About XLerator Network
The Southeast XLerator Hub is led by XLerateHealth, LLC the SBC, in partnership with the University of Kentucky as the STTR academic partner institution. XLerateHealth brings years of experience working with 200+ early-stage healthcare startups (including those in its portfolio as well as the University of Louisville’s faculty and students via the LaunchIt program. 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 Southeast XLerator Hub includes the 24 participating academic institutions as well as each university’s “Institutional Ecosystem” (e.g.: accelerator/incubator/labs/co-working spaces/entrepreneurial programs, etc.). Each of the 6 SE IDeA states and Puerto Rico has a designated “State Lead” institution with representative leads within each State Lead institution. State Leads are part of the Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) and work to coordinate communications and activities with the other 16 academic partner institutions. Each of the 16 partner institutions has a designated “Site Lead” who coordinates representation of their “Institutional Ecosystem” in planning and managing participation within the Hub.
Our objective is to:
- Bridge the divide between great ideas and the marketplace by leveraging and connecting existing resources and unique expertise and assets across all participating entities in the Southeast IDeA state region,
- Fill the gaps that constitute barriers to efficient commercialization among partner institutions, and
- Deliver the necessary resources, education, and business networks to foster and sustain a culture of entrepreneurship across the region.
Ultimately our mission is to advance the commercialization of biomedical technologies in the Southeast IDeA state region and increase the number of SBIR/STTR submissions and awards. We’ll do this by leveraging our collective experience, assets, and network of mentors.
Desicorp (XLerateHealth Bootcamp Company 2018)