Launched out of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in 2016, the very first Rehabilitation Medicine focused Accelerator Program was developed to guide and assist early stage teams organize and scale. Unique to traditional accelerator programs, the Spaulding Accelerator provides access to the diverse subject matter expertise available within Partners and the entire Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. In addition, teams are offered access and exposure to the robust innovation ecosystem of the greater Boston and Cambridge region through networking, organized events, and support for acceptance in additional external innovation resources and programs. Established relationships with MIT/Sloan School of Management and Harvard/Harvard Business School, help provide quality mentorship and expertise beyond the health sector. The conclusion of the program features formal presentations to Spaulding staff and leadership as well as stakeholders within Partners Innovation.