Medical Alley is home to the biggest names in healthcare: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, UnitedHealth Group, the Mayo Clinic, and many more. The region is also home to the hottest new names in healthcare: Bright Health, Bind Benefits, Histosonics, Zipnosis, and hundreds of other innovative companies.
Medical Alley’s early-stage companies have raised more than four billion dollars over the last five years, and billions more have flowed from dozens of mergers and acquisitions. It’s where healthcare happens, and where entrepreneurs bring healthcare technology from ideation to implementation.
To enhance our early-stage community, The Medical Alley Association (MAA) has launched Medical Alley Starts, a focused initiative and suite of services targeted at the acceleration of healthcare start-up formation and growth in Minnesota’s Medical Alley, The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care™. Medical Alley Starts engages with 300+ ventures each year. The program will provide no-cost eyes and ears in the top healthcare ecosystem globally and will refer high-quality deal flow, connect with other investors for syndication discussions, and help startups find strategic advisors to support diligence operations. Additionally, the program works with dozens of corporate development teams from the largest healthcare companies in the world to scout for acquisitions, distribution opportunities, and other partnerships.
Medical Alley is The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care®, where healthcare leaders call home. In Medical Alley, you will find the world’s leading health technology innovation cluster, the highest ranked hospital, and the globally recognized Destination Medical Center. Medical Alley is also home to the nation’s largest private health insurer and more than 1,000 healthcare companies, employing more than 500,000 Minnesotans and millions more worldwide. Medical Alley has history. It is the birthplace of implantable medical technology, collaborative care delivery and innovative health plan models. The Smithsonian has recognized six “Great Places of Invention” in the U.S., including only one for healthcare, Medical Alley.