Three-quarters of all deaths in Mexico are tied to non-communicable diseases like heart attacks and stroke. Yet demand for health services far exceeds supply, especially in rural communities.
Village Capital partnered with Autodesk Foundation, Linked Foundation and SISNova to run a health-focused business-development program for early-stage startups in Mexico.
The 11 participants in the program picked two of their peers to receive a $75,000 investment from VilCap and Pomona Impact.
The winners: Huli, a San Jose, Costa Rica-based company whose cloud-based software connects patients with doctors and hospitals; and Metix Medical, based in Glasgow, U.K., which provides clinicians with high-tech devices to improve care.
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