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September 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm

PITTSBURGH LIFE SCIENCES GREENHOUSE’S
STRATEGIC BUSINESS ADVICE HELPS REGIONAL
COMPANY DOUBLE CASH FLOW AND EXPAND

ePeople LLC, Parent Company of ePeople Healthcare and eKidzCare, Experiences Accelerated Growth in Q2 and Q3
with Support from PLSG

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Harrisburg Online - Movers and Shakers

Congrats to the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University for being two of fourteen universities to be designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014CongratulationsCongratulations to State Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne), Majority Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, who was inducted along with PA Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery to the 2013 Pennsylvania Department of Military & Ve…

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Congratulations to the Running With the Bulls Winners

Treatspace and ATHS!

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And the Running With the Bulls Winner is.....


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Episode 67 - Running With the Bulls 2 - Week 6 (FINAL WEEK)

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Today, we wrap up six weeks of our groundbreaking "Running With the Bulls" feature, as Raja reveals which of our entrepreneurs will receive investment capital from our three judges, James Jordan of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Ned Renzi of Birchmere Ventures, and Mike Stubler of Draper

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We're almost there!!!

We've heard from all three judges.

We've heard from all six entrepreneurs.

Voting for the audience participation prize ($2,500 cash) is in full effect, with a record turnout.

On Sunday, July 13, we wrap up our groundbreaking "Running With the Bulls" feature, as Raja reveals which of our entrepreneurs will receive investment capital from our three judges, James Jordan of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Ned Renzi of Birchmere Ventures, and Mike Stubler of Draper Triangle Ventures. We talk with each investment professional about his decision of whether to invest or not to invest, (and how much), and why. Plus, we reveal the winner of the audience participation prize, as Raja talks with the winner of the $2,500 cash prize. And we take a minute to chat with the entrepreneurs who will be receiving these funds, as THEY discuss how they will allocate these resources within their companies.

But before that, we will use today's show to take a look back at the contest so far. We revisit Raja's conversations with our three judges, as well as the pitches that each of our six entrepreneur contestants put forth in hopes of raising the critical investment capital necessary to move their companies forward.

You'll hear from:

Bill Kaigler (New Care Solutions)

NewCare Solutions is the parent company behind the groundbreaking technology of the SilentAlert Monitor. The SilentAlert Monitor is the only system designed specifically for the Assisted Living and Memory Care Unit environments to help caregivers better manager their residents and maintain their comfort, safety, and high quality of life.

Mike Lang (NanoVision Diagnostics)

NanoVision Diagnostics (NVD) is commercializing a breakthrough cancer detection technology. The system detects cancer earlier and more accurately than current techniques. Additionally, it can identify which pre-cancerous lesions are likely to progress to cancer. Predicting rich progression guides the use of cancer prevention therapies, which are demonstrated to prevent cancers.

NVD is a breakthrough cancer detection technology. It has 1000 times the sensitivity of an optical microscope, allowing it to detect molecular changes in nuclear structure, which are not detectable by conventional pathology. These molecular changes manifest prior to changes in cells, allowing earlier and more accurate cancer detection.

NVD technology is developed and has been extensively tested in 11 clinical studies on 1,000 patients. These studies demonstrate its ability to detect cancer in multiple tissue types and to predict which pre-cancerous lesions will progress to cancer. In all studies, NVD technology has been able to show early, more accurate cancer detection.

Urmi Ashar (Advanced Technology Healthcare Solutions)

Advanced Technology Healthcare Solutions (ATHS) is a bioinformatics company that focuses on reducing adverse drug reactions and improving prescription drug effectiveness for patients aged 50 and older, and children aged 18 and under. Results from ATHS's individual genetic test are combined with the most current biomedical information to produce an actionable personalized report called MySafeMeds. Physicians and consumers use the insights from this report to personalize their prescriptions to help improve outcomes from treatment.

Rick Cancelliere (Treatspace)

Treatspace specializes in leading edge clinical social software that connects patients, providers, and practices to optimize patient engagement, clinical collaboration, and referral management.

Mike Cham (BlenderHouse)

BlenderHouse is a data analytics and decision support company that aims at realizing the potential of data to improve healthcare, from basic research to routine patient care. BlenderHouse provides data driven solutions for research, decision making and process improvement. BlenderHouse was founded in early 2008 with the goal of empowering enterprises to take advantages of all the newly available data to improve decision making through data management and machine learning. Recent advances in computational and academic breakthroughs related to Machine Learning have made it a viable and valuable tool.

Our newest clinical decision support tool, CHRiSS: Cardiac Health Risk Stratification System, assists both physicians and their patients in navigating the complicated, multifaceted treatment trajectory surrounding patients who are too ill to wait for a heart donor, or who are not eligible for a heart transplant because of age or other medical problems and are considering a ventricular assist device (VAD) implant.

Ginny Pribanic (MedRespond)

MedRespond is an online healthcare communications company that combines artificial intelligence, search and streaming media so that health care enterprises can provide interactive, personalized, relevant and inexpensive communication solutions for their customers, patients, and clients, and health care training solutions for their personnel.

And after hearing the entrepreneurs pitch, it's YOUR turn! We have re-opened the voting for all six companies, to compete against each other for a second week of audience participation voting. Just go to YourAmericanStory.com to the Running With the Bulls section to find out more about the entrepreneurs, listen to the pitches, and determine for yourself who had the better pitch. Cast your vote, and it will be tabulated in order to determine who had the most popular pitch, and who will receive the $2,500 cash prize. Voting for this week's contestants will begin at 4 PM today and will end at noon on Thursday, July 10.

-If you haven't done so, don't forget to cast your vote for the two entrepreneurs who presented their companies last Sunday, Mike Cham of Blenderhouse, and Ginny Pribanic of MedRespond. Voting for these two companies runs until noon today.

Again, join us today for an exciting edition of Your American Story that you can't afford to miss. You can catch us on the radio in Pittsburgh starting at 12 PM EST on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA AM, starting at 3 PM EST on FM News Talk 104.7 (WPGB), on the web at YourAmericanStory.com, and via interactive podcast at TalkShoe.com.

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Episode 66 - Running With The Bulls 2 - Week 5

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Running With the Bulls: Let's Take a Look Back We're almost there!!! We've heard from all three judges. We've heard from all six entrepreneurs. Voting for the audience participation prize ($2,500 cash) is in full effect, with a record turnout. On Sunday, July 13, we wrap up our groundbreaking

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Running with the Bulls II - Episode 65
Worth the listen!

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Episode 65 - Running With the Bulls II - Week 4

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Two More Presenters to Go!!!! You've heard from four of our entrepreneur contestants. This week, it's time to hear from the last two! Last week, as part of our groundbreaking "Running With the Bulls" feature on Your American Story Radio, listeners heard the pitches from two local entrepreneurs who

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Running with the Bulls II - Episode 64
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Episode 64 - Running With the Bulls II - Week 3

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Things are heating up now! Last week, as part of our groundbreaking "Running With the Bulls" feature on Your American Story Radio, listeners heard the pitches from two remarkable local entrepreneurs, Bill Kaigler of New Care Solutions, and Mike Lang of NanoVision Diagnostics. Culled from

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Pittsburgh Impact Radio – Healthcare and Life Sciences. Join the discussion as our guests John Manzetti, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, and Hank Safferstein, CEO of Cognition Therapeutics (a PLSG portfolio company), Catherine Mott, Founder and CEO Blue Tree Capital Group, and Pete Decomo, Chairman and CEO ALung discuss present successes, emerging trends, and future opportunities for our region’s healthcare and life sciences companies and sector. Listen in to Impact Radio show from 5/4/2014.

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5/4/2014 – Join the discussion as our guests John Manzetti, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, and Hank Safferstein, CEO of Cognition Therapeutics (a PLSG portfolio company), discuss present successes, emerging trends, and future opportunities for our region’s healthcare a…

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“You get a call at the last second about a device that has never been used here in the United States — that’s a miracle,” Sacker said.

Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs - thanks to ALung Technologies

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Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs.

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The BIO Exhibition is NOW OPEN for today! Come visit PLSG EIR Don Taylor at our exhibitor booth! See you there! #BIO2014

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2014 BIO International Convention - San Diego

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Running With the Bulls.
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#business #pittsburgh #steelcity #entrepreneur Join Raja

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Meet the ContestantsWEEK ONE:The following two entrepreneurs presented during the initial week of presentations for “Running With the Bulls”.Bill Kaigler - NewCare SolutionsCurrently the founding partner and C.E.O. of NewCare Solutions LLC., a start up company developing and marketing a new innovati…

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Running With the Bulls II - Part 3
Meet Advanced Technology Healthcare Solutions and Treatspace.

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Episode 63 - Running With the Bulls II - Part 3

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Things are heating up now! Last week, as part of our groundbreaking "Running With the Bulls" feature on Your American Story Radio, listeners heard the pitches from two remarkable local entrepreneurs, Bill Kaigler of New Care Solutions, and Mike Lang of NanoVision Diagnostics. Culled from

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Running With the Bulls II - Part 2
Meet New Care Solutions and NanoVision Diagnostics.

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Episode 63 - Running With the Bulls II - Part 2

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It's back..... After hearing from our three judges, James Jordan of the PLSG Accelerator Fund, Ned Renzi of Birchmere Ventures, and Mike Stubler of Draper Triangle Ventures, as well as John Manzetti of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, last week to kick off the second iteration of our

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Running With the Bulls

Raja begins the second iteration of our groundbreaking radio feature, “Running With the Bulls”, as we welcome six NEW entrepreneurs, who will be pitching their companies to three NEW investors, in hopes of raising the investment capital necessary to take their companies to the next level."

If you missed episode, you can listen to it here!

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Episode 62 (Running With the Bulls II - Week 1)

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-A New Run of Running With the Bulls This Sunday, we begin our second iteration of our groundbreaking radio feature, "Running With the Bulls", as we welcome six NEW entrepreneurs, who will be pitching their companies to three NEW investors, in hopes of raising the investment capital necessary to

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Running With the Bulls Radio Contest in conjunction with PLSG

This Sunday, “Your American Story” radio show begins its second iteration of our groundbreaking radio feature, "Running With the Bulls" in conjunction with Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) from noon to 1pm on KDKA 1020am Radio and from 3pm to 4pm on 104.7FM. "Running With the Bulls" is an exciting series of inspiring radio contests for entrepreneurs is similar to ABC’s Shark Tank, but not as combative. They welcome six NEW entrepreneurs, who will be pitching their companies to three NEW investors, in hopes of raising the investment capital necessary to take their companies to the next level.

As a reminder, last fall's inaugural "Running With the Bulls" series resulted in a $50,000 investment in a local startup, Optimus Technologies, headed by Colin Huwyler, one of the six entrepreneurs who pitched on the show. In addition, Albert Ciuksza's company, Portabeer, won the popular audience vote for last fall's series, and took home a cash prize of $2,500 as a result.

What will happen this time around? Tune in over the course of the next six weeks to find out, starting this Sunday, as Raja talks with the man whose help in putting this season's run together was invaluable, John Manzetti, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG). The six companies featured this season all come from the PLSG portfolio, and each one is reflective of the PLSG's comprehensive mission to raise the region's business profile by providing a platform for emerging businesses to turn their conceptual ideas in a marketable product or service, providing the necessary support and guidance each step of the way.

In addition to talking with John Manzetti about the mission of the PLSG, Raja also spends time talking with the three local venture capital professionals who will serve as judges/investors for this iteration of Running With the Bulls: James Jordan (Managing Director - PLSG Accelerator Fund), Ned Renzi (Founding Partner - Birchmere Ventures), and Mike Stubler (co-founder and Managing Director - Draper Triangle Ventures). They discuss their criteria for investment, their philosophy of WHY they invest, and why an effective investment process is more than just simply writing a check.

And if you want to take a sneak peak at the entrepreneurs who will be involved in this iteration of Running With the Bulls, they are, in alphabetical order:

Urmi Ashar (ATHS)
Rick Cancelliere (Treatspace)
Michael Cham (Blenderhouse)
Will Kaigler (New Care Solutions)
Mike Lang (NanoVision Diagnostics)
Ginny Pribanic (MedRespond)
Sign up at http://www.youramericanstory.com for big news this week regarding the details for the second iteration of Running With the Bulls, where you can learn more about these great companies, as well as the entrepreneurs and judges

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Pittsburgh one of the 2014's Best Cities for Tech Startups

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PHRQL finds spot with medical record software specifically for dietitians.

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PHRQL finds spot with medical record software specifically for dietitians

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When grocery store chain Hy-Vee wanted a software system for its growing in-store dietitian program, the Iowa-based company evaluated electronic health records systems from a ...