via John George of the Philadelphia Business Journal
Independence Blue Cross, Penn Medicine, and DreamIt Ventures are once again teaming up to support early-stage health-care companies.
Applications are now being accepted for their second DreamIt Health Philadelphia program, set to begin in July. Start-ups selected for the program get a $50,000 stipend along with workspace, mentoring, access to business contacts and other support services to assist them in further developing their businesses.
Last year’s class featured four local start-ups and six from outside the region that were developing new ways to deal with a range of health-care industry problems and issues, such as hospital readmissions, cost transparency, clinical communications and mobile diagnostics. Eight of the companies are still in the region.