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Innovate South’s Get Started Medical Pitch Contest, Tickets


Eight of the nation’s best and brightest entrepreneurs in healthcare, including Lafayette-based Digital Twin Studios, will pitch their innovative medical solutions for a chance to win $20,000. It could help make their ideas a reality at the Get Started Medical pitch contests on November 14th in Lafayette, La.


The public is invited to attend the pitch contest and a pre-event networking reception sponsored by Cox Business in partnership with Lafayette General Health and Opportunity Machine.


Ken Kraft, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales Operation, Cox Business, will host the competition. The distinguished judging panel includes:

• Aimee Quirk – CEO of innovationOchsner, Ochsner Health System

• Cian Robinson – Direct of Development and Operations, Lafayette General Health

• Dr. Vindell Washington – Chief Medical Offer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

• Sujata Gosalia – Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Cox Communications

• Molly Hegarty – CEO, Junum


The 8 Get Started Medical finalists and their pitches are:

• Winter Innovations (Knoxville, TN)— a medical device company that develops novel orthopedic surgical tools to improve patient outcomes in high-risk procedures.

• Vascugenix (Little Rock, AR)— device company focused on developing innovative products to improve the interventional vascular procedure.

• ROSE (Washington, D.C.)— transforming the way people receive mental health care by leveraging machine learning to augment in-person therapy sessions.

• NeuroFlow (Philadelphia, PA)— digital health company combining workflow automation, patient engagement tools, and applied AI to promote behavioral health integration in all care settings.

• Lineus Medical (Fayetteville, AR)— patented SafeBreak Vascular device is designed to prevent IV catheter dislodgement in hospitalized patients.

• Lapovations (Fayetteville, AR)— medical device company creating a platform of innovative products to improve minimally invasive abdominal surgery.

• Intelligent Observation (Miami, FL)— a unique, proprietary technology platform based, hand hygiene tracking and alert system designed to reduce healthcare-acquired infections in hospitals.

• Digital Twin Studio (Lafayette, LA)— development company specializing in immersive and interactive training certification.

For free tickets, visit


Acadiana Center for the Arts  

101 W. Vermilion Street

Lafayette, LA 70501


Thursday, November 14th  
5:00pm – 6:30pm: Happy Hour

6:30pm – 8:30pm: Pitch Event


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