Health Tech Startup Expo


January 27, 2017 - Augusta University

Hosted by the Clinical and Digital Health Sciences department in the College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University


The Health Tech Startup Expo aims to inspire new health technology startup ventures in Augusta. Join us January 27 at Augusta University to hear from an exciting keynote speaker and panelists discuss how to create a startup company, current challenges that a startup faces, and how to leverage other organizations to run a successful health technology startup.


11:00am Welcome reception:
Startup exhibits open
Sponsor/Partner exhibits open
Mentor office hours
Food truck
1:00pm Welcome statements from, , Augusta University, Mayor’s office 
1:30pm Keynote: Sherry Farrugia
2:00pm Sponsor address
2:05pm Startup Pitches
2:50am Moderator/Housekeeping/Expo Voting
2:55am Break: dessert and expo
3:20pm Panel: Startup Support - What resources exist and how can your startup take advantage of them?
Moderated by Sarah White
Chris McKinney - Augusta University
Grace Belangia -
Peter Buckley - CSR Angels
SBIR/STTR - Connie Casteel - ATDC
4:05pm Startup Stories
10 minute talks from successful entrepreneurs with intros
Howard Merry - Neba Health
Baha Zaiden - Azalea Health
Ty Frix - Icor 360
4:40pm Expo winners announced
4:45pm Closing Keynote
John W. Richards, Jr., MD, MMM, CPE
aka, Rick Richards, MD



College of Allied Health Sciences
Augusta University
987 St. Sebastian Way, EC 1222
Augusta, Georgia 30912



Keynote Address

Sherry Farrugia - Georgia Institute of Technology, Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, Pediatric Technology Center



Mordecai Evans - Gideon Health (Moderator)

Thane Plummer -
Aztech management software specializes in meeting the unique needs of research compliance for university and business enterprise. Aztech currently has modules for Protocol & Document Management, Lab Animal Services and Biosaftey, but because Aztech software is built on top of an enterprise-level document and content management framework, custom solutions for other departments are also available.

David Booker - BasePath
BasePath™ is an App Development Platform driven by a Clinical Document Engine that improves clinical reporting, interoperability, and data analytics in Health Information Technology (HIT).

Startups to be announced January 13



Sarah White - Augusta University Research (Moderator)


Chris McKinney - Augusta University Office of Innovation Commercialization

Grace Belangia -

Peter Buckley - CSR Angels


Success Stories

Azalea Health

Howard Merry - Neba Health

Ty Frix - Ichor360






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