NeuroFlow Wins $5,000 at Mental-Health Tech Conference

Don’t get Chris Molaro wrong, there’s nothing wrong with winning $5,000.

For the founder of NeuroFlow, makers of a biometric-tracking platform for mental health professionals, the win snagged by his company at the Psych Congress Elevate conference was important because of who was in the room.

“It’s always great to get five grand,” said Molaro, who started the company alongside COO Adam Pardes in 2016. “But these weren’t judges in a pitch competition, these are professionals and psychiatrists that are potential clients.”

NeuroFlow’s Star Trek-y headset and the technology behind it, which once got the attention of Mayor Jim Kenney, was favored on Saturday by 40 percent of attendees through a digital vote, beating out six other post-revenue companies at the crossroads of technology and mental health.

Per the cofounder, a former Army Captain who’s been vocal about veteran suicide prevention, the win at the Austin conference speaks of the startup’s growth.

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