Ready Responders Takes Home Top Prizes in Big Idea Competition

Aiming to transform urban emergency response, Ready Responders took home $55,000 in cash and in-kind service prizes at the Big Idea competition at the close of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. The company is developing a technology-assisted, on-demand network of regular people trained as EMTs and healthcare providers available to provide fast response to medical emergencies to supplement existing medical resources and reduce unnecessary ambulance and emergency department utilization.

March 24, 2017 — Read more at The Times-Picayune

Instapath Bioptics Wins Get Started Louisiana Competition

With a team of Tulane graduate students and faculty advisers, Instapath Bioptics won the top $10,000 prize package in a Cox Business competition during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. The competition featuring five startup finalists was part of the Get Started event series hosted by Cox Business, in partnership with Inc. Magazine. Instapath offers an imaging system that rapidly displays important biopsy features for diagnosis and increases pathology efficiency. This allows patients to be treated sooner and reduces repeat biopsy procedures.

March 23, 2017 — Read more at Biz New Orleans

Chosen Diagnostics Wins $60,000 Prize Package in JEDCO Challenge

Chosen Diagnostics won JEDCO’s fifth annual startup pitch competition during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, with a cash and services prize package valued at $60,000. The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, in partnership with First NBC Bank, hosted the final competition featuring five local startups, and Dr. Sunyoung Kim of Chosen delivered the winning pitch. The company’s Neonatal DDx test will make it easier for doctors to diagnose a common and life-threatening GI disease called necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants.

March 21, 2017 — Read more at Silicon Bayou News