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Investing in Innovation: Startup Companies Pursue Success in Minneapolis

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At the UnitedHealthcare headquarters in the Twin Cities, a group of promising startup companies stood before an audience of investors and leaders to pitch innovative solutions tohealth care’s greatest pain points, especially when it comes to the quality, access or gaps in care.

The UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars gives health tech startups a unique opportunity to evolve their business model. Entrepreneurs from across the country moved to Minneapolis for a three-month immersion in innovation, learning from UnitedHealthcare mentors and executives.

“You can't talk about the history of UnitedHealth Group without talking about entrepreneurship. It's really in the DNA of everything we do,” said Joel Nelson, UnitedHealthcare vice president of innovation. “Techstars acts as kind of a middle cog between the large and the small to bring together the speed and agility of a small company together with the resources and expertise of a large company, and that's an important way to accelerate innovation.”

Spanning 150 countries, Techstars links entrepreneurs to a worldwide network of more than 10,000 mentors and 300,000 program alumni.

The UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars is a three-year program and is starting its search for 10 new startups to participate in our 2020 program. Learn more here.