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3 May 2017

3 May 2017, London (UK): Propeller App Limited has been selected as one of nine companies to be part of the first cohort in the PwC & UP Ventures “Future of Health” scale-up programme.

The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing and PwC truly believes that smart collaborations and partnerships are key to its success. PwC are excited to support emerging talent on their growth journey as they shape the market and as such partnered with UP Ventures to deliver the Future of Health; a unique scale-up programme to identify and nurture fast-growth health startups.

With the programme hub in Salford, Greater Manchester, it is split across two recognised major innovative health locations, the other being London. Partnering with both Bupa and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has given access to some of the world’s leading Private and Public sector brands, to enable the startups to navigate into and discover opportunities with large organisations.

Iwan Griffiths, North West Chairman at PwC, said: “Collaborating with innovative health businesses and connecting them to our client base provides great opportunities for all involved as well as the wider population who use health services. Salford, Greater Manchester and the North West is at the forefront of health reform and has a thriving startup community which we are keen to support through The Future of Health programme.”

Danny Meaney, founder of UP, added: “UP Ventures builds and scales businesses that have the ambition and potential to change industries. The Future of Health is a great example of that, by connecting large organizations seeking to create real impact through more effective innovation to our exciting cohort of scale-ups, led by highly driven entrepreneurial teams, we can drive commercial opportunities on both sides.”

The 9 scale-ups changing the future of health are:

11 Health is a connected medical device and SaaS company. Built by patients, designed for the patient and healthcare professional to increase quality of life through real time data.

Aerobit is a smart IoT led Asthma Platform coupled with smart hardware empowering patients to take control of their treatment and keep doctors and family members in sync.

Altogame has a vision to break down the barriers and enable people to go beyond the obvious together. It’s massive virtual multiplayer games and simulations change the way people innovate, collaborate and learn together.

Cera is a multi-award winning care provider that was founded with the aim of delivering excellent, consistent and transparent care for people of all ages in the comfort of their own homes.

HiMOTIV is an award-winning workplace wellbeing platform integrating with popular wearables to enable a happier, healthier, more engaged and productive workforce.

Kafoodle is a FoodTech bringing a love of food, the nimble use of data and an unstoppable desire for transparency to liberate the way we both create and consume meals.

propeller is a smartphone app that empowers healthcare professionals to communicate quality improvement ideas directly to senior management. A motivated workforce leads to better patient outcomes and improved financial performance.

UNIQUEDOC is built to meet the needs of healthcare professionals. UNIQUEDOC is an intuitive, visually engaging, integrated intranet communications platform enabling healthcare professionals to securely connect across the world.

WellCare is a second opinion services platform to WorldCare International and The WorldCare Consortium made up of a group of top-tier teaching research hospitals across North America.

Nigel Howlett, UK Private Business Innovation Leader at PwC, concluded: “Collaboration and partnership is at the heart of successful innovation and we look forward to launching many more of these programmes to support emerging talent and help them scale.”

For full details, please read the official press release here.

For further information please contact:
020 3475 0670

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