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PhotoniCare Takes First Place at the 2019 HealthTECH Startup Competition

PhotoniCare took home first place at the 7th Annual Insight Product Development 2019 HealthTECH Startup Competition. The annual competition, sponsored by Insight Innovation Center – Chicago, MATTER, and iBIO, brings together a mix of healthcare industry and community stakeholders. The program aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Improve lives by bringing innovative health solutions to patients
  • Encourage entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry
  • Grow the medical innovation ecosystem
  • Connect investors and corporations with early-stage companies

The competition included 10 finalists, selected based on a competitive application process, which came together on November 14th in Chicago, Illinois, to each give a five-minute startup live-pitch – PhotoniCare took first place! Tivic Health followed in second place, with Rhaeos in third, and CareBand took the People’s Choice Award. 

Ryan Nolan, PhotoniCare’s VP of Clinical Operations and Co-founder, gave the pitch and Mike Shaughnessy, PhotoniCare’s VP of Sales & Marketing, was also present to accept the $25,000 award.

“Participating in the HealthTech Startup Competition with such impressive competition was an amazing opportunity!”, commented Nolan. “On a night where so many innovative medical technologies were featured, I’m honored by the first place award. Thank you to all the sponsors for such a fun event. And thank you to all our partners for supporting our mission to provide superior ear infection diagnosis for the ~20 million annual U.S. patients suffering with this disease.”

Check out the full event recap as posted by the Insight Innovation Center here.

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