Louisville has another startup headed to TechStars, the prestigious accelerator program. TechStars Healthcare, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, has selected Louisville’s Inscope Medical Solutions as one of 11 companies for its 2016 cohort. The program officially kicked off last week, March 28. Demo Day is June 23.
This is the first time TechStars has partnered with Cedars-Sinai. The program boasts more than 100 mentors.
Inscope was a shining star on the business competition scene last year. The company, helmed by CEO Maggie Galloway, has developed an innovative laryngoscope that is the first all-in-one intubation solution to provide a clear view of every airway. They were part of the University of Louisville MBA program.
Last year, the company took home the prestigious $100,000 Vogt Award, which celebrates innovation in manufacturing. Inscope was one of EnterpriseCorp’s Hot Dozen in 2015. In August 2015, they were invited to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. They won $125,000 at the Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge and placed third at the Oregon New Venture Championship, which landed them in the “Super Bowl” of student business-plan contests — the Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University in April — where they placed second. They also won first place at the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, held at the University of Texas in Austin.