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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.

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Outdated Workforce Systems Are Holding Senior Living Back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 ...


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 ...


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 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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

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 ...


LumiLor lets you literally paint with light

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

LumiLor is electroluminescent paint that can be applied to a range of different surfaces and lights up when it receives an electrical charge. Read More ...

Case Western Reserve University

Everykey looks towards their next goal as they head to CES 2015

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Everykey is going back to Vegas. After intriguing several potential investors and consumers last year, the startup is returning to the International Consumer Electronics Show. Read More ...

The Economist

Pharmaceuticals - Going large

Saturday, January 03, 2015

In pharmaceuticals, the 20th century was the era of the small molecule. The industry thrived by identifying a steady stream of relatively simple compounds that treated lots of people, patenting them and making a fortune. In the early 21st century it has become harder for drugmakers to find new cures quickly enough to replace those on which the patents are expiring. Read More ...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tech Czar Talk: 3 Cleveland startups are making the Beta stage look hot

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A fascinating evolutionary change in entrepreneurship has been how startup companies get financed. Gone are the days of asking for $5 million up front to build a company. Investments now come in smaller increments with financial goals and hurdles attached with each one. Entrepreneurs and investors can quickly pivot or close a business without losing a lot of cash. Read More ...

Midwest Energy News

Amid setbacks, Ohio energy tour looks on the bright side

Friday, December 19, 2014

According to a variety of industry and community leaders, Ohio still has a bright future ahead of it for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Read More ...

Columbus Business First

Nationwide Children’s gene therapy lands TechColumbus investment

Friday, December 19, 2014

Gene therapy developed at Nationwide Children's Hospital that has shown early promise in improving muscle strength in children with a form of muscular dystrophy is headed into more clinical trials, bolstered by investments over the past two months from muscular dystrophy foundations and TechColumbus. Read More ...

Columbus Business First

Year in Review: Tech startups land big investments, Big Data goes big-time

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Central Ohio's tech industry saw some big wins for startups in 2014, plus big institutions formed a startup of their own to catch the Big Data wave. Here are the year's top technology stories: Read More ...

CBS Cleveland

Thousands of users tapped for first 3D printer buyer's guide

Friday, December 12, 2014

The world's largest online community of 3D printer owners has rated what looks to be the majority of machines for sale today, offering consumers a detailed buyer's guide that uses a simple "1-10" rating system. Read More ...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Akron drone maker Event 38 attracts GLIDE funding and a welcome in Africa: the Mix

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Event 38, the Akron drone maker that I wrote about in September, is flying ever higher. The young company was just awarded $25,000 from the Innovation Fund of GLIDE, the Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise, to expand its eye-in-the-sky capability. Read More ...

Wireless Environment

Adding Safety Lights to Your Home

Saturday, December 06, 2014

This Sunday's Project of the week will be our friends at Mr. Beams! Mr. Beams has developed numerous types of outdoor and indoor LED battery powered lighting.  These lights last years and are motion detecting. If you need some extra light around your home, especially outdoors, you'll want to tune into our Sunday Project of the week!
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Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland startup CoverMyMeds achieved spectacular success by doing good

Friday, December 05, 2014

Sam Rajan did not set out to create a billion dollar company, a milestone he may be on his way to reaching. A pharmacist, he wanted to help sick people get their medicine. Stat. Read More ...

Motorcycles Made More Visible in the Most Amazing Way

Thursday, December 04, 2014

A company called Darkside Scientific has teamed up with Progressive Insurance to bring to light a better and amazing way to make motorcycles more visible to other drivers at night.
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PR Newswire

Phizzle and Segmint Partner to Deliver 1-to-1 Engagements to Fans and Consumers on All Channels

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Segmint, Inc., the company that securely activates enterprise data to intuitively deliver personalized engagements attributed across channels, and Phizzle, an enterprise fan and consumer engagement software company, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver consumers and fans with 1-to-1 engagements on all channels. Read More ...


Milo Biotechnology Announces Patent Issuance

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Milo Biotechnology, which is applying its follistatin gene therapy in three clinical programs, today announced the issuance of its parent patent "Myostatin Inhibition for Enhancing Muscle and/or Improving Muscle Function", which has issued as patent number 8,895,309. Read More ...

Pharmacy Choice

GanedenBC30 Advances Protein Utilization

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Ganeden Biotech maker of the patented probiotic strain Ganeden BC 30(Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086) announced today that preliminary studies have suggested multiple benefits by consuming Ganeden BC 30in combination with protein.
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Lorain Morning Journal

Lorain to participate in emergency warning system

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The city of Lorain will participate in a new computerized network to notify residents of emergency situations. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Cleveland biotech startup Abeona Therapeutics raises foundation-led $3.6 million

Monday, December 01, 2014

Abeona Therapeutics, a Cleveland biotechnology startup, said it has raised $3.6 million to complete preclinical development of therapies for children with Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare, terminal genetic disorder that results in death before patients reach their mid-teens. Read More ...


Flight Plan

Monday, December 01, 2014

Jeff Taylor is stringing a drone together with rubber bands. Stout and thick, they wrap around pegs on the aircraft’s lightweight plastic-foam body, crisscrossing up and over the striped red wings to hold the 6-foot wingspan fast to the fuselage. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Segmint, others building off 'very hot' finance tech market

Friday, November 28, 2014

Modern banks are becoming more like tech companies that happen to deliver banking services, and at least one local company has benefited from the evolution. Read More ...

Health Canal

Team refines potentially game-changing malaria test

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Testing for malaria may soon be easier and safer, thanks to the work of two USC Viterbi School of Engineering biomedical engineering students and their partners.

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Gadget Review

Everykey: The Smart Wristband That Unlocks Everything

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Everykey takes its name seriously: The smart wristband wants to take the place of your physical and digital keys alike, wrapping them all up in one device that you can take anywhere. Read More ...

PR Newswire

Surgical Theater's Technology to be Showcased at the Opening of the Besta NeuroSim Center in Milan, Italy

Monday, November 24, 2014

Surgical Theater, LLC, announced today that their technology will be featured at the November 24th opening of Europe's first simulation center, The Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Nazionale "C. Besta." Read More ...

Akron Beacon Journal

App for collaborating writers wins top prize at ‘Pitch Night’ in Hudson

Sunday, November 23, 2014

An online app called Beegit, which is designed to make it easier for writers to work together on a project, won the top prize in the second annual Pitch Night business competition Thursday in Hudson. Read More ...

Solar & Waste Heat (TalkSolar Podcast)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Leveraging waste heat is a model for making any energy production more efficient. In the TalkSolar podcast below, I interview Phil Brennan, I his company’s technology fits in with the solar equation and the DOE project that is exploring waste heat and the solar connection. Read More ...

Wall Street Journal

Everykey Wristband Aims to be Your Password Manager

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wearable devices now have broader applications than just fitness and health. Everykey wristband uses bluetooth technology to unlock smartphones, computers and websites. Read More ...

CBS Cleveland

Freedom Meditech Granted Key U.S. Patent Covering the ClearPath DS-120 Device and Method of Use

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Freedom Meditech, Inc. today announced it has received official notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that the company has been granted a key patent providing the protection of intellectual property covering the ClearPath DS-120™ device and method of use. Read More ...

PR Web

Local Business Turns Corporate Office into Pet Rescue

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Local Cleveland business, Embrace Pet Insurance, has taken community involvement to the next level with their latest outreach effort. Step into one of their conference rooms and you’ll find that homeless cats and kittens are now being fostered at Embrace’s headquarters on Richmond Rd. Read More ...


The future of energy: You may be walking on it

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fossil fuel reserves are declining, sun and wind power are imperfect, and the world is looking for answers. But there's a possible solution out there: recycling energy from secondary sources. Read More ...


DrFirst, CoverMyMeds Offer Electronic Prior Authorization

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DrFirst, a provider of healthcare IT solutions, and CoverMyMeds, a company specializing in electronic prior authorization, have announced a new partnership. The two companies will offer electronic prior authorization (ePA) within DrFirst’s medication management software. Read More ...


Juventas Therapeutics, Inc. Presents Phase 2 Data At American Heart Association Scientific Sessions That Shows JVS-100 Is Safe, Potentially Effective In Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Juventas Therapeutics Inc., a privately-held, clinical-stage company developing novel therapies for treatment of cardiovascular disease, had clinical data presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 that show JVS-100 was safe and well tolerated while demonstrating clinically meaningful improvement in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Read More ...

CBS Cleveland

The Duchenne Alliance commits $500,000 to Jerry Mendell M.D. and Milo Biotechnology to fund first Duchenne Follistatin Gene Therapy Trial

Monday, November 17, 2014

The International Duchenne Alliance announced today that it will allocate $500,000 to Jerry Mendell, M.D. and Milo Biotechnology to support the first ever follistatin gene therapy trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Read More ...

Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfunding Mailbox: EveryKey Manages Passwords, Roccamore Shoes & Roost Smart Battery

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Last week things got pretty heavy on the regulatory side of investment crowdfunding so it is kind of nice to get back to talking about some cool and creative projects. Read More ...


iPatientCare Partners With CoverMyMeds for Electronic Prior Authorization

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CoverMyMeds, the industry leader in medication prior authorizations, and iPatientCare, a cloud-based ambulatory EHR and integrated practice management solution, today announced a partnership to bring electronic prior authorization (ePA) functionality to the 7,800 providers on the iPatientCare platform. Read More ...


AUDIO: Echogen Emerging Leader In Clean Energy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Phil Brennan, the CEO of the Akron-based company Echogen Power Systems LLC joined WAKR's Ray Horner in the studio Wednesday morning. Read More ...


Juventas Therapeutics, Inc. Phase 2 Clinical Study Results To Be Presented At 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Juventas Therapeutics Inc., a privately-held, clinical-stage company developing novel therapies for treatment of cardiovascular disease, today announced that investigators will present results from two independent clinical trials that show JVS-100, a non-viral gene therapy expressing stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1), improves clinical status of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) and symptomatic ischemic heart failure at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 on Nov. 17 in Chicago, Ill. Read More ...

Press Release Point

PreEmptive Solutions Extends Analytics Tailored to Support High-impact Applications

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

PreEmptive Solutions announced today a series of product and managed service updates that further establish PreEmptive Analytics as the premier application analytics solution – across traditional, modern, and mobile platforms. Today’s announcements include: Read More ...

PR Newswire

The Ohio State University Launches NGS Cancer Panels Using GenomOncology's GO Clinical Workbench

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GenomOncology announced today that the Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Department Of Pathology will use the company's GO Clinical WorkbenchTM to enable clinical reporting of mutations detected from NGS. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

ViewRay cancer treatment system receives CE Mark from European Union

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ViewRay’s cancer treatment system now can be used on patients in a long list of countries. The Oakwood Village company has received the so-called CE Mark from the European Union, which means it can sell its advanced radiation delivery system in the EU and a few other countries. Read More ...

Market Wired

George Chapman Joins OnShift's Board of Directors

Monday, November 10, 2014

OnShift, the leader in web-based staff scheduling and labor management software for long-term care and senior living, today announced that George Chapman, retired Chairman, CEO and President of Health Care REIT, Inc., (HCN) has been named to OnShift's board of directors. Read More ...

Fox8 WJW Cleveland

Local entrepreneur dishes on his all natural applesauce

Sunday, November 09, 2014

At 15-years-old Ethan Holmes became the founder and CEO of ‘Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce.’ The all natural product is made from Ohio apples, pears, and locally made apple cider. It’s currently available in two flavors, cinnamon and original. Read More ...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tech Czar Talk: Three Cleveland startup tech companies are 'changing the rules'

Sunday, November 09, 2014

The Cleveland startup community has been "en fuego" recently: New companies are being formed. Money is being raised. The last few weeks have included one big announcement after another. In this week's column, I focus on two hot start-ups and a local design and innovation firm that are changing the rules on how to create and bring sleek products to market. Read More ...

Columbus Business First

CoverMyMeds hiring as fast as it can after Francisco Partners’ investment

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Francisco Partners is not disclosing the exact amount of its investment in CoverMyMeds LLC, but a typical range for the San Francisco private equity firm is $50 million to more than $2 billion. Read More ...


Francisco Partners Invests in CoverMyMeds

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

CoverMyMeds, a leader in healthcare technology, today announced a growth investment by Francisco Partners, one of the Country's pre-eminent technology investors. Read More ...

PR Newswire

StreamLink Software Unveils Competitive Award Management Module

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

StreamLink Software, a software as a service (SaaS) technology provider, unveiled the addition of Competitive Award Management to AmpliFund, its grant management product. The enhanced functionality to the Fund Module allows organizations to manage the competitive bid process for funding initiatives. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Milo Biotechnology makes headway on reversing disease

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Al Hawkins thinks he has found a way to reverse muscular dystrophy. It's too early to say if he's right, but new evidence suggests that he could be. Read More ...

Tech Cocktail

MassChallenge 2014 Awards Over $1.75M to More Than 20 Promising Startups

Thursday, October 30, 2014

“The MassChallenge finalists are some of the most inspiring, hardest-working people I’ve ever met,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “The drive of these entrepreneurs and the incredible support of the community continues to amaze me, and is yet more evidence that Boston has one of the greatest startup communities in the world.” Read More ...


Juventas Therapeutics, Inc. Strengthens Management Team With New Senior Vice President Of Finance And Operations

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Juventas Therapeutics, a privately-held, clinical-stage company developing novel regenerative therapies for treatment of cardiovascular disease announced today that Troy Ignelzi has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations. Read More ...


MedCity News launches Capsules and joins the SpokeIntel Network

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MedCity News (MedCityNews.com), the leading online news source for the business of innovation in healthcare, is launching Capsules (Capsules.medcitynews.com) in partnership with the Spoke Network to provide its readers with market intelligence information about the companies, people and topics that shape the Healthcare Industry. Read More ...

Venture Beat

Segmint lands $9M to help more companies find their customers’ ‘Lifestyle Indicators’

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Akron, Ohio-based Segmint has just nabbed $9 million to peg the lifestyles of more customers. Read More ...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sally Schriner's personalized GiftGram app is the next best thing to being there when they get your present

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Imagine being able to send someone a video message as they're opening your birthday gift -- on the other side of the country. That's the idea behind GiftGram, a patent-pending personalized greeting app created by two Cleveland entrepreneurs and just launched with the help of Sally Babcock Schriner, former president of American Greetings' successful AG Interactive division. Read More ...

MAR Systems

Jack Shubert Introduced As Chairman and CEO of MAR Systems

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MAR Systems recently announced that Jack Shubert has been elected to serve as Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors and has also decided to join the company in a full-­‐time leadership role as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Read More ...


Everykey the winner of Magnet's product-focused pitch competition

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EveryKey, creator of a high-tech wristband that wirelessly syncs with various electronic devices, emerged as the winner of the Incubator at MAGNET's first product-focused pitch contest. Read More ...

CBS Cleveland

Milo Biotechnology's Follistatin Gene Therapy Increases Function in Becker Muscular Dystrophy Patients

Monday, October 20, 2014

Data published today in the journal Molecular Therapy demonstrates initial clinical proof of principle of a gene therapy to increase muscle strength and function in Becker muscular dystrophy patients. Read More ...

Crain's Cleveland Business

Zumby from Animal Oralectrics of Cleveland

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Animal Oralectrics, a biotech startup, says it has invented a medical device that fights oral bacteria linked to bad breath and gum disease in dogs — a health problem that it claims affects 80% of dogs by the age of three. Read More ...


DrFirst Launches Electronic Prior Authorization for Providers Nationwide with CoverMyMeds

Thursday, October 16, 2014

DrFirst, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions, announced today that its new electronic prior authorization (ePA) service, Patient Advisor ePA+SM, will begin rolling-out to providers on October 28th. Read More ...

PR Newswire

New Medical Device For Dogs Fights Oral Bacteria While He Plays; Crowdfunding Launches Today

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Cleveland-based biotech startup has invented a new medical device that fights oral bacteria linked to bad breath and gum disease in dogs – a health problem that affects 80% of our canine friends by the age of three. Read More ...

Pharmacy Choice

med fusion and GenomOncology Partner to Match Drug and Clinical Trial Options to Patient Tumors

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

med fusion, an integrated molecular center of excellence and clinical trials service organization and GenomOncology, an Ohio based genomics technology and services provider, today announced a partnership to optimize treatment strategies based on the patient's disease state and tumor profile. Read More ...


CoverMyMeds Announces Partnership With Prodigy Data Systems

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Today, CoverMyMeds—one of Inc. 500's top 10 fastest growing healthcare technology companies—has announced integration with Prodigy Data Systems, Inc. for faster prior authorization (PA) approvals within long-term care facilities. Read More ...

Business Wire

MesoCoat Receives Two (New) Grants to Develop CermaClad™ Arc Lamp Applications

Monday, October 06, 2014

Abakan Inc. (OTC:ABKI) (“Abakan”), an emerging leader in the advanced coatings and metal formulations markets, today announced that its subsidiary, MesoCoat, Inc. Read More ...

PR Newswire

StreamLink Software Announces Partnership With EfficientGov

Monday, October 06, 2014

StreamLink Software, a software as a service (SaaS) technology provider, announces new partnership with EfficientGov.com, the leading site for local government solutions. Deep product integrations will add robust grant research capabilities to the company's grant management software, AmpliFund. Read More ...

The Daily Record

New ABS Materials CEO Expects Growth

Sunday, October 05, 2014

The new CEO of ABS Materials said the company has a "very solid foundation." But now his role is to build it up. "I'm kind of the business builder ... I've got to take it to the next level," said Gary McDaniel, the new CEO of the locally-founded company, which is headquartered at the former Snap-On facility on Old Mansfield Road. Read More ...

Market Watch

CoverMyMeds Simplifies California's Universal Prior Authorization Process for Prescribers and Health Plans

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Today, ahead of the January 1st, 2015 CA DMHC deadline, California Department of Insurance regulated health plans have started using a universal prior authorization (PA) form for medications in compliance with law, CA SB 866. The legislation requires health plans to reject any drug and/or plan specific PA requests submitted by prescribers and to respond by providing the new universal form. Read More ...

Renewable Waste

Dresser-Rand demonstrates new waste heat recovery system

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Houston-based Dresser-Rand, a supplier of technology platforms in distributed power generation for the oil and gas, industrial, institutional and commercial industries, recently welcomed more than 50 clients, industry experts and other guests to Olean, New York, for its “Echogen Technology Day.” Read More ...

Market Wired

OnShift CEO to Present at American Health Care Association Annual Convention

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

OnShift, the leader in web-based staff scheduling and labor management software for long-term care and senior living, today announced that OnShift CEO Mark Woodka will present staffing best practices at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living Convention on October 7, 2014. Read More ...

Pharmacy Choice

Synapse Biomedical Announces the Early Completion of Enrollment in the FDA Post Approval Study for ALS Patients

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Synapse Biomedical Inc. announced today it has completed the enrollment of the post-approval study of its NeuRx DPS System for ALS patients. Read More ...

Inc. Magazine

9 Awesome Black Women Tech Founders to Watch

Monday, September 29, 2014

According to a report by the Center for Women's Business Research, black women are part of the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in the country, growing at a rate of 191.4% from 1997 to 2007. Yet few are founders of scalable tech-enabled enterprises. Read More ...