Techstars announces PT-focused accelerator in Fort Worth

Techstars is bringing a physical therapy-focused accelerator program to the nation’s 12th largest city in a multi-year collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth, the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and Goff Capital.

According to this article in Dallas Innovates, HSC received $4.8 million from Fort Worth and Tarrant County’s federal “Rescue Plan Act” funds to support the project. The “Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator” marks Boulder-based Techstars’ first location in North Texas.

“Physical therapy and what we’re calling physical health is an area that’s ripe for disruption. We think it’s a huge industry that just has not been tapped,” said  Cameron Cushman, Assistant Vice President of Innovation Ecosystems at HSC. “We want to do this as kind of the next step, using some of the resources that we already have to put Fort Worth on the map as the number one place in the country—if not the world—to start, launch, and grow a physical therapy- or physical health-focused company.”

Applications for the program are now being accepted with a deadline of May 11, and the first cohort will begin September 12.

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