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MATTER and CareQuest Innovation Partners open applications for SMILE Health seeking innovators bridging the medical-dental divide

MATTER and CareQuest Innovation Partners open applications for SMILE Health seeking innovators bridging the medical-dental divide

MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, in partnership with CareQuest Innovation Partners, a company focused on validating and scaling transformative solutions to improve overall health through oral health for all, today announced applications are open for SMILE Health. In its third year, SMILE Health is an accelerator program for emerging startups designed to identify, validate and advance solutions that increase equity and accessibility and propel the integration between oral health and overall health.

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What Is SMILE Health?

CareQuest Innovation Partners and MATTER have joined together to launch SMILE Health for its third year. The 12-week semi-virtual program connects diverse innovators with a network of mission-aligned industry partners who help advance your solution and roadmap.

  • Non-Dilutive Cash Stipend: Receive a $10,000 stipend without giving up any equity.
  • Expert-Led Validation Studies: Tap into curated industry data and strengthen your business case.
  • 1:1 Mentorship: Connect with industry veterans who provide personalized guidance.
  • Custom Curriculum: Engage in immersive workshops tailored to health innovators.
  • Dedicated Pitch Support: Workshop pitches to present to medical and oral health leaders at a closed-door Reveal Day and Demo Day at HLTH 2024.
  • Ongoing Access: Gain a six-month MATTER membership upon program completion to continue building your business.
  • Future Growth: Apply for ACCELERATE, a program that provides incremental funding to collaborate with industry partners on mission-aligned projects.

Who Should Apply?

We are calling for startups that have built a solution to improve oral health and care outcomes for all people and want to advance it with a mission-aligned community.

The SMILE Health program is open to global solutions across all disciplines, and applicants must:

  • Include an oral health focus or a potential use case to advance integrated health. The program has cross-industry representation and previous experience in oral health is not required.
  • Demonstrate a validated hypothesis or preliminary proof-of-concept of how your solution addresses our focus areas.
  • Commit to roughly 10-15 hours/week for 12 weeks by participating in mentor meetings, custom curriculum, and collaborative working sessions around validation.

Apply here:

https://carequestinnovation.com/smile-health/?utm_source=echalliance-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SMILE2024&utm_term=applications-open

Dicover more about MATTER:

MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, includes hundreds of cutting-edge startups from around the world, working together with dozens of hospitals and health systems, universities and industry-leading companies to build the future of healthcare. Together, the MATTER community is accelerating innovation, advancing care and improving lives. Since its inception in 2015, MATTER has supported more than 850 current and alumni healthcare technology startups from around the world that have created more than 10,000 jobs and raised more than $5 billion in capital. Their products have been used by more than 1.25 million clinicians. For more information, visit matter.health and follow @MATTERhealth

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