DreamIt Says 3rd Class of Health Startups Will Push Philly to Global Stage

A recent initiative involving a group of health care startups from around the world, a 16-week boot camp and the help of major medical providers hopes to turn Philadelphia into a “global center for health care innovation.”

Independence Blue Cross, Penn Medicine and Dreamit Ventures announced Monday its third class of health-tech startups – eight up-and-coming companies – that will participate in Dreamit Health Philadelphia, a resource that will provide tools and support like free workspaces, legal advice and mentorship to help grow the startups into major players in the healthcare industry.

“Dreamit Health companies are encouraged and coached on how to quickly identify and test critical assumptions with potential customers from day one,” said Steve Barsh, EVP of Accelerators and managing director of Dreamit Health in a press release. “Having Independence and Penn Medicine as strategic partners opens up doors and unique opportunities for our entrepreneurs and enables them to quickly test those assumptions that can make or break a company.”

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