Louisville Innovation Summit Announces National and Kentucky Winners of Startup Pitch Event

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Congratulates Moving Analytics as National Winner; Breath Diagnostics as Kentucky Winner Recognized at this Gathering of 500 Executives and Entrepreneurs Focused on the Future of Aging Care

Earlier today, the Louisville Innovation Summit announced the winners of its Startup Pitch Event. Moving Analytics, focused on remote cardiac rehab programs delivered through mobile devices, was recognized as the top national company. Breath Diagnostics, with its technology that uses a patient’s breath to detect lung cancer, was recognized as the top Kentucky-based company. The pitch competition was part of the two day summit which gathered 500 executives and entrepreneurs focused on the Future of Aging Care. More information can be found at http://www.lisummit.com

Moving Analytics, http://www.movinganalytics.com, is a Marina del Rey, CA company that helps hospitals implement remote cardiac rehab programs delivered through patients' mobile devices. It was selected among 10 companies competing at the national level. Using the Moving Analytics platform, patients receive the benefits of cardiac rehab from the comfort of their homes, while hospitals increase patient enrollment, generate additional revenue and reduce readmission penalties.

Louisville-based Breath Diagnostics, which has developed a patented technology that uses a patient’s breath to detect lung cancer, was selected among 5 Kentucky-based companies competing. Breath Diagnostics was founded by its principal inventors at the University of Louisville. The patented, licensed test distinguishes benign from malignant nodules in the lung. 20 percent of those 54 or older are in the high risk group.

All 15 company finalists were focused on innovative health technologies that will enhance and or help the quality of life for a senior adult population. The 15 finalists competed in front of a live audience and fielded questions from expert judges. All Startup Pitch Event companies were judged across criteria including functionality, potential, team, creativity/differentiation and scalability. Ultimately, Moving Analytics and Breath Diagnostics were deemed the strongest of an overall stellar set of companies.

The Louisville Innovation Summit is the industry’s only conference uniquely focused on wellness and aging care technology and innovation. This was the second such gathering of the largest collection of thought-leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and CEOs in lifelong wellness to share ideas and chart the future of the industry. More than 70 industry visionaries spoke on topics ranging from Aging Innovations in Space to Compassion as Innovation in Healthcare Delivery.

With 21,000+ professionals producing more than $50 billion in revenue, Louisville is home to the nation’s largest collection of headquarters in nursing home, rehabilitation, assisted living and home health administration. This large industry base makes Louisville the natural place to chart the future of the industry. Guided and supported by Louisville-based Founding Partners Delta Dental of Kentucky, Humana, Kindred, ResCare, Signature HealthCARE and Trilogy, the Louisville Innovation Summit promises to be an enlightening experience.

Louisville Innovation Summit supporting partners include the office of the Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Forward and Christian Care Communities. Additional sponsors supporting the Summit include AARP, CareerBuilder, CareSet, CareSource, Cisco, DMK Development Group, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, Kelley Construction, Louisville CVB, National Tax Credit, Norton Healthcare, PharMerica and Ventas Healthcare REIT.

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