Health Wildcatters: 5 highlights from the accelerator's 2015 Pitch Day

By Christy Torres • November 13, 2015

Health Wildcatters: 5 highlights from the accelerator's 2015 Pitch Day

November 13, 2015 | Danielle Abril | Dallas Business Journal

Health Wildcatters' third accelerator class culminated with Pitch Day on Thursday, when the 10 startups announced big milestones and sought their next rounds of funding to help them reach the next stage of growth.

This year’s class included companies that crossed the spectrum of health care – from managing the business side to implants that can reduce the risk of stroke for high-risk patients. Graduating companies were Codegi, Dynofit, DUALAMS, Exhale Healthcare Advocate, Flow MedTech, md Portal, Insight Optics, Noninvasix, Obaa and Vidas Sanas.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from Thursday’s Pitch Day:

  • Vidas Sanas– Led by CEO Maria del Carmen Uceda and Jesus Gras, chief operating officer, the company, which provides bilingual wellness solutions for employers and health care providers, has solidified beta testing with Tenet Healthcare’s Texas Region. The startup expects to have the content and technology rolled out by March 2016.
  • DUALAMS– The company is working with more than 10 institutions across the U.S. to test the health solution, which eliminated the discomfort and complications associated with laryngoscopic examinations. Institutions include the University of Texas at San Antonio, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Michigan. The company is led by inventor and founder John Houston.
  • Noninvasix– The startup, which developed a noninvasive way for doctors to monitor babies’ oxygen levels during delivery, was chosen as a finalist for the 2015 Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab World Cup. The contest awards the top company a $10,000 prize. Noninvasix is led by Graham Randall.
  • Flow MedTech— Led by co-founders Christine Hang and Arnab Chakraborty, the startup has filed for two patents, which the team says have both received favorable feedback. The startup developed a medical device that can be implanted in atrial fibrillation patients to reduce the high risk of stroke.
  • Obaa– The startup, led by Cobby Amoah and Charles Kunene, has landed funding from Pfizer, The Clinton Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop its health care platform that uses Google Glass to connect primary care physicians to specialists, creating easier access to specialty health care for patients. The company also chose to relocate from Boston to Dallas.
  • Exhale– The startup, led by CEO Sarah O’Leary, will have landed more than 100 paying clients, included its first corporate client, by the end of the year. The company offers a subscription-model service to help consumers manage the business of their health care.

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