Green Bay-based Aver Informatics was one of 13 companies chosen to join a three-year entrepreneurship program to accelerate growth for consumer health companies.

More than 400 companies from 22 countries applied to be a part of the program. Companies were chosen from across the U.S., Ireland and Israel. The companies will be closely monitored by GE and StartUp Health, a healthtech startup incubator.

Aver Informatics has raised angel money in Wisconsin, including from Tom Shannon, an entrepreneur and individual investor, Wisconsin Investment Partners, Silicon Pastures and Al Ziese, an IT business owner in the Green Bay area.

Aver works to make healthcare data more accessible so organizations can easily translate that data into action.

“GE is looking for ideas and partners that can advance industries and improve lives,” said Rafael Torres, senior managing director, GE healthymaginationfund. “We believe these thirteen companies have the potential to make quality healthcare more accessible and affordable, and we are excited to work closely with them over the next three years to help them grow.”

Read more on the new program here and here. Read the full Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story here.