The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator powered by Anthem, Inc. (Anthem) in partnership with MassChallenge HealthTech (MCHT) is the first of its kind program to match the world’s most talented entrepreneurs with Anthem’s team of champions to redefine the future of health!


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Anthem, in collaboration with the most innovative industry-leading employers, is championing solutions that address massive transformative challenges. We support startups globally with access to data, resources, tools and experts. We use our collective platform to accelerate solutions to scale and maximize impact.

We invite you to apply if your startup is developing a solution addressing what we have identified as key priorities into delivering on our vision of Whole Health today.


For us, Whole Health captures a vision of the health care system that continuously supports and improves our overall health rather than intervene episodically when we are sick. Whole Health encompasses everything from foundational socio-economics factors, to care coordination, to chronic care management, to financial and emotional wellbeing.

We believe that health begins long before we get sick or visit our doctor – where we are born, live, learn, work, and play are the foundation for health, quality of life outcomes and overall wellbeing. These social determinants of health are among the greatest drivers of whole health. We see technology as a powerful enabler to transform and improve health and wellbeing by seamlessly capturing and connecting data into proactive preventative, bidirectional engagement across all branches of the Whole Health system.

With that in mind, our 2020 Accelerator Challenge focuses on the foundation of Whole Health – including the socioeconomic factors and their impact on our health as patients and caregivers.


Social Determinants of Health

  • Address foundational needs: financial hardship, food insecurity, housing, and transportation
  • Identify and leverage social networks, such as the caregiver community, to drive healthy outcomes
  • Identify cost of care and medical spend based on basic needs/populations

Behavioral Health

  • Create a personalized mental health plan
  • Provide caregiver support and assistance navigating resources
  • Design digital health companion for substance use disorders

Chronic Condition Management

  • Address conditions that drive the greatest cost – diabetes, cardiac conditions and oncology
  • Prevent surgical intervention through earlier management of Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Build digital health tools that provide continuous, real-time insights

Consumer Engagement

  • Create a comprehensive view of resources across employers, community, insurers and clinical providers
  • Identify major health events as a critical touchpoint
  • Tailor outreach to the most impacted populations 
  • Design digital tools that empower decision making


Hear from Mariya Filipova, VP Innovation, Anthem:


**Please note that the deadline to apply for the Fast Track to Scale Accelerator has been extended to October 20th 12PM EST

Accelerator Timeline

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About the Accelerator 

Anthem and MCHT are committed to showcasing the top startups impacting the future of Digital Health. This accelerator provides a platform for high-impact startups to co-develop and/or validate their solutions to make a significant impact. Startups selected into the program will receive:

  • An offer to work with Anthem and a select group of the largest, most innovative employers
  • A community of experts, partners and innovation enthusiasts within Anthem’s ecosystem
  • Structured project management process focused on goals and milestones facilitated by MCHT
  • Free office space in the Seaport District of Boston, MA
  • Access to more than $250K in equity-free benefits


This accelerator accepts applications from digital health startups anywhere in the world, that have generated less than $10M in revenue and raised less than $10M in funding.

When do I need to apply by?

Submit your Application by October 20, 2019 at 12:00PM ET

How do I apply?

  1. Read the Competition Benefits and Eligibility Requirements
  2. Create an account on Accelerate
  3. Select "Anthem Accelerator" as a program of interest
  4. Complete the application
  5. Submit your application

What do I do if I have any questions?

Email us at


Anthem is a leading health benefits company dedicated to improving lives and communities, and making healthcare simpler.

Through its affiliated companies, Anthem serves more than 78 million people, including over 40 million within its family of health plans.

We aim to be the most innovative, valuable and inclusive partner. For more information, please visit or follow @AnthemInc on Twitter.


MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 2,300 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $5 billion in funding, generated more than $2.7 billion in revenue, and created more than 136,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at