Accelerator hopefuls to pitch their tech startups at Cleveland’s first “un-conference”

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Some 20 teams of business, healthcare and web-based tech entrepreneurs will pitch and demo their ideas tomorrow at the LaunchHouse’s Tech Unconference.

The Cleveland-area incubator will select 10 teams to make up the inaugural class for its accelerator program, which begins in September and is funded in part by a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Development’s Third Frontier Program.

Teams that are selected will receive a $25,000 investment and resources to help them develop their business.


In the past, LaunchHouse has funded health technology companies including Intelligent Mobile Support and Advanced Medical Innovations, and medical device startups LifeServe Innovations and OsteoPlastics.

Here are some of the health-related companies we’ll have our eye on tomorrow:

Cystorm – Developing a one-stop website to provide easy access to specific information about a disease for consumers, researchers and institutional, corporate and government agencies.

iRxReminder – Consisting of a web-based control center and smartphone app, this reminder service allows researchers to provide customized medication reminders, surveys and programs and track clinical trial activity in real time.

Walk With Me – A mobile app and website that links users looking to connect workout partners and let them schedule workouts.

Check back for coverage of the event tomorrow.

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Deanna Pogorelc

By Deanna Pogorelc MedCity News

Deanna Pogorelc is a Cleveland-based reporter who writes obsessively about life science startups across the country, looking to technology transfer offices, startup incubators and investment funds to see what’s next in healthcare. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ball State University and previously covered business and education for a northeast Indiana newspaper.
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