Disrupt The Bay

Mentor Madness Startup Track

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Maria Giraldo

Valentina Dargam

Cardiacoustic

Cardiacoustics is a noninvasive and cost-effective screening tool for aortic valve disease. It is a software that uses machine learning to detect changes in heart sound frequency and identifies patients at different stages of aortic valve remodeling. We are currently in the product development stage. We are performing a preliminary study where we record heart sounds weekly for 6 months in a mouse model of aortic valve disease (n = 10 mice). We are creating an algorithm that correlates heart sounds to aortic valve changes observed after the 6-month period. We are seeking funding to complete a more extensive animal study (n = 80-100) to increase the confidence of our algorithm, include non-diseased control mice, and to sacrifice mice at intermediate time points to study the correlation between subtle sound and valve changes.

Cardiacoustics is a company focused on using sound for cardiac health diagnostics. We were founded on January of 2019 in Miami by Valentina Dargam and Maria Giraldo, students from Florida International University. The idea stemmed from Valentina’s doctorate project and has been implemented into a business model by Camila. Cardiacoustics is a software that uses machine learning to analyze heart sounds and identify patients with various stages of aortic valve disease. Aortic valve disease tends to be asymptomatic and underdiagnosed, which leads to a high mortality rate. Our goal at Cardiacoustics is to develop a low-cost, noninvasive screening tool for aortic valve health and ensure that every patient who needs clinical care is found.

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CCMPI/Pride Analytics

Our company is centered around the Chronic Condition Mapping Package Initiative (CCMPI), a project which aims to track the completeness, consistency, and accuracy of chronic condition diagnoses within EMRs. Specifically, we are looking for partners to provide both funding and professional networks from which we can build up the company and connect it with payers, EMRs, and hospitals/clinical administration systems. The CCMP is a groundbreaking initiative with clear effects on patients and their health. Specifically, improved chronic condition diagnosis record keeping would reduce inaccurate diagnoses, reduce unnecessary repeat diagnostic testing, improve personalized treatment plans, improve the research basis for diagnosis/prognosis/treatment plans, and countless other benefits directly to patients.

Ayan Nasir

The CCMP would provide countless improvements to healthcare systems, including reduction of skilled healthcare human capital usage from missing/inaccurate chronic condition diagnosis information, reduced costs associated with mismanagement of chronic conditions, improved population health outcomes, and many other improvements. Information flow would be the direct benefit of the CCMP by providing complete, consistent, and accurate chronic condition diagnosis data. In terms of Telehealth, CCMP would be able to incorporate notes and data from telehealth encounters and incorporate it within the framework of CCMP analysis. Specifically, Telehealth could be viewed within the context of general information of an EMR and also separately as a point of comparison to see whether chronic condition diagnoses are being effectively managed within the Telehealth setting.

Scott Mueller

Knowfalls

Whenever, a Tampa Bay engineer needs a pragmatic understanding of how to develop and apply artificial intelligence, they head to the Tampa Bay AI Meetup Group. It is a bi-weekly study group founded in early 2018 by Scott Mueller. Over 300 engineers have attend Scott’s lectures. His goal is to guide newcomers on the right path to develop machine learning skills and deploying deep learning models. Scott is a co-founder of KnowFalls, Inc. located in Tampa Bay. As AI Development Manager, Scott is the chief architect and guides the data science team and the engineering team on the development of deep learning models to reduce hospital patient falls. Using key point information on fall videos, models are trained to predict when a patient behavior precedes a bed-exit attempt. To maximize reliability of edge server, within a hospital network, Scott’s team is using self-healing techniques in Elixir/BEAM.

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KUUR Health

KUUR Health is dedicated to reducing the footprint of preventable disease at a national level, through progressive and accessible primary care. Chronic diseases are among the most prevalent and costly health conditions in the United States. Nearly half (approximately 45%, or 133 million) of all Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, and the number is growing. Chronic diseases—including, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, respiratory diseases, arthritis, obesity, and oral diseases—can lead to hospitalization, long-term disability, reduced quality of life, and death. In fact, persistent conditions are the nation’s leading cause of death and disability. American Association of Retired Persons Chronic Conditions among Older Americans.

Taylor Precourt

Patients are armed with “Dr. Google” and the name of the latest drug they saw on TV and all the multiple diseases exacerbated by an aging population and the obesity epidemic, EHRs have become one big data entry chore, and the continued upkeep of digital innovation is leaving many physicians and administrators burnt-out! KUUR Healths team of physicians (RN, Psychiatric ARNP, DOs) & administrators will tend to an exclusive 500 members annually (vs. the average 3,000 to 1 provider), giving them the time to use a whole-person medical approach that is freed from excessive data entry and wellness plans base-lined by pharmacogenetics testing. Our back-end best practices, training, and patient-centered strategies create a thriving company culture, where patients stay, clinicians are happy, and chronic disease is reduced.Healthcare data is extremely siloed. The data does not work omnidirectionally (i.e. psych records, dental records, and latest physical likely all live in separate clouds), separate EHR offerings are built on different platforms with no single-source solution to seamlessly toggle or authenticate between. We are still sending faxes in 2019 people! KUUR Health will create an EHR system that is dedicated to centralizing patient data, 1-click telehealth calls/messaging, and wellness tracking/training. I hope to personally influence and advocate on behalf of the tech sector within the medical industry in creating a solution that cuts through the chaos. KUUR healths members will have 24/7 access to telehealth through an out of the box EHR system used as an interim solution while our proprietary system is being developed. Our patients will have access to medical records, genetic testing results, telehealth messaging/video, and e-prescribing services.

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Ben Sever

E-Cover

Ben Sever has held the CEO & Founder role for Ecover Global and AtRock Consulting Group while executing branding, legal documentation, strategic partnership acquisition, vendor procurement, staffing, funding, investor relations and go-to-market strategy. His technological, entrepreneurial and sales acumen has rapidly transformed his HIPAA compliant patient engagement platform, Ecover, into a fully funded, enterprise-level venture. He has spent 6 years holding leadership roles within a multitude of software companies ranging from startup mobile applications to enterprise software/service companies such as NetSuite|Oracle, ADP, Randstad Technologies and Indeed.com. Also, within this time, he developed an expertise in constructing new venture infrastructures, as well as effectively selling and scaling software services nationwide across all industries. Ben plans to use his national sales team, in tandem with local community relations, to disrupt the healthcare communications landscape. He holds advisory/ambassador roles in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Wave, Project Transition USA and Save The Kids Foundation.

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Rubidex

Steven Teel has always contained the entrepreneurial spirit. Since the age of 25 he has started no less than 5 small businesses from the ground up! He studied finance at Oklahoma State University and went on to tackle a wide variety of genres that span across many industries, from pioneering some of the first cash debit cards, to staffing, to a variety of categories in the medical space. He has owned and operated a medical group that specialized in skilled home health, holistic medicine and treatments, chiropractic and a complete line of natural supplements. Steve brings 15 years of entrepreneurship to Rubidex. He also brings sales, marketing, business strategy and operations, corporate structure, coaching, and non-stop energy to the table. Steve has long held an interest in blockchain technology ever since if first surfaced and, along with his associate, Mike, co-founded Rubidex, LLC.

Steve Teel

Rubidex is home to The RUBIDEX™ System, which is is a 3-part, permissions-based, multi-user, client-server, near-instantly synchronized, self-healing, highly encrypted and multi-use database alternative that does away with truncation and corruptions, as well as outside and inside theft.
The Rubidex System comprises of RubiVerse, our back-end blockchain, RubiPrime, our front-end data entry software and RubiSync, our server and cloud-based synchronizer. It allows for various groups and permissions, like most other databases (ie: sales has one set of permissions, HR has another set of
permissions and cannot see other data with different permissions – and admin can see everything. Everyone starts are a guest and has no access to data yet).
With our last block technology, the blockchain synchronizes in seconds, not minutes, hours or weeks. All data is highly encrypted and near impossible to read outside of RubiPrime. RubiPrime is IP and location locked, so piracy won’t work. RubiSync self-heals data that is deleted or tampered with. Blocks can not be deleted and reference each other, allowing for total transparency and accountability.
All medical systems use traditional database and those databases eventually truncate, corrupt, and are easily breached. Our system replaces traditional database and our system will never corrupt, truncate, and cannot be breached. This means that ALL data will be highly encrypted (unreadable), and the data will never be lost or stolen. Also our system self heals which means if data is taken or is someone tries to delete the date, our sytem puts the data back as if it was never gone! Our search capability is like no other, with pinpoint accuracy, making file searching quick and easy. Our system will increase productivity and efficiency throughtout every office in any indusrty. Our system will increase trust, accountabilty, transparancy, and securty througout any office.
All medical systems use traditional database and those databases eventually truncate, corrupt, and are easily breached. Our system replaces traditional database and our system will never corrupt, truncate, and cannot be breached. This means that ALL data will be highly encrypted (unreadable), and the data will never be lost or stolen. Also our system self heals which means if data is taken or is someone tries to delete the date, our sytem puts the data back as if it was never gone! Our search capability is like no other, with pinpoint accuracy, making file searching quick and easy. Our system will increase productivity and efficiency throughtout every office in any indusrty. Our system will increase trust, accountabilty, transparancy, and securty througout any office.
Due to our CIA level 256 encryption, we are able to encrypt and decrypt data in real-time. We are fully permissioned based. So if they admin only wants certain parts of a file read, by there staff, then that is all the staff will be able to read. The blocked data cannot be deleted only edited. To edit a file a new block must be created and then edited, but the old block with the old information will stay. This prevents loss of data and a true audit trail of who changed what. Not to mention if someone tries to delete, alter or steal the data in any way, our system puts it back as if it was neve gone!
WE are a full service technology company that develops hardware and software….mostly software. We can develop anything the client needs. Also we are fully HIPPA compliant and CPI compliant.

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Verapy LLC

Jonathan Truong

Verapy® is redefining how physical and occupational therapy is delivered. Verapy® is a HIPAA compliant physical and occupational therapy platform that turns standard exercises into fun and immersive virtual reality games. Our tool is designed to enhance patient experience ultimately resulting in better patient outcomes. Our platform drives up patient retention, network referral, reduces cancellations while improving clinic cash flow.

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UC-CARE

Prostate cancer is targeted using a patent GPS system that turns every ultrasound into a 3D US with navigation capabilities and superimposing (fusing) MRI and or CT images to provide a multi-layer diagnostic tool and guidance for targeted needle placement. This technology allows for a 31% increase in detection rate and impacts the treatment plan for most patients by avoiding severe side effects like impotence and incontinence.
We are increasing our market presence and looking for investments to grow our sales force. we are riding the revolution of prostate cancer, the most common cancer among men, impacting as many as 1 of every 6-7 men. Urologists and interventional radiologists are seeking better diagnostic tools, better follow-up capabilities and higher detection rates to provide a smarter treatment plan. For the first time, biopsies are documented, cancer location are 3D visualized and follow-ups are recorded on a 3D map of the prostate. the whole patient treatment history is visualized. We allow the patient to share information with physicians in a visualized manner, monitor their disease closely and understand the treatment plan and risks.

Tomer Schatzberger

Gloryvee Cordero

SCIX LLC

SciX is an innovative biotech IoT application development company that is dedicated to creating science-based and health-related mobile, wearable applications and devices for the healthcare industry.
SCIX, currently planning its series A round of investment, is disrupting the $17 Trillion health industry by using emerging technology such as AI, Deep Machine Learning and emerging technologies in developing the next generation of digital health and providing smarter solutions for wearable applications that can monitor, predict and prevent life-threatening medical events and health conditions to improve customer’s way of life. Using our permission-based hyper-ledger platform, our technology provides custom analytics and monitoring capabilities through blockchain operations and smart contract enterprises with collective data sources and “proof of change” algorithms to establish patient-focused health solutions.

SciX designs and develops wearable technology using blockchain & smart contracts that monitor, predict and prevent life-threatening medical events increase the efficacy of remote and digital health.
Our SciVM™ platform that provides custom analytics and monitoring capabilities using blockchain operations and enterprises that notify patients, physicians and 911 of life-threatening events to prevent the occurrences, giving both patients and physicians the confidence and empowerment to monitor health with real-time notifications and alerts collected and aggregated from IoT medical devices.
SCIX is disrupting the $17 Trillion health industry by using digital health and providing wearable applications that can increase health conditions and way of life. Using our permission-based hyper-ledger platform, our technology provides custom analytics and monitoring capabilities through blockchain operations and smart contract enterprises with collective data sources and “proof of change” algorithms to establish patient-focused health solutions.

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IMMERTEC

Picture the ability to deploy the best people anywhere in the world to consult or train in real-time, regardless of their physical locations.
We provide businesses with the capability to remotely connect key employees, industry resources or external subject matter experts to business situations exactly when and where they are needed.

Bio: I’m Erik Maltais, CEO of Immertec – an award-winning technology startup based in Tampa, Florida. Our software platform allows physicians to train in real-time through virtual reality.
I started my first business at 14 years old. Since I can remember, I was guided by two things; to make an impact in the world as an entrepreneur, & to serve others.
After high school, my calling to serve led me to join the Marines Corps. I spent one year in Iraq & soon after, was selected to serve on the Marine Embassy Security duty. Eventually, I was chosen to augment Whitehouse and POTUS security during George W. Bush’s presidential travels to the Beijing Olympics, Sharm El Sheik, & Berlin. Through these experiences, I learned many incredible life lessons.

Erik Maltais

After the Marine Corps, I returned to Florida to finish my education, and during this time, my entrepreneurial calling arose once again. With only a few thousand dollars, I founded an online business & 3 years, reached revenue levels of 7-figures. Soon after, my co-founder, Jon Clagg & I decided to focus on bringing our next idea to life – Immertec.

We have a ways to go, but we’ve achieved some amazing things. Earlier in 2019, we beat out 7 other companies at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund pitch competition (led by AOL co-founder Steve Case) to win an investment of $100,000. Additionally, we secured first place at TiEcon & won second place at Startup of the Year. On top of all this, we began the process of expanding & growing our team. In 2018, we were a team of 3 – now we’re 20 strong & counting!
As Immertec’s CEO, I get to satisfy both callings and live out my passion every day. I serve an amazing, highly talented team of employees, & get the honor of building a world-changing organization. For this, I couldn’t be more grateful.

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