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With national healthcare spending projected to grow to $3.6 trillion in 2019, up 4% from $3.5 trillion in 2018, healthcare remains a top issue for Americans. To keep up with the changing world, the healthcare industry needs to change the way healthcare is delivered and the way it’s consumed. Additional opportunity lies in payment reform, increasing transparency in pricing, as well as capitalizing on data and analytics. Launch Health Accelerator powered by Nueterra Capital aims to foster new ideas and support companies that are working on transformative solutions in each of these areas.

LaunchKC has partnered with Nueterra Capital to produce a healthcare-focused accelerator. The accelerator will focus on a minimum of five healthcare startup companies with equity investments into each participating company. Additionally to the equity investments, LaunchKC will be providing $5,000 credits per company in pro bono legal services from Husch Blackwell and $10,000 credits per company for...
With national healthcare spending projected to grow to $3.6 trillion in 2019, up 4% from $3.5 trillion in 2018, healthcare remains a top issue for Americans. To keep up with the changing world, the healthcare industry needs to change the way healthcare is delivered and the way it’s consumed. Additional opportunity lies in payment reform, increasing transparency in pricing, as well as capitalizing on data and analytics. Launch Health Accelerator powered by Nueterra Capital aims to foster new ideas and support companies that are working on transformative solutions in each of these areas.

LaunchKC has partnered with Nueterra Capital to produce a healthcare-focused accelerator. The accelerator will focus on a minimum of five healthcare startup companies with equity investments into each participating company. Additionally to the equity investments, LaunchKC will be providing $5,000 credits per company in pro bono legal services from Husch Blackwell and $10,000 credits per company for software development with Full Scale. The program will continue to add more professional services throughout the application and judging phases. If selected the companies would locate to Kansas City, Missouri to partake in a 60 day business accelerator to be run by Don Peterson, LaunchKC staff and Nueterra Capital.

LaunchKC has partnered with Nueterra Capital, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm that invests in companies on the leading edge of healthcare reform. Nueterra Capital invests in healthcare providers, services, and technology companies whose business model reshapes the healthcare industry through advanced payment methods, innovative risk transfer models, data analysis, and advocating patient consumerism. Nueterra Capital has offices in Leawood, KS and Nashville, TN. To learn more about Nueterra Capital, visit www.nueterra.com.
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Nathan Oleen Intellectual Property & Technology Attorney at Husch Blackwell

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Healium has a product on the market, initial sales and customer feedback, is working on product-market fit, deals with a couple of the FAANG companies, etc. To the extent relevant, they also won pitch competitions at CES and SXSW earlier this year, and were also chosen to be a part of Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the Netherlands.

Please let me know. I am happy to make an introduction to the founder, Sarah Hill (Columbia, MO).

Thanks!
Nathan Oleen
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Nathan Oleen Intellectual Property & Technology Attorney at Husch Blackwell

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Aaron and Team,

Does Healium (www.tryhealium.com) fall within the thesis of the LaunchKC/Nueterra Capital HealthTech accelerator? If so, is this company of interest to you?

Healium has developed a patented VR/AR-powered technology which provides an immersive environment to treat people with anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, and other psychological conditions. The technology monitors and utilizes a patient’s biometric activity –– e.g., brainwaves via a brain-computer interface (BCI) or heartrate via a wearable –– and dynamically modifies the VR/AR content based on changes in the biometric activity in order to provide a therapeutic experience. The ultimate goal is to reduce or eliminate the use of pharmaceutical drugs (e.g., Prozac, Xanax, etc.). There are a few published medical journal articles covering Healium's technology, and also studies looking into its use for pain management (think reduction of opioids in pain management).