Do you have an idea?

ACORN

 

Acorn supports healthtech startups


Together we can transform your idea into a successful healthtech startup

Why Acorn?


What we offer?

Together we can build businesses that solve real healthtech challenges. We do this by combining your domain expertise and our:

  • FREE Mentorship

  • Investment

  • Clinical and startup expertise

  • Full delivery team

Want to know how?


Working with our experienced team and process, we will guide you from:

Idea

Lightbulb

to

Product

Phone

to

Market

Bullseye

Idea

to

Product

to

Market

In three steps:

In three steps  

Working alongside our startup consultants, together we will:.

  • Prove your unmet need or problem,

  • Recruit users to test and deliver feedback for your future product,

  • Gather insights to pitch to our investors.

Brings together your domain expertise and our delivery capability with an aim to:

  • Build a concise business plan sense checking the market size,

  • Design initial solutions to collect feedback from real users,

  • Pitch to our investors to prove that we are delivering the right solution to the problem all confirmed by a customer panel.

At this stage our delivery team will work with you to:

  • Evolve the build of the solutions into a product,

  • Gather feedback from real customer after early experiments or product access,

  • Refine the business plan and track growth,

  • Build your prototype into a commercial product.

Partners


Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical expertise

Alder Hey provides clinical leadership to our founding teams, as well as access to early adopters within their award winning hospital.

NOVA

Delivery Experts

NOVA is a seasoned team of over 200 professionals with skills and years of experience in consultancy, design and build of digital products. Our team supports the founding team through the challenges of establishing a successful digital healthcare start-up

Deepbridge Capital

Financial Experts

With over 200 years experience and domain knowledge, Deepbridge has funded over 40 life science investments since 2016. Our team is made up of highly experienced business professionals, with proven operational, financial and management credentials.

 

Investments


h:ours

The problem: Doctors regularly work overtime. Currently there is no accurate way to record their hours.

Acorn's solution: We have created an app that reliably counts a doctor's daily hours and allows doctors to evidence any breaches made.

Fresh Air

The problem: Teenagers find it difficult to proactively take care of their mental health. Most solutions focus on treatment rather than prevention.

Acorn's solution: Our app features everyday personalised challenges, which are based around the ‘Five Ways to Well Being’. Evidence suggests that building these challenges into our day-to-day lives can significantly improve our wellbeing.

Bloom

The problem: Nurses must revalidate their registration with the NMC every 3 years. For nurses this administration can be a lengthy and time consuming process.

Acorn's solution: An app that digitises the capturing and recording of information and activities making it far easier for a nurse to revalidate.

Investments


The problem: Doctors regularly work overtime. Currently there is no accurate way to record their hours.

Acorn's solution: We have created an app that reliably counts a doctor's daily hours and allows doctors to evidence any breaches made.

The problem: Teenagers find it difficult to proactively take care of their mental health. Most solutions focus on treatment rather than prevention.

Acorn's solution: Our app features everyday personalised challenges, which are based around the ‘Five Ways to Well Being’. Evidence suggests that building these challenges into our day-to-day lives can significantly improve our wellbeing.

The problem: Nurses must revalidate their registration with the NMC every 3 years. For nurses this administration can be a lengthy and time consuming process.

Acorn's solution: An app that digitises the capturing and recording of information and activities making it far easier for a nurse to revalidate.

The Team


Ian Hennessey

Iain Hennessey


Clinical Director of Innovation

Alder Hey
David Powell

David Powell


Development Director

Alder Hey
Andy Davidson

Andy Davidson


Chief Executive Officer

NOVA
Savvas Neophytou

Savvas Neophytou


Partner, Head of Life Sciences

Deepbridge Capital
Olivia Greenberg

Olivia Greenberg


Chief Innovation Officer

NOVA
Katie-Rose Cawthorne

Katie-Rose Cawthorne


Digital Health Startup Consultant

NOVA
Jing

Dr Jing Ouyang


Chief Medical Officer

NOVA

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