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Startup Incubator Healthbox Announces Its First Class

Chicago-based startup accelerator Healthbox Chicago-based startup accelerator Healthbox announced the inaugural class of ten companies to begin its program in January 2012. Healthbox comes from Sandbox, which manages the Blues venture funds. Healthbox’s program is similar to incubators Rock Health in San Francisco and Blueprint in New York City. But instead of the $20,000 Rockhealth gives (taking no equity), Healthbox will give class members $50,000 in seed capital in exchange for 7% equity, and the companies will also have access to a mentor network, forums led by business experts and a collaborative workspace–(they may though have to move to the wilds of Chicago). The program will culminate in April with Investor Day where participants will present their businesses to a targeted group of investors. Healthbox received hundreds of applications from 26 states and eight countries with concentrations on provider workflow, consumer health, informatics, pharmacy and more. Here are the companies that made the final cut:

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