Keheala Selected for MassChallenge Israel 2018 Accelerator Program
JERUSAELM, March 28, 2018 - Keheala was selected to participate in MassChallenge Israel’s 2018 accelerator program. Keheala was selected from a pool of over 500 applicants to the accelerator located in Jerusalem.
“We’re excited to join the MassChallenge global community and work with their world-class mentors as we seek to scale our impact,” said Keheala CEO & Founder, Jon Rathauser.
Keheala will participate in MassChallenge’s Israel’s accelerator program, where it will receive access to MassChallenge's global network, world-class mentoring from industry experts, tailored programming, free co-working space, and unrivalled access to private and public sector partners. The accelerator culminates in late summer at the MassChallenge Israel Awards Ceremony, where the winners of the program will be announced and awarded participation in the MassChallenge Israel Trek, an all-expenses paid curated roadshow to the East Coast of the US. Additionally, selected startups will win a portion up to 500,000 NIS in no-equity cash awards.
Keheala delivers behavioral interventions across mobile phones to improve healthcare access and treatment outcomes for infectious and chronic disease patients across the developing world.
In a 1,200 patient randomized controlled trial with Tuberculosis patients in Nairobi, Kenya, Keheala demonstrated a 68% reduction in the unsuccessful health outcomes (death, failed treatment and loss to follow up). Building on these results, Keheala is now scaling it’s intervention to eight counties across Kenya with 15,500 enrollees. Keheala’s unique approach has been recognized with Innovation Awards from Teva Pharamaceuticals and Nefesh B’Nefesh, funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as investor, Marius Nacht, and by invitiation to the 2017 World Lung Health Conference as well as the 8200 Social Program. Through its participation in MassChallenge, Keheala hopes to refine its model for scale.
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Texas, and the UK, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential early-stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 1,500 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $3 billion in funding, generated over $2 billion in revenue, and created over 80,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.