Health Wildcatters 2014: Startups Accelerating the Healthcare Industry

LAUNCH DFW had front row seats at Dallas’ historic theatre, The Majestic, for yesterday’s Health Wildcatters Pitch Day.

If there was one particular take-away from the event, it was how hard everyone worked to make the day so rewarding. Founder and CEO Hubert Zajicek opened up the afternoon’s event by thanking everyone that had been involved throughout the 12-week accelerator program. The list of supporters, mentors, staff and sponsors is quite impressive, and indicative of the kind of community that we have here in Dallas.

The Wildcatters program provides not only initial seed investment in the startups participating in its program, but the accelerator includes three months of mentoring, educational programming, workspace, and other operational business needs.

Startups in this year’s program covered a spectrum of healthcare innovations, from customized eyewear for those requiring vision correction to a database of food nutrition information.

Ten companies presented to an audience of over 500 attendees at the Majestic, and we were especially pleased to see some familiar faces on stage, including Holly from BreathalEyes, who presented earlier this month at our Dallas New Tech event.

If you make it out to our Holiday Dallas New Tech on December 9, you’ll get the pleasure of hearing from Silicone Arts Labs, who presented on their Dermaflage product.

It goes without saying that we’re especially proud of the startups that showcased their hard work to our community yesterday — their dedication is further proof that Dallas is the perfect location for building a company and creating real growth in the industries driving our economy.

Check out the slideshow below for a taste of Pitch Day – we can’t wait for 2015!

Rachel Winstead
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Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.