Village Capital Health: US 2015, in partnership with The Hitachi Foundation, is the premier accelerator for health ventures serving the US and emerging markets.

Village Capital Health: US 2015, in partnership with The Hitachi Foundation, is focused on what the San Francisco Federal Reserve calls the “health-wealth” gap. Children in poor families are 7 times more likely to be in poor or fair health than children in families with incomes at or above 400% of the federal poverty level (FPL), and the links continue into adulthood. Poor adults are nearly 5 times as likely to report being in poor/fair health as adults with family incomes at or above 400% of FPL and more than three times as likely to have activity limitations due to chronic illness.

Village Capital Health: US 2015, in partnership with The Hitachi Foundation, will select ventures with solutions that will aid in bridging the “health-wealth” gap to participate in the program. Examples of solutions include, but are not l...
Village Capital Health: US 2015, in partnership with The Hitachi Foundation, is the premier accelerator for health ventures serving the US and emerging markets.

Village Capital Health: US 2015, in partnership with The Hitachi Foundation, is focused on what the San Francisco Federal Reserve calls the “health-wealth” gap. Children in poor families are 7 times more likely to be in poor or fair health than children in families with incomes at or above 400% of the federal poverty level (FPL), and the links continue into adulthood. Poor adults are nearly 5 times as likely to report being in poor/fair health as adults with family incomes at or above 400% of FPL and more than three times as likely to have activity limitations due to chronic illness.

Village Capital Health: US 2015, in partnership with The Hitachi Foundation, will select ventures with solutions that will aid in bridging the “health-wealth” gap to participate in the program. Examples of solutions include, but are not limited to, technological innovations, workforce practices, and other products and/or services targeted towards low-wealth individuals. The accelerator has a central focus on peer collaboration and training entrepreneurs to think like investors. It accomplishes this through interactive sessions that encourage peer feedback, rather than seminar style sessions. In addition to receiving feedback from one another, entrepreneurs have extensive opportunities to meet and interact with investors, potential customers, successful health entrepreneurs, and other health experts. Beyond the training, the program also features $200,000 in pre-committed investment. Unlike other programs, the entrepreneurs act as the investors and determine through a unique and transparent peer-ranking process which two ventures receive $100,000 each in investment.

The accelerator consists of three, 4-day, in-person workshops, and remote webinars between workshops. The program dates are:

Workshop 1: October 1-4 (Oakland, CA)
Workshop 2: November 3-6 (Washington, D.C.)
Workshop 3: December 8-11 (Oakland, CA)

Alumni of our programs have gone on to experience a 4.5x increase in revenue growth and added 3.5 more jobs than a control group of semi-finalists, not selected to participate. Following a program, roughly 50% of companies not peer-selected have received funding from an investor they met during a Village Capital workshop and 60% receive investment within 12 months of completing the program.
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Andrew Hobbs Recruiting startups for Village Capital's FinTech India accelerator.