Project Healthcare Showcase 2022

Project Healthcare recently gathered to celebrate their 2022 cohort on April 28, 2022 at the program’s headquarters, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Lisa Esch of NTT Data, our official sponsor of the event, led our conversation with our keynote speaker, Austin Dirks. As an alumni of Project Healthcare, Dirks shared his success story of how he started by asking the front desk of the EC information about a co-working space membership to now – fast forwarding to five years later – where he successfully exited his business, GreenLight Medical. 


“This is our first in-person showcase event for Project Healthcare in over two years, pre-pandemic. The energy is alive at the EC again,” shared Haley Combs, program manager at the EC. Project Healthcare hosted not only a showcase event, but a full two days of programming for our cohorts to connect and engage with other founders, investors and more. 


David Dill, chairman and chief executive officer at LifePoint Health and chairman of the board at the Nashville Healthcare Council, opened the event by sharing how fortunate he and others are to “be a part of an incredible ecosystem (in Nashville healthcare). The Spirit of Nashville is collaboration and this ecosystem is the heart of it.”




“It was exciting to witness the Nashville healthcare ecosystem’s reaction to Project Healthcare Showcase 2022. The teams have made tremendous progress over the past eight months – building teams, improving products/services, increasing revenue opportunities, and collectively – raising over $40M in capital,” says Eric Thrailkill, chairman of Project Healthcare. 


Our presenting founders included:


Atadas | William Farr – Atadas is a telehealth platform that uses remote monitoring of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) technologies to help save time, reduce costs, ensure regulatory compliance and improve patient outcomes for doctors, healthcare networks and payers.


Briya | David Lazerson – Briya is a cutting-edge data exchange solution that achieves the “holy grail” of data: longitudinal, linked, and live. Built on a game-changing decentralized architecture, Briya’s platform is the most secure in the industry, and more affordable, 10x faster and FHIR standardized. FHIR is Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (the emerging standard for data sharing/interoperability in healthcare) – modern API’s and applications built utilizing these protocols.


Darvis | Jan Schlueter – Darvis is a service platform that uses AI technology to translate computer vision into valuable data analytics to provide contextual insights into objects of interest.


GeneXsure | Smita Rao – GeneXsure offers genetic counseling and testing services to facilitate appropriate family-history-based risk assessment and genetic testing in order to empower individuals to take control of their genetic health. 


Health Haven Rx | Yinka Ojutalayo  – Health Haven Rx is a white-label digital pharmacy licensed to deliver medications across the U.S. Health Haven Rx  provides price transparency and improves access to affordable medications by leveraging their API. API is – Application Program Interface (necessary to connect two or more disparate sources of data)


HealthWise Data | Annie Smith  – HealthWise Data’s mission is to help marketers and providers target the right customers and prospects by leveraging unique and robust health and wellness insights on a 265 million consumer universe.


PopCheck Technologies | Erika Dillard – PopCheck Technologies has developed a novel device that efficiently prevents venous clots and provides a means to predict the early development of clots using biomarker patterns of venous blood flow and thrombosis.


Rare Disease Data Trust | David Connor – Rare Disease Data Trust compliantly connects healthcare stakeholders to end the rare disease diagnostic odyssey and accelerate the marketplace, for the benefit of the patient.


Rovicare | Pankaj Likhmania – Rovicare is a cloud-based software solution working to bridge the gap across the patient care continuum and increase care transparency through improved communication, creating better patient outcomes and reducing healthcare expenses.


Yumlish | Shireen Abdullah  – Yumlish is an AI-powered cultural nutritional therapy that addresses socioeconomic barriers to dietary adherence and provides solutions for minorities with diabetes. | Chandra Bondugula  – ZeaMed Health creates disruptive technology solutions that transform healthcare to be more transparent, accessible, and affordable for everyone.


Eric Thrailkill closed our event to thank an incredible ecosystem. “For over 50 years, Nashville continues to build on our community reputation as the place to start, grow, and scale a successful healthcare business. I’m more excited than ever to continue to partner and bring solutions addressing the most significant industry challenges. This meaningful, purposeful collaboration is unique to our community – and we’re excited to be a part of it.”



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