Similar to how Uber connects passengers to drivers and Airbnb links guests to hosts, a startup in Cleveland is developing technology to bring together physicians with hospitals and medical practices.
Hyr Medical, a pre-seed health care technology startup, has created an online platform for physician freelancing in an effort to deliver a more efficient, transparent, cost-effective way to connect doctors to places to practice.
Some physicians pick up extra shifts on the side to make additional income or help out as needed. Also, as millennials seek a different work-life balance, and older physicians head toward semi-retirement, many doctors are increasingly looking to freelance full-time, said Manoj Jhaveri, co-founder and CEO of Hyr.
The freelance market for health care practitioners is about a $15 billion industry that Jhaveri said he expects will grow exponentially.
American manufacturing is changing once again. Zac Divencenzo, co-founder of technology company JuggerBot 3D, is on the cutting edge of this new revolution. In a new video titled "Rethinking Manufacturing", Zac Divencenzo and fellow youngstown engineer Ashley Totin discuss why we need to rethink manufacturing, career choices, and even the very idea of how we build and revitalize communities.
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VentureOhio recently released its list of the Top 50 Startups to Watch for 2019. Three of the startups listed are Innovation Fund companies. The Innovation Fund companies mentioned are Folio Photonics, Heureka Software, and Wisr. Folio Photonics is the developer of an optical data storage solution designed to store large amounts of data. Heureka Software provides technology-based services for litigation and compliance. Wisr connects college campuses through digital communities for networking and mentorship. All 50 companies on the list were selected via a competitive nomination process and selected by a panel of judges consisting of more than 25 venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and technologists.
Banyan Technology, the pioneer and industry leader of live carrier connectivity, was selected as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio and was honored at the 30th annual Weatherhead 100 awards ceremony.
Dr. Simon Melikian invented a way for robots to see and learn. Basically taking the biology of the human eye and turning it into technology. "I knew I had something really, really good to sell," he said. But he had no idea how to turn his creation into a business. "I know how science works, I know how engineering works, I know how to build things but building a company is a completely different set of skills," he said. So he went to GLIDE the Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise in the Desich Business and Entrepreneur Center at Lorain County Community College.
A Lorain County Community College-led partnership has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration's i6 Challenge. The initiative, which is called the Northeast Ohio Regional Acceleration in Digital Innovation, or NEO ReADI, will "support innovation and commercialization of key technologies anchored in the region," according to a news release from the college. Lorain County Community College will manage the three-year grant through its Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise technology incubator. The release said partners include DigitalC, BioEnterprise, JumpStart Inc., Magnet, Team NEO and the Youngstown Business Incubator.