PharmStars, the pharma-focused accelerator for digital health startups, is delighted to announce that 11 startups, including KEEP, graduated from its Fall 2023 program focusing on “Digital Innovations in Therapeutic Delivery.” The graduating startups successfully completed PharmaU, PharmStars’ 10-week educational and mentoring program. PharmaU culminated in November with a Showcase Event in Boston that brought together participating startups and PharmStars’ innovation-minded pharma members.
PharmStars offered an unparalleled opportunity for us to engage with pharma innovation leaders. The insights and feedback we received have been instrumental in refining our strategy and product offering to align more closely with the needs of the pharmaceutical industry.
PharmStars focuses on bridging the “pharma-startup gap,” helping pharma and startups overcome partnership barriers. Its PharmaU program teaches participating startups how to engage with pharma as clients and partners. PharmStars’ pharma members receive priority access to these startups.
The 11 participating startups were selected in August 2023 following a highly competitive application process that attracted applicants from 14 countries. The selected startups each offer a unique digital health solution related to the medication pathway from drug development to the patient interface. These startups’ innovative digital health solutions include new medication delivery and dispensing tools, remote patient monitoring, real-world generation platforms, advanced therapy automation, pricing and data analytics, patient and caregiver engagement platforms, and patient communication and education tools.
Philip Wilkins, Co-Founder and President of KEEP and a participant in the Fall 2023 cohort, said, “PharmStars offered an unparalleled opportunity for us to engage with pharma innovation leaders. The insights and feedback we received have been instrumental in refining our strategy and product offering to align more closely with the needs of the pharmaceutical industry."
At the Showcase Event, startups presented their solutions to PharmStars’ pharma members and participated in one-on-one meetings with them. More than 60 meetings took place over a two day period.
The startups were enthusiastic about the Showcase Event and the one-on-one meetings they had with PharmStars’ pharma members. Philip Wilkins said, “The one-on-one meetings during the PharmStars Showcase were a highlight for us. They provided a unique platform to discuss our solution with pharma stakeholders.”