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.).
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.