TMCx Accelerator Spring 2020

Feb 24 - Sep 10 | Houston, TX, USA
Accelerating medical device and digital health solutions in the world's largest medical center

About this Program

TMCx is proud to announce the opening of applications for its revamped needs-based healthcare accelerator program. TMCx has been working diligently with its member institutions, including a number of healthcare systems, to determine where specific interests, resources, and opportunities align with healthcare startup companies like you.

Serving more than 60 institutions, including 23 hospitals, TMCx provides pathways for meaningful engagements between healthcare startups and their customers, users, and other key stakeholders. We define successful engagements to include pilots, pre-clinical validation, clinical trials, or sales contracts with our member institutions. We have restructured the TMCx program around these engagement milestones.

If you are an early-stage medical or digital health company seeking these types of engagements with clinical and academic partners, this program is for you!

TMCx is provided at no cost and no equity to participating companies. We do require a founder and/or C-suite representative's dedicated time - 2 weeks at bootcamp and 2.5 days per month for 6 months thereafter. The company is responsible for their own travel and lodging.

Please reach out to David Kolacny ( if you have any questions regarding the application or TMCx program.

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PARTICIPATION: Founders and/or company executive officers (at least one representative) are required to participate in-person for all organized meetings, programming, and other planned sessions (averaging 2 1/2 days per month after bootcamp).

TRANSPARENCY: An honest assessment of your company is critical to how we can best serve you through TMCx. We ask our companies to be transparent in how their business is structured, its finances, and plans for future growth.

PRODUCT: As a member of TMCx, you will have direct access to our enterprise partners. For these conversations to be meaningful your technology has to be presentable and demonstrate the key technological characteristics necessary for the stakeholder to determine value.

TEAM: Your company must have a fully dedicated management team. We have supported startups who have a sole founder to those who have 50+ employees and want to ensure that those participating in our program are not distracted by other engagements apart from their sole business.


Nov 4: Applications open.

Dec 13: Applications close.

Jan 31: (Decision) In-person Bootcamp invites sent out to selected companies.

Feb 24 - Mar 6: (2 weeks) Mandatory in person bootcamp for invited participants. A founder/C-suite executive is required to attend for the duration of the two-week period. Participants will have a full calendar of meetings with customers, users, and other healthcare stakeholders.

Mar 20: (Decision) TMCx10 acceptances sent out to selected companies.

April - Sept 10: (Monthly) TMCx10 program & TMC Innovation Showcase on final day. Founder/C-suite executive is required to attend in-person for 2.5 days each month for strategy sessions until final day of Innovation Showcase. Specific dates TBD.


Biotechnology, Business Products, Business Services, Consumer Products, Healthcare Services +6 more