Rockstart Health Program provides access to the healthcare ecosystem, capital, coaching and investors for entrepreneurs who are looking to change the way things are done in healthcare.

Rockstart Health will invest an additional €300k in the best performing startups to help them in their journey to scale. Thanks to our three main events; Health Partner Day, Health Summit and our Demo Day, startups get even more opportunities to close the best investor and customer deals.

We bring you a program that is designed to help startups and our health partners. Run in parallel, there is a full-year startup scale program to drive growth and more deals for our selected startups. And an all-new health leadership program to help our health partners collaborate successfully with startups. By supporting both startups and health partners, we aim to multiply our joined impact.

Online Office Hours

Rockstart Health Online Office Hours

Join the Online Office Hours to learn more about the program and meet the Health team: Health Program Director Akshat Kshetrapal, Rockstart CEO Rune Theill Knudsen & Community Manager Oliviana Bailey. We will start the webinar with a 15-minute presentation and afterward, you can ask all your questions directly to the team. The online office hour will start at 18:00 CEST on July 16.

Posted by rockstart on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Program Timeline

  • 14 May - 30 July Applications Open
  • 31 - 22 July Applications Closed
  • 23 July - 27 August Selecting top startups
  • 28 - 30 August Selection Days
  • 18 November Program Starts
  • 4 September Program Ends

Rockstart Provides Access

  • Market

  • Expertise

  • Community

  • Capital

What we offer

Health Alumni


Graduated Rockstart Digital Health 2015


MedAngel offers a unique and innovative solution that empowers individuals living with chronic conditions to eliminate the uncertainty about the storage and transport conditions of their medications. Founded in 2015 and winner of the 2017 Lyfebulb Novo Nordisk innovation award, MedAngel witnessed exponential growth within diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis patient populations, mainly fuelled by word-of-mouth promotion and organic growth. In 2018, MedAngel closed a Series A funding led by Holland Ventures and Oost NL.




Graduated Rockstart Digital Health 2015


Teamscope is a data collection app for clinical and field research. Teamscope allows academic researchers and organizations to create powerful mobile forms, capture high-quality data wherever they are and visualize it with a few clicks. Started in 2014 in Chile, with the mission is to enable medical research – wherever it’s needed, the platform is now used by thousands of researchers across the world.




Graduated Rockstart Digital Health 2018


Deepdee is diagnosing eye diseases by processing photos of the eye fundus with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning algorithms. Started in 2017, Deepdee has since demonstrated rapid progress. Since the conclusion of the program, Deepdee has secured EUR 300k in angel funding, started collaboration on age related macular degeneration with Radboud UMC and Erasmus UMC and won the Bayer Aspirin Social Innovation Award 2018.



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Our Program

Health Leadership Program

Boehringer Ingelheim


Family-owned and German-headquartered, Boehringer Ingelheim is a global pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving human and animal health through innovative research. In participating in Rockstart’s Health program, Boehringer Ingelheim is looking forward to collaborating with eager health startups who are focused on developing new technologies geared to helping patients through sharpened diagnoses, improved quality of life, and enhanced treatments. With over a century of experience in the healthcare industry, Boehringer Ingelheim brings a wealth of knowledge and access to the new Rockstart Health program, while, in turn, the startups provide them with passionate innovation and a fresh perspective.





The senior care company, Sensire, is one of the largest care organizations in the Netherlands. Focused primarily on life management for seniors, Sensire offers both at-home nursing or the opportunity to live in residential care centers. By teaming up with Rockstart, Sensire is hoping to partner with like-minded healthcare startups looking to improve elderly healthcare management through creative solutions, as well as life-happiness tracking and engagement technologies. In joining forces, Rockstart and Sensire are hoping to bring a new outlook to elderly care with tech-savvy startups who are powered by a bottomless youthful tenacity.


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