Melbourne Health Accelerator

The Victorian Health Network Accelerator (VHNx) project is led by Melbourne Health, Potential(x) and the Health Round Table in partnership with Bendigo Health. 

Program Details

As one of the largest hospitals in Victoria, The Royal Melbourne Hospital is inviting healthcare start-ups to participate in Australia's first hospital 'in-situ' accelerator program.

If you are seeking to further accelerate innovative solutions in healthcare, the program provides selected companies with:

  • A curriculum tailored to healthcare entrepreneurs
  • A dedicated desk within the MHx shared workspace
  • Guidance from mentors and advisers representing the industry best practice
  • Access to one of Victoria's largest medical networks

The program fosters a creative environment where stakeholders from all facets of health can actively engage in testing hypotheses, gaining valuable clinical insights and improve research translation and commercialisation capabilities.

Startups accepted into the accelerator range from Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage to companies that are post-seed and series A ready. The program requires that at least one founder from each company be based in Melbourne with a commitment of 2.5 days a week for the duration of the program (12-14 weeks).   

This will enable start-ups to participate in education sessions, collaborate with your fellow startups and take advantage of opportunities for networking and personal interaction with leading medical research experts, clinical innovators and other entrepreneurs.

The program culminates in a ‘MHx Demo’, being your opportunity to shine for investors, corporate partners, hospital stakeholders, and other VIP guests.

Applications are managed through the VHNx program website. Follow the below link to find out more.