About XLerator Network
The XLerator Network (XLN) is led by XLerateHealth (XLH) in partnership with Academic Lead, the University of Kentucky. XLerateHealth brings years of experience working with 200+ early-stage healthcare startups (including those in its portfolio as well as university based I-Corps faculty and students). XLH has an assembly of more than 300+ mentors and 18 healthcare/biotech and business coaches, who together embody an impressive breadth of experience across many relevant disciplines vis-à-vis the creation, launch and successful commercialization of biomedical/medtech businesses. The University of Kentucky’s Office of Technology Commercialization brings key leadership in entrepreneurship, licensing and intellectual property strategy and importantly for this network, expertise with regional commercialization partnerships. A key aspect of the XLerator Network includes the 25 participating academic institutions as well as each university’s “Institutional Ecosystem” (healthsystems, payers, entrepreneurial education programs, accelerator, incubators, labs, co-working spaces, etc.).
(XLerateHealth Bootcamp Company 2018)
Our objective is to:
The XLerator Network’s goal is to significantly enhance commercialization knowledge through entrepreneurial education and training, mature the entrepreneurial ecosystem, identify more market-ready technologies and patents, see more startup entities formed, increase dilutive and non-dilutive funding to these entities, and accelerate the commercialization of biomedical and health tech innovations in the region – with the fundamental goal of positively impacting human health and patient’s lives.
Based on our many years of experience training biomedical entrepreneurs, we firmly believe that effective entrepreneurial principles and methods of instruction include a combination of: 1) informed high quality educational content, 2) mentorship and coaching from experienced domain experts and entrepreneurs, and 3) access to capital to fund the successful refinement of the technology/product and its commercial launch into the marketplace.