On Deck Health Fellowship (ODH)

Come together to build
world-changing health tech companies

The On Deck Health Fellowship is a 10-week program that brings together startup and healthcare experts looking to found, join, invest in, and advise cutting-edge health tech companies. We combine a world-class curriculum with top industry speakers, unique access to investors and a pre-vetted pool of potential hires to help you create the future of healthcare.

Everything you need to build a successful health tech venture

Navigate the complex regulatory, funding and technical healthcare landscape with deep-dive sessions, office hours with industry experts and a community of incredible peers.

Immerse yourself in the health tech space

It’s no secret that the healthcare ecosystem is complex. Learn how leading healthcare experts navigate changing regulations and rapidly evolving technologies. Get insights on the latest trends and opportunities in health tech from top founders, investors and industry leaders.

Find partners and expand your network in healthcare

Join a diverse network of experts dedicated to building impactful solutions to the biggest challenges in healthcare, together. Find key customers, investors, advisors, and life-long friends in the healthcare space.

Validate & build your health tech startup

Launch and build your health-tech startup alongside a close-knit community of healthcare experts and entrepreneurs. Get connections to partners and drive early sales through one-on-ones with industry leaders. Network with VCs, angel investors, and philanthropic organizations who help you secure funding.

Join a community of builders and healthcare experts

Community is the core of the Health Fellowship. Here are just a few of the phenomenal founders, experts and industry leaders participating in our first cohort.
Catherine Bryt
CEO, Sibi Health
Neil Batlivala
CEO, Pair Team
Candice Blacknall, MD
CEO, GABA
Carolyn Casterton
Former Partnerships Lead, Verily (Google Life Sciences)
Sarah Esty
Former Senior Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Shiv Gaglani
CEO, Osmosis
Andy Coravos
CEO, Elektra Lab
Divya Raghavan
VP of Marketing, HealthSherpa
Sam Parlett
CEO, Arrakis
Alexa Meyer
CEO, Coa
Greg Solis
Former Director of Research and Design, Bayer Ventures

Apply for the Health  Fellowship

The first cohort kicks off April 10. Access to the program is $1,990 (or four installments of $500).*

Testimonials

Our Fellows are the heartbeat of our community. Here's what they have to say.

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Dipti Desai

@beondeck has created an unparalleled product, community & a loyal, authentic member base like I’ve never seen before. In my time in SV I’ve seen many attempts at creating communities large & small. On Deck is magical because the team behind it is just relentless & good people.💕

Vartika Manasvi

Join @beondeck for its 3Cs formula —> Community + Character + Culture

All of that is very practical, generosity of its members is real, serendipity is digital, connections are meaningful and all friendships are very humane!

This is best ‘Give First’ culture on the internet.

Sneh Ganjoo

Midway through ODF & every time I attend a session or interact with the community I have the same excitement as Day 0. I wish all founder communities were like this.

I have never seen a community that translates the true essence of business & ideas beyond borders before @beondeck

Christian San Jose

Early review of @beondeck (#ODNC1) after a week: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

1) Community: the support, energy, & learning from peers is amazing.

2) Perks: Notion, Miro, Airtable discounts to name a few; the fellowship basically pays for itself. +OD Hiring platform: underrated.

Continued below 👇

Matias Sanchez

Couldn't recommend this enough. If you're writing for the internet or writing in general, this is the community you never knew you needed.

Enzo Cavalie

The fellowship still hasn't started and I just received gold nuggets.

Crazy how @beondeck is able to attract talented people with a great willingness to share and help others.

Hugo Amsellem

I wanted to write again and @BeOnDeck launched the Writer Fellowship.

Then I wanted to start a podcast and they announced the Podcast Fellowship.

Now I'm thinking about becoming a YouTuber...

TAKE MY MONEY.

Wallace Torres

My On Deck journey:

- A community of incredible entrepreneurs all who can switch between emotional support and strategic guidance depending on what you need that moment

- What LinkedIn is supposed to be

- Exposure to lots of company building perspectives

Can’t recommend enough.

David Lobo

@beondeck is the most impactful community I've ever been involved with. It's the launchpad that has allowed me move faster every day. So thankful for their badass team.

Aditi Parekh

Searching the directory for any startup-related questions before searching on Google or Twitter 🤟

Gale Wilkinson

Highly recommend @beondeck for angels and founders. I have learned a lot so far in their angel program.

Terry Xu

HOOOOOOOLY! The @beondeck kick-off event is beyond my wildest imagination on how an online community can be run.

Jacob Peters

Thanks to @beondeck I got reconnected with @FranklinBi last night from our days at @jpmorgan.

Seriously such an incredible community – serendipity and genuine connection without any transactional feeling. Highly recommend to anyone with a startup itch.

Brian Bagdasarian

The @beondeck experience is one that you could only get if you were on the inside of Silicon Valley previously.

Community + insight + vision + a ton of amazing people with amazing ideas.

Charlie O'Donnell

Why Colleges and Universities Should be Scared of the @beondeck Fellowship → https://bit.ly/3oLWyIC

Curriculum & Speakers

Some of the speakers joining us for our first cohort:
Vineeta Agarwala
Othman Laraki
Christine Lemke
Adam Goulburn
Malay Gandhi
Daniel Durand, MD
Tammy Sun
Gyan Kapur
Julien Emery
Anton Toutov
Introduction

Navigating the Health Fellowship

Learn how to navigate ODH and interact with fellows.
Navigating the Healthcare Ecosystem

Healthcare 101

Understand the core dynamics that drive the healthcare industry.

The Care Team and Care delivery

Learn how clinicians maintain high standards of patient care.

The Business of Healthcare

Master fundamental business models in health tech and identify underserved opportunities for innovation.

The Future of Health Tech

Get a pulse on the latest trends in health tech and what's coming next.
Sector-specific Programming

Dive deep into your preferred industry sector

Learn from leading-edge experts in sectors, including: Healthcare Data, BioTech and Medical Devices, Delivery of Care (B2B), Consumer Tech & Pharmacy Tech.
Launch your health-tech startup

Crafting your Health Tech Narrative

Develop a compelling narrative that resonates with customers, talent and investors.

Designing your Business Model & Pricing Strategy

Reverse engineer your business model to fit the unique healthcare market dynamics.

Fundraising

Understand best practices for grant-writing, project finance, raising from VCs and more.

Dealing with Red Tape

Overcome regulatory hurdles with industry best practices in healthcare innovation.
INCLUDING...
Health Library & Access to Industry Experts
Full access to a carefully curated Health Library enhanced by best practices and lessons learned from industry experts.
Build Weekends & Pitch Sessions
Get extra hands to tackle a pressing challenge for your startup or get feedback in your narrative as you prepare to approach potential customers and fundraise.
Mastermind Groups & Peer Coaching
Meet with an intimate group of fellows throughout the program to share knowledge and contacts in the health tech ecosystem.

The On Deck Method

We're building a modern educational institution that redefines how community and learning come together. Being part of any On Deck program means you’ll have access to a community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and cohort we start, your network gets stronger.

Here are the cornerstones of the On Deck experience:

Deep Friendships

Our virtual fellowship programs provide members with community, education, and support. This is a place for cohort-style learning, but also deep personal connections.

Unparalleled Knowledge

There are limitless opportunities for learning and sharing here. You’ll get access to expert speakers, office hours, build weekends, and our session library full of curated content. Dig in!

Community Diversity

We’re proud to have a community diverse in culture, thought, and life experiences. This enables revolutionary ideas, inclusive solutions, and boundless growth opportunities.

Scaled With Software

We’re building in-house tools to improve how we share community knowledge, aligned opportunities, and helpful connections.

Engineered Serendipity

When everyone is going through a shared experience and seeking similar goals, incredible things happen.

Spirit of Service

One of the things we love most about our community is how willing and excited members are to support one another. This spirit is the strong heartbeat of the On Deck community.

Apply for the Health  Fellowship

The first cohort kicks off April 10. Access to the program is $1,990 (or four installments of $500).*

FAQ

Who should apply?

To be a good fit for ODH, you are probably:

  • 100% committed to health tech for the next 5+ years of their career
  • Looking to start, scale, join, or advise/invest in a health tech startup
  • For founders, timing can range from an incredible founder in another industry who just started exploring the health ecosystem (as long as they’re 100% committed to the space) or founders of a larger health tech startup looking to scale or raise a series A+
  • For builders, we’re looking for mid-career fellows with deep expertise in their chosen field, including product management, practicing medicine, or building and scaling startups (just for starters)
  • For all Fellows, you should be thrilled to be both a mentor and a mentee to fellows with different areas of expertise and backgrounds. The goal is that you'll be leaving the fellowship with meaningful, deep relationships in the health tech space that they can carry throughout their career

What does it cost?

Joining the On Deck Health Fellowship costs $1990.


We're currently offering this as special early-bird pricing—it'll rise in the coming months, so apply now!


Are there scholarships or financing options available?

Our goal is to make the Fellowship accessible to the absolute best talent, no matter their financial situation.

All Fellows have the option to pay in four monthly installments rather than pay the full cost upfront. We also have a limited number of scholarships available thanks to our Access Fund. Information about scholarship applications will be provided to accepted Fellows closer to the kickoff date.


What is the time commitment?

Between speakers, advising sessions, and  mastermind groups, you should expect the fellowship to take up around three to four hours a week.

Beyond required sessions, ODH is a choose-your-own-adventure buffet. You get out what you put in: often, the biggest contributors are also the biggest beneficiaries.

Depending on your schedule and interests, you could choose to:

  • Attend everything and “gorge” yourself on knowledge until you explode
  • Tune in at your leisure to attend sessions that interest you
  • Or just search the directory and connect with interesting people one-on-one
  • Most ODH Fellows have full-time jobs and some have clinical responsibilities, so our programming is designed with that in mind.

Is this a fully remote program?

Yes: ODH will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve mastered the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here.

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.


Can I participate from anywhere in the world?

Yes; ODH will be run entirely remotely, but the focus will be on companies and organizations with products and services serving the U.S. healthcare system and American consumers. This enables participation from all corners of the world, while providing the most valuable experience possible for the fellows.

How long will I have access to the community?

After the fellowship, you’ll retain access to your cohort and be able to subscribe to Membership for continued access to the On Deck ecosystem.

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