Connect with a community of experts and leading minds in health tech

On Deck Health (ODH) is a community that brings together experts, leaders, investors, and advisors who want to shape the future of healthcare through technology and innovation.

We are currently not accepting new applications to the program. Please join the waitlist to receive an update on the next cohort.

Connect with a community passionate about shaping the future of healthcare

Our community members are clinicians, operators, executives, advisors, investors, and founders working on frontier ideas in health tech. They come from diverse backgrounds, share a strong spirit of service, believe that innovation can push the boundaries of the healthcare system, and are driven by a desire to advise, join, and invest in startups that are doing just that.
Neil Batlivala
Divya Raghavan
VP of Marketing
Thomas Kelly, MD
Shiv Gaglani
Greg Solis
Former Director of Research and Design
Alexa Meyer
Andy Coravos
Carolyn Casterton
Former Partnerships Lead
Anna Fagin
Vice President

Exchange ideas with the best in health tech

Join a diverse set of builders and thinkers dedicated to building impactful solutions to the biggest challenges in healthcare

Supportive community

Get the support you need to achieve your goals from a close-knit community of health tech operators, investors and entrepreneurs.

Peer-to-peer learning

Learn how to navigate the evolving health tech landscape, changing regulations and emerging technologies through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Navigate the health tech ecosystem supported by intimate masterminds with trusted peers

Growing alone can be tough. The ODH community is a place for confidential, meaningful conversations. You’ll get invaluable support from a network of capable peers who understand the challenges you face and want to see you succeed in reaching your individual goals.

Regular check-ins

Join bi-weekly small group conversations with others who are at similar stages of their startup journeys.

First-hand advice

Work through your challenges in a supportive environment and get practical tips and guidelines from individuals who’ve been in similar situations

Meaningful connections

Develop deep relationships with talented peers from around the world that will last far beyond your learning groups

Access industry specific content you won’t find anywhere else

Access healthcare frameworks, knowledge and skills via deep dives from experts, live tactical sessions from industry practitioners and an extensive library of content.

Thematic deep-dives from experts

Regularly expand and refresh your knowledge on a variety of in-demand and relevant industry topics that you can apply immediately to your day-to-day

High Signal Sessions With Industry’s Best

Join intimate deep dives and fireside sessions with top guests

Ever-growing Library Of Content

Enjoy ongoing access to a database of recorded sessions so you can learn on your own schedule
Understanding the Care Team and Delivery of Care
Dr. Daniel Durand
Lifebridge Health
The Business of Healthcare Data
Christine Lemke
Evidation Health
Scaling in Health Tech
Othman Laraki
Helping Patients Manage the Healthcare Journey
Nupur Srivastava
Grand Rounds Health
Best Practices in FHIR
Brendan Keeler
Zus Health
Building for Underserved Markets in Healthcare
Ravi Dev

Everything you need to make an impact in health tech, for years to come

On Deck Health is a life-long community with a 4-week immersive onboarding to help you build lasting relationships from Day 1.
Application Process
Fill out the application form to be considered for the ODH Fellowship
We review each application, putting special emphasis on our core values
Successful candidates will be invited to an interview with a member of the Program Team
Welcome aboard! You'll immerse yourself into the community and learn how to navigate On Deck to achieve your goals for the years ahead!
Attend kick-off and orientation sessions
Meet up with your curated connections
Join community mixers and build connections with your health tech tribe

Life-long Community

The onboarding was just the beginning! Once complete, you can officially start benefiting from ongoing access to everything your ODH membership has to offer
Customized programming designed for health leaders
Signature sessions with world-class speakers
Access to the On Deck Directory
Social and networking events
Small group and 1:1 mentorship
Curated connections with other members
Mastermind sessions with trusted peers
Opportunity to explore other options within the On Deck ecosystem

Here’s what other Fellows have been saying about their ODH experience

"The skills of the fellows was the one thing I underestimated going in. On Deck Health accelerated our learning + testing of growth techniques"

Patrick Samy, Founder and CEO, Span Health

"On Deck Health amplified my knowledge about the health industry, gave me access to connections with high-level peers and opened possibilities to a better horizon for my company."

Bruna Paese, Founder and CEO, Iubi

"On Deck Health helps me find my tribe, which was my first goal inside the fellowship. I found people I can rely on and talk about healthcare."

Tony Cueva Bravo, Investor, Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund

"On Deck Health has given me the opportunity to think about what is possible in healthcare innovation and what stakeholders are now willing to do."

Steph Scott, Vice President, Questa Capital

“On Deck Health broke down many of the barriers health-tech startups face in meeting appropriate stakeholders and other founders to discuss (and avoid) pitfalls.”

Anurag Bolneni, Founder and CEO, MedVision

Designed and led by top operators

The team behind ODH has a unique mix of experience in healthcare leadership, operations, education and community design having worked at a range of organizations.
Amy Story
Program Director
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Anna Drabovskaya
Program Manager
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Owen Willis
Program Partner
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Eliot Gattegno
Head of Education
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Who should apply?

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

  • 100% committed to health tech for the next 5+ years of your career
  • Looking to network and engage with other people passionate about health tech
  • Looking to join or advise/invest in a health tech startup(s)

Early stage founders must first apply and get accepted to our accelerator programs, ODF and ODX. Once accepted, founders have open access to the ODH community and resources.  

For non founders, we’re looking for mid-career or executive professionals with deep expertise in your chosen field, including product management, operations, partnerships, or practicing medicine to name a few!

For all community members, you should be thrilled to be both a mentor and a mentee to members with different areas of expertise and backgrounds. The goal is that you’ll develop meaningful, deep relationships in the health tech space that you can carry throughout your career

What does it cost?

$1500 for 6 months

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 attending sessions, meeting other fellows 1:1, and curated mastermind groups you can expect to spend ~2 hours per week engaging with the program. We recognize that everyone in the program is working full time with busy schedules and a lot of personal commitments so engagement may vary week to week and that’s ok.

We have purposefully structured the program with your busy schedules in mind, allowing for structured content, a speaker series, and more curated small group sessions pairing those with challenges to those who have solved them before. We will also engage asynchronously on Slack. This structure will continue throughout the annual membership.

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.

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