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By GRETYL MACALASTER
Union Leader Correspondent
NEW CASTLE — Without disruption, systems will not change. That was the message offered in breakout sessions and workshops focused on innovation in health care and education during the second semi-annual “Disruptivate!” conference at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel on Tuesday.
About 200 people involved in the fields of health care and education participated in the daylong conference, and learned about new innovations that could change health-care delivery and education delivery systems in the near future.
Twelve innovators presented their technologies during the “Disruptivate! Goes Vertical” conference organized by the New Hampshire — Innovation Commercialization Center.
The six Health Care "Vital Vertical Ventures' Winners are hereby announced!
Check out the press release below, and read the bios and descriptions of all six innovators here.
[October 2nd, 2012] Six winners in the Health Care vertical were announced today in the "Vital Vertical Ventures" V3 Competition, sponsored by the Borealis Granite Fundand organized by the NH Innovation Commercialization Center (NH-ICC.)
These six health care innovators join six education innovators to speak at the October 9th conference, for a total of twelve Vital Vertical Ventures winners.
The 3 Health Care winners presenting during the morning session are:
Marilinda Garcia, NH state representative (R-Salem NH) presenting her legislation, The Price Disclosure Act;
Mike Mazzola of Lamprey Networks (Durham, NH), presenting several innovations to connect interoperable medical devices;
Kyle Pribilski of Formation HD (Chicago, IL), presenting their social wellness platform.
The 3 Health Care winners presenting during the afternoon session are:
Mike Muldoon of Interactive Medical Productions (Hampton, NH), presenting his balance measurement app uStabilize;
Amit Mathew (Cambridge, MA) presenting Uprise Medical, a patient education platform for mobile and tablet;
Michaeline Daboul of MMIS (Portsmouth, NH), presenting MediSpend, a SaaS platform for transparency reporting for medical providers.
Today we announced the six winners of the Education "Vital Vertical Ventures" Competition.
See the full list of six winners, bios, and descriptions of their ventures here.
Stay tuned for more info on the Health Care winners early next week!
Six Education Innovators Win Competition
6 Winners to Speak at Disruptive Innovation Conference October 9th
[September 27, 2012] Six Education winners were announced today in the "Vital Vertical Ventures" V3 Competition, sponsored by the Borealis Granite Fund and organized by the NH Innovation Commercialization Center (NH-ICC.)
The three winners presenting in the morning session are:
Ali Rafieymehr, presenting the Emerging Technology Center at UNH Manchester Pandora Mill Campus;
Eric Braun, CEO and co-founder of 30Hands.com, a platform for online and blended learning that helps "flip the classeoom" based in Hanover, MA;
Dr. Steve Kossakoski, co-founder & CEO of the Virtual Learning Academy based in Exeter.
The three winners presenting in the morning session are:
Justin Ballou, co-founder of NH EduTech;
Monica Chandra co-founder of TurnRight Advice Solutions, a career advice network connecting college students, alums, and industry professionals that launched its first beta at the University of New Hampshire earlier this month;
Steve Marchand, presenting on behalf of the Jumpstart Mobile Application Bootcamp Program for NH High Schools students.
The Vital Vertical Ventures Competition is sponsored by the Borealis Granite Fund, a $30 million investment fund focused on NH-based, early stage technology companies.
Our open competition to find the region's most disruptive innovations in Health Care & Education now has an outstanding sponsor: the Borealis Granite Fund.
The Vital Vertical Ventures Competition is open for nominations through this Friday, September 21st. Nominate away!
The V3 competition aims to surface ideas that will disrupt either the Health Care and Education systems in New Hampshire first and foremost, and the broader U.S. sytems as well.
The Borealis Granite Fund is the perfect partner for the competition. Founded in 2002, Borealis Ventures has invested in nine seed or early-stage companies that currently employ approximately 425 people in New Hampshire, and 12 other companies around the country, including Maine and Massachusetts.
UNH's commitment to research innovation, student entrepreneurship, and economic development through technology commercialization is becoming well-known regionally and across the state.
Meanwhile, Great Bay is building vital programs to educate the Seacoast's workforce in partnership with important technology, manufacturing, and entrepreneurial companies.
Both institutions work togther to provide an affordable pathway to careers in technology, engineering, and other 21st century jobs through their credit transfer agreement with UNH's College of Engineering & Physical Sciences.
Do you think our education and health care systems could use some disruptive innovation? Know a startup, a professor, a client, or a team working to making these industries better and/more efficient?
Help us surface the best disruptive technologies, innovative ideas, and changemakers working to improve these two vital sectors.
Use the form below to tell us about your education or health care-related disruptive innovation, technology, or business.
Or if you know of someone you think we should contact, enter their info below.
All submissions will be treated as confidential unless or until the suggested person/business agrees to participate.
The NH Innovation Commercialization Center is pleased to announce that our partner Comcast Business Class is a returning sponsor of Disruptivate Goes Vertical (Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012.)
Comcast is deeply invested in providing services to both educational institutions and the health care industry, and has products and services that are fundamental to the helping these industries become leaner, faster, more efficient, and technology optimized.
The vertical lineup for our fall conference is set, and so are our vertical meetups for late August.
Following our highly successful Disruptivate 2012 conference last April, the NH-ICC decided to attempt a semi-annual conference series, Spring and Fall.
The fall event will focus its afternoon sessions on two vertical industries: health care and education.
Given the high interest in containing costs and improving outcomes here in the US and globally, disruptivating health care seemed like an obvious and natural fit for our fall conference. (Not to mention several promising startups here in the region focused on health care costs.)
Disruptivate Goes Vertical is moving toward the launch pad!
This new event builds on the overwhelming momentum of the April 2012 Disruptivate! Conference, a “standing room only” event that brought together the region’s entrepreneurs, technologists, and innovators to celebrate disruptive innovation.
Disruptivate! Goes Vertical (DGV) takes the spirit and energy of the first event and focuses into two distinct vertical industries: health care and a second vertical to be decided by the Disruptivate! community.
A project of the NH Innovation Commercialization Center, Disruptivate!™ is a series of events and a network that bring innovators, entrepreneurs, creatives, technologists, angel investors, venture capitalists, and changemakers together. We promote and celebrate "Disruptive Innovation" in the NH Seacoast and larger region.
Our first major event, Disruptivate! 2012, was held in April 2012. Disruptivate! Goes Vertical (Tuesday, October 9th, 2012) is our second conference, with a third planned for late winter 2013.