The CreateIT Now Difference
CreateIT Now is a launch pad for great ideas and a landing site tailor made for healthcare-focused innovators getting into North American markets. In addition to the business advice one would expect from an incubator/accelerator, CreateIT Now offers subsidized working space and access to in-market clinical expertise and advice.
Southlake: A Big Difference
Healthcare startups fail in large part because they are locked out of the healthcare environment when they are developing their products, only gaining access to the market once they have a product to sell.
CreateIT Now at Southlake offers a boost over this hurdle, with access to Southlake Regional Health Centre and the clinicians and staff who work there. Southlake is a full-service hospital with a clinically advanced focus in several areas, including:
- arthritis care
- cancer care
- cardiac care
- cataract surgery
- child and adolescent eating disorders
- chronic disease management
- mental health services for children
- paediatrics and perinatal care
- telemedicine (Health Links)
- thoracic surgery
As a regionally designated site, Southlake is responsible for developing and providing advanced levels of care to the more than 1 million people who reside in York Region and Simcoe County—high-growth areas with aging populations in Ontario, Canada.
Always looking for ways to be more efficient, Southlake is also a managing partner of the six-member strong Central Ontario Healthcare Procurement Alliance. The Alliance makes group purchases, leverages the buying power of several healthcare organizations to reduce costs for its clients.
Whether you're looking for feedback and advice from people working in the industry, or your'e seeking a landing site in the Canadian and North American markets with a potential reference customer, CreateIT Now at Southlake is the place to start.
A Place to Build Your Business
In addition to the clinical expertise offered by the Hospital, CreateIT Now can offers businesses new to healthcare, new to Ontario, or new to Canada, a home and:
- Business advice
- Finance advice
- Legal advice
- An environment to test prototypes
- Subsidized work space
- Internet connectivity
- Meeting space, that includes rooms for 2 – 20 people, video conferencing capability, interactive Smart Board