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Weekly Spotlight

AireHealth Wins Rise of the Rest Pitch Competition Last Week

AireHealth, an Orlando startup addressing care management and drug delivery for respiratory illnesses via a connected-portable nebulizer, won the Rise of the Rest Pitch Competition at the Cheyenne Salon and Opera House last week.  Stacie Ruth, pitching for AireHealth, and her cofounders Jason Eichenholz and Scott Faris, took home the $100K check from Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.

Stacie opened her pitch saying this is every mother's nightmare and then played the audio of a child having an asthma attack.  She then showed her connected portable nebulizer solution which is FDA-cleared, smaller, and more efficient than the competition.  Demonstrating a large and growing market and initial traction, she then ended by answering convincingly every judges' question (and objection).  Clearly she had the best investable opportunity on the stage that evening.  Steve Case told the Orlando Business Journal, "AireHealth was solving a big problem with a solution that has been developed and has gone through the FDA process. It's ready for market." Congrats Stacie Ruth and the rest of the AireHealth team!


2019 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference in Orlando This Week

Florida Venture Forum's 12th annual Florida Early Stage Capital Conference is at Omni Champions Gate this Thursday and Friday.  20 startups will be pitching - three from Orlando.

We had a record number of applications this year and our selection committee did an outstanding job of choosing 20 of Florida’s most promising early and seed stage companies,” said Tim Cartwright, partner & co-founder, Fifth Avenue Family Office, chair of the conference selection committee and a board member of the Florida Venture Forum.  “For those investors that are looking for the next Chewy or Magic Leap, this conference is a must attend event.

In addition to company presentations and other programming, the conference will feature a total of $100,000 in cash awards distributed between early stage and seed stage companies, provided by Space Florida. To date, past early stage presenters have attracted more than $100 million in funding.

The 3 selected Orlando presenting companies are:

Capacitech ( is commercializing patent protected, advanced energy storage technology from University of Central Florida. Capacitech sells 100ft spools of series-connected and customizable Cable-Based Capacitors (CBCs) to distributors selling to OEMs and end users. The CBC will be used to complement batteries in the solar & IT markets to reduce their cost of ownership. It can also help miniaturize electronics by replacing large, traditional capacitors on circuits.

eCare21,Inc. ( offers a secure, patient-centered mobile Health IT platform that enables virtual healthcare delivery in every setting across the continuum of care. The eCare21 platform features secure, networked technologies; a refined, flexible user experience, integrated advanced analytics, technical & workflow interoperability with legacy HIM systems, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly-evolving policy environment. The eCare21 mobile App enables proactive patient engagement & self-management and has been formally recognized as a leading Caregiving App in 2017 & 2018.

SegAna LLC ( is a medical device company that has developed a cloud-based software platform utilizing artificial Intelligence and a proprietary algorithm that measures changes in patient specific tissue elasticity for enhancing radiation treatment of cancer. The company’s patent pending state of the art technology enhances the treatment of cancer by providing the Radiation Oncologist, in any setting or location, with the ability to accurately define the margin of the tumor on the day of treatment and predict an abnormal treatment up to 3 days in the future. The Radiation Oncologist utilizes this information to develop a new patient treatment plan which will ultimately reduce radiation damage to the tissue surrounding the tumor and improve a patient’s outcome.

Events This Week

Tuesday Orlando Open Coffee Club 9:00 am-10:00 am at Catalyst Spaces
Tuesday Funding Sources for New Businesses 12:00 pm-1:30 pm at StarterStudio Downtown
Tuesday - Code For Orlando: Community Action Night 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Wednesday - 1 Million Cups - Orlando 8:00 am-10:00 am at Rollins College, Bush Auditorium
Wednesday - Orlando IoT - IoT the Complete Journey 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at StarterStudio Downtown
Wednesday - Orlando PHP Meetup | Odevs - Orlando PHP Meetup Kickoff Event 7:00 pm-9:00 pm at Power DMS
Thursday2019 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference 11:00 am - 6:00 pm at Omni Orlando Resort
Friday2019 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference 9:00 am - 6:00 pm at Omni Orlando Resort
Friday Launch Now Bootcamp: 4 Week Program @Downtown 1:00 pm-4:30 pm at StarterStudio Downtown
Saturday Girl Develop It Orlando - Monthly Code & Coffee 2:00 pm-4:00 pm at Stardust Video & Coffee

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