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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 Scott Thompson at  scott.thompson@jumpstartinc.org or 216.363.3400 and he can put you in touch with the entrepreneur.


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. The FDA Fast Track process is designed to expedite the development and review of drugs to treat serious or life-threatening conditions and demonstrate the potential to address unmet medical needs. The FDA has also allowed the protocol for the company's Phase 2b double-blinded, randomized clinical trial of JVS-100 for the treatment of advanced ischemic chronic heart failure in patients with a prior history of heart attack, referred to as STOP-HF2 (see also Juventas Therapeutics). 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 ...


IntellirodSpine

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, +0.65% 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


via680

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 ...


PR Newswire

Freedom Meditech Raises $4.8 Million and Appoints John Gerace as Chief Executive Officer

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Freedom Meditech, Inc., a medical device company transforming the diagnosis and monitoring of chronic diseases from current blood-based standards to early and non-invasive detection, today announced that the company has raised $4.8 million in a Series C financing. The company seeks to raise additional capital and has raised a total of $14 million since founded. Read More ...


Crain's Cleveland Business

MesoCoat forms subsidiary in Mexico, selects distributor as its CEO

Thursday, May 28, 2015

MesoCoat has formed a subsidiary in Mexico — and hired one of its distributors to lead it. The Euclid-based metal coatings technology company has selected Jose Maria Ribot Barroso to serve as CEO of MesoCoat de Mexico. Ribot previously served as CEO of MetalSol, a Mexican company that served as a MesoCoat distributor. That agreement has been terminated, according to a news release. Read More ...


PR Newswire

Juventas Therapeutics Presents New 12-Month Data Demonstrating Single Administration of JVS-100 Improves Cardiac and Clinical Status in Patients with Severe Ischemic Heart Failure One Year After Treatment

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Juventas Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing non-viral gene therapies to treat advanced cardiovascular diseases, today presented new 12-month data demonstrating that a single administration of Juventas' non-viral DNA plasmid gene therapy, JVS-100, improves cardiac structure, function, serum biomarkers, and clinical status in patients with severe ischemic heart failure one year after treatment. Final 12-month results from the Phase 2 STOP-HF clinical trial were presented in a late-breaking oral presentation at the European Society of Cardiology - Heart Failure 2015 and is in press at the European Heart Journal. Read More ...


Green Cross Juventas Investment Shows Gene Therapy Appetite

Thursday, May 21, 2015

South Korea's Green Cross Holdings has invested in the clinical-stage U.S. biotech firm Juventas Therapeutics in a bid to diversify into the cell and gene therapy sector. Along with Posco Capital, Green Cross led a $7.5 million investment in the Cleveland-based company, which focuses on developing non-viral gene therapies to treat advanced cardiovascular diseases. Read More ...


Winneshiek County has new emergency notification system

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Winneshiek County has a new way of alerting the public to an emergency situation. County officials now can use Inspiron Logistics' "Wireless Emergency Notification System" to quickly notify residents, neighborhoods or groups of people of dangerous situations including weather warnings. Read More ...


Pharmacy Choice

Green Cross, POSCO Capital invest in US bio company

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Green Cross and POSCO Capital jointly invested $7.5 million in US pharmaceutical company Juventas Therapeutics to develop advanced cardiovascular therapies, the two companies said Thursday. Juventas, a Cleveland-based clinical-stage company, is developing regenerative therapies for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The firm's innovative non-viral gene therapy JVS-100 is undergoing clinical testing and may be launched in the near future. Read More ...


Market Wired

Abakan to Present at International Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition 2015

Friday, May 08, 2015

("Abakan"), an emerging leader in the advanced coatings and metal formulations markets, proudly announces that its subsidiary, MesoCoat, Inc. ("MesoCoat"), has been invited to give two presentations on its PComP™ thermal spray coating materials at the International Thermal Spray Conference and Exhibition 2015.


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IBmag

Lock and Key

Friday, May 08, 2015

At 24, Chris Wentz has unlocked the key to tech investment dollars for his password access device Everykey. The self-styled prince of Cleveland takes his meetings in a 16th floor penthouse. Outside the wraparound windows streaked with rain, Lake Erie stretches silently toward Canada. As the distant downtown Cleveland skyline fades in and out of the fog, Chris Wentz settles into a white chair like something out of Dwell magazine. Read More ...


PreEmptive Solutions Takes Application Analytics Mainstream with Standard Drivers from CData Software

Monday, May 04, 2015

Executive, sales, support, and financial leadership can, for the first time, translate line of business and market-facing application usage directly into business activity monitoring and intelligence without leaving their preferred analytics, BI, CRM, and ERP systems. Read More ...


USA Today

Go 'Beyond the Tank' with 'Shark' alumni

Friday, May 01, 2015

Friday, the ABC franchise launches a spinoff, Beyond the Tank (9 ET/PT), which revisits the entrepreneurs who've appeared on past seasons of the show, many of whom received seed money from the Sharks. Three episodes will run in May with more to follow next fall. Read More ...


PR Web

CoverMyMeds Adopts Point-of-Care Partners' ePA Regulatory Tracker

Friday, May 01, 2015

CoverMyMeds, the nation's largest electronic prior authorization (ePA) platform, has selected Point-of-Care Partners’ ePA State Navigator to help the company stay abreast of the rapidly-evolving ePA regulatory landscape. Read More ...


Market Wired

OnShift CEO to Lead Educational Session at Assisted Living Federation of America Annual Conference

Thursday, April 30, 2015

OnShift, a leader in human capital management software for post-acute care and senior living, today announced that OnShift CEO Mark Woodka will lead a discussion on staffing strategies to increase employee engagement at the 2015 Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Conference. Ben Thompson, VP of Special Projects at Senior Living Communities, and Blair Minton, President at RPM Management, will join Woodka in exploring experiences and best practices in workforce engagement in senior living. Read More ...


Market Wired

7 signal Monitors Wi-Fi Experience at INTEROP

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

7 signal, the Wi-Fi Performance Company, is featuring its patented Sapphire Eye sensors and Wi-Fi software analytics at INTEROP, to monitor, track and trend the Wi-Fi experience for thousands of conference attendees. INTEROP is the leading independent technology conference designed to inspire and inform the world’s IT community. Read More ...


Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Movable Leads the Way in Group Movement and Related Data

Monday, April 27, 2015

Movable a Northeast Ohio company leading the way in motivating group movement, announced today that its newest device, Movand 3, is shipping in May. This comes on the heels of unprecedented revenue growth and key additions to the company's management team. Read More ...


Bridging the Great Divide Between Banks and Millennials

Monday, April 27, 2015

Despite an increased emphasis on personalization, many industries perpetuate the very stereotypes that devalue individualization efforts and hinder brand growth. Banks, in particular, have an extensive history of skewed strategies when it comes to connecting the emerging Millennial demographic. Read More ...


Crain's Cleveland Business

Business is always on the move, constantly growing

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The number of companies using Movable's activity trackers has increased seven-fold in two years, and a new version is on the way. Sure, the size of Movable's customer base has exploded over the past two years, but we can't describe it as “untethered” growth. Read More ...


PR Web

STACK Media and Axon Sports Announce Cognitive Training Partnership

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

STACK Media and Axon Sports announce exclusive cognitive training and content partnership. Axon Sports will be STACK’s exclusive cognitive training expert; providing insights, case studies and cognitive performance improvement tools to all athletes. In addition, Axon Sports’ technology will be made available at certain STACK Velocity Sports Performance facilities, enabling unprecedented access for athletes to ‘Train Above the Neck ™’. Read More ...


Disease Diagnostic Group

Disease Diagnostic Startup from MIT Wins Tulane Business Model Competition

Monday, April 20, 2015

Now in its 15th year, the Tulane Business Model Competition was host to local, regional and national companies in the final round, which took place last Thursday prior to the annual gala where the winners are announced. Read More ...


PR Newswire

Global Waste Heat Recovery Market 2015-2019 with ABB, Alstom, Echogen Power systems, Foster Wheeler & General Electric Dominating

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Global Waste Heat Recovery market to grow at a CAGR of 7.3 percent over the period 2014-2019. The huge investment plans in the MEA region is one of the key trends emerging in the market. The Middle East is rich in gas reserves and new gas discovery in East Africa have placed both these areas in a strategic position for gas-based power plants in the future. Read More ...


Milo Biotechnology

Milo Treats First DMD Patients with Novel Follistatin Gene Therapy

Monday, April 20, 2015

Clinical stage startup company Milo Biotechnology has begun treating the first Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients with follistatin gene therapy. The treatment is being provided through intramuscular injections and its effects in maintaining or restoring muscle function are being studied at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Read More ...


Design Flux

Chicago’s Clean Energy Challenge Revs Startups With $1 Million

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Clean Energy Trust held its Clean Energy Challenge yesterday at Venue SIX10 on South Michigan in Chicago. The meeting and awards culminated six months of intense work. The trust, widely known as a launchpad for cutting-edge clean energy projects, funds innovation by helping to launch, fund, and grow excellent clean tech startups in the Midwest. Today the organization gave away $1 million. NRG Energy, Hyatt, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University were among the sponsors. Read More ...


Market Wired

CoverMyMeds and NewCrop Launch Industry's First Complete ePA Solution

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CoverMyMeds, the nation's largest electronic prior authorization (ePA) platform, and NewCrop, a leading provider of electronic prescribing services, announce the launch of the industry's first electronic prior authorization (ePA) solution to offer complete ePA functionality, as defined in the ePA National Adoption Scorecard. The enhanced ePA solution is available at no additional cost to all NewCrop customers effective immediately. Read More ...


Darkside Scientific

5 Amazing After-Market Upgrades You Won’t Believe

Monday, April 13, 2015

Turning your exhaust pipe into a flame-thrower. Making your license plate disappear with a push of a button. Using your paint job as an automated “Tron”-mobile. Some of these are just concepts, but others are among the craziest after-market upgrades available now for your ride. Read More ...


PR Newswire

Milo Biotechnology Release: First Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patient Treated In Follistatin Gene Therapy Trial

Monday, April 13, 2015

Milo Biotechnology announced the first Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patient was treated with follistatin gene therapy at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The therapy, delivered by intramuscular injection, is designed to maintain or restore muscle function in boys affected with DMD. This six patient clinical trial follows from a trial of the therapy in Becker muscular dystrophy patients that demonstrated initial safety and efficacy. Results of that study were published in the January 2015 issue of the Journal Molecular Therapy. Read More ...


Cleveland Plain Dealer

Female tech entrepreneurs alter the landscape in NE Ohio: Tech Czar Talk

Sunday, April 12, 2015

If there has been one thing that I have learned about entrepreneurship ... it is an egalitarian vocation. Entrepreneurship does not discriminate if you are African-American, Jewish, Irish, Hindu, male or female. It does, however, expect you to be smart, insightful, emotional, fearless and contemplative. Yet the tech entrepreneurial landscape, nationally as well as locally, continues to be the domain of white males. Read More ...


Cleveland Plain Dealer

Highland Hills tech company wins $1.45 million for device to treat pain in amputees

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

SPR Therapeutics, a Highland Hills-based medical device company, has won $1.45 million in grant funding to develop an implantable system to treat phantom and residual limb pain caused by amputations. Read More ...


Crain's Cleveland Business

Akron-based drone manufacturer Event 38 forms partnership with Brazilian distributor

Friday, March 27, 2015

An Akron-based drone manufacturer called Event 38 has formed yet another foreign partnership — this time with a distributor in Brazil. Read More ...


Market Wired

OnShift Honors Recipients of Fourth Annual Scheduler of the Year Awards

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

OnShift, a leader in human capital management software for post-acute care and senior living, today announced the winners of its Fourth Annual Scheduler of the Year Awards. OnShift clients submitted nominations detailing the organizational successes driven by schedulers in their communities. This year's winners were selected from over 100 nominations across assisted living, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities. Read More ...


PR Newswire

Intellirod Spine Announces Key Licensing Milestone in Development of Novel Spinal Sensor

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Intellirod Spine, a medical device company developing novel wireless sensing technologies for use in spinal care, has entered into licensing and distribution agreements with X-spine Systems, Inc. to utilize X-spine Fortex® implants in conjunction with Intellirod's forthcoming LOADPRO™ disposable microelectronic sensor. Read More ...


PR Newswire

Children's National Launches Sequencing Program Featuring Illumina's NextSeq and GenomOncology's GO Clinical Workbench

Thursday, March 19, 2015

GenomOncology LLC announced today that Children's National Health System has launched a clinical sequencing program that is utilizing GenomOncology's GO Clinical Workbench™. The workflow of the GO Clinical Workbench has been extended to address the needs of the constitutional pediatrics market. Read More ...


Outdated Workforce Systems Are Holding Senior Living Back

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Senior living providers are encountering serious obstacles in hiring the large number of workers they need, but many also see ways they could improve their systems and processes to achieve better results. Read More ...


PR Newswire

Children's National Launches Sequencing Program Featuring Illumina's NextSeq and GenomOncology's GO Clinical Workbench

Thursday, March 19, 2015

GenomOncology LLC announced today that Children's National Health System has launched a clinical sequencing program that is utilizing GenomOncology's GO Clinical Workbench™. The workflow of the GO Clinical Workbench has been extended to address the needs of the constitutional pediatrics market. Read More ...


Market Wired

OnShift Publishes Research on Top Workforce Issues in Post-Acute Care and Senior Living

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

OnShift, a leader in human capital management software for post-acute care and senior living, today announced the release of a market research report on workforce issues in senior care. The research, Workforce Insights: Get Ahead, identified that current provider practices are trailing in the path to improving workforce quality and improving their human capital management strategy is a top organizational priority. Read More ...


Yahoo!

How 3 Companies Maximized Funding in Their Region

Monday, March 16, 2015

If you’re not located on the coasts, venture funding can be hard to come by. But your business can still tap into a host of funding options and get the start you need. Here’s how three companies in Cleveland, Ohio thought local and made the most of regional incubators, non-profits, angel investors and universities when building their businesses. Read More ...


Cleveland Plain Dealer

Reinvention: Former corporate chef, sales executive Claude Booker expanding from retail to mobile food industry

Monday, March 16, 2015

Claude Booker got restaurants, grocery delis and kitchen operations nationwide to buy his classic prepared southern food in bulk. Now, the former corporate chef and sales executive wants to help create entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio. Read More ...


Event 38

Fixed-wing UAV maker partners with Iowa Ag firm

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Event 38, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturer, announced an agreement with Cedar Valley Innovation LLC, an Iowa-based agriculture research organization. Through the agreement CVI will integrate Event 38’s E384 drone and software into its agriculture research programs. Read More ...


IBmag

NEO Success Awards 2015: Light Brigade

Thursday, March 12, 2015

David Levine and Michael Recker were in need of a little liquid consolation. The two business partners were trying to drum up investors for a new product idea, but talks had stalled. So on a warm summer afternoon in 2007, they headed to the patio of the Barking Spider in University Circle to brood over beers. Read More ...


Wireless Environment

Wireless Environment's Mr. Beams NetBright spotlights use RF signals for networked LED outdoor lighting

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wireless Environment introduces the new Mr. Beams™ LED spotlights featuring new NetBright technology that uses radio frequency connectivity to link multiple spotlights on one network for LED outdoor lighting. Read More ...


PR Log

Protein For Pets Partners With Embrace Pet Insurance To Promote Health And Wellness Of Pets

Monday, March 09, 2015

Protein For Pets(P4P), the rapidly-expanding company that is revolutionizing the way people shop for natural pet food and supplies, has entered into an exclusive partnership with prominent pet insurance provider Embrace Pet Insurance. Read More ...


Waste heat recovery gaining steam for operators who want to save some green

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Passengers on board the Washington State Ferries (WSF) boat Tokitae stay warm on a cold winter day as they travel on the Mukilteo-Clinton route, thanks to waste heat recovery installed on the two EMD diesel engines. Read More ...


covermymeds

CoverMyMeds Launches First-Ever ePA National Adoption Scorecard

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

CoverMyMeds, working with a broad group of influential industry stakeholders, today released the Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) National Adoption Scorecard. The ePA National Adoption Scorecard is the first of its kind and highlights the current state of the ePA industry, including ePA adoption rates and implementation statuses of the industry’s largest participants. Read More ...


PR Newswire

Movable Unveils Platform Enhancements and New IDEO-Designed Device

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Movable, the experts in motivating group movement, today announced three new enhancements, all designed to expand their platforms' flexibility and keep groups more connected and engaged. Read More ...


Beegit

Beegit announces $220,000 in funding

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Today is an exciting day at Beegit HQ. We’re happy and humbled to announce the conclusion of a $220,000 funding round. Although the pieces have been in place for a few weeks, we can finally announce that we received the most recent Innovation Fund B award. That $100,000 pairs with winning the North Coast Opportunities Technology Fund and a February investment from LaunchHouse, a Cleveland-based accelerator. Read More ...


McKnight's

OnShift Insight, OnShift Hire hit market

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

OnShift has introduced new workforce analysis and applicant tracking products for hiring. The new OnShift Insight can be used to make hiring recommendations, with providers able to see a graphical dashboard to see where shortages are, or model “what-if” scenarios. OnShift Hire can be used for efficient applicant tracking, such as building a candidate pool. Read More ...


Market Wired

OnShift Announces New Products for Workforce Analysis and Talent Acquisition

Monday, February 23, 2015

OnShift, a leader in human capital management software for post-acute care and senior living, today announced new workforce analysis and applicant tracking products for proactive hiring of quality healthcare workers. Building upon OnShift's flagship scheduling application, the OnShift suite gives providers data-driven insight into hiring needs so they can recruit, hire and schedule staff consistently and efficiently. Read More ...


Crain's Cleveland Business

STACK isn't 'just a media company anymore'

Sunday, February 22, 2015

STACK is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and like the goals of the thousands of athletes to whom it has provided training tips over the years, it believes it's bigger and better than ever. The company, which originated in Cleveland and has offices in New York and Costa Mesa, Calif., bulked up considerably with its acquisitions last June of Velocity Sports Performance, the nation's largest sports performance training provider, and digital developer Driven Apps. Read More ...


PR Newswire

CoverMyMeds and Practice Fusion Partner to Bring Electronic Prior Authorizations for Medications to Over 110,000 of Practice Fusion's Users

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

CoverMyMeds, the nation's largest prior authorization (PA) network, and Practice Fusion, the #1 cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) for doctors and patients, today announced a partnership that will bring CoverMyMeds' integrated electronic prior authorization (ePA) functionality to Practice Fusion's 110,000 medical professionals who manage more than 100 million patient records. The integration will enable practitioners on the Practice Fusion platform to submit ePAs for medications to health insurance plans within their existing workflow Read More ...


Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tech Czar Talk: 'All good deals find money' is a challenge for Cleveland tech companies

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Recent headlines make entrepreneurship look so easy. Cleveland seems to be gaining national attention as a good place to find attractive investment opportunities. But as many entrepreneurs know, it is the ultimate challenge to secure the necessary capital to grow his or her business. When I worked at National City Venture Capital many moons ago there was an adage I learned, "All good deals find money." Read More ...


WTAM

Local start-up Everykey Creates the Wristband that Replaces Keys and Passwords

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Chris Wentz, Chief Executive Officer of Everykey, LLC, spoke with Bill about the "wristband that replaces keys and passwords". Chris graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Computer Science degree in 2013 and the Eveykey project came out of an entrepreneurial class at Case. Read More ...


Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tech Czar Talk: Neuros Medical gets closer to hitting market, Creative Mornings Cleveland starts networking, and BlueBridge celebrates 10 years

Sunday, February 01, 2015

The New Year has exploded with a bevy of tech news. Some of the highlights are a product seven years in the making working its way to market, the first Creative Mornings event was held in Cleveland, and a local tech company celebrates 10 years in business. Read More ...


Crain's Cleveland Business

Meet some of NEO's entrepreneurs-Richard Rodman,co-founder,CEO, Crowdentials

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Rich Rodman admits that many of his business contacts may not realize he is only 23. But for his part, Rodman views youth as an asset. “Starting a company is something you really have to have the tenacity for, and being young, I think, is more of an advantage than a disadvantage,” he said. Read More ...


Cleveland Plain Dealer

Fueled by TechStars, Cleveland startup ExpenseBot ready to launch--somewhere: the Mix

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Edward Buchholz feels more confident than most entrepreneurs at the early stage of a startup, and no wonder. Read More ...


Business Wire

Neuros Medical Enrolls First Patients in Pivotal Study for Post-Amputation Pain

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Neuros Medical, Inc., a medical device company, announced it has enrolled the first patients in its pivotal clinical trial to evaluate the Company's patented Altius® System High Frequency Nerve Block technology for the management of intractable limb pain of amputees. Read More ...


Market Wired

Abakan Appoints Stephen Goss as Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Abakan Inc., an emerging leader in the advanced coatings and metal formulations markets, today announced that, effective January 1, 2015, the Company has appointed Mr. Stephen Goss as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Goss will continue to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Abakan's subsidiary MesoCoat, Inc. Read More ...


Yahoo!

CoverMyMeds Adds Additional EHR Integration to Expand Electronic Prior Authorization Offering

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CoverMyMeds, the nation's largest prior authorization (PA) platform, today announced the completion of an integration with Epic. The integration will allow Epic electronic health record (EHR) users to access CoverMyMeds electronic prior authorizations (ePAs) in their EHR workflow, enabling PAs at the point of prescribing. Read More ...


Crain's Cleveland Business

Groupmatics is making major moves in ticketing

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Groupmatics is getting ready for the big leagues. The Westlake software company, which aims to help sports and entertainment venues manage group ticket sales, has won over the gatekeeper for Major League Baseball. Read More ...


Tech Faster

Cool Cleveland Tech Company Heats Up At Florida Educational Technology Conference

Friday, January 23, 2015

For the second year in a row one of Cleveland’s coolest companies, Lightning Grader, is exhibiting at the Florida Educational Technology Conference in Orlando Florida. Read More ...


MedCity News

MedCity News is under new management. Here’s what happens next.

Friday, January 23, 2015

MedCity Media, which publishes MedCityNews.com, has been acquired by Breaking Media, a best-in-class digital publisher based in New York. Read More ...


Wall Street Journal

The Best Battery-Powered Light to Install in a Closet

Friday, January 23, 2015

Q: We’d like to install lighting inside a clothes closet. I’ve seen stick-on lights at the hardware store that seem like they would work. Are they any good, and is there one you recommend? Read More ...


Yahoo!

Global Neurosurgery Market 2015-2019

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Neurosurgery is a complex surgical procedure that involves diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders affecting any region of the nervous system. Read More ...


Crain's Cleveland Business

NEO health care companies raised $398 million in 2014; 'confidential' businesses rake in lion's share

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Call it the $232 million mystery. The amount of money raised by Northeast Ohio health care companies exploded last year, hitting nearly $400 million. That beats the last record by more than $100 million, according to data that BioEnterprise Corp. of Cleveland has been collecting since 2002. Read More ...


PR Newswire

Neurosurgery Market Growing at 11.7% CAGR to 2019, Globally, Forecasts a New Neurosurgery Industry Research Report

Saturday, January 17, 2015

ReportsnReports.com adds Global Neurosurgery Market 2015-2019 research report of 75 pages, which says that an increase in the number of diagnosed neurological disorders has resulted in the growth of global neurosurgery market. Read More ...


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Tech that happens in Vegas comes to your home soon

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Local tech companies unveiled some pretty cool products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Read More ...


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