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Hyr Medical Takes 1st at HTC Pitch Night During OHTec Tech Week

April 24, 2017


Health Tech Corridor’s Pitch Night, which took place the evening of April 24 in the Agora ballroom, turned out to be a huge success! We had a great turnout, with more than 150 people coming to the event. Local professionals, entrepreneurs, and classes from Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve joined us for an evening full of engaging speakers, friendly competition, and great networking.


We heard two amazing speakers – Maciej Zawadzki (CEO and co-founder of Urbancode, an IBM company) and Jeff Hoffman (co-founder of Priceline.com) – talk about their business experiences from startup to exit. Both speakers are seasoned professionals who really know how to captivate a crowd, and each presentation was full of insightful takeaways and humor. If you weren’t inspired to give it your all before you heard them speak, you definitely were after the fact.


In addition to our two incredible featured speakers, five contestants were given the chance to pitch their startups in the hopes of winning some great prizes. There is no denying that there was a lot of talent in the room that night. After giving their presentations and fielding questions from our judges, three winners emerged:


First Place: Hyr Medical, Inc.

Co-founded by Dr. Faris El-Khider, Manoj Jhaveri, Justin Smith, and Mohamed Ismail, Hyr Medical focuses on connecting physicians locum and hospitals directly by eliminating the middleman. By creating a transparent marketplace with direct communication between physicians and hospitals, they are reducing costs for hospitals and increasing rates for physicians, all while creating a process that is 50% faster. Long term, the benefits include less shortages at hospitals, better care, and ultimately more physicians locum. They are in partnership with the largest hospitalist group in Northeast Ohio, Martin Healthcare Group, which has 20 locations in the midwest and a network more than 350 physicians.








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