“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” — Jonathan Swift, satirist and essayist
April 5, 2021
UC develops drone prototype
University of Cincinnati inventors have announced that they’ve developed a semi-autonomous drone prototype to dispatch medicine or supplies to people’s homes. The team hopes that the drone will help bridge the digital divide that was exacerbated by COVID-19.
Renozee's app available
Renozee’s newly launched app—which allows investment property owners and contractors to bid on projects, connect and facilitate payments-- is now live in the Cincinnati and tri-state area and ready for download.
Gene-screening tool sheds light on lupus
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's have developed a new "massively parallel" gene screening tool that sheds new light on lupus—and potentially many, many more conditions—which could open doors for developing highly targeted therapies.
Using radio frequency to monitor brain bleeds
Sense Diagnostics is starting a clinical trial that will use a headset that transmits a low-power radio frequency to monitor intracranial hemorrhages in brain injury patients.
Kinetic Vision receives award
Kinetic Vision has received the Ron Schallick award from the Hamilton County Development Corporation for its commitment to community through investment and job creation.
Fifth Third announces grant recipients
In a partnership between Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, The Fifth Third Foundation has announced the recipients of $1.2 million in grants for Black, woman-owned businesses and the organizations that serve them.
COVID's effects on patients' brains
A team at UC, in collaboration with researchers in Brazil, Italy, and Spain, have found a correlation between the severity of COViD-19 in the lungs and the severity of the effects on patients’ brains.
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Focus on the Toaster: A Guide to Not Overthinking the Tech You Need
Big change doesn't have to be that hard - at least according to Aaron Peabody of Untitled Firm. Aaron joins Innovators Podcast host Ben Reno-Weber to explain what is possible with just a standard set of tools when you've identified the problem. Inspiration for your data and digital transformation strategy is one podcast episode away!
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Healium weighs in on the InvestMidwest experience
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Sarah Hill is the CEO of Healium, a clinically validated mental fitness channel that uses virtual and augmented reality apps for the self-management of stress and anxiety. She talks about her experience at last year’s InvestMidwest showcase.
How did you come to participate in InvestMidwest?
Hill: I learned about InvestMidwest from another company that attended in a previous year.
What was the experience like?
Hill: We got incredible value out of InvestMidwest and in fact, we picked up investment for our round directly from that event! InvestMidwest exposed us to people outside our networks who can help us move the needle with sales channel partners, investors, and hiring the best talent.
What were the best takeaways/what did you gain by participating?
Hill: Last year, InvestMidWest was virtual so it allowed people who might not have been able to attend in person the opportunity to virtually visit our booth. We gained investment, feedback on our product, and sales channel partners. I would definitely recommend a company raising or looking for feedback on their products to attend InvestMidwest.
InvestMidwest is collaborating with the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) at the University of Michigan for the 2021 Midwest Venture Showcase scheduled for April 27-28, 2021. Panels will include "Why Invest in the Midwest," "Diversity & Inclusion in Investing," and "Midwest Unicorns are Real."
For more information on applying, attending, or sponsoring the Showcase, please visit www.investmidwestforum.com or email Phyllis Ellison (InvestMidwest) or www.midwestgcs.com or Emily Zaycosky (MGCS).
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AROUND THE REGION
We hope you enjoy these headlines from the latest issue of Flyover Future, chronicling innovation throughout the Midwest. If you'd like to subscribe to Flyover Future, click here.
Advancing Indiana’s Life Sciences sector
FUELING THE FUTURE: Torch.AI raises $30M; Robot delivery funding; Disruptel raises seed funding
PUDDLE HOPS: Ford expands autonomous car research; Y Combinator selects first Nebraska startup
Flyover Health Tech: AI & neurological disease, digital tech to help fight chronic diseases, & more
Pandemic Report: 5-minute COVID test, Virtual field trips, Aerosol science
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