If you have an idea for a healthcare-related product or service, make sure Health Tech Hatch is on your radar. The self-professed “new kid on the crowdfunding block” not only helps entrepreneurs seek and connect funding sources—it also provides help with prototype testing and expert mentorship.
“The process is a two-way street,” according to Health Tech Hatch. “We help entrepreneurs carve out a pathway to present their ideas to the world, while enabling funders to provide feedback, offer moral support and above all, finance next year’s Post-It—in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds.”
Part of Health Tech Hatch’s appeal is the company’s impressive team, members of which have a history of talent and experience. Led by founder/CEO Patricia Salber, Health Tech Hatch “promotes mentoring via project evaluation and well-founded advice from a panel of medical experts; business professionals; patients; wellness consumers; and providers, such as physical therapists, fitness trainers and nutritionists. This multidisciplinary group also rates projects–making results available to potential funders viewing the project page—all the necessary resources to grow a business.”
We’re big fans of Health Tech Hatch because it offers a comprehensive approach to new business and product development. Funding is undeniably important to a company’s success, but it’s equally critical to test and refine a product or idea so that it best serves its target audience, whether that group is comprised of patients, healthcare providers or others.
If you’ve got a project or idea you’d like to submit, register as a new user to input all of the pertinent details. You can also browse current projects, which are posted on the site in a format similar to Medstartr. From there, you can explore projects that need testing or donate to an idea that catches your eye.
Once you’ve checked out Health Tech Hatch, we’d love to know what you think. And to Patricia and team, know that we’re rooting for your continued success!