Join the Fast Track to Scale Accelerator
The Fast Track to Scale (FTTS) Accelerator, a collaboration between Anthem, Inc. and MassChallenge HealthTech (MCHT), is accepting applications to its 2021 program.

Apply now to have a chance to reinvent health care at scale

The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator is accepting applications from startups with the ability to both redefine the health care system and impact whole health, a vision of the health care system that continuously supports and improves our overall health rather than only intervening when we are sick.

The FTTS Accelerator is also seeking solutions that address long-standing social injustice, racial inequality and health disparities in America and deliver support and relief to all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specifically, the 2021 Program will focus on solutions that address:

  • Behavioral Health 
  • Population Health
  • Chronic Condition Management
  • Price Transparency
  • Medication Adherence

Interested in accelerating your roadmap to scale?

Applications for the 2021 Fast Track to Scale Accelerator are now closed.

We are here to accelerate solutions that reinvent health care and deliver exponential impact not in 10 years, but now.”
Alisha Ellis
Innovation Director, Anthem
"I think these solutions are definitely something we should try, figure out how they will work, and put into play."
Sara Freitag
Director Health Benefits, Kroger
“Thanks to Anthem and the Fast Track to Scale Accelerator, all of the stakeholders were at the table to work with us, which was just an unbelievable opportunity.”
Steven Lee & Jessica Kim
Cofounders, ianacare, 2020 Program Diamond Winner
“We are excited to be part of designing and delivering programs that push the envelope on what it means to predict and proactively provide value to meet and manage the entirety of our consumers' needs."
Alan Gilbert
VP of Anthem’s Drivers of Health Strategy
“Our associates show up every day to take care of our consumers. So Anthem is committed to helping them be the healthiest they can be.”
Donna Gibson
Staff VP of Associate Benefits and Total Rewards, Anthem

Why apply?

The FTTS Accelerator provides startups with mission critical components for success — access to relevant problem statements, engaged decision makers, solution validation with consumers, and a roadmap to scale with government and commercial markets.

Anthem and MCHT are committed to showcasing the top startups impacting our future of digital health. This accelerator will provide a platform for high-impact startups to co-develop and/or validate their solutions, ultimately accelerating their path to scale:

  • Every startup that participates in the accelerator receives an offer to work with Anthem and MCHT before the program begins
  • A community of experts, partners, and innovation enthusiasts within the Anthem ecosystem
  • Structured project management process focused on goals and milestones facilitated by MCHT
  • Measurable growth in revenue, funding, and employee size
  • Access to more than $250K in equity-free prizes
  • Access to the Digital Data Sandbox* to test and validate their solution



Hear more about the opportunity


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What is the Fast Track to Scale Accelerator?

The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator, a collaboration between Anthem and MassChallenge HealthTech, is a unique model positioned to disrupt traditional accelerator programs and redefine the future of health.

The FTTS Accelerator matches talented entrepreneurs from around the world with program champions from Anthem, IngenioRX, Anthem’s pharmacy benefits manager partner, Beacon Health Options, Anthem’s recently acquired behavioral health organization, and industry-leading employers. The goal is to find innovative solutions that improve individual health and well-being and enhance the overall health care experience. 

In its inaugural year, the FTTS Accelerator 2020 Program established paths to scale for three winners after a rigorous evaluation of 126 international applicants. Learn more about the winners.

Who should apply?

This opportunity is reserved for health tech startups around the world with revenue of under $10 million that solve the problem areas listed above.

How to apply?

  1. Visit the Application Platform
  2. Select "Fast Track to Scale Accelerator" as a program of interest
  3. Complete the application
  4. Submit your application by November 13th, 2020 at 12:00PM ET

Applications for the 2021 Fast Track to Scale Accelerator are now closed. If you are interested in learning more about MassChallenge HealthTech and our programs, please subscribe to our newsletter at:


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If you are a startup and have questions about the Accelerator and how to apply, please email MassChallenge HealthTech at

*Access to certified de-identified data within Anthem’s Digital Data Sandbox will be provided pursuant to the participating startup signing Anthem’s Workspace User Attestation Agreement. No identifiable Anthem member data is used in the Sandbox.


About Anthem

Anthem is a leading health benefits company in the US dedicated to improving lives and communities and making health care simpler.

Through its affiliated companies, Anthem serves more than 106 million people, including 42 million within its family of affiliated health plans. 

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

About MassChallenge

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