As we have shared in a few previous blog posts, OxiWear was chosen as one of five companies (out of 495 applicants) to participate in the leAD Sports & Health Tech Accelerator hosted in Lake Nona, Florida. This program is located in the Orlando area and was sponsored by leAD Sports and the Tavistock Group.
Our team spent one month in a virtual learning environment and then lived and worked in Florida alongside four other companies in the cohort from September through December. In addition to weekly goal-setting meetings, mentorship meetings, and introductions to local community members, we also networked with partners and health care organizations that we will work with in the coming months.
The milestone events for the leAD Sports & Health Tech Accelerator were VC Day and Demo Day. VC Day was held on October 25 and was an opportunity to be introduced to local venture capital funding teams and to hone our pitch.
Demo Day was the last event hosted by the leAD accelerator and was held on December 9. This was the day we were tasked with showcasing
a working prototype and to share our pitch to more than 400 participants.