Launch Health Accelerator Powered by Nueterra Capital Kicks OffJuly 11, 2019 / Nueterra Capital Marketing
More than 150 investors, civic leaders and entrepreneur applicants packed the eighth-floor club lounge of Two Light Luxury Apartments in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday night to kick off the LaunchKC Health Accelerator powered by Nueterra Capital.
After introductory remarks from Kansas City Mayor-Elect Quinton Lucas, Nueterra Capital CEO Jeremy Tasset welcomed the crowd and explained why the firm decided to partner with LaunchKC on the Launch Health Accelerator. “There is a huge problem with the healthcare system as we know it today,” said Tasset. “Policy might help, but what’s going to solve the problem is innovation – the kind of innovation that the Launch Health Accelerator helps foster. We want to be part of that innovation solution.”
Focusing on early and growth-stage healthcare companies, Nueterra Capital invests in companies in the business of providing patient care, services that enable communication between providers and patients or employers and employees, and technology, including software, applications, and devices.
Through the Launch Health Accelerator, Nueterra Capital hopes to attract companies sparking payment reform through transparent pricing and quality metrics, facilitating risk transfer from payors and employers to providers and patients, and using data to analyze behavior, decision-making and pricing.
“The support of LaunchKC and the City of Kansas City has been incredible,” said Tasset. “We’re excited to be a part of this and help make change.”
Don Peterson, a health care industry veteran who founded disruptor Infusion Express, will serve as the Launch Health Accelerator’s Entrepreneur in Residence. Peterson told the crowd that having worked with Nueterra Capital for many years, their proven record in healthcare innovation made them the right partner for the Launch Health Accelerator.
Applications for the Launch Health Accelerator are being accepted now through August 15.
Startup Hustle interviewed LaunchKC Health Accelerator’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Infusion Express founder Don Peterson about the program on its podcast. You can listen to that episode here.
Don also appeared on Grill Nation with the EDCKC’s Drew Solomon to discuss the LaunchKC Health Accelerator, and you can listen to that episode here.