NIHUB media contact: Aliya Aaron, [email protected]

Horatio Alger Association media contact: Carly Colombo, [email protected]

Horatio Alger Association Partners with NIHUB to Power Its Venture Accelerator Program

Association’s Venture Accelerator Program will provide support to Horatio Alger Scholars and Alumni seeking to validate business concepts and develop scalable ventures

Miami, FL (August 3, 2021) – Nursing Innovation Hub, Inc. (NIHUB), a nurse-led healthcare technology business accelerator, and the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, today announced a partnership to provide Horatio Alger Scholars and Alumni the opportunity to participate in the Association’s newly launched Venture Accelerator Program. The program was developed to help entrepreneurs and aspiring innovators to turn ideas into workable solutions and scalable ventures.

The Venture Accelerator Program was established by Horatio Alger Alumni Scholars Nathan Nguyen and Lydel Wright. It provides Horatio Alger Scholars and Alumni the opportunity to learn basic principles of entrepreneurship, business operations and new venture development from some of the nation’s most respected innovation experts. As entrepreneurs, investors and educators from industries including healthcare, business, technology and education, program instructors provide guidance to participants during the early stages of launching their start-ups, helping them to validate business concepts and develop scalable ventures.

“Through our structured high growth programs and network, NIHUB provides everything aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators need to succeed from business development to technology infrastructure,” said Aliya Aaron, MSHS, BSN, RN, NIHUB’s founder and CEO. “The Horatio Alger Venture Accelerator Program will pair Scholars and Alumni with expert mentors and provide them with the tools and skills necessary to launch, grow and scale promising new ventures. We are proud to work with such an amazing organization to support promising young people with the resources they need to succeed as entrepreneurs.”

Program participants will have the opportunity to matriculate through three major program areas: Six-Week Master Class, Six-Week Bootcamp and the Horatio Alger Association Accelerator (HAAX), a three-to-six-month program that accepts a limited number of selected ventures that have successfully completed the Master Class and Bootcamp and have potential for rapid growth.

“The Horatio Alger Alumni Association was established 17 years ago, and I’m incredibly proud of Nathan and Lydel for conceptualizing and launching this innovative Venture Accelerator Program,” said Terrence J. Giroux, executive director of the Horatio Alger Association. “The impressive roster of expert instructors will help our Scholars and Alumni build a foundational understanding of entrepreneurship and business, and I look forward to learning more about their early-stage ventures as they continue to grow.”

The program is open to all Horatio Alger Scholars and Alumni. No prerequisite needed, just a desire to learn and dream big.


About NIHUB:

Founded in 2019, NIHUB is a nurse-led healthcare technology business accelerator providing support to a global network of entrepreneurs and aspiring innovators. NIHUB is focused on three themes (Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation) and three pillars (Launch, Grow, Scale). As an active partner in the nation’s innovation economy, NIHUB partners with industry experts, corporate and strategic partners, investors, as well as universities and other community affiliations to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, resulting in new healthcare technologies, new company formation, and scaling of early-stage startups. Through its network, NIHUB provides access to resources to assist entrepreneurs with business development, prototyping, engineering, technology, legal, marketing, and regulatory support to help accelerate new ventures. Based in Miami, the second most entrepreneurial city in the nation, NIHUB has helped accelerate groundbreaking ventures using both established and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. For more information, please visit

About Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans:

Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. The Association honors the achievements of outstanding leaders who have accomplished remarkable successes in spite of adversity by bestowing upon them the Horatio Alger Award and inducting them as lifetime Members. Horatio Alger Members support promising young people with the resources and confidence needed to overcome adversity in pursuit of their dreams through higher education. Through the generosity of its Members and friends, in 2020, the Association awarded more than $21 million in undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarships to 2,500 students across the United States and Canada and provided college support and mentoring services to its Scholars. Since 1984, the Association has awarded more than $235 million in undergraduate, graduate, military veteran and career and technical education scholarships to more than 35,000 deserving students. For more information, please visit