About the Bayer “Grants4Apps Accelerator”
The “Grants4Apps (G4A) Accelerator” is part of Bayer’s open innovation initiatives and aims at creating an environment in which to advance digital innovation in healthcare. The “G4A Accelerator” program was established in 2014 and offers dedicated office space for five digital health startups with concepts for innovative technology solutions to healthcare problems at the premises of Bayer in Berlin. The program wants to support the digital health startups in further advancing their projects and business models. Each startup receives up to 50,000 Euro as financial support and can stay in the “Grants4Apps Accelerator” premises for about 100 days. During this time, Bayer offers experienced managers as coaches to the startups, in addition to intensive mentoring by external entrepreneurs.
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Serona generates and tracks hormone data to enable precision medicine. The Serona platform offers accurate and accessible hormone testing and data management to researchers and healthcare professionals. Instead of the current status quo in women’s health of treatment planning by trial and error, Serona empowers hundreds of millions of women on hormonal prescriptions (e.g., for fertility solutions, menopause symptoms) to seek customized solutions and track insights over time. The company (Serona, a dba of Hack My Hormones, Inc.) was co-founded in 2014 by Heather Bowerman, a biomedical engineer from UC Berkeley and Harvard, ex-McKinsey consultant and former White House science and technology policy associate; and Brandy Houser, who holds a PhD from Harvard in Immunology and previously managed Pfizer alliances for the Partners Healthcare System in Boston.
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