Bendigo Health Accelerator

Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx)

Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx)

The Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx) will be the first regional health accelerator in Victoria and will commence in May 2020. The BHx program will provide early-stage health startup companies the opportunity to access a world class digital hospital to validate, test and potentially accelerate their startup into the health sector.

The BHx will operate in collaboration with the Melbourne Health Accelerator (MHx) under the Victorian Health Network Accelerator (VHNx) Project, funded by LaunchVic. 

LaunchVic is a Victorian Government initiative started in 2016 designed to support the startup ecosystem in Victoria.

How to get involved

Do you have an idea or technology in a startup company that has the potential to improve patient outcomes or healthcare efficiencies, particularly in rural and regional communities?​

Do you see an opportunity for healthcare improvement but not know how to realise it?​

Do you want help in making your solution for health a reality?​

​If your answer is yes to any of the above, we invite you to apply for the 2020 Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx) program.​

The BHx provides a platform to explore and validate healthcare related business opportunities by supporting a selected group of companies to work within an in-situ hospital co-working space, attend customised educational workshops, and access world-class clinicians.

Successful applicants will participate in a semi-structured curriculum covering intellectual property, licensing, product design, business models, law, finance, ethics, and research governance, sales, marketing and pitching.

As a part of the program Bendigo Health will introduce participants in the BHx to the entrepreneurial and clinical ecosystems, increasing their network exponentially and increased their chance of success.

Take a moment and view our Expression of Interest document and apply here.

If you want more information, please visit our FAQs page or you can email [email protected]

Call for Program Associates to join the 2020 Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx)

Bendigo Health invites interested parties to become a Program Associate of the Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx). This is a unique opportunity for leading companies to engage in this LaunchVic funded program that aims to catalyse the Health startup ecosystem and build capacity in the regional health industry sector.

Program Associates will be companies and organisations with a recognised standard of excellence in their sector that can work with us to provide content and mentoring advice to our startup companies in the BHx.  We are looking for Program Associates to provide expertise relevant to early stage startup ventures comprising, but not limited to, the following areas: Finance, Legal, R&D Tax Incentives, B2B Sales & Marketing, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Investors/Venture Capital, Product Design, and Branding. The level of overall contribution of products or services to BHx will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Program Associates in return may receive commercial value from brand exposure for the duration of the program. This may include branding at the launch and graduation events, acknowledgement at public presentations, in communications, and brand recognition at other BHx marketing events.

Program Associates who wish to contribute, other than as content or mentor support, are also welcome to submit their ideas. In return they may receive commercial value from brand exposure.

To discuss how you may participate and support the BHx, please contact us [email protected].

Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx) FAQs

The Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx) will be the first regional health accelerator in Victoria and will commence in May 2020.

The BHx program will provide early-stage health startup companies the opportunity to access a world class digital hospital to validate, test and potentially accelerate their startup into the health sector.

Learn more