CancerX Startup Accelerator

in partnership with


Now accepting Startup Applicants, Mentors and Champions!

Through the new Startup Accelerator program, CancerX is building a cohort of startup companies within five key thematic areas:

Screening and Diagnosis

Enable early diagnosis, improve efficiency of the diagnosis process, and match patients to appropriate treatment options

Treatment and Management

Enable virtual and/or at-home care management for oncology treatments and/or supportive care.


Increase the efficiency of clinical operations within cancer care delivery.

Experience and Survivorship

Drive adoption of digital tools to improve the experience for patients, caregivers, and survivors.

Clinical Trials

Improving access, efficiency, and scalability for clinical trials in oncology

Learn more about each position below and complete your form by Dec. 15, 2023 to be considered. We look forward to hearing from you!

For additional information, please watch this recording of the informational webinar from November 16th.

We’re seeking startups related to the key themes (above) with at least 3 out of the 4 following requirements:
  • Showcase a validated, scalable product or solution.
  • Two successful pilots demonstrating the startup’s ability to turn innovative ideas into practical solutions.
  • Positively impacted over 50 patients with clinician involvement, demonstrating real-world effectiveness and patient-centricity.
  • A team of 10+ employees (Contractors and / or FTE), with one dedicated liaison for the Accelerator program.
As a member of the Cancer X Accelerator, you will have…
  • Opportunities for warrants for an investment from oncology-focused VCs.
  • Access to the largest mentor network within digital health oncology that can deliver guidance, support, and resources during the program.
  • Ability to be matched with healthcare provider organization(s) to conduct critical validation studies.
  • Programming that will support innovators where they are in their development.

Apply today using the following instructions. (Please note that you will be taken to a MassChallenge page to complete the application process).

  1. The link above will take you to MassChallenge – you will submit your application there.
  2. The site will prompt you to create a startup profile if you don’t have one. This is your general MassChallenge profile; you will still need to fill out an application for CancerX.
  3. After you create your profile, the website will direct you to start your application. If it does not, please click the link above to access the application.
  4. You can complete the application over multiple sittings – the website will save your work. Once you are done, click the Submit button! Note that references are not required and there is no fee to apply.

We are looking for subject matter experts in areas related to the key themes (above) who are willing to provide coaching and guidance.

Benefits of being an Accelerator Mentor include:

  • Ability to collaborate with the CancerX community
  • Opportunity to influence accelerator participants on their path to deliver new solutions
  • Publicity under the CancerX umbrella
  • Access to the largest digital health oncology network

Thank you for raising your hand to help drive cancer innovation forward. We will be in touch through the process with more information!

CancerX is proud to recognize the generous contribution of our current Platinum Champions and Gold Champions.

We are looking for VC firms; hospital systems, AMCs, or oncology-focused community health centers/hospitals; patient advocacy groups in oncology; and/or manufacturers with oncology assets who are willing to contribute investments and serve as Accelerator Champions.

Benefits of being a champion of the accelerator include:

  • Opportunity to shape the Accelerator class
  • First look at Accelerator companies for investment purposes
  • Collaborate with Cancer X community to identify / develop new solutions
  • Publicity under the Cancer X umbrella
  • Access to the largest digital health oncology network

Please complete your form by Dec. 15, 2023. We will notify finalists in February 2024, and begin programming for the selected cohort in March 2024.

Read more about the accelerator launch!

Platinum Champions

Gold Champions

Still Have Questions?

Please send an email to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you!