Merck Digital Sciences Studio

About the Program

The MDSS is a 10-month hands-on accelerator program providing mentorship, coaching, training, support, community and investment in digital health and biotech startups. We invest in disruptive and innovative startup technologies, companies, or startups in digital health and biotech by offering up to $150,000 SAFE and access to Microsoft’s Founders Hub resources, including up to $150,000 in Azure compute credits. MDSS’ unique design and network empowers startups to engage with industry leading partners, who take an active role in development.


Commitment to Diversity

MDSS values diversity across all its programs and investments. We believe founder diversity is more than just an asset, but an investor advantage for building outperforming startups. MDSS is committed to cultivating diversity in our portfolio and the broader ecosystem. We encourage founders from all walks of life, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to our studio programs.