At Dell Medical School’s Texas Health Catalyst Demo Day.
It was great to participate in this round of Pitch-A-Kid. Many familiar faces amongst the competitors and cogent questioning from the judges, all high school students.
According to a 12/2017 FDA warning, patients are being killed or injured every year because of an error in the navigation systems used by surgeons to guide surgical instruments during open brain surgery.
We are building a 3D optical computer vision platform that will update whatever navigation system the surgeon uses with an updated model to correct this error.
Solving this problem will save U.S. hospitals $600,000,000/year, plus the costs of aborted procedures and extended recovery periods, and reduce uncompensated readmissions. Payers will be spared the costs of lifetime care, and the patients lives and life’s are spared.
If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation.
We are thankful for the support and proud to be associated with the world leader in engineering simulations.
They have made available a huge swath of their software and extensive support to help us quickly with product development for solving the problem of brain shift. The software includes mechanical and electrical simulation tools for robust design, as well as a license to implement massive parallel computations for simulating a large variety of scenarios. This will reduce technical risk by streamlining design and build iterations, improving performance in the operating room.
Advanced Scanners has been offered a place in the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs Fall 2018 Accelerator cohort!
This provides us with an opportunity to leverage UT Austin resources and talent by matching us with a cross-functional student team from across UT’s graduate schools, culminating with an end of semester Expo showcase.
We are proud to announce the we’ve been selected to join their accelerator program and are now a Capital Factory portfolio company.
I have been mentoring for a few years and am looking forward to also being on the receiving end. We have already gone on a couple of roadshows, met with many of their mentors and attended workshops to continuously improve our business model.
Excited to work with the team!
Out of >1000 company entries we were among 11 to be flown to California for a full pitch. We did not get into the final round, but the judges went "off script to support our mission and gave us a year of free office space at the WeWork of our choice.
Thank you to WeWork for all your support of entrepreneurship worldwide, and to our judges:
Ben Davis, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Illuminate @IlluminatedArts
Jana Lee, BlueRun Ventures @bluerunventures
Ethan Eyler, Entrepreneur & Rider Experience, Lyft @EthanEyler