Fenwick & West Partners with Rock Health for Health Care Technology Incubation Program

April 11, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) — Fenwick & West LLP, a leading technology and life sciences law firm, is pleased to announce its partnership with Rock Health and its new incubator program linking developers and entrepreneurs with the most innovative minds in health and technology.

Rock Health, a seed accelerator, sees the gap between health care and interactive technology, such as mobile applications, as the hindrance in innovative development within the health care industry. Its mission is to transform society's ideas of health, nutrition and personal well-being by making access to these concepts easy, entertaining and adaptable, fostering growth amongst innovators who also seek to bridge that gap.

Rock Health is currently accepting applications from developers and entrepreneurs to be a part of its five-month incubator program to catalyze health application innovation. Commencing in June 2011, the program will provide a select group of startups the following offerings:

  • $20,000 startup grant to each team + access to capital
  • Support from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
  • Mentorship and workshops from experts in design, health policy, lean startup methodology, financing, and more
  • Office space in Silicon Valley
  • Office hours with startup counsel lawyer Michael Esquivel and legal workshops with the Fenwick team
  • Branding, design, social and PR strategy from our in-house Creative Director
  • Business plan and revenue model creation
  • A passionate community of like-minded individuals solving meaningful problems

"Rock Health's dedication to grow the burgeoning health care information technology sector is unparalleled," said Michael Esquivel, an associate in the Corporate Group at Fenwick & West and an active volunteer in the incubator program. "There is an unmet need for capital and resources within this industry, and Fenwick is proud to be a part of Rock Health's efforts in meeting those needs."

Fenwick serves as Rock Health's pro bono company counsel. The firm's involvement in the incubator program includes grant writing, company application review, attorney mentoring, teaching legal workshops and office space use for meetings and events.

About Rock Health

Rock Health's mission is to enable and empower an entrepreneurial cure for the relative lack of innovation in the health sector. The world of patient care and healthy living is foreign to the technological creativity found in social media, games and other verticals. Rock Health directly targets the gap between these ecosystems, enabling high-impact innovation. For more information about the program, please visit Rock Health's website.

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West LLP is one of the nation's premier law firms with extensive expertise in venture capital, public offerings and other corporate finance, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust and employment and labor law.


Jeffrey Bloom
Fenwick & West LLP

Merredith Branscombe
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