Congratulations to the Winners of Fast Track 2020!

The Fast Track to Scale (FTTS) Accelerator has selected the winners of its inaugural program.

 
 Meet the Winners

The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator powered by Anthem, Inc. in partnership with MassChallenge HealthTech (MCHT) matches the world’s most talented entrepreneurs with a team of program champions to redefine the future of health. After a rigorous judging process, five high-potential finalists were selected to participate out of 126 international competitors. A testament to the strength of the FTTS Accelerator Class of 2020, three of the five finalists are being recognized as Diamond, Platinum, and Gold winners. ianacare claims top honors as the Diamond Award winner, with DynamiCare receiving the Platinum Award, and Karuna Health receiving the Gold Award.

 

FTTS Winners - Ianacare DynamiCare Health and Karuna Health

ianacare (Diamond), DynamiCare (Platinum), and Karuna Health (Gold)

 

ianacare was named the Diamond Award winner because they were the fastest to scale. The startup was the fastest to integrate within the existing digital suite of solutions which reach end users in local communities.

 

Mariya Filipova, VP Innovation at Anthem

“At Anthem we are always looking for ways to simplify health care and improve the lives of the communities we serve. The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator allows us to source and validate high-quality solutions at record speed with key input from some of the most innovative employers. The accelerator provides high potential start-ups with the two mission critical components for success: access to relevant problem statements and engaged decision makers.”

Mariya Filipova, VP Innovation at Anthem

 

About the FTTS Accelerator 2020 Program

The FTTS Accelerator matches talented entrepreneurs from around the world with program champions from Anthem and industry-leading employers. The goal is to find innovative solutions that improve individual health and well-being and enhance the overall health care experience.

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"Fast Track to Scale enables GE Appliances to be part of a unique collective that accelerates new paradigms in health benefits. These winning solutions provide us with powerful ways to support our employees.

Dr. Diana Han, Chief Medical Officer & Executive Director, Global Healthcare GE Appliances

 

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The FTTS Accelerator looks for startups with the ability to both transform the health care system and impact whole health, a vision of the health care system that continuously supports and improves our overall health rather than only intervening when we are sick. The five finalists were judged on their speed to market, which became even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Diamond Award Winner: ianacare

ianacare is a free mobile app where consumers can mobilize personal social circles of friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors to coordinate practical help with everyday needs such as dropping off groceries, picking up medications from the pharmacy, virtual check-ins, and emotional connections.

ianacare provides support for family caregivers and has clear integration points with traditional health care and community resources.

 

Steven Lee and Jessica Kim, co-founders of ianacare and winners of Fast Track to Scale 2020“To make ianacare successful, there are many stakeholders that have to buy in. Thanks to Anthem and the Fast Track to Scale Accelerator, all of the stakeholders were at the table to work with us, which was just an unbelievable opportunity.”

Steven Lee, President and COO, ianacare

 

 

 

Ianacare Cofounder/COO, Steven Lee (left)
Cofounder/CEO, Jessica Kim (right)

After only 5 months in the program, ianacare launched in May as part of a suite of resources on the Anthem coronavirus resources page.

 

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“We are excited to be part of designing and delivering programs that push the envelope on what it means to support health care consumers. We know caregiving is a social determinant of health that deserves attention and we are committed to providing innovative solutions that improve the whole health of our communities.”

Alan Gilbert, VP of Anthem’s Drivers of Health Strategy

 

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What's next for ianacare?

The FTTS Accelerator program champions are also working to include the next version of ianacare in a comprehensive caregiver solution that will be offered to all 78,000 Anthem employees.

 

“Our associates show up every day to take care of our consumers. So Anthem is committed to helping them be the healthiest they can be.

Donna Gibson, Staff VP of Associate Benefits and Total Rewards, Anthem

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Congratulations to all our finalists: work is still ongoing

Anthem has established paths to scale for our Platinum and Gold winners.

Platinum Winner

  • DynamiCare —  A secure digital care program for substance use disorder recovery, DynamiCare empowers people to increase their chances of recovery by rewarding healthy activities.  

Gold Winner

  • Karuna HealthKaruna orchestrates member communication across all existing channels, platforms, and business units. Members receive the right information at the right time on the right channels. Administrators receive enterprise-wide insight into every touchpoint.

Finalists

We continue to work with our other finalists on future paths to scale.

  • Moving Analytics — A virtual cardiac rehabilitation program, Moving Analytics provides individualized digital care programs, connected devices, and apps to support patients recovering from a cardiac event.
  • Sana Health — A non-addictive mask and headphones, Sana Health is a bio-therapeutic solution for chronic pain and mental well-being.

 

Where to meet the winners


The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator will officially recognize our Diamond, Platinum, and Gold winners and program finalists during the 2021 program kickoff at the MassChallenge HealthTech finale on September 10th.

Details of the event as well as the application process and areas of focus for the 2021 program will be announced in the coming weeks. If you would like to be included in a distribution list to receive more information, please email the FTTS Program Team at ftts@anthem.com.




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ABOUT ANTHEM, INC.

Anthem is a leading health benefits company dedicated to improving lives and communities, and making healthcare simpler. Through its affiliated companies, Anthem serves more than 106 million people, including more than 42 million within its family of health plans. We aim to be the most innovative, valuable and inclusive partner. For more information, please visit www.antheminc.com or follow @AnthemInc on Twitter.

ABOUT MASSCHALLENGE

MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 2,344 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $5 billion in funding, generated more than $2.7 billion in revenue, and created more than 136,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.