Keriton wins big at #SXSW: ‘I want to dedicate this award to Philadelphia’
And one local health IT company just cashed in from that national exposure: Keriton, the makers of a breast milk management system, beat out 150 other startups to win the top prize in the Digital Health portion of the Impact Pediatric Health pitch competition.
Philly’s health IT scene is no stranger to SXSW awards: in 2015, BioBots won “Most Innovative.”
What did the Dreamit grad startup, founded by Penn graduate student Vidur Bhatnagar win? $15,000 and meetings with eight children’s hospitals across U.S.
Landing the win earned Bhatnagar some social media praise from the Philly camp at SXSW, including StartUp PHL’s Archna Sahay:
Over the phone from California, where he was pitching Keriton to Stanford’s pediatrics hospital, Bhatnagar told Technical.ly that taking the main prize was a humbling experience.
“The judges for both the qualifying and final rounds were top pediatric clinicians and hospital executives from eight leading hospitals,” said Bhatnagar. “That’s a great validation of the product that Keriton is trying to bring to the market.”
You can read the full article at Technically Philly.