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Applications for the 2018 Digital Health Lab are now closed! Thanks for applying. Our 2018 Digital Health Lab will be announced in December. 

PULSE brings a startup-friendly approach to accelerating the development of new digital health innovations. Through mutual-matchmaking, every PULSE startup connects with a Champion (institution, corporation, payor, etc.) to create unique digital health solutions.

As part of PULSE, participating startups have access to:

  • Free office space in the Longwood Medical area for a full year

  • Our community of experts & partners

  • More than $250k in zero-equity awards

Upcoming 2017 - 2018 dates

  • December 5 - December 6, 2017: In-person matchmaking

  • December 13, 2017: 2018 cohort announced

  • January 9, 2018: First day of PULSE 2018 accelerator


PULSE provides more than $250K in zero-equity awards throughout the program:  

  • Up to $50K will be distributed in needs based scholarships to teams before the program.

  • At the end of the program, $200K will be distributed to the program winners.


We accept applications from digital health startups that have raised less than $5M in revenue and less than $5M in funding.  


We require that at least one team representative engages in our program and works out of our office space for one week or five non-consecutive days per month. You are not required to be based in Boston to apply or participate, and we will provide some scholarships to help offset the cost to travel for companies headquartered outside of Massachusetts. Other program requirements include:

  • Attend 3-out-of-4 cohort happy hours

  • Attend PULSE kick-off/orientation

  • Attend breakfast of champions (must be physically present)

  • Attend final judging (must be physically present)

  • Attend monthly goals & milestones check-ins (30-minute minimum per month)

  • Complete entrance, mid-year, and end-of-year program surveys

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