Inmar and Flywheel Hosting Healthcare Business Idea Challenge

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Application period open through May 31, 2015; $25,000 cash prize awarded for winning submission.

Inmar, a company that operates intelligent commerce networks, today announced that it is teaming with Flywheel to host The Inmar Digital Health Challenge 2015 – a business idea competition seeking innovative digital health-related business ideas. Applications are now being accepting through May 31, 2015 with the winning entry awarded a $25,000 cash prize and recognized for potential future funding.

Participants in the Inmar Digital Health Challenge powered by Flywheel will propose solutions to address the following question: How can disparate data sources be leveraged to discover health-related correlations and insights that enable individuals, their support groups and families to monitor and improve a patient’s health?

“Digital health” involves the convergence of technology, personal health management and healthcare and is one of the fastest growing business sectors. The Inmar Digital Health Challenge seeks a solution that combines currently available technologies (including wireless devices, hardware sensors, mobile and body area networks, health information technology and social media) to make healthcare more personalized, precise and accessible -- while lowering costs and reducing inefficiency.

“We are looking for the best ideas in this exploding space,” said David Mounts, Chairman and CEO of Inmar. “By putting this challenge out to the digital health community and engaging the brightest and most entrepreneurial minds, we have the opportunity to find the next big innovation in digital health.”

Flywheel will provide workspace during the finalists’ briefing and final pitch weekend for selected teams participating in the Challenge. The group will also arrange for resources and mentors to help each team develop their concepts and commercialization plans. Inmar, in addition to sponsoring the Challenge, will provide healthcare business experts to serve as mentors and judges for the competition.

Inmar’s support for the Challenge ties closely with the work of the Inmar Healthcare Network which offers a variety of application suites that use technology, data analytics and focused services to improve healthcare operations and consumer health states. Inmar is a leading provider of technology-driven pharmacy management solutions, supporting more than 40,000 retail pharmacies, as well as manufacturers, wholesalers and health systems.

The official Inmar Digital Health Challenge 2015 application is available here.

About Inmar
Inmar is a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks. Our platforms connect offline and online transactions in real time for leading retailers, manufacturers and trading partners across multiple industries who rely on Inmar to securely manage billions of dollars in transactions. Our Promotions, Supply Chain and Healthcare platforms enable commerce, generate meaningful data and offer growth-minded leaders actionable analytics and execution with real-time visibility. Founded in 1980, Inmar is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.
For more information about Inmar’s products and services, please call 866.440.6917 or visit

About Flywheel
Flywheel is a coworking space located in the heart of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem. Since May 2014, the space has served as the community’s center of innovation and 24/7 workspace for people to come together to work on the fly, learn and share knowledge. Flywheel is the center of gravity in Winston-Salem and in the overall triad ecosystem for supporting startup companies and entrepreneurs. Its four core offerings provide the fuel that accelerates the success of business startups: technology workshops; How to Start a Startup series; Idea Tap Series that gives entrepreneurs access to an idea pitch process; and knowledge and networking-based events. Flywheel offers flexible short and long-term membership plans for open and enclosed spaces. Three locally owned companies have partnered together to bring Flywheel to the community: Workplace Strategies; Wildfire, LLC; and Storr Office Environments. To learn more about Flywheel, visit

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