Mentors support rising startups working to address health care solutions

UnitedHealthcare Accelerator

The UnitedHealthcare Accelerator, which recently concluded its fourth cohort, helps those with a passion to modernize the health care system develop their ideas with the support of executive mentorship.

The four-month-long Accelerator program takes 10 rising startups each year from around the country and matches them with mentors from UnitedHealth Group and the broader health care ecosystem for an immersive learning experience.

These executive mentors are in a unique position to understand the needs of the startup’s audience and provide expert insights into how to advance innovation for stakeholders.

“In a lot of ways, the mentors make the program,” said Kaylene Thompson, vice president of innovation for UnitedHealthcare. “It’s not just the knowledge they bring to whatever it is they’re working on, but it really is a bidirectional relationship.”

Watch the video to see how mentorship comes to life through the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator program.

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