Startups

PharmStars Fall 2022 cohort begins September 7, 2022

Watch Our Webinar To Learn About PharmStars

On July 15, 2021 we hosted our first live webinar to discuss the concept of PharmStars and answer common questions we have received from startup applicants.

Our Startups' In The News

The Clinician has secured a partnership with Israel’s largest healthcare organization, Clalit Health Services, to drive digital care pathway implementation across their 4.8 million patients, 20,000 clinicians, 1,500 community clinics, and 14 hospitals.
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BeCareLink won the INVEST PharmaTech Pitch Perfect contest at the INVEST annual conference.  BeCareLink was selected from the 5 finalists who each shared their vision for how they are seeking to reinvent clinical trials.
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Longenesis was selected as one of the finalists of the Export Innovation prize 2021, organized by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), Ekonomikas ministrija/Ministry of Economics, The Red Jackets, and ALTUM.
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SmartTab CEO, Robert Niichel was named most innovative CEO of the year by Tycoon Success.
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The Clinician, has been chosen to join the highly selective Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate program.
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Nori Health raises new investment from Healthy.Capital as they fight for better care for chronic intestinal diseases.
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SmartTab have been granted a new patent for their ingestible capsule drug delivery platform. This is a major step in strengthening their intellectual property position as leaders in the patient-centered drug delivery space.
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SmartTab was selected as a finalist in the Health, Wearables & Wellbeing category for the 14th annual @SXSW Pitch. SmartTab is the only company from Colorado selected for this pitch!
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The Clinician has partnered with Singapore's health tech agency to deploy the ZEDOC platform across the island state's public healthcare system.
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The Clinician was one of the winners of the Medtronic APAC Innovation Challenge. One of the key challenge objectives was to find companies that Medtronic could collaborate with to leverage their infrastructure and scale across the APAC region.
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EVOCAL Health has been awarded the prestigious Founder Award “Digital Innovations” (Gründungspreis Digitale Innovationen) of the Federal Ministry of Economics in Germany.

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nQ Medical had their study of digital biomarkers for subdomain analysis of cognition published in Brain Communications. This novel work was done in done in collaboration with UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
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Benefits

Many startups are eager to engage with pharma but find it challenging to create successful partnerships. PharmStarsTM is uniquely designed to accelerate successful engagements with pharma via:

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Education

Learn about how pharma is organized / functions and pharma needs

Mentoring

High-touch, personalized coaching to help you prepare a high-impact pharma pitch

Access

Opportunities to meet with multiple potential pharma clients

Positioning

Refine and articulate your best pharma value proposition

Time Savings

Immediate connection to the right person in a pharma firm

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Community

Share and learn with other pharma-focused digital health startups

PharmaUTM Curriculum

An understanding of how pharma organizations work is foundational to creating successful partnerships with them. PharmaU equips startups with this information through interactive classes, workshops, and seminars. Leveraging our years of experience, PharmStars staff has developed a proprietary curriculum to teach startups everything they need to know about pharma. Once armed with this valuable information, startups will be able to better navigate the complex, regulated, and often opaque pharmaceutical industry.

Our curriculum is built to aid startups in understanding pharma firms’ internal structure, finding the right contact inside a particular firm, and structuring successful partnerships. By understanding pharma business objectives, startups can develop a value proposition that will better resonate with pharma leadership in negotiations.  Learning about the regulatory environment prepares startups to engage effectively with pharma and navigate many areas that can be traditional friction points.

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Mentoring

PharmStars expert staff will provide each startup with high-touch, individualized guidance on enhancing their business case and engaging with pharma. All mentoring is provided by the in-house PharmStars staff with years of pharma experience. We do not rely on an ad-hoc network of volunteer mentors. Mentoring topics include:

  • Defining the value proposition
  • Business model & ROI
  • Deal structure
  • Presentation preparation and refinement

The Showcase Event

PharmStars’ accelerator program culminates with the members-only Showcase Event. At this special event, startups present their refined pitches to an exclusive audience of pharma members. Our pharma members then host one-on-one meetings with cohort participants. Details of the Showcase Event will be shared with the cohort once the program begins. Please see the Program Terms for complete details on our program.

"Overnight we went from having 1 pharma client to all of a sudden being in conversations with 6 new companies, which is absolutely tremendous."

- Brendan Guerin, CEO of Prism Analytic Technology

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Are You Ready?

Apply today to join the PharmStars program!