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Our client and portfolio companies are making regional and national headlines. Read their stories below. Media inquiries on any of the companies can be directed to Amy Martin at  amy.martin@jumpstartinc.org or 216.403.1009 and she can put you in touch with the entrepreneur.

PR Log

An indication of Things to Come

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The days of failing your MOT due to a broken indicator or tail lamp could soon be over, if an illuminating advancement in paint technology continues to develop, according to leading automotive website carkeys.co.uk Read More ...


GenomOncology appoints Dr. Benjamin Salisbury as Vice President, New Products and Marketing

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

GenomOncology today announced that Benjamin Salisbury, Ph.D., has joined the company as Vice President, New Products and Marketing. In this position, Dr. Salisbury will be responsible for GenomOncology's corporate and product marketing and for bringing to market new products that build upon the company's precision medicine technology. Read More ...

New Marketing Solution from Segmint Drives Growth, Acquisition via Open Internet

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Segmint, Inc., a global leader in active analytics and Always OnSM cross-channel marketing, today announced the global availability of its SegmintReachSM solution. Powered by the SegmintOne end-to-end marketing platform, SegmintReach enables clients to securely reach current and potential customers on the open internet through its integration with Real Time Bidding (RTB) networks. The patented solution leverages only anonymous data and is fully compliant with consumer data privacy and security regulations and standards. Read More ...

SPR Therapeutics, LLC Awarded $1.6M NIH Grant To Study Pain Management Following Knee Replacement Surgery Using The Sprint PNS System

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SPR® Therapeutics has been awarded a $1.6M grant from the National Institute on Aging, an Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to advance the clinical research of their non-narcotic pain management system following knee replacement surgery. Read More ...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Women dominate Nichelle McCall's former nonprofit life, but she's a stand out in tech: Reinvention

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nichelle McCall left Cleveland for a fellowship opportunity in New York and Washington, D.C., and banked on returning home with a job at a nonprofit organization. Instead, she found herself unemployed. Read More ...


Case Western student project-turned-tech startup surpasses $1M in funding

Thursday, August 20, 2015

An idea that sprang from the minds of Case Western Reserve students frustrated with getting locked out of their dorm rooms is now a prominent name in the emerging technology startup culture in Northeast Ohio. Read More ...


Cerner, CoverMyMeds Integrate to Streamline Electronic Prior Authorization

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and CoverMyMeds, the nation's leading electronic prior authorization (ePA) platform, have announced an agreement to integrate CoverMyMeds' ePA within Cerner's Millennium® EHR. The advanced functionality will provide more than 350,000 e-prescribing end users the ability to accelerate the prescription review process by removing manual processes and help reduce transaction costs. Read More ...

Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Allscripts Partners With CoverMyMeds to Help Patients Fill Prescriptions Faster

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Allscripts and CoverMyMeds have agreed to partner to help patients receive their prescriptions faster and increase the number of health plans available for Allscripts eAuth™ software clients. Allscripts eAuth software enables providers to quickly authorize prescriptions electronically instead of through phone calls or faxes, which can take days or weeks. Performing prior authorization electronically within EHR workflow helps improve efficiencies and reduce costs throughout the prior authorization process. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

CoverMyMeds will be occupying another Northeast Ohio spot soon

Sunday, August 16, 2015

CoverMyMeds plans to open a new office in Cleveland's eastern suburbs — partly because it needs more software developers. The fast-growing pharmacy software company has yet to sign a lease, but it has already met with an architect in an effort to come up with a design that matches the hip atmosphere of its biggest office, in Columbus, said co-founder Sam Rajan. Read More ...


Enfusen Accepted into JumpStart's Nationally Recognized Mentoring Program

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Enfusen is accepted into JumpStart, a nationally recognized mentoring program for startups in the Northeast Ohio area. JumpStart is an economic development organization focused on entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio, helping companies like Enfusen grow. They accelerate the success of entrepreneurs, their high growth companies, and the ecosystems supporting them. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Local health care companies raise total of $104 million in venture capital during first half of 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Investors just keep pouring money into local health care companies. Nineteen of them raised a total of $104 million in venture capital during the first half of 2015. Read More ...

PR Newswire

Partnership Will Connect Parents More Than Ever to Their Children

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Two Ohio companies are joining forces to give parents a ringside seat to their children's activities by offering the most integrated web-based video experience available. Columbus-based eSchoolView builds custom-made websites for school systems and educational organizations across the country. BoxCast, a Cleveland company, created a breakthrough technology that makes it easy to deliver live, HD video from anyone with a camera to any device with its unique plug-and-play, pocket-sized BoxCaster. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Auto bigwigs back Everykey prior to launch

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda thinks Everykey “will change the way we control our daily lives.” The Cleveland-based startup just raised $720,000 — and it landed a bunch of big-name allies in the process. Read More ...

PR Newswire

Next generation modeling sees into the future for ALS patients: Origent Data Sciences accurately predicts function and survival of patients using Diaphragm Pacing System

Friday, August 07, 2015

Synapse Biomedical Inc. (www.synapsebiomedical.com) announced today that the abstract Analysis of Function and Survival in ALS Patients with Diaphragm Pacing using Virtual Controls by Origent Data Sciences, was accepted for presentation at the 26th International Symposium ALS/MND this year in Orlando. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Website making ripples in water industry

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Recently, someone from a local water technology company told Bryan Stubbs that the business might join the Cleveland Water Alliance. The main reason? It wants a subscription to SplashLink.com. Since last fall, the Beachwood-based website has signed up hundreds of paid subscribers, all of whom are somehow tied to the water industry. Read More ...

Darkside Scientific

Lumilor Brings New Life to the Lexus RC F

Friday, July 24, 2015

As a kid, the concept of ‘glow-in-the dark’ was always tantalizing; the sharp explosion of color radiating from the darkness as soon as you turned off the light. You always wondered just what made those adhesive planets and stars stuck to your ceiling shine so bright. Even in our older years, plenty of instances in pop culture have used the illuminating idea, more specifically Tron. Read More ...

Tesla NanoCoatings

Tesla Nanocoatings enters agreement with NDG, offers corrosion protection coatings

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tesla NanoCoatings announces the appointment of Norwegian Drilling Group (NDG) as sales agent and distributor for its Teslan products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Read More ...


OnShift announces Five Star Staffing Guide

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

OnShift has released a Five Star Staffing Guide to help providers look at how their staffing analytics match up to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidance. Providers can model Five Star staffing targets and run “what-if” staffing mix scenarios, the company said. The guide details nursing hours by position, such as RN or LPN. Read More ...

Spr Therapeutics $3.00 million Fundraising. Maria E Bennett Published Jul 20 Form D

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Spr Therapeutics, Llc, Limited Liability Company just submitted form D for $3.00 million debt financing. This is a new filing. Spr Therapeutics was able to fundraise $519,249 so far. Read More ...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Drones are coming to your neighborhood

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

An unmanned drone, little bigger than a model airplane or helicopter, could be flying over your home before long, carrying a camera to inspect your roof and the condition of the chimney flue. Read More ...


CardioInsight Technologies Acquired To Further Advance Heart Mapping Technology

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The recent acquisition of CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a privately-held, Cleveland-based medical device company, will further advance electrocardiographic mapping technology initially researched and developed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University’s Case School of Engineering and licensed through the university’s technology management office. Read More ...

Market Wired

OnShift Announces New Five Star Staffing Features

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

OnShift, a leader in human capital management software for post-acute care and senior living, today announced its Five Star Staffing Guide, new features that give post-acute care providers insight into their current staffing performance and guidance for achieving their Five Star staffing rating goals. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

CoverMyMeds looks for Ruby developers who are gems

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hey developers — want to make money while learning the Ruby programming language? CoverMyMeds will teach you. The fast-growing pharmacy software company plans to start hiring developers with at least three years of experience and teaching them how to code with Ruby, a language that is popular with startup companies and Internet-related businesses. Read More ...

Market Wired

CoverMyMeds Launches Ruby on Rails Crossover Program; Will Hire 20 Developers in First Class of Recruits

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

CoverMyMeds, one of the nation's fastest growing health care information technology companies, today announced an elite program for experienced web developers interested in accelerating their careers at CoverMyMeds and being paid to learn the Ruby programming language. Read More ...


Echogen Power Systems Signs Licensing Agreement With Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Echogen Power Systems®, www.echogen.com, a world leader in advanced power generation technology, announces the signing of a licensing agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, a global leader in the power and water sectors, to commercialize Echgoen's supercritical carbon dioxide waste heat to power technology. Read More ...

Event 38

Former SpaceX engineer Jeff Taylor navigates regulations, fast growth at Event 38

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Former SpaceX engineer Jeff Taylor has landed in Akron. His company, Event 38, is constructing drones intended for aerial photogrammetry, but the company’s customers have had a slightly different take on their application. Read More ...

Pharmacy Choice

Juventas Therapeutics Granted FDA Fast Track Designation and Phase 2b Protocol Allowance for Novel Heart Failure Gene Therapy

Monday, June 29, 2015

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week Juventas Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel non-viral gene therapies that activate natural processes to repair the body, announced that its product candidate, JVS-100, received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of advanced ischemic chronic heart failure. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Cleveland has strong ties to gene therapy

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A new gene has been imbedded into Cleveland's biomedical DNA. A few local companies are developing drugs that use viruses to insert new genes into people's cells — a technique that has the potential to reverse a long list of fatal diseases. Among them is Abeona Therapeutics — Cleveland's newest public company. Read More ...


Intellirod Spine Receives Funding, ISO Certification

Friday, June 26, 2015

ntellirod Spine has announced that it has received more equity financing, funding that will go a long way toward commercializing its disposable, implantable wireless RFID sensor technology for monitoring spinal rod strains. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

O2 RegenTech, a startup out of University of Akron, is making a name for itself

Friday, June 26, 2015

O2 RegenTech, a medical device startup out of the University of Akron, earned greater exposure and some kudos when it came in second place in a pitch competition at JumpStart’s recent Startup Scaleup event. Read More ...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland companies hope 2016 Republican National Convention will bring them business

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

When 50,000 people come here for the Republican National Convention next summer, Catheryn Greene hopes at least some of them will have a sweet tooth. Greene is the owner of Cathy's Creamery, which she said will sell gourmet ice cream sandwiches once it opens in the Warehouse District next month. She plans to pursue opportunities to cater events for the RNC, and also hopes that conventioneers will wander over to her shop during their down time. Read More ...

Catheter-Delivered Gene Therapy Yields Positive Signal in Advanced Heart Failure

Monday, June 22, 2015

Endomyocardial injection of DNA encoding stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1) in patients with chronic ischemic heart failure tends to attenuate cardiac remodeling, according to a phase II study published online June 8, 2015, ahead of print in the European Heart Journal. While the gene therapy failed to meet its primary efficacy endpoint, significant functional improvement was seen in those with the lowest levels of LVEF. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Product Hunt funnels tech fans toward local startups

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mike Cottrill knew that tech geeks from around the world were about to flood his company’s website. A customer who helped test Beegit’s first product — a software tool designed to help writers work together online — had told the company that he was going to promote that product on Product Hunt. Read More ...

O2 RegenTech

Start-up business team led by University of Akron professor wins $10,000

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A start-up company created by a University of Akron professor from Hudson was awarded a $10,000 second-place finish at the June 17 Starting Up and Scaling Up competition in Cleveland. "My company placed second place out of 12 companies in the Up and Comers Pitch Competition at the event," Nic D. Leipzig said shortly after the announcement was made. Read More ...

Market Watch

Medtronic Announces Acquisition of CardioInsight Technologies, Developer of Non-Invasive Cardiac Mapping System

Friday, June 19, 2015

Medtronic plc MDT, +0.59% today announced that it has acquired CardioInsight Technologies, Inc. ("CardioInsight"), a privately-held, Cleveland-based medical device company that has developed a new approach to improve the mapping of electrical disorders of the heart. CardioInsight will become part of the Medtronic Atrial Fibrillation Solutions business in the Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure division. Read More ...

Market Watch

Medtronic Announces Acquisition of CardioInsight Technologies, Developer of Non-Invasive Cardiac Mapping System

Friday, June 19, 2015

Medtronic plc MDT, +0.65% today announced that it has acquired CardioInsight Technologies, Inc. ("CardioInsight"), a privately-held, Cleveland-based medical device company that has developed a new approach to improve the mapping of electrical disorders of the heart. CardioInsight will become part of the Medtronic Atrial Fibrillation Solutions business in the Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure division. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

FDA grants Fast Track status to Juventas Therapeutics experimental heart failure drug

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Federal regulators have been kind to Juventas Therapeutics. The Cleveland company’s experimental heart failure drug has been granted Fast Track status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That status — which is designed to speed up the FDA’s review process — should help Juventas get through its upcoming Phase IIb clinical trial. The FDA also gave Juventas permission to proceed with that trial. The FDA must have seen promise in the data generated by Juventas’ first Phase II trial. The trial technically missed its primary goals: Overall, patients who received the drug didn’t do significantly better than those who received a placebo. Read More ...

Industrial Energy Efficiency Bill Gets Key Business Backing

Monday, June 15, 2015

A bill before Congress would make industrial energy efficiency — including combined heat and power — eligible for federal investment tax credits. Phyllis Cuttino, of The Pew Charitable Trusts, explains the legislation’s importance. Read More ...


BUSINESS DIGEST - New via680 update

Friday, June 12, 2015

New via680 updateYOUNGSTOWNThe Youngstown Business Incubator’s portfolio company, via680, has released its fourth-generation of a dynamic messaging system.Now, the company needs feedback from users.The product’s demo video and other information can be found at vingapp.com/ybi-offer/.MYCAP program Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

GenomOncology names Condie Carmack as VP of translational medicine

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

GenomOncology, a Cleveland company that has developed a technology platform to streamline the use of next-generation sequencing data in medical care and research, is bulking up its staff by adding Condie Carmack as vice president of translational medicine. Read More ...

PR Newswire

GenomOncology adds new Vice President, Translational Medicine

Monday, June 08, 2015

GenomOncology today announced that Condie Carmack, Ph.D., has joined the company as Vice President, Translational Medicine. In this position, Dr. Carmack will report to Manuel Glynias, President, and CEO and will have responsibility for GenomOncology's products and services in oncology and their newest venture in constitutional medicine. Dr. Carmack brings 30 years of experience in the Life Science and Diagnostic industry with him to GO. Read More ...

Ten Advanced Combustion Systems That Are Getting the Government’s Backing

Monday, June 08, 2015

Ten projects selected on June 8 to receive funding through the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL’s) Advanced Combustion Systems Program could lower costs and improve the performance of combustion systems that generate power with near-zero emissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) said. Read More ...