KidsX Accelerator Application

KidsX Applications for the 2022 Accelerator are open through January 14th, 2022. Review the application instructions, FAQs and eligibility criteria below prior to submitting an application. Thank you for applying to be considered for the KidsX 2022 Cohort!

Information

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Pre-seed through Series A
  • Solution must address one or more items on the KidsX Wishlist
  • Solution must be applicable to a pediatric healthcare organization
  • Must currently have or be open to building business model that sells to provider organizations 
  • Must be a software solution
  • Must meet or be working towards standard health system security/compliance regulations
  • Must have 2 employees able to participate in the Accelerator program, one of whom is the CEO/Co-founder
  • Must be able to offer 90-day free pilot(s) to the KidsX member hospitals
  • Should not be a diagnostic solution or pharma/life sciences
  • Must be available during key accelerator dates

To create an application, complete the following steps:

  1. Review the eligibility & FAQs section to see if you’re eligible to apply.
  2. If eligible, create an account on the application portal HERE.
  3. Enter your email address & a password.
  4. Once logged in, click “+ New Application” to start and complete your KidsX application.
  5. Be sure to click “save draft” along the way to save any progress.
  6. Once all required fields are complete, click the blue “submit” button and wait until you receive notification that your application was successfully submitted before closing the page.

2022 KidsX Wishlist

KidsX hospitals have come together to prioritize a select set of problems they wish to solve using innovative digital solutions. The KidsX Accelerator’s unique reverse pitch model enables alignment between participating companies and KidsX hospitals at the onset of the program.

Pediatric Mental &
Behavioral Health

Solutions related to screening, evaluating, and/or managing mental and behavioral health conditions

Care Coordination &
Adherence

Tools that support kids and families’ sense of well-being and empower patients to participate in and adhere to their care prior to visit, during stay, or post-discharge

AI/ML/RPA – Automating Workflows to Optimize Care Pathways

Leveraging technology to reduce repeatable tasks, improve staffing and scheduling, triage care appropriately, and flag patient health risks

Chronic Condition Management &
Patient-Reported Outcomes

Solutions that capture real-time feedback to predict risk, generate meaningful insights, monitor symptoms, nudge behavior, and allow for timely and appropriate levels of intervention

Game Changer

Have a digital health solution that doesn’t fit the above criteria but that is making a big impact in pediatric healthcare? Pitch us on what you’re looking to test and validate in a pediatric setting to disrupt the status quo!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for the Program?

To create an application, complete the following steps:

  1. Review the eligibility & FAQs section to see if you’re eligible to apply.
  2. If eligible, create an account on the application portal HERE.
  3. Once logged in, click “+ New Application” to start and complete your KidsX application.
  4. Be sure to click “save draft” along the way to save any progress.
  5. Once all required fields are complete, click the blue “submit” button and wait until you receive notification that your application was successfully submitted before closing the page.
Who is eligible to apply to the program?

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Pre-seed through Series A
  • Solution must address one or more items on the KidsX Wishlist
  • Solution must be applicable to a pediatric healthcare organization
  • Must currently have or be open to building business model that sells to provider organizations 
  • Must be a software solution
  • Must meet or be working towards standard health system security/compliance regulations
  • Must have 2 employees able to participate in the Accelerator program, one of whom is the CEO/Co-founder
  • Must be able to offer 90-day free pilot(s) to the KidsX member hospitals
  • Should not be a diagnostic solution or pharma/life sciences
  • Must be available during key accelerator dates
When do applications close?

Applications are open now through January 14th, 2022

What is the application process like?
  • The process consists of application screening,  interviews, reference checks, diligence and pitch days to our KidsX Members. Due to the volume of applicants, we will not be able to provide individualized feedback to all that apply.
  • Week 0: Please block March 21st – 24th off for KidsX Accelerator onboarding 
  • Accelerator Kickoff: The 10-week program officially kicks off on Monday, April 18th and runs through June 24th
  • Demo Day: TBA, End of June
What is the weekly time commitment?

Time commitment differs per week based on programming and can be split amongst team members, but expect 10-15 hours per week for curriculum, mentorship, stakeholder meetings, and pilot planning.

When do I find out if I’m accepted into the program?

KidsX will notify you of next steps should you be selected to move forward in the interview process. Unfortunately given the volume of applications we receive we will not be able to provide individual feedback and responses to all applicants.

Does KidsX take any equity?

KidsX does not take any equity from participating companies. The program does offer tremendous value to companies. KidsX asks that participating companies offer a 90-day demonstration project to KidsX hospitals at no cost.

What is the ideal stage of a KidsX Accelerator applicant?

The ideal applicant is eager to learn and receive help from various business and healthcare experts and stakeholders in order to refine and test product-market fit. Applicants must be willing to work collaboratively with health systems to conduct research, co-develop products, or pilot test existing products based on mutually agreed upon use cases/ We prefer early stage companies, especially seed stage companies with 12-18 months of runway. 

We require that companies have full-time founders and at least an MVP or functional product. We will not accept idea-stage companies. We expect that founders will be actively engaged in the activities of the Accelerator, typically 10-15 hours per week.

Companies do not need to be exclusively focused on pediatrics. However, they must have a deep desire to serve the pediatric market in some way.

What are the selection criteria?

KidsX member hospitals are all actively involved in interviewing and selecting the 8-12 companies that will participate in the Accelerator.

KidsX focuses on selecting strong founders, especially those who are willing to learn, incorporate feedback and work collaboratively.

KidsX also evaluates the product, the technical team, the potential business model(s) and alignment with the problems on the KidsX Wish List as well as the diversity of solution types.

Are demonstration projects guaranteed if my company is selected?

KidsX member hospitals participate with the desire to find a product that will help solve a strategically important problem for their hospital. However, pilots, trials, demonstration projects are not guaranteed for all participating companies. These projects are agreed upon during the Accelerator if the company and hospital mutually decide to work together. We ask that all KidsX companies offer a no-cost 90 day demonstration project to KidsX hospitals, as a mechanism to determine if there is an interest for a further commercial relationship.

What does a typical day during the KidsX Accelerator look like?

The 10-week accelerator is a blend of live and asynchronous activities. Founders can expect to participate in required events, office hours, workshops, pitch days, networking opportunities, mentorship, and pilot planning sessions. In addition, a series of optional asynchronous content will also be made available to companies. On average, founders can expect to spend 10-15 hours per week, engaging with KidsX Accelerator activities during the multi-week program

What is KidsX Demo Day?

The KidsX Demo Day, a celebration of the progress companies make throughout the Accelerator, will have an audience of key pediatric and digital health leaders.

Will KidsX sign an NDA if my company applies?

No, we will not sign an NDA at this stage. We do commit to maintaining your application information confidential.