health Access Incubator

We are building the next generation of health solutions that reach and serve all people

Program Details

We’ve developed a tailored program to provide innovators with the tools and knowledge to build products that increase access to healthcare. Cohort startups will have access to our Health Tech CoLab makerspace, attend required healthcare access workshops taught by industry experts, and work towards startup milestones over the course of 7 months. In late May, cohort startups will pitch their innovations to our network of investors at our Health Tech CoLab Pitch Competition



This program is for UC Berkeley students working on:


  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Digital Health Tools

Startups must be pre-series A in funding and the founder or at least one co-founder must be a UC Berkeley student.



This program is for community oriented startups that are interested in exploring:


  • The different ways healthcare can be accessed
  • How to optimize your company and product for healthcare access
  • How to communicate impact to investors

Applications Open


Applications Close


Kickoff and Orientation


Start and End Dates 


Health Tech CoLab Pitch Competition and Showcase

September 19th, 2022


October 24th, 2022


November 1st, 2022


Nov 1st, 2022 – May 5th, 2023


May 3rd, 2023


Gain Access to our:

Health Tech CoLab Facilities

Startup Resources

Health Tech CoLab Network

  • Zoom enabled conference rooms
  • Makerspace, lounge area, and kitchen area
  • Exclusive Health Tech CoLab startup resources database
  • Prototyping tools and materials
  • Access to neighboring Prototyping facilities
  • Logo and Marketing Materials Design support 
  • We work with academic, industry, non-profit, and government experts from across the world

Access Deliverables

With The Support Of Our Health Tech CoLab Team,

You And Your Team Will:

Complete 50 Customer Interviews

Recruit one additional mentor or advisor to your team 

Create and iterate prototypes, increasing in quality 

Perform initial user testing with stakeholders

Develop and deliver a pitch to our network of investors and industry advisors

If you are interested in connecting with a community focused on healthcare access, we invite you to apply! 

Apply by October 24th