Our flagship Accelerator is hosted in our headquarters in the heart of Louisville, KY.
Louisville is a strategically positioned national hub of healthcare heritage, knowledge and innovation. It is the birthplace and growing ground of healthcare behemoths such as Humana to successful startups such as Apellis and is home to a multitude of top-tier aging care organizations and research universities.
The startup ecosystem in Louisville is a supportive environment for entrepreneurs to launch in a system rich in resources for support and mentorship, all in a centrally located geography where living is affordable.
Bootcamp Dates: Aug 10, 2022 – Oct 28, 2022
Demo Day: October 27, 2022
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Applications are open!
Greg’s background is in corporate and product strategy for technology businesses. He has experience in executive management, business development, marketing and public relations, acquisitions, product management, software architecture and development, project management and digital electronics design.
Jacqueline L. Wood
Jake has over 18 years experience designing, developing, and implementing new products, services, and business models. Professional focus is on making entrepreneurial endeavors a reality for enterprises of all sizes. Recent professional highlights include introducing a first-of-its-kind retail-health clinical trial model and leading the cross-functional launch of 11 new products in less than 18 months in a highly-matrixed organization.
Rebecca Brown Rice
Rebecca is the Director of Product at Render Capital. Previously, Rebecca was the Director of Operations at the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC) and prior to that, Rebecca managed the NIH-REACH Hub and its associated healthcare technology development grant at the University of Louisville (called ExCITE) where she oversaw the investment of $3million into a portfolio of 19 promising early-stage healthcare technologies, including small molecule therapeutics, diagnostics, mHealth technologies, and direct-to-consumer products. Rebecca received her BS in Neuroscience from Brown University and is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at Yale University.
Prior to stepping into the role of Managing Director, Sebastian joined the XLH team in Flint as Program Director and was instrumental in launching XLH’s 2nd location in Flint — which included collaborating with multiple healthcare stakeholders and investors in the region, building out and enhancing the programming, and creating technology tools that have improved the efficiencies and effectiveness of running the accelerator. Sebastian has extensive experience with evaluation of business strategy, commercial viability, and market analysis. He has advised 50+ healthcare startup companies successfully applying Lean Startup Methodology to help them develop, grow, and scale up their businesses. Sebastian also serves as a startup judge for the Michigan startup competition Invest360. Prior to XLH, he was a Co-founder of MyNurse, a home healthcare marketplace for caregivers and patients. Sebastian began his career at a British consultancy multinational firm, where he was responsible for human resource operations and strategic corporate advisory work (including change management, restructuring, and organizational assessment).