The XLerator Network funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by XLerateHealth, is a partnership with 24 academic institutions with the University of Kentucky serving as the Academic Lead. The goal of the network is to support the commercialization of promising life science and health care innovation in the Southeast Institutional Development Award (IDeA) areas, including Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, West Virginia and Puerto Rico.
White House TOPS Program
At the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), XLH participated as a User Advocate in the “Catalyzing Investment in Opportunity Zones” project by the White House, the US Census Bureau, and HUD to ensure technical innovation for social impact. XLH helped communicate the needs, concerns, and realities of the local community, ensuring the perspective of the end users drive how tech teams solve the underlying problems.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
XLerateHealth is the only healthcare accelerator to win the SBA’s National Growth Accelerator Fund Competition four times in the five years of the competitions existence. The grant funding fuels continued work to support the coaching and development of the startup cohorts in the accelerator as well as expansion of the program to other regions.
Georgia Tech VentureLab
XLerateHealth and the XLerator Network are partnering with Georgia Tech VentureLab to provide “Lean” training to coaches in Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Puerto Rico to increase coaching capacity for virtual and on-site program offerings for founders, innovators, and researchers. The Georgia Tech Instructor Academy is rooted in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which focuses on evidence-based entrepreneurship and customer discovery to encourage economic development and commercialization efforts at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The academy was created to educate, coach and support emerging instructors so that they deliver well-rounded coaching to teams of entrepreneurs.