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IPH Announces Finalists For Pediatric Health Startup Competition At SXSW

Impact Pediatric Health Startup Contest Announces Finalists For South By Southwest Competition

IPH-1 IPH Announces Finalists For Pediatric Health Startup Competition At SXSW

Eight leading Children’s Hospitals across the country came together to create the Impact Pediatric Health. IPH is a one of a kind startup competition that will showcase and support the best pediatric health innovations in the country.

The 10 finalist startups will have three minutes to pitch their company/product. Each company will pitch how their company is solving unique health care needs of children from infant to teenager.

The eight participating hospitals are: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Boston Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Stanford Children’s Health and Texas Children’s Hospital.

The 10 startups hail from coast to coast, from New Jersey to California;

Astarte Medical Partners, Ewing NJ, NICUtrition provides a universal view of clinical data in real time to assess the state of the preterm infant’s gut health to make more informed decisions. @AstarteVentures

– CareDox, New York NY, leading digital platform for schools and parents; coordinating immunizations, medications, and other pediatric health data. @CareDox

– Cast21, Champaign IL, creates waterproof exoskeleton casts for healing broken bones. @Cast21Official

– emojiHEALTH, Toronto CAN, a messaging bot that activates teens to better manage their health and wellness through meaningful conversations on their mobile device. @emojihealth

– EpiBiome Inc., San Francisco CA, precision microbiome engineering company that profiles microbial populations and develops phages to eliminate problematic bacteria. @EpiBiome

– Force Impact Technologies, Gilbert AZ, intelligent mouthguard and platform addresses the mass market’s need for an ability to identify, document, and monitor head impacts. @FITGUARD1

– Keriton LLC, Philadelphia PA, gold standard in breast milk management & analytics for neonatal ICUs to improve process efficiency, patient safety and patient engagement. @KeritonInc

– Luminopia, Cambridge MA, a new frontier in visual and neurological care that extracts the full value of virtual reality technology. @luminopia

– Metamason, Los Angeles CA, truly personalized respiratory masks via 3D scanning & 3D printing. Its health-focused software platform uses 3D scans of the body to create individually customized 3D-printed products designed for flawless fit. @Metamason3D

– Neuroelectrics, Cambridge MA, its Starstim® monitors and stimulates targeted brain areas wirelessly in order to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in the clinic and at home. @Neuroelectrics

These are the alternates

– Braincheck, Houston, TX, by taking gold-standard neurocognitive tests and turning them into interactive mobile games, we make tracking brain health easy and accessible. @BrainCheck

– Certa Dose, Denver CO, focused on savings kids’ lives by eliminating critical medication dosing errors in pediatrics with a simple, more effective dosing solution for medical personnel and parents. @Certa_Dose

The 10 finalists are competing for two $15,000 prizes. The pitch competition will be March 13th as part of the Startup Village programming at the Hilton.

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