June 3, 2024

Aide Health selected for Google for Startups Growth Academy: AI for Health

Ian Wharton
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Aide Health is one of 24 companies from Europe, the Middle East and Africa that are using AI to advance healthcare selected for the prestigious Google AI for Health programme.

Aide Health, along with 23 companies using AI to improve health and medical research, has been selected to join the 2024 cohort of Google for Startups Growth Academy: AI for Health programme.

The programme is dedicated to supporting high-potential startups in the healthcare and wellbeing industry using AI technology to grow and innovate responsibly. This cohort represents 13 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Founder and CEO, Ian Wharton said:

People living with chronic disease spend 0.01% of their time with the healthcare system. Three years ago, we saw conversational AI as the only way to support people at scale 100% of the time — having the interactions that patients and clinicians want and need to have that resources don't enable.

Our technology has been built on Google infrastructure from the beginning, and we're excited to have broader access to the exceptional minds and latest LLM capability from Google to help achieve our mission."

This year's cohort includes four companies from the United Kingdom. Alongside Aide Health, they are:

C the Signs — an AI cancer prediction platform that helps identify patients at risk of cancer at its earliest and most curable stages.

Juniver — on-demand help for eating disorders, with AI-powered interventions for urges, evidence-based education, personalised tools, peer support and telemedicine.

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

Photos: Ben Peter Catchpole

The three-month program kicked off last 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 the programme here: Meet 24 companies advancing healthcare with AI


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