A Queensland HealthTech accelerator program featuring 11 high-growth start-ups has concluded after 14 weeks of mentoring and coaching at the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct. Six of 11 start-ups taking part in the program are female-led or founded, with machine learning, medical devices and the metaverse being key trends among this years’ participants.
The LuminaX Health Accelerator culminated with its demo night on 11 August on demo night, marking the official graduation of the LuminaX 2022 program start-ups and the awarding of three prizes: Siobhan Kelliher and Brock Ford, co-founders of MedaData – an Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning platform that provides patients with personalised medication recommendations – took out the 2022 Cohort Prize; Kaitlyn Sapier, founder of Eduvidd – providers of online Continued Professional Development (CPD) learning courses – won the 2022 LuminaX VentureCrowd Prize; and Ashley Hanger, founder of Stripped Supply – Australia’s first diabetes subscription box – and and Ryan Markham, co-founder of Tavr AI – a tool that predicts risk during a form of heart surgery – were were recognised as the 2022 LuminaX Fan’s Favourites.
All 11 participants in the program received more than $50,000 in-kind value, including a workspace at Cohort Innovation Space, personalised connections from industry partners, 80 hours of individual mentoring and coaching, and 14 expert-led workshops. They will also receive $50,000 investment through the VentureCrowd HealthTech Fund.