In Case You Missed It: Health Wildcatters Pitch Day Recap

The first graduating class of Health Wildcatters presented to a sold out crowd of investors, fellow entrepreneurs, and startup supporters at the George W. Bush Institute yesterday.

Among the 12 startups was a variety of health related products and solutions ranging from geriatric care to physical therapy to a portion controlled dieting app. Each startup was introduced by a different participating mentor or customer.

A recurring theme of numbers ran alongside the show that drove home just how big of an impact this accelerator is making and will continue to make on healthcare solutions.

So big, in fact, Cofounder Gabriella Draney casually announced Health Wildcatters will be moving out of the Tech Church this upcoming year to make room for something “really big.”

Should all twelve of the participating startups fulfill their projected fruition rate, the whole first class could be worth more than $250 million by 2016. The average investment amount needed for each of these startups was $750,000. 

As the Health Wildcatters season draws to a close, Tech Wildcatters are gearing up for the spring class. Applications are now open.

As for the big plans of the Health Wildcatters next season, check back for updates. For a complete list of the inaugural class, check out the Health Wildcatters Channel for a look into each of the pitches.


Jenna Clark

Jenna is an avid explorer and supporter of the DFW startup community. In addition to LAUNCH DFW, she works and volunteers for startup events around the city.