The Bridge Healing Arts Center Hosts Wellness Tech Startups
at Inaugural Well4Tech™ Bootcamp
Jama, JetSweat and MetaBites receive funding and support to scale up business operations
FARMINGTON, Conn., June 16, 2022 – Recently, The Bridge Healing Arts Center, a wellness and community center located in Farmington, Conn., and Arieli Capital, a U.S.-based holdings and investment company focused on innovation and technology, held its inaugural Well4Tech™ Bootcamp at the center.
Six international and U.S.-based market-ready startups, including Elvy, JetSweat, Jama, Logos, MeNow and MetaBites, participated in the weeklong program. Throughout the week, the entrepreneurs met with investors and industry leaders to help them advance their proof of concepts and market expansion.
“We have been committed to growth in the Greater Hartford area for many years, and this new venture has planted the seeds for a vibrant wellness technology hub right here in Farmington, Connecticut. Our event brought together investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders from around the world, priming the economic development engine for this region,” said Yisroel Rabinowitz, Founder of the Bridge Healing Arts Center.
MetaBites, an AI-based nutrition coaching platform for health systems, was selected as the overall winner during the Bootcamp’s Demo Day, and received a year lease for office space in Hartford, the opportunity to pitch the business to ShareNett, $250k in funding, and business development services and $40k of Oracle cloud credit.
Other award recipients included Jama, an AI-based app that connects and shares parenting tips and information with like-minded parents, and JetSweat, a back-end software platform to help boutique fitness studios create and upload content quickly. These businesses received $250k in funding and business development services and $40k of Oracle cloud credit.
“When I purchased this complex, I wanted to create an oasis of conventional and unconventional health and wellness practitioners. We’ve slowly found the right practitioners for this community, but felt like we could expand our vision to do more since we’re located near so many health insurance agencies,” continued Rabinowitz. “Becoming a beacon and resource for health and wellness startups seemed like the next step for this community – and we look forward to welcoming new entrepreneurs to the program in the fall.”
Video from the Well4Tech Bootcamp Demo Day can be found at https://youtu.be/j73wkWEcRok.
Supporters, sponsors and investors of this year’s Well4Tech Bootcamp include The Bridge Healing Arts Center, Arieli Capital, Sharenett, The Jewish Federation of Connecticut, Oracle, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Launc[H] in Hartford, and MetroHartford Alliance.
The next Well4Tech Bootcamp will be in November 2022. To find out more about the application process, please contact NB@contactuniversal.com.
About The Bridge Healing Arts Center
The Bridge Healing Arts Center is Connecticut’s premier healing arts destination for those seeking a state of health and mindfulness. Beyond offering wellness-inspired classes and events, the serene 26,000-square-foot complex is home to a community of over 60 wellness practitioners that offer a variety of approaches to restoring physical and mental well-being, ranging from Licensed Massage Therapists, Life and Health Coaches, Nutritionists, Hypnotists, Clinical Therapists, Reiki Masters, Reflexologists, and more.
About Arieli Capital
Arieli’s innovation programs include the official Italian government’s startup accelerator program in Israel, the official Slovenia government’s startup accelerator in Israel, Israel’s Ministry of Economy accelerator, Scale Up accelerator with Intesa Sao Paolo bank, Frontier Agricultural Innovation Center in partnership with Ramat Hanegev, Israel’s largest regional Council, Eilat High-tech Center, Ocean-Tech’s innovation community, and many more.