Texas Medical Center Accelerator Program Announces 2016 Graduates
World’s largest medical center helps accelerate to market twelve healthcare related start-ups as innovation and commercialization of emerging technologies explodes in Houston, Texas
The Texas Medical Center (@) accelerator (TMCx) program announced its 2016 graduate companies, demonstrating broad innovation born in Houston and ready to be unleashed on the health care industry. TMCx couples the resources of the world’s largest medical center to facilitate the development of early-stage digital health and medical device companies.
Cognetyx (@), one of this year’s graduates, has developed a patented “Ambient Cognitive Cyber Surveillance” system that empowers the healthcare industry with a breakthrough solution to predict, detect and mitigate security threats, data breaches & privacy violations in real-time.
Cognetyx uses advanced artificial intelligence to provide cognitive decision support on detection of anomalous users interacting with any application – a new, virtual defense shield – to shift the odds of success in favor of the defender against cyber security threats.
Cognetyx co-founders Amit Kulkarni, CEO, and Santosh Varughese, President, joined eleven other early-stage medical industry companies to develop their products and bring them to market.
The TMCx specifically selects a handful from hundreds of applicants nationwide. Companies with breakthrough innovative ideas, concepts, prototypes, products, and accelerates them toward the market through a detailed, rigorous curriculum, meetings with advisers and introductions to the Texas Medical Center member hospitals.
The curriculum addresses FDA regulation, HIPAA and HITECH compliance, clinical trials, hospital procurement, commercial pilots, intellectual property and licensing, fundraising and more. The program features a network of more than 120 advisors, including clinical experts, medical researchers, executives, and entrepreneurial leaders, all from the front lines of health care delivery.
“The Texas Medical Center accelerator helped us overcome many of the hurdles new companies face in commercializing early stage medical technologies,” said Varughese. “Dr. Erik Halvorsen, director of the TMC Innovation Institute, has put together an exciting, fun & comprehensive program aimed at dramatically increasing the odds of startup success in healthcare. Equally valuable was the stimulating interaction, idea exchange and friendships with my cohorts in this accelerator program. I congratulate each and every one!”
Other graduate companies include:
- Aprenda Systems
- CareSet Systems
- Doc Response
- Greenlight Medical
- moving analytics
- The Right Place
- Valera Health
“The TMCx advisors gave their time and expertise generously to help us refine both our technology and our approach to the market,” said Kulkarni. “Advisors such as Larry Luck, Jacqueline Gilford, Delayne Wren and Erin Flores guided us and inspired us in our venture. We wish all the best to this year’s roster of talented companies. Technology is leading the way for a new age in health care.”
Cognetyx provides healthcare organizations a new, high-performance solution to safeguard patient health records. Our patented “Ambient Cognitive Cyber Surveillance” system reduces the risk of cyber security threats, data breaches and privacy violations. Cognetyx is a virtual defense shield that is cognitive, adaptive and evolving, monitoring and surveilling all user activity and interactions across your information ecosystem in real-time. Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning, Cognetyx learns normal user habits, patterns and behavior as they use applications in their day-to-day work. Cognetyx is then able to predict and detect anomalous or aberrant user patterns in real-time, mitigating risk quickly before damage is done. Cognetyx is simple to use and increases efficiencies by streamlining workflows related to HIPAA and HITECH compliance and regulations.