StartupYard and Pilulka Launch New Program for e-Health Startups
Pilulka, a digital company operating in the healthcare and retail pharmacy sector, and StartupYard, the longest running tech startup accelerator in CEE, together announce the launch of Pilulka Lab. The goal of the newly created joint venture is to accelerate and invest in tech startups operating in the eHealth industry. Pilulka Lab will support eHealth tech founders from the whole CEE region with business mentoring, access to clients, partners, investors in the Czech Republic and the rest of the CEE region.
Pilulka Lab can invest up to one million euro (25m Kc) depending on the stage of the startups or more for later stage companies. In order to qualify, the startup needs to be incorporated in one CEE country and focus on the eHealth sector. Specifically, Pilulka Lab is looking for technology startups operating in the fields of artificial intelligence, blockchain, medical data, healthcare and active life.
“I believe we will be working in Pilulka Lab with great projects with great entrepreneurs in the healthcare industry in the years to come. We will try to find and support with funding, experience and network potential unicorns. At Pilulka, we fully believe in digitalization and transformation of healthcare to bring better care to people in the CEE region” announced Martin Kasa, co-founder of Pilulka.
“StartupYard is delighted to join forces with Pilulka. Together, we are ideally positioned to help ambitious eHealth founders achieve their goals. The past few months have confirmed, if needed, that innovation and technology must be at the center of our focus if we want to tackle global health issues. With funding and business support, Pilulka Lab will look for ambitious founders working on unique high-tech eHealth solutions” says Cedric Maloux, CEO of StartupYard.
The acceleration program for early-stage startups will be provided by StartupYard, following their 10 years experience in helping tech founders grow their startups while the funding and access to the health industry will be provided by Pilulka. Up to 15 startups will be accepted into the remote-first acceleration program.
Startups interested in the program can apply now on the dedicated Pilulka Lab website.