If you are in or near Memphis in mid-August, you might want to attend the Memphis “Summer of Acceleration Demo Day.” It is set for 3:30 to 5 p.m. August 15 at the Halloran Centre, 225 West Main Street (registration link here) with a reception to follow at Catherine & Mary’s, 272 South Main Street.
The event spotlights start-ups in three accelerators – “ZeroTo510” which is a medical device program of which Knoxville-based Winter Innovations is a participant and programs focused on logistics and civic and smart city technologies.
Lia Winter’s start-up has been featured numerous times on teknovation.biz. She is focused on commercializing her EasyWhipTM device used for orthopedic reconstruction procedures like ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery.
In addition to Winter, other participating companies in one of the three accelerators are:
- Azimuth Sleep Solutions from Memphis has created a patent-pending continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mark design, to fit the patient’s teeth and nose and deliver air into the upper airway during sleep.
- DiaTech Diabetes Technologies from Tallahassee has created an infusion set for insulin pumps that provides real-time alerts for insulin delivery failure at injection sites.
- Easymove from Chicago is a mobile app that connects local truck and van owners with people and businesses in need of delivery help, at a flat cost.
- Moment AI from Memphis focuses on increasing driving safety by detecting medical events.
- Oracle Health from Tampa is developing a miniature implantable smart stethoscope to continuously monitor heart sounds in patients at high risk for heart failure.
- PAT from Memphis is a city navigation app, providing real-time bus schedules using augmented reality.
- Parka Solutions from Atlanta is a location-based advertising application programming interface (API) that allows brands and retail stores to send rewards, offers and content to people as they travel using transportation apps.