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gBETA

gBETA is a program of the nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor. gBETA is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage startups. Each program is capped at five teams, and requires no fees and no equity

 

 
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gBETA Medtech

gBETA Medtech is sponsored by Boston Scientific with support from Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota, and The Medical Alley Association. 

gBETA Medtech works exclusively with startups focused on healthcare. This includes: healthcare products for diagnosing, treating and/or monitoring diseases or medical conditions including devices, software, biological technology, and healthcare services, as well as technology or process innovations that could serve any component of the supply chain.


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Participating Companies Receive:

  • Individualized coaching and mentorship from the gBETA team during weekly, one-on-one meetings.

  • One-on-one meetings with 25+ mentors including serial entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and investors.

  • Weekly Lunch & Learn series featuring topics relevant to startups including understanding market size, choosing a revenue model, and how to pitch investors. Lunch & Learn events are free and open to the public.

  • Exclusive Pitch Night reception during which participating companies have the opportunity to pitch to an audience of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and community members.

  • Opportunity to build relationships within each cohort of five companies, and the community of gener8tor and gBETA alumni.

  • $1M + in deals and perks from vendors like IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk and Microsoft.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

gBETA Medtech works exclusively with startups focused on healthcare. This includes: healthcare products for diagnosing, treating and/or monitoring diseases or medical conditions including devices, software, biological technology, and healthcare services, as well as technology or process innovations that could serve any component of the supply chain.


Do startups need to be located in Minnesota to apply?
 

We accept applications from startups across the globe. However, we do require that at least one founder from each startup be located in Minneapolis for the duration of the program.


What stage do I need to be at?

gBETA accepts companies from napkin stage through post-revenue.


What kind of commitment do you need from me?

We need 100% in-person participation in Minneapolis for the seven-week program. The weekly commitment is two, hour-long team meetings, a two-hour "Mentor Swarm," and an hour-long "Learn & Learn" series. During the last week and a half, we need flexibility for full days of investor and accelerator pitches.


Free program? What's the catch?

None! Thanks to the support of Boston Scientific, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota, this program is 100% free to participating startups!


If you are interested in learning more, sign up for Office Hours
or contact gBETA Medtech Director, Adam Choe.