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Plug and Play Alberta Announces 11 Startups for the Second Cohort of its Health Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA, September 29, 2022 - Plug and Play Alberta has announced 11 startups selected for the second batch of their Health program. This program aims to bring global innovation to Alberta by facilitating opportunities for business development, mentorship, as well as pilots and proof of concepts between the selected startups and founding partners of the program.

An Advisory Board has been established to jointly select and guide the participating startups, including representatives from Boehringer Ingelheim Canada, Roche Canada, Alberta Blue Cross, Alberta Health Services, and EY Canada.

“We have an incredible display of startups joining us this fall for our second Plug and Play Alberta Health program batch,” said Lindsay Smylie, Director for Plug and Play Alberta. “These world-class companies are developing leading-edge applications in digital therapeutics and clinical decision support tools, closely aligned with the interest areas of our corporate partners. Through this program, they will have the opportunity to work directly with leading health innovation organizations that seek to disrupt the healthcare industry. We’re delighted to be able to play a role in their success.”

The Plug and Play Health program accelerates startups developing digital health technologies that challenge clinical practices, improve data analytics, and enhance the patient journey across the continuum of care. Since the launch of Plug and Play Alberta in January of this year, 14 startups have graduated from the health program, resulting in several new partnerships, investments, and business opportunities.

The second 3-month program officially launched on September 7th, 2022 and will run until the next Plug and Play Alberta EXPO on November 29th and 30th, 2022 in Banff, Alberta, which marks the highly anticipated graduation of Plug and Play’s fall cohort.

Learn more about the 11 startups participating in the program:

Saventic Health
Saventic Health transforms the diagnosis of rare diseases with AI algorithms and implementation platforms.

Mindpax provides a digital healthcare platform for maintenance treatment of severe mental illnesses.

AFX Medical
AFX Medical develops applied AI for the neuro-oncology imaging workflow.

Perceiv AI
Perceive AI is an AI-driven precision medicine company forecasting disease progression to optimize clinical trials and enable timelier diagnosis.

Innerme is improving remote monitoring and management of chronic disease in-between clinic visits.

Syndi Health
Syndi is the Netflix of Digital Health - Seamlessly and intelligently connect the care, data, and money of all digital health stakeholders through an integrated aggregation and recommendation platform.

A4i is a patent pending, validated, digital therapeutic with a regulatory pathway for severe mental illness.

Elly Health
Elly is a smart audio companion helping life science companies support chronic disease patients.

KEEP is a Remote Therapeutic Monitoring platform building the future of patient-generated health data - with a specific focus on specialty/high-cost medication in the home.

Nimble Science
Nimble Science is providing unprecedented access to actionable health data from the gastrointestinal tract.

DrugBank. Discover More. Power bigger research and better decisions with the world's most robust drug knowledge.

Visit the Plug and Play Alberta website for more information.

About Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 45+ locations across 5 continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

About Plug and Play Alberta

Plug and Play Alberta is building a world-class innovation platform to attract top technology and investment to the region and support Albertan entrepreneurs to scale and grow, hire tech talent, and propel digital transformation across the province. Plug and Play Alberta is part of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program (Scaleup GAP) that is run by a consortium led by Alberta Innovates. The consortium also includes the Ministry of Jobs, Economy, and Innovation, Edmonton Unlimited, and the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) who allocated $35 million over three years to retain business accelerators. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/alberta

Plug and Play Contacts

Niall Kerrigan
Sr. Ventures Associate and Program Manager, Health
Plug and Play Tech Center

Jacob Grainger
Ventures Associate and Program Manager, Health
Plug and Play Tech Center