Emocha Mobile Health, Proscia Receive Incubator Company of the Year Awards
On June 15, two startups based on Johns Hopkins technology received Incubator Company of the Year Awards at an annual event sponsored by the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and several other organizations.
Emocha Mobile Health, a tenant in FastForward 1812 developing a mobile health platform for remote patient management, was recognized as Best Health I.T. Company. Proscia, a digital health company building cloud-based image analysis and deep learning software for pathology based at Spark in the Inner Harbor, received the first-ever award for Best Unaffiliated Company.
Judges, a cross-section of the region’s most prominent industry leaders and early-stage investors, evaluated 21 finalists based on their success in achieving their objectives. Key factors included technology or product development, intellectual property, increase in employee numbers, growth in revenue or earnings, engagement of significant customers and strategic partners, receipt of awards and grants, attraction of outside investors, innovation, self-sufficiency, impact on the region and usage of the incubator’s services.
Emocha’s win marks the fourth time in the past five years that a FastForward startup has received an Incubator Company of the Year award. Sonavex claimed the award for Best Med Tech/Life Science Company in 2016. Gemstone Biotherapeutics was named Best Life Sciences Company in 2015. Clear Guide Medical won the Life Sciences/Medical Device & Research Tool category in 2013.
Kangaroo Health, formerly known as Rehabtics, was founded by Johns Hopkins University students in 2012 and won the Best Life Sciences Company award in 2014.
For a list of all this year’s winners, click here.