Free office space in downtown SF, with a welcoming community of likeminded entrepreneurs.
Challenge the status quo.
MDP Labs gives healthcare and technology entrepreneurs unrivaled exposure to athenahealth’s R&D teams, senior leadership, and a curated network of mentors. Join us this summer in San Francisco to build the next game-changing innovation in health IT—and accelerate your path to an athenahealth partnership or investment.
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athenahealth partners with hospital and ambulatory clients to drive clinical and financial results. We offer medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services. We combine insights from our network of 99,000 providers and 88 million patients with deep industry knowledge and perform administrative work at scale.
More Disruption Please
Healthcare needs less distraction and more disruption. More Disruption Please (MDP), athenahealth’s partnership and innovation program, brings together entrepreneurs, investors, clinicians and industry experts who share our vision of disrupting the status quo in healthcare.
Through collaboration and seamless integration on athenahealth’s open cloud platform, MDP provides easy access to the world’s most innovative thinking, offering solutions to help healthcare professionals thrive in the face of industry change and pressure.
Get paired with internal R&D and business experts to help design a program catered to your company's needs.
Ongoing, dedicated mentorship and feedback from athenahealth’s product teams, senior leadership, super users, and our curated network of advisors.
Fast track your way to an athenahealth partnership or investment.
What we're looking for
We evaluate companies based on the team, business model, stage of development, demonstrated traction, and how well the product or service offering is aligned with our vision of building healthcare's cloud-based information backbone.
About MDP Labs
- Do you invest in the companies that join MDP Labs?
Participating companies are considered for investment and partnership opportunities on an ongoing basis. While participation does not guarantee investment, companies are put on a fast track for investment consideration.
- Does athenahealth take equity in companies that join the program?
No, athenahealth does not take equity in companies for their participation in the program.
- Does the program guarantee my company will receive an investment from or enter into a partnership with athenahealth?
No. However, participating companies will work hands-on with our R&D, strategy, and product teams to help prepare for and evaluate business development opportunities with athenahealth.
- Does it cost money to join MDP Labs?
No, there is no cost to participate in the program. All companies receive office space and supplies, access to MDP Labs events and workshops, and mentorship from our network of advisors at no cost.
- Where is MDP Labs located?
MDP Labs is based out of athenahealth’s San Francisco office at 50 Hawthorne Street in the heart of the SoMa district.
- Do I have to be in San Francisco for the duration of the program?
Yes. At a minimum, key team members are expected to live and work in the Bay Area for the duration of the program. The program length is typically 8 months, with the opportunity to extend based on the project timeline developed with your company’s sponsoring internal athenahealth team.
- Still have questions?
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MDP Labs is powered by Elevar.
Elevar was founded on the belief that long-standing healthcare challenges can be solved in new and unique ways by entrepreneurs, with the guidance of industry experts. Our mission is to bring visionaries front-and-center to these challenges to improve the collective healthcare experience.
The MDP Network brings together entrepreneurs, investors, clinicians and industry experts who share our vision of disrupting the status quo in healthcare.MDP Labs gives healthcare and technology entrepreneurs unrivaled exposure to athenahealth's R&D teams, senior leadership, and a curated network of mentors.