Tech Talk: Waverly’s Obaa enters Dallas accelerator

By Christy Torres • August 30, 2015

Tech Talk: Waverly’s Obaa enters Dallas accelerator

August 30, 2015 | Matthew Patane | The Des Moines Register

A health care technology company out of Waverly is headed to Dallas to take part in Health Wildcatters, a 12-week health care startup accelerator.

The company is developing a way to connect patients and doctors with health care specialists by using video calls on Google Glass.

Obaa was founded earlier this year and is working on developing a pilot program in Philadelphia, according to a statement. Its co-founders are Cobby Amoah and Charles Kunene.

The company has also participated in an MIT incubator program and was a finalist for “Student Innovation of the Year” at the 2015 Prometheus Awards.

10 make Pappajohn business plan competition

A startup competition offering up to $50,000 has chosen its 10 finalists.

The 2015 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition aims to recognize and provide support for the business plans of Iowa startups. The competition started with 25 participants, whittling those down to 10.

The list includes some familiar names to pitch and business competitions around the state, such as Cedar Falls-based HowFactory and Des Moines-based UpCraft Club.

The finalists also include: ClinicNote, Fanstreamm, Immortagen, Inland Sea, Innovas Technologies, Sisters Home Style Entrees, Viewpoint Molecular Targeting and Western Wise.

Judges will interview the 10 during a panel Sept. 11, picking the top three as winners. First place will earn $25,000, second will earn $15,000 and third will earn $10,000.

Matthew Patane covers technology, innovation and startups for The Des Moines Register. Contact him at 515-284-8211 or mpatane@dmreg.com. Follow him on Twitter via @mattpatane.