Berlin—Global law firm Dentons today announced its partnership with the business accelerator Startupbootcamp. As a part of this partnership, Dentons will provide support in accelerating 20 high-potential startups in the digital health sector over the next two years. The program will support innovative startups that combine medical knowledge with smart technologies, with a special focus on behavioral change, diagnostics and genomics, big data and analytics.

Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin accelerates startups in digital health by building an ecosystem of growth to support them. It connects up to ten selected startup teams with more than 200 industry mentors, corporate partners and investors, and provides €15 000 in cash and six months free office space. These resources will give the startups a collaborative and fostering environment to enable them to achieve a year’s worth of growth in just three months.

The Berlin accelerator team is currently running their 2016 program which started on November 7, 2016. The ten selected companies come from seven different countries and tackle various fields in digital health, including behavioral change, artificial intelligence, diagnostics and genomics, and women’s health. The accelerator program is also supported by Arvato CRM Healthcare Solutions, Sanofi in Germany, Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank (apoBank), Philips, and Munich Health.

Dentons partners Thomas Schubert and Peter Homberg will provide legal guidance to help startups navigate complex healthcare regulations, data protection concerns and venture growth challenges. Dentons’ Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies practice consists of around 200 lawyers and operates in the world’s most vibrant startup markets. The team advises growth companies along the entire life cycle – from incorporation through the growth phase all the way to a successful initial public offering.

About Startupbootcamp

Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is recognized as one of the top 5 accelerators in the world, with 15 programs across 10 countries. It is a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators, running in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Rome, Istanbul, London, Miami, New York, Singapore and Chengdu with a mentor and alumni network in over 30 countries. More than 384 startups have been accelerated by Startupbootcamp, of which 82% are either active or acquired with a total funding of over €200M.

About Dentons

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

The original press release can be found here on the Dentons website.