Alertgy wins NOLA Health Innovators Challenge Diabetes Pitch Competition

AlertgyBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System Award $36,000 in Funding at NOLAHI Finale

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System to present Alertgy with $36,000 on Tuesday as part of the inaugural New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge. Alertgy will now work within the New Orleans medical community to further develop its solution – a wearable, noninvasive, real-time blood glucose monitoring and alert system that works with a smartphone application. 

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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2018: NOLABA Picks

new orleans entrepreneur weekThe 10th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) is from March 19-23 and presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to celebrates business, innovation and entrepreneurship in New Orleans. This year, NOEW is working with local partners like NOLABA to host events in locations across the city, making NOEW a citywide affair that’s more accessible and engaging in neighborhoods across the region. NOLABA staff compiled some can't-miss events throughout the week.
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Introducing Diabetes Care Finalists in the NOLAHI Challenge

finalists NOLAHIThe Center for Disease Control estimates that by 2050, nearly 1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. Louisiana has the 5th-highest rate of diabetes in the nation. NOLABA partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System to seek innovative solutions to solve this epidemic by issuing a nationwide call for ideas, the NOLA Health Innovators Challenge (NOLAHI). Three finalists have been chosen to pitch their solutions for improving diabetes care on March 20.
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Part 3 – Top Legal Considerations for Health Tech Digital Solutions: Data Security & Privacy

techThe NOLA Health Innovators Challenge concludes in March with a pitch competition during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. As judges from around the country are selecting finalists, Parker N. Smith & David C. Rieveschl of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. explain how data strategies are important for health tech startups. (Part 1 focuses on intellectual property, and part 2 dives deeper with copyrights, patents and trademarks).
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Part 2 – How Health Tech Startups Can Protect Intellectual Property Rights

healthAs the application deadline approaches for the NOLAHI Challenge, Parker N. Smith & David C. Rieveschl of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. explain how intellectual property is an important issue for health technology startup companies. Click here to read part 1 of this blog series, and watch for two more posts leading up to New Orleans Entrepreneur Week in March 2018.
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