Lake Nona’s resident accelerator for wellness and athletic research startups has announced its next wave of promising companies. Of all 495 applicants, only the top 1% were selected to participate in the program, and leAD is thrilled to see these groups develop to their full potential under their wing.
“What we have found for this cohort is nothing short of amazing! From solutions that aggregate your data and make you a better athlete to wearables that can truly save lives, each company has the potential to truly disrupt their market,” said Christoph Sonnen, leAD co-founder & CEO, partner at ADvantage Sports Tech Fund. “I am so grateful that we can support them as they develop, and I’m very excited for the world of opportunities that awaits them in Lake Nona.”
The leAD Lake Nona program began in August, when all participants underwent the virtual phase. Now, these top-tier startups have come to Lake Nona for the next phase of their prestigious program. In this stage, the six seedling companies selected for this round will collaborate, create and test new ideas as well as utilize the hub of innovation that is our region. Additionally, they will have access to all the Nona economy has to offer.
Many of leAD’s new participating companies came to us from around the world, though 44% of applicants resided in North America and 34% in Europe. One of the companies was born and raised, as it were, right here in Lake Nona – a true testament to the brilliance of our residents!
Meet Kutai, a holistic Artificial Intelligence solution to achieving and maintaining your nutritional, performance and health goals through software, hardware and motivation. Kutai is from Medellín, Colombia.
OxiWear addresses hypoxic injury in an earpiece that monitors your vitals and acts as an emergency alert for those prone to silent hypoxia. This high-tech accessory hails from Arlington, Virginia.
Point, a personalized wellness experience from Los Angeles, California, uses your biometric data to design customized health and fitness goals, perfectly suited for your own body.
From Motherwell, Scotland, Suji focuses on preventative care and a very low-intensity exercise approach to assist in recovery, performance and pain relief. They identify weakness in your muscles to target and treat before injury occurs.
indiFIT covers all bases when it comes to running your own business in a fitness or a wellness field. This Chicago-based company fully outfits entrepreneurs with everything they need in order to administrate an organized and robust health business.
From the region we know and love comes Flumina, a Lake Nona startup company dedicated to light wave research. Using selective parts of the wavelengths of light, Flumina has produced a means to faster recovery and healing.
These smart-as-a-whip startups will be researching, prototyping, brainstorming and collaborating their way to growth and development in the leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator lab on the first floor of the Pixon building. Their time in the leAD program will guide and support their future successes.