Minneapolis, MN — The BETA Group (BETA) today announced the twenty companies selected to participate in its Spring 2023 accelerator program, the BETA Cohort. The accelerator, now in its 10th year, is the largest of its kind in Minnesota serving the state’s early stage technology startups.
With the addition of two distinguished Strategic Partners—the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and Optum—BETA is proud to bring a new and exciting focus of healthcare technology to its 2023 Spring Cohort program. Eight of the twenty companies selected are building healthcare SaaS or medical device solutions.
“Optum is excited to partner with BETA to promote technology innovation in healthcare startup companies,” Optum Enterprise Architect Michael Arulfo said. “BETA’s mission to support diverse founders enables the most creative and innovative solutions to emerge that solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare today.”
Founders who participate in the program tap into invaluable expertise, opening the doors to a rich mentor network from the healthcare technology giant and the state’s driving force behind economic and employment growth. The four-month accelerator leads to participation in a BETA Showcase and a demo day during which Cohort companies can put all they’ve learned on display for the community.
“Founders First is our purpose,” BETA Entrepreneur In Residence Cihan Behlivan said. “We love to engage and elevate all of our Beta founders in their exhilarating journeys. I am very excited to work with our incoming Spring 2023 cohort closely.”
As a result of partnerships like these, the BETA Cohort is a free, non-dilutive accelerator program that features valuable programming from experts and mentors such as the Lean Canvas model, creating mission, vision, and values, sales development, and investment readiness.
Read more about the BETA Cohort Spring 2023 companies below. More information on the BETA Cohort accelerator including startup qualifications and programming details can be found here.
BETA Cohort Spring 2023
Ambient Intelligence is developing a contactless fall detection and movement solution for long term care facilities.
Atticus is a full-service investment platform, providing personalized investing to individuals and businesses.
Davenport SAF-T Systems are developing a novel, patented solution to protect seniors from the devastating consequences of falling.
Explained is an educational service focused on educating employees on how to understand and best use their employer’s employee benefits and insurance programs.
GoNo Food Finder delivers personalized, precision medicine grades backed by peer-reviewed clinical evidence for the foods each individual eats.
Hinckley Medical is a medical solutions company focused on eliminating prehospital dosing errors.
Insight Autonomy is developing an innovative mobile app that provides Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) warnings to drivers when their phone is mounted with a view through the windshield of their car.
JAS Monitoring provides remote monitoring software & integration services.
Levelrie leverages AI to curate styled outfits users can swipe through to create a personalized shopping experience and digital closet.
MeDecibel is a Digital Healthcare research platform that renders scientific literature more accessible and reproducible using AI-based clinical decision support systems, an audio literature marketplace that connects publishers/authors around the globe, and AI-based profile matching that connects users with common interests worldwide.
Oppify streamlines sales, onboarding, and customer expansion with accountability for all parties, resulting in increased efficiency, revenue growth, and retention.
Opsi is a workflow management tool for restaurant teams that centralizes the information needed to stay on the same page and create higher levels of accountability and consistency.
The POSTPAL mobile app allows you to quickly find travelers who are going to your desired destination and allows travelers to find senders who want to send packages to their destination.
SELA is an educational service designed to raise social emotional learning awareness and improve emotional literacy skills.
Sentinel Health Analytics helps healthcare providers and patients solve the challenge of delivering real-time biometric and analytical data.
Solar Informatics is a B2B, SaaS platform providing ERP functionality to solar developers, community solar managers, asset owners, and more.
SonnyLife brings hope back to patients suffering with chronic pain by delivering a technology platform for attending physicians to provide assessments, content, and telehealth coaching to their patients.
StoryForge is a publishing alternative aimed at casual writers from historically underrepresented communities
Tablmakr provides a mentor program management platform to universities and other organizations.
XanthosHealth is on a mission to improve health outcomes of patients and reduce the total cost of care per individual by identifying and addressing the social needs of patients through health information technology and analytical solutions, connecting individuals to the most appropriate social services.
DEED is the state's principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade, and community development. For more information about the agency and its services, visit the DEED website or follow DEED on Twitter. You can view resources to help Minnesotans prepare for and find employment now, including thousands of open positions throughout Minnesota, at CareerForceMN.com.
Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 210,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). For more information, visit www.Optum.com.
About The BETA Group
The Beta Group is a 501(c)(3) that develops Minnesota’s next generation of business leaders by inspiring and educating first-time founders. Through a suite of founder-focused programming, media outlet tech.mn, and the largest startup event in the state—Twin Cities Startup Week—the organization nurtures these scalable small businesses so that they can grow to become our next Fortune 100s. For more information, visit beta.mn.