DayOne Health 4.0 – our international digital health accelerator
What we offer
DayOne Health 4.0 is a 12-week intense program for startups who want to develop transformative solutions in the healthcare continuum: from diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, to patient and caregiver communication, to improvements that directly assist healthcare workers.
We are based at the heart of Europe’s healthcare hub, in Basel. Our participants are from all over the world.
Together with supporting partners, we define and deliver the Accelerator each year in a run that includes specific themes, such as value-based healthcare, patient-centered innovation, or diabetes & metabolism.
Our 2022 edition is around pain management (program running from January to April).
What you’ll find on this page
We prepare you for success
We help you to reach your next goal in building a successful business at the interface with Pharma.
Secure up to 15’000 Swiss francs in non-dilutive funding (no equity, no fees).
Join hands-on workshops customized to your needs, exchange with and learn from fellow startups.
Personalized coaching and mentoring
Work with your personal coach and our advisors to tackle questions in specific areas for your team and your venture.
Direct access to our network
Gain access to our network of pharmaceutical and life sciences experts.
Gain the experience of working alongside entrepreneurs, coaches, and industry experts at our creative space in our Switzerland Innovation Parks.
Showcase your startup at DayOne events and increase your visibility towards investors, partners, and end-users.
Who we are looking for to participate in our DayOne Health 4.0 accelerator
- You are a startup with digital health solution
- You already have a product or technology is available (preferably with patent)
- You have secured some funding (up to Series A)
- You have a product ready to launch or launched in at least one market
- At least one of your founders can participate in the program and key events (e.g. interview with selection committee, opening boot camp week, Demo Day, presentations to our partners)
Applications open for startups
Final selection & feedback to startups
Start of the 12-week acceleration program
How to apply to the DayOne Health 4.0 Accelerator
Ready for the next step? Your success is only three steps away.
1. Apply to an open call
Each run of the acceleration program is focused on a different theme, defined together with our partners. Show your interest now to be the first to discover our next theme in September 2022!
Applications are welcome from startups based anywhere in the world.
2. Get pre-selected
You contribute to a new digital health solution? Have a look at the “who we are looking for” to be considered for pre-selection.
Startups making it through the pre-selection rounds are then invited to meet our selection committee.
3. Convince our selection committee
You made it through the pre-selection? Well done!
You now get the opportunity to meet our partners and pitch your solution (30 to 60 mins). There are 3 to 5 spots per acceleration run. Good luck!
Interested in participating?
Ready for Acceleration? Your first step to applying to our DayOne Accelerator with its 3 verticals starts here! We are looking forward to receiving your application!
Interested in partnering with us?
Do you want to partner with us? Each acceleration edition is tailored to the needs of our industry and academic partners.
- Explore digital health solutions in a specific therapeutic area or geography
- Prompt collaborations around a new technology
- Help your organization experience open innovation and co-creation in real-life
We can build an acceleration program for you, for a duration of 3-6 months, tailored to your needs.
”I particularly appreciated 2 things during the DayOne acceleration program: First, the very friendly atmosphere and trust between the participants and coaches: you need this when you are an entrepreneur because entrepreneurship is hard. Secondly, I enjoyed the intensity of the program because it forced us to remain focus and keep that velocity was absolutely essential to move quickly. DayOne really emphasized the importance of a patient-user-centric approach while designing our experiments.Jérôme AubertFounder & CEO of NatilaCare
”We pitched at the DayOne Conference and were chosen to take part in the DayOne Accelerator. Being introduced to the expert network through Basel Area Business & Innovation was an important door opener for Nutrix.Maria HahnFounder Nutrix
”DayOne delivered the workshops and most importantly opened up their network to help build and fine-tune my company's offering and strategy. Outside of the workshops, there are so many resources to take advantage of including coaches, industry experts, publicity, events, and more.Christof NeumanCo-founder & Director of business development IPDx
”Through our participation in the DayOne Accelerator we have gained invaluable knowledge which we have been able to apply to our own business. It gave us a safe space in which to grow our ideas and investment pitch. The support and input we received from both the accelerator coaches and the rest of the cohort has really helped us to shape the future direction of our business.Seb TucknottCo-founder IBD Relief
”The DayOne Acceleration program was a unique opportunity and covers a large panel of key topics to have in mind while building your med-tech start-up. The know-how and expertise brought by the coaches and experts are immense. It was an enriching experience and I highly recommend it to any start-up!Gwenaël HannemaCo-founder & CEO InnoSpina
”Interesting workshops, expert advice on specific topics, and good discussions among the peers - I learned a lot and we received helpful feedback on our project and approach.Simone RaischCo-founder SumMed
”Building a startup is not a piece of cake, particularly when your mission is to create a solution that brings a change in the healthcare field. Luckily, the Day One accelerator's whole purpose is to guide startups through this challenging adventure. With their help, we gained knowledge about how things work in the health-tech ecosystem and we built a valuable network consisting of industry experts and startups that are going through the same challenges. The time and support we received from the Day One team make it a privilege to be part of this great community.Ana-Maria MelinteCo-Founder Exigo
”The overall program was excellent and the selected coaches assisted us to shape our business model. I would recommend the DayOne Accelerator to any health tech startup. Amazing team and network.Dr. George ChatzipirpiridisCo-founder & COO Magnes AG
Talk to our expert
Manager DayOne Digital Health Accelerator | Healthcare Innovation
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