We were pleased to welcome two new startups to ic@3401, AB Fertility and the Center of Interventional Education for Disease Management (CIEDM), bringing our membership to 69 companies.
- AB Fertility’s mission is to organize the advanced manufacturing of drug products for reproductive medicine.
- CIEDM is working on rapid response, mobile urgent care that can provide diagnostic services and treatment at home, by advanced care providers.
Philly <> Israel
Strengthening our relationship with the Israeli startup community, the Science Center welcomed six digital health companies to Philadelphia through our partnership with RISE: Scaling Healthtech at Assuta.
The month-long cohort culminated in a week of introductions and meetings with Philadelphia healthcare systems and industry leaders and a night focused on Israeli innovation at Venture Café:
- AccuLine - developers of CORA, an accurate and fast exam for the early detection of coronary artery disease.
- Datability - a search engine making imaging-based decisions for clinicians.
- Epilog - AI tools that help people make quality-of-life-oriented decisions, with a focus on medical decisions, during old age.
- IdentifAi - a non-invasive fetus DNA tests using full genetic sequencing of the fetus to detect fetal genetic disorders at an early stage of pregnancy.
- Senseera - a liquid biopsy test to monitor and diagnose a large variety of diseases with a single blood test.
- Wotch - the first autonomous primary care assistant platform for doctors and their patients.
The big funding story for this final quarter: OnGuaranteed. The tech-enabled platform that seeks to provide more compassionate and efficient hospice and end-life-care raised $6.5 million dollars in a seed round. This brought their total funds raised to $9.5 million, one of the largest rounds raised by a solo, black, female entrepreneur- founder Jessica McGlory. The news was covered by Axios, Work Week and MedCity News (among others).
Keriton, an app for tracking breastmilk and formula feedings in NICUs raised $1 million to grow its client base and double its technical team in 2023.
Mom Your Business, which provides support for minority female founders, received 1Philadelphia’s first grant for organizations who are working to increase the number of underrepresented individuals working in tech and innovation careers.
Awards and Recognition
PopCheck Technologies and its founder, Erika Dillard are recognized as an Inno Fire Awards honoree, for her medical device company which specializes in remote monitoring technology to eliminate the occurrence of complications following surgical procedures.
Viora Health and Joelle Tolifero, founder of Your Care Collective won Technical.ly Awards in the categories of Tech Company and Culture Builder of The Year, respectively. Pippy Sips was also nominated for Technicall.ly Invention of the Year.
Competitions and Presentations
Viora Health, a patient care platform for managing healthcare remotely to overcome social determinants of health, was selected to participate in the HLTH Startup Pitch Competition.
Seen and Heard
Vital Start Health's social impact was featured in a video from Citizens Bank, as of their 2022 Small Business Community Champion Award Winners.
Biolattice Founder, Amelia Zellander was featured in a Science Center blog post, Embracing the Never-Perfect, Always Uncertain Path of Entrepreneurship for her mission to restore sight to millions worldwide who suffer from corneal blindness.
The Research Post, a visual peer-reviewed publishing channel announced the publication of its first two peer-reviewed research posts.