On Microsoft Health Accelerator, Merck Accelerator and Samsung NEXT

Microsoft Accelerator, Merck Accelerator and Samsung NEXT
have the highest awareness of all corporate health accelerators

By Markus Pohl

Among corporate health accelerators Microsoft Accelerator has the highest awareness level. Merck Accelerator and Samsung NEXT are ranking second and third. 42.8% of the digital health community has heard of Microsoft Accelerator. 26.7% have heard of Merck Accelerator, 26.4% of SAMSUNG Next and 24.8% of Grants4Apps by Bayer. Techstars (Barclays Accelerator, London) (18.2%) follows fifth with some distance behind.

These findings are part of our mHealth Economics program, the biggest survey of its kind with 2,400 answers from the digital global health community. In the ranking of of corporate accelerators’ awareness 21 corporate accelerators investing in healthcare have been included.


Here is the full ranking:



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2 Responses

  1. Digital Health …. Plans

    “Employees tell us they want even more benefit choices, and greater flexibility around benefit selection, not just at fall open enrollment. They want to be able to change health coverage and paid time off plans. That flexibility is the next avenue for employers to go down.”

    Tom Sondergeld
    [VP for Global Benefits and Mobility]
    Walgreens Boots Alliance


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