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Plug and Play Alberta Announces 11 Startups for Third Cohort of Health Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA, March 16, 2023 - Plug and Play Alberta has announced 11 startups selected for the third batch of their Health program. This program introduces worldwide innovation to the province by facilitating business growth, mentorship, and by carrying out pilots and proof of concepts between the chosen startups and the founding partners of the program.

An advisory panel has been established to jointly select and guide the participating startups, including representatives from Boehringer Ingleheim, Covenant Health, Alberta Blue Cross, Ernst and Young, and Alberta Health Services.

“We have an incredible selection of startups joining us this fall for our third Plug and Play Alberta Health program batch,” said Lindsay Smylie, Director for Plug and Play Alberta. “We’re excited to welcome these exceptional companies paving the way with their innovative health technologies. Over the next three months, these companies will work directly with leading health organizations looking to revolutionize the healthcare sector. We’re proud to be a part of their innovation journey.”

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 last year, 25 startups have graduated from the Health program, resulting in several new partnerships, investments, and business opportunities.

The 3-month program launched on March 6, 2023, and will run until the next Plug and Play Alberta EXPO from May 29-30, 2023 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada which marks the highly anticipated graduation of Plug and Play’s Spring 2023 cohort.

Learn more about the 11 startups participating in the program:

Arkangek Ai
We transform medical data into predictive algorithms without code.

Ciba Health
A digital therapeutics and virtual care platform focused on reversing chronic conditions.

Reimagining health services in the home.

greenspace mental health
Empowers organizations to implement Measurement-Based Care, and transform the way that mental health services are delivered.

Cherry Health
Canada's medical careers network connecting physicians with thousands of healthcare employers across the country.

Health Gauge
A revolutionary new way to measure and track personal health - empowering people to take action towards a healthier self.

Kaleidoscope XR
Enhancing the human experience with technology for the greater good of all.

Clinical Trial Hero
Accelerates therapies to market. Our multiplatform app and unique processes help fill clinical trials quickly.

nQ Medical
Virtual First Neurology: Digital Biomarkers for Remote Patient Monitoring of Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Improving the quality of life for critically ill patients.

C the Signs
An AI prediction platform that identifies patients at risk of cancer at the earliest & most curable stage of the disease.

Visit the Plug and Play Alberta website for more information.

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 is part of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program that is run by a consortium led by Alberta Innovates. The consortium, which also includes Technology and Innovation, Edmonton Unlimited, the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, and Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), allocated $35 million over three years to retain business accelerators. It’s part of the Alberta government’s goal to help create 20,000 jobs and increase technology firm revenue to $5 billion by 2030.

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 50+ 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.

Plug and Play Contacts

Cameron Smithers
Program Manager, Health
Plug and Play Tech Center