A new call for ideas to take part in the exclusive “all inclusive” International Accelerator program aimed at launching innovative projects in the wellness and health sectors
After two successful editions, Technogym, the world leading company in fitness, wellness and sport, and Wellness Holding, the angel investment fund of the Alessandri family, in collaboration with H-FARM, are now accepting applications for the Wellness Accelerator Program Spring 2016.
Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading international supplier of technology and design driven products and services in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere, both on the equipment and via mobile when outdoors. With over 2,200 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym is present in over 100 countries. More than 65,000 Wellness centers in the world are equipped with Technogym and 35 million users train every day on Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and has been appointed as Official Supplier also for Rio 2016.
The program, starting in April 2016, aims to scout and invest in the 5 best startups operating in the wellness and health sectors, in order to jump-start innovative projects that will reinvent and improve the wellness industry. Some of the key themes of this new call for ideas are Predictive Analytics and Big Data, mobile and web Healthcare solutions, fitness and wellness solutions based on virtual and augmented reality. Every selected team will develop its project in H-FARM, the Italian Venture Accelerator, supported by mentors and experts and will receive a €15K cash investment from Technogym, as well as acceleration services such as mentoring, international networking, room and board, working spaces, exclusive events, technical and professionals services: a true “all inclusive” accelerator program.
“Innovation has always been the driving force of the growth of Technogym and our group” – declares Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym – “Wellness is one of the leading global trends and we are proud to contribute in the implementation of innovative ideas that help creative and talented young people realize their dreams and spread the wellness lifestyle for people’s wellbeing”.
Since its first edition, the Wellness Accelerator has proved to be an innovative program and the opportunities for young startups have been impressive. Today, 4 out of the 5 startups of the first edition have secured a further investment from Technogym and other international investors; and the 5 teams of the second edition have entered the last phase of the program dedicated to fundraising which will conclude on February 11th at the Demo Night event.
Apply by March 15, 2015
For more info: www.wellnessaccelerator.com