LifeX Accelerator

A free, 3 month immersive program for early stage ventures
commercializing a technology in digital health, medical
devices, or therapeutics

Fall 2024 Accelerator – Applications Open

The Fall Accelerator program will run from September 5th through December 12th with virtual group sessions held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 PM ET.

Applications are due August 5, 2024.

The Program

Specialized Content

    • Specifically tailored for early-stage healthcare and life science spin outs
    • Intentional focus on preparing an investable commercialization plan

Hands On Support

      • Dedicated mentor with company specific expertise as a guide through the program
      • Dedicated intern providing project support
      • 1 on 1 office hours support with experts

Access To a Broad & Diverse Network

      • Program speakers and contributors include 40+ experts across multiple institutions, geographies, and industries
      • Promotion of participating companies to LifeX’s broader network

Participant Profile

Committed to commercializing a technology in the pharma, medical device, diagnostic or digital health space
Have a proof of concept or validated the underlying scientific feasibility
On the path to securing or licensing the necessary IP rights to commercialize
Preferentially have already completed some basic business programming and customer discovery
Have a founder committed to joining the company in an operational capacity in the future
Program does not require a legal business entity be formed, but anticipate so in the near future
At least one member of the founding team is able to spend a minimum of 6-8 hours per week participating in programming and dedicated work efforts for the duration of the accelerator program


Successes from past cohorts include:


Follow on funding
through SBIRs,
PHDA, and
other private


Acceptance into subsequent accelerator programs including AlphaLab
Health, IndieBio, Creative
Destruction Labs


Continued partnerships with regulatory, reimbursement, data privacy, & strategy services introduced
through LifeX

Talent Acquisition

Talent acquisition
of team members
introduced through

LifeX Accelerator Graduates

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Hear about the LifeX Accelerator from some of our graduates.

“We learned about the healthcare system as a whole, including regulatory and reimbursement options. We also discussed the beginnings of planning our businesses, including thinking about identifying our customers and understanding our value proposition.”

Shawn K. Kelly, Ph.D CEO, Precision Neuroscopics

“The LifeX Accelerator Program provided a wealth of information. The connections we made as a participating company have fueled growth of a stronger team and moved us closer to clinical milestones.”

Sam Rothstein, Ph.D CEO and Co-Founder, Duo Oncology

“What I liked most about the program was probably the opportunity to participate alongside other companies and CEOs. I learned just as much from watching my peers as I did from my mentors. The program helped me put a lot of things in perspective not only with specifics pertaining to Humotech but also for biotech startups in general. Another element I really appreciated was how personalized the support was from my mentors.”

John Mangual Humotech

“The presentation on customer discovery was so much better than anything we’ve heard before. The fact that this program is free is incredible!”

Stephen Jones, Ph.D Co-Founder and CEO, CerebroScope

“I learned a lot from LifeX. From talking to people who know the FDA process to learning how to make a pitch deck that can be presented to investors. I was introduced to investors and learned what they are actually looking for. I would definitely recommend being apart of this program.”

Andre Jemil Umali, PE President, Nemean Engineering Group

“The biggest goal is to understand the best business model of our developed liquid biopsy technology.”

Hongzhang He Captis Diagnostics