VentureWell Announces Latest ASPIRE Cohort

ASPIRE cohort

We’re excited to welcome our next cohort of ASPIRE startups! ASPIRE is an intense experiential workshop that prepares startups for the investments and partnerships necessary to launch their ventures. Through the generous support of The Lemelson Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, we’re providing these science and technology entrepreneurs with the tools, mentorship, and network building that they need to make an impact.

Meet the June 2017 Life Sciences cohort below:

AIMTech is bringing a low-cost, low-tech ventilation device called NeoVent to thousands of infants in low-middle income countries.

AvidCor is a cardiac monitoring device capable of measuring EKG (heart rate and rhythm), pulse oximetry, and skin temperature.

D&P BioInnovations provides an implantable, bioresorbable medical device to regenerate a damaged esophagus.

editekk provides surface technology for biomedical spine implant manufacturers that increases bone fixation by a factor of 3, preventing biofilm formation and implant failure.

Embryyo is a medical technology R&D company specializing in clinical need finding, inventing and commercial validation of novel medical devices.

GreenMark has a dental diagnostic technology that can find pre-cavities earlier and enable targeted treatment delivery.  

Melius Outcomes is an end-to-end software and services solution to improve the quality / safety of health care.

Nanochon is developing a 3Dprinted implantable medical device for cartilage repair in the knee.

Nucleobio is revolutionizing prostate screening ending prostate biopsies while creating companion prostate cancer therapeutics.

Soft Lesion Analytics is automating the point-of-care biopsy assessment process to streamline clinical diagnostics.

TheraB Medical is a startup launching SnugLit—a wearable, portable solution to infant jaundice that promotes maternal-infant bonding and breastfeeding.

About a dozen mentors and guest speakers will be spending the week with this cohort of startups as they develop and hone their materials to launch their fundraising efforts.