Our mission is to provide a supportive ecosystem that fosters the success of innovative start‐up enterprises by leveraging the experience of our executive staff, the unique assets available here in the orthopedic industry’s epicenter, as well as in our state and worldwide network.

DEEP EXPERTISE

We know musculoskeletal. And we know start-ups.

Our team has worked in or with many musculoskeletal start-ups during the course of our careers. We’ve spoken to and interacted with a significant number at various stages of their evolution to ensure a complete understanding of their most pressing needs.

Here are the most common needs and the ones AcceLINX was built to address:

  • Getting sound advice on strategic matters
  • Accessing capital
  • Finding talent to staff a growing business
  • Locating reputable suppliers
  • Acquiring flexible office space

GLOBAL NETWORK

Warsaw, Indiana and Beyond

Our global network starts right here, in the Orthopedic Capitol of the World®, where we have an abundance of natural advantages, particularly when it comes to expertise, talent, suppliers and “smart” capital. But the network extends well beyond the region to points around the world, allowing start-ups to access resources to suit any business need.

No other accelerator can offer this combination of benefits:

Criteria AcceLINX
Access to industry expertise Yes
Access to funding Yes
Access to suppliers Yes
Access to facilities Yes
Access to strategics Yes

ACCELERATED RESULTS

While some accelerators are geared toward launching new enterprises with short entrepreneur “boot camp” programs and pitch day events, we know that musculoskeletal health businesses require a different approach.

Most take an average of seven years from company founding to exit and need different types of support along the way. So we developed a multi-stage accelerator model to help selected entrepreneurs at any or all of the four stages of start-up evolution to ensure a higher probability of success.

MULTI-STAGE ACCELERATOR

STAGE ONE

PRE-SEED STAGE

CONCEPT / PRE-PROTOTYPE
  • Capital Allocation
  • Mentorship
  • General
    Business / Legal
  • Business Plan Assessment
  • Grant Writing
    Assistance
  • Office/Equipment

STAGE TWO

SEED STAGE

PROTOTYPE / TESTING
  • Capital Allocation
  • Mentorship
  • Team Build-Out
  • Project Assistance
  • Supplier Introductions
  • Office / Equipment
  • Strategic Feedback

STAGE THREE

EARLY STAGE

EARLY CLINICALS / ROLLOUT
  • Capital Allocation
  • Mentorship
  • Team Build-out
  • Project Assistance
  • Sales Force Network
  • Office / Equipment / Storage

STAGE FOUR

LATER COMMERCIAL STAGE

COMMERCIAL SALES
  • Capital Allocation
  • Mentorship
  • Introduction to Strategics, Venture Capitalists & Investment Bankers
  • Sales Force Network
  • Office / Equipment / Storage

AGREEMENT STRUCTURE

We partner with start-ups based on the earn-in model,

in which our equity stake in the start-up is based on the value of services and capital provided. These values are customized based on individual agreements with each start-up—not a pre-determined equity figure.

See our criteria to determine whether your start-up is eligible for a partnership.

OUR PARTNERS