Tuesday, June 19, 2012
10 CMU startups get $500K
Seven of the first recipients are Pittsburgh-based companies, and most have ties to the region’s nonprofit seedstage investor Innovation Works and that organization’s accelerator, AlphaLab:
- Accel Diagnostics LLC, founded by Alberto Gandini, a 2009 business graduate, is developing a disposable medical device that can be used to screen the blood for certain proteins and help doctors make diagnosis at the bedside or outside of traditional clinical settings.
- Acrinta, founded by Ashton Thomas, a 2009 humanities and social sciences graduate, is developing software for gyms and fitness trainers.
- CommunityVibe Inc., cofounded by Kariithi Kilemi, a 2011 computer science graduate, is developing web and mobile software for property managers to help streamline maintenance and communication with tenants.
- GenevaMars LLC, founded by Charles Kim, a 2011 business graduate, is creating educational STEM games aimed at children between kindergarten and grade five.
- NoWait Inc., cofounded by Robb Meyer, a 2007 business graduate, is developing a cloud-based seating management system for restaurants that don’t take reservations. The company’s product uses an iPad app to manage waiting lists and then notifies customers by text message when tables are ready.
- PHRQL, cofounded by Jeevan Pendli, a 2011 business graduate, is creating a smartphone app to help people manage diabetes and understand their health data and maintain a support network.
- Qualaris Healthcare Solutions Inc., cofounded by Scott Fisk, a 2011 engineering graduate, is developing an information technology platform to monitor healthcare worker hygiene. The technology is specifically targeting handwashing habits as a way to cut down on hospital acquired infections...Read more»
By: Malia Spencer