AWS announces Australia and New Zealand startups selected for AWS Healthcare Accelerator for Aged Care and Digital Health

AWS announces Australia and New Zealand startups selected for AWS Healthcare Accelerator for Aged Care and Digital Health

The AWS Healthcare Accelerator Australia and New Zealand members, AWS Healthcare Venture Capital (VC) and Startups and Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) Healthcare teams, and Accelerator delivery partner ANDHealth met in Sydney to kick off the program.

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the 11 participants chosen for the AWS Healthcare Accelerator Australia/New Zealand for Aged Care and Digital Health. The cohort is developing a range of solutions, using the power of the cloud, to improve equitable access to health, social, and aged care services; support aged care and health service providers to deliver higher quality care; and promote new and productive ways of delivering services.

The proportion of people 65 and over in Australia has increased from 12.4% to 16.3% between 2000 and 2020, with the over 65 group projected to increase more rapidly over the next decade. This creates increased demand across the healthcare and aged care systems, as well as challenges related to funding, low uptake of new technologies, workforce requirements, quality of care, and the ability to support patients and the elderly in their homes. Via a four-week program, this technical, business, and mentorship Accelerator will help these high-potential startups scale their solutions to address the increasing healthcare challenges of an ageing population.

The selected startups will receive mentoring from subject matter experts on business models, regulatory pathways, clinical validation, and electronic health record integration, as well as go-to-market and investment guidance. The startups will also receive AWS training, computing credits, and potential proof-of-concept opportunities with AWS customers and AWS Partner Network (APN) members.

Meet the cohort

Leaders from AWS and program collaborators, including Australia’s IRT Group, Aged Care Information Technology Council, and ANDHealth, selected the 11 startups based on several factors, including the innovative nature of the proposed solution, product-market fit for Australia and New Zealand, team experience, and ability to address unmet needs in aged care.

The 11 startups selected to the Accelerator are:

What’s next for the AWS Healthcare Accelerator for Aged Care and Digital Health

The Accelerator program culminates in an innovation showcase event on April 27, 2023, where the startups will demonstrate their technology for industry experts and investors to help them secure additional funding and customers.

The AWS Healthcare Accelerator for Aged Care and Digital Health is part of AWS’s commitment to helping startups drive innovation and grow their businesses. Learn more about these 11 startups working to improve care for the ageing population and how AWS for Health supports customers and partners.

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