health care company is tough.
It’s a crowded marketplace that’s heavily regulated. And the demand for the health care products and services being developed is changing because of our country’s aging citizens and their ailments.  Read more…


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What XLerateHealth plans to do with its $50,000 SBA grant (Slideshow)

September 15, 2014

XLerateHealth plans to use a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to pay for overhead costs and expand the accelerator’s activity, said co-founder and chairman Bob Saunders.  Read more…


Incubator vs. Accelerator: What’s the difference?

September 10, 2014

Both give you a jump start in developing your company, each one is very different. Here’s how.  Read more…



XLerateHealth snags $50,000 Small Business Association grant

September 9, 2014

Louisville’s XLerateHealth is one of 50 firms to grab a $50,000 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Growth Accelerator Fund award. Over 800 applicants sought these grants, representing 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  Read more…


XLerateHealth accelerator announces its second class

August 5, 2014

Yesterday, XLerateHealth  announced its second class of eight companies in its health-related startup accelerator. The immersion program began this week and will conclude on Demo Day, Oct. 30.  The companies include  Read more…


Jan Sevcik of Medical Search Technologies relocates his company to Louisville

March 26, 2014

Whenever one of our local accelerators attracts a company from out of town, there’s always the hope that we’ll be able to woo them into relocating. As our Mayor Greg Fischer is fond of saying, in Louisville you get a very high quality of life for a very low cost of living. It doesn’t happen as often as we’d like, but it does happen. Read more…


XLerateHealth Demo Day celebrates first cohort of six health-tech companies

October 31, 2013

Dapper in Halloween colors, Bob Saunders chairman of XLerateHealth, opened the Demo Day for the first cohort at XLerateHealth.

The event was held in the auditorium of the new Nucleus Building at 300 E. Market St. There were more people than seats at this event – attendees were a veritable who’s who of Louisville’s tech, entrepreneurship and investment communities. Read more…


XLerateHealth Accelerator Launched in Louisville

April 5, 2013

XLerateHealth, a Louisville-based accelerator for early-stage, health-related companies, announced its formal unveiling today.

XLerateHealth will house some of the most innovative health-related companies in the United States and will concentrate on leveraging industry partners (including providers, payers and ACO’s) to fast-track the participating companies’ learning and growth through real-world pilot testing at potential future customer sites.