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  • Where is HS. based?

    We’re based in London in the UK. The UK has the largest healthcare system in the world together with one of the best healthcare training systems. If you can make it in health or healthcare here you can make it anywhere.

  • Do I get any investment?

    We can invest in companies but this is on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to do so. We have a large international investor network and will work with you to prep for funding rounds depending on your stage and whether you are raising. The programme is optimised for companies that can take advantage of large sales channels but we will help you develop your infrastructure to handle higher sales volumes and help raise rounds if this is necessary.

  • What is so special about the HS. Programme?

    The main obstacles to health startups tends to be navigating procurement channels, understanding health ethics committees, compliance panels and how to prove that your idea can effect health.
    We have close links to the NHS which is the largest healthcare provider in the world together with advisors at the top level of health science and clinical committees to help quickly identify whether your product is viable and to then help you effectively turn it into a business venture in the health space.
    HS.Scale is exclusive with only the best, most commercially viable companies selected and matched to our partner sales-pipelines.
    Our knowledge of the NHS helps you to navigate procurement channels and gain validation from the largest global health provider. Our partnerships with the Department of International Trade help hugely catapult your company into its next growth stage internationally.

  • Our company is international can we still apply?

    Absolutely! We help large international companies scale and sell into the NHS together with UK-based companies.

  • Our company is a multinational, publicly listed company. Can I still apply?

    Yes. If you are struggling to sell into the NHS or want to find new sales channels internationally we are here to help.

  • What do you guys get?

    We work out bespoke terms for each company that is successful and we will open the dialogue around this if you are successful following application. Depending on the size, structure and location of your company we offer equity exchange, revenue share or a fixed programme fee. You are welcome to discuss this with one of the team prior to application.

  • Is healthcare really that important?

    Healthcare worldwide is badly broken with Western countries nearing 20% GDP spend, making current healthcare unsustainable. Current healthcare systems are antiquated and alternatives are expensive and not tailored to key needs.
    Better use of data and technology has the power to improve health, transforming the quality and reduce the cost of health and care services. It can give patients and citizens more control over their health and wellbeing, empower carers, reduce the administrative burden for care professionals, and support the development of new medicines and treatments.

  • Is my IP safe?

    Yes. Your IP is completely safe at all stages.

  • Can I apply to other accelerators after the programme?

    Absolutely! We will even help you choose the ones best suited to your growth goals. We have a number of partnerships with global accelerator and investor networks and we can map this to your stage and needs during the programme.

  • I have a specific question not covered above

    We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line and we’ll help as best we can.

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