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Google launches an accelerator for startups related to medicine and health



Google launches an accelerator for startups related to medicine and health


Recruitment for the new Google accelerator for European startups has started. This time, applications are open to companies that operate in the field of medicine and health.

The project will be led by the team of the Warsaw Campus Google for Startups, and all interested startups can apply until August 23. Google for Startups Accelerator is an over 3-month intensive program that helps young, promising startups expand their business. It includes meetings and workshops with experts, mentoring by Google engineers and external specialists, and access to Google products and technical knowledge.

The current edition of the project will focus on finding startups from all over Europe and Israel that use technology to face the health challenges we are facing today.

The last several months of the pandemic have created not only challenges in the field of health protection, but also transferred many of its areas to the digital world. In Germany, there has been a 1000% increase in interest in the telemedicine offer, and more than 20,000 doctors and psychotherapists now offer meetings via videoconsultation. The consulting company Frost & Sullivan predicts that by 2025 the market of digital medical services will grow sevenfold. Digital progress is therefore inevitable, and new solutions are needed in the healthcare sector.

The Polish startup supports the fight against the pandemic

Infermedica is one of the graduates of the previous edition of the Google for Startups accelerator – a Polish company that combines the capabilities of algorithms and the experience of doctors to assist in the initial diagnosis, triad (a procedure used in emergency medicine to divide patients requiring assistance depending on the degree of disease or injury) and refer patients to appropriate medical services.

In 2020, Infermedica launched the “COVID-19 Risk Assessment” – a tool that helps you quickly identify coronavirus symptoms and obtain reliable information on COVID-19 concerns. A few months later, this tool was already used by over 450 organizations, including two national health systems (including Poland, where it was the basis of the “Check if you have symptoms of COVID-19” service prepared by the Ministry of Health) and has helped over 1 , 5 million people in 25 languages.

In the last two years, 27 startups completed European editions of the Google for Startups accelerator. Graduates can boast of many successes: the average monthly revenue of startups from one of the previous editions increased by 74%, and one company increased the number of monthly active users by 200 times compared to the period preceding participation in the program.

More information about the program and application rules can be found on the accelerator’s website. Applications are accepted until August 23, 2021.

source: Google Poland