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Meet the 24 startups advancing healthcare with AI

Meet 24 startups advancing healthcare with AI

In Africa, over 600 million people lack access to basic healthcare, shouldering 23% of the global disease burden with only 1% of global health expenditures. In response to this urgent need, Healthtracka (Nigeria) was founded in 2021 with the vision of increasing healthcare accessibility for underserved populations through remote medical diagnostics. By offering at-home lab tests, clear results, and consultations with doctors, Healthtracka is making healthcare more convenient and accessible.

Healthtracka is just one of 24 innovative companies selected for the 2024 cohort of Google for Startups Growth Academy: AI for Health program. This initiative is dedicated to supporting high-potential startups that are harnessing the power of AI to revolutionize healthcare and well-being, fostering responsible growth and innovation. Learn more about each of the participating startups, representing 13 countries from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and how they’re using AI models and technology to improve patient care and advance medical research.

Aide (United Kingdom) is a digital service that helps patients and clinicians better understand and manage chronic disease, specifically comorbidity.

AmplifAI (Saudi Arabia) combines AI driven thermography and computer vision to create a standardized and objective assessment for diabetic foot ulcers.

Biorce (Portugal) is developing solutions to enhance clinical trials through the power of AI, having created Jarvis, a clinical AI assistant.

C the Signs (United Kingdom) is an AI cancer prediction platform that helps identify patients at risk of cancer at its earliest and most curable stages.

Callyope (France) develops speech-based remote patient monitoring solutions that help caretakers assess treatment efficacy and detect relapses in serious mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Ephion Health (Spain) develops digital biomarkers to ensure accurate disease monitoring and therapy assessment, through wearables data, clinical reports and AI for precise patient assessment.

Exakt Health (Germany) is a certified medical app for physiotherapy and evidence-based training with hyper-personalized treatment plans.

FiveLives (France) is a digital brain health platform for people aged 50+ to take control of their cognitive health, through combining clinically-validated brain health assessment and an engaging coaching program.

Healthtracka (Nigeria) is decentralizing access to healthcare in Africa through remote medical diagnostics, connecting users with a seamless way to access at-home lab tests, receive clear results and doctors consultations.

HearMe (Poland) supports employees' mental health through anonymous and secure 1:1 sessions with mental health professionals.

Juniver (United Kingdom) delivers on-demand help for eating disorders, with AI-powered interventions for urges, evidence-based education, personalized tools, peer support and telemedicine.

Mindgram (Poland) is a platform offering a holistic solution providing employees and their relatives with psychological and self-development support around the clock.

Motherbeing (Egypt) is a digital solution dedicated to Arab women's sexual and reproductive health. The platform connects users with doctors, experts, personalized health education and an AI-powered health assistant.

Noah Labs (Germany) develops a voice-based machine learning software for the early detection of decompensated heart failure.

Nui (Germany) is an app providing family caregivers with support through an intelligent chatbot that provides guidance to find answers to the most pressing questions.

O7 Therapy (Egypt) bridges the treatment gap with cutting-edge tech and top-tier mental health professionals. The O7 Therapy app offers instant, anonymous support via encrypted Chat, Audio and Video Sessions.

Powerful Medical (Slovakia) revolutionizes cardiovascular diagnostics with its AI-driven platform, enabling healthcare professionals across the EU and beyond to diagnose and manage 39 cardiovascular conditions.

Research Grid (United Kingdom) is an automation engine enabling faster, more successful clinical trials by engineering smart software that safely automates back office admin across the full lifecycle.

Rofim (France) is specialized in developing telemedicine software. The Rofim platform is a telemedicine platform designed to connect patients with healthcare professionals, enable diagnosis and improve access to care.

SYCAI Medical (Spain) develops medical device software with the aim of preventing the appearance of cancer in the abdomen non-invasively.

Thalia Psychotherapy (Kenya) is a mental health startup focused on integrating mental health services into primary healthcare systems.

TibuHealth (Kenya) delivers affordable outpatient services via “minute clinics” in partner pharmacies in high-density neighborhoods.

Zoie Health (South Africa) is a digital health platform focused on providing underserved, high-need populations with affordable, accessible and healthcare.

The three-month program kicked off this week in Paris with an in-person summit connecting founders to industry experts and other founders building with AI in the healthcare and wellbeing space. Over the next ten weeks, participants will join virtual workshops on best practices for AI and leadership development, responsible innovation, product design and customer acquisition, as well as one-on-one mentorship sessions and technical project support from experts from Google Research, Google Health, Verily, Fitbit, Google DeepMind and more. After the initial three months of core content, startups continue to receive product support and mentorship from Google to help them address their challenges.

Learn more about other Google for Startups programs and check out the video below, featuring the founders from the 2023 edition of the Growth Academy: AI for Health program, sharing how Google for Startups can help your business grow.