While Silicon Valley has traditionally been seen as the startup capital of America, Charlotte, North Carolina is quickly making its name as a hotbed for innovative health care startups. The Queen City is well-positioned as a hub for the health care industry, with its thriving business environment, educated population, and vibrant health care scene. Startups in this sector are central to the city’s fast-growing economy, with many of them founded in 2020 or later. They are revolutionizing various sub-sectors of health care from pet care to beauty to diagnostics and beyond in unique and meaningful ways. Their technological advancements and adaptive methodologies hint at a promising future of health care in the United States.
Founded by forward-thinking entrepreneurs and backed by strategic partners and investors, these startups are driving growth and innovation by addressing gaps in the market with creative solutions. Focusing on various types of health care services, their ideas range from virtual veterinary consultations to individualized beauty solutions. With an eye on cutting-edge technology and exceptional user experience, these startups are well-positioned to make a significant impact on the industry.
As part of our ongoing series highlighting U.S. startups, we are bringing visibility to these groundbreaking Charlotte-based companies. Here’s a closer look at some of the health care startups in Charlotte, North Carolina, that have emerged since 2020.
Petfolk is a veterinary healthcare company that provides a connected community for today’s vets, pets, and pet owners. It combines telehealth with brick-and-mortar and mobile clinics. Founded by vets with decades of experience in 2020, they aim to make pet care more accessible. Follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Combining beauty and health care, Swan Beauty is an online beauty concierge service that provides hand-selected beauty products, including natural and cruelty-free options. Get to know them better on their Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
Flagship Specialty Partners provides oral and maxillofacial surgical services, allowing doctors to focus on patients instead of business operations.