By jepstein

December Newsletter

Featured Stories

University Hospitals Breaks Ground on New Rainbow Center for Women & Children

University Hospitals representatives and public dignitaries broke ground on the new Rainbow Center for Women & Children on December 21st.  The center will house innovative programs for pediatric primary care, women’s health care, and social services, as well as additional programming to support patients, their families and the community.  The 40,000 square foot facility will be located at E. 59th Street and Euclid Avenue.  Its location on the RTA Health Line and ample on-site parking will make it easily accessible for patients and visitors.  Along with the neighboring Link59 office project, the new UH Center will bring increased vibrancy to a long vacant segment of Euclid Avenue and add to the economic vitality of the medical cluster in the Health-Tech Corridor.

HTC Coding Bootcamps Provide Local Companies with Software Development Talent

Two growing coding bootcamps call the Health-Tech Corridor Home:  Tech Elevator at 7100 Euclid Ave. and Cleveland Codes at Tri-C.  Tech Elevator is a full-time 14-week coding bootcamp where students can choose between Java or .NET tracks.  Prospective students can learn more about Tech Elevator at two January open houses and employers will have the opportunity to meet with bootcamp students at weekly showcases.   Cleveland Codes is a non-profit coding bootcamp that trains students in .NET over a 16-week period.  Cleveland Codes aims to recruit students who are traditionally underrepresented in the software development field.  Cleveland Codes is currently looking for internship placements for the spring of 2017.  Interested employers can reach out to Seth Pinkney.

HTC Attracting Interest from DevelopersCrain’s Cleveland Business featured an article in December about the growing interest from real estate developers in the Midtown neighborhood.  The article highlights the Link59 office project as well a proposed hotel development on a vacant lot at East 70th Street and Euclid Avenue.  In addition to office and hotel developments, the Health-Tech Corridor is seeing interest from developers for housing as well.  The Innerbelt Lofts at 2828 Euclid Ave are currently under construction and scheduled for completion this year.

Headlines From The HTC

Welcome to the Health-Tech Corridor!

GradSchoolLoans – GradSchoolLoans is a Financial Technology or FinTech company that offers low-rate, flexible student loan refinancing and consolidation programs for medical professionals. The company offers loans that are specifically tailored to a borrower’s medical career, stage, and risk profile.

Business News

  • Congratulations to HTC companies named to Weatherhead 100: Bialosky Cleveland, Jakprints, Thundertech, and WTWH Media
  • Centerline Biomedical closes Series A funding round
  • Arteriocyte, Inc. announces name change to Compass Biomedical
  • Timothy Miller from Abeona Therapeutics named one of Cleveland Magazine’s most interesting people for 2017

Partner News

  • Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute receives $31 million gift from Jeffrey and Patricia Cole
  • Cleveland Clinic establishes its first endowed chair for uterine cancer research
  • CWRU receives $2 million NIH grant to improve health of caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder
  • HoloAnatomy named 2017 Digital Edge Award winner
  • Cleveland State receives $100k gift to support seminar series on gene regulation
  • Cleveland Clinic and Israeli research team receive $1.2 million to study nanotechnology for cancer treatments
  • Cleveland Clinic and IBM enter 5-year partnership to collaborate on cognitive computing

HTC Events & Opportunities

  • CWRU Medical School EnRICHing Corporate and Academic Relationships Happy Hour 1/11 @ CWRU School of Medicine 5PM-7PM Register
  • Internet of Things Workshop 1/17 @ Tech Elevator 6PM-8PM Register
  • Inventors Forum Series: Who’s Picking up the Check? Building your Invention’s Case for Reimbursement 1/18 @ Cleveland Clinic 5:30PM-7PM Register
  • Northeast Ohio Bioscience Career Fair 2/22 @ Tri-C Corporate College East 2PM-5PM Register
Now Hiring
For current job postings in the HTC click here  Did we miss something? Do you have a health-tech story or job posting you’d like us to share? Let us know by emailing mlalich@healthtechcorridor.com

By jepstein

November Newsletter

Featured Stories

New Coworking Space Opening in Midtown

A new coworking space, Sail Loft, will be opening December 1st at 3535 Perkins Ave in Midtown.  The building once housed sailboat racing gear but will soon house entrepreneurs and innovators in a collaborative coworking environment.  Sail Loft will provide all of the amenities that an entrepreneur needs to get their ideas off the ground.  A Sail Loft membership for a desk or private office gives the entrepreneur access to wi-fi, printing, conference rooms, and free coffee!   A new event space called the Spinnaker Room will occupy the first floor of the building and provide a unique warehouse atmosphere for weddings, meeting, conferences, or parties.  Click here for more information on membership options, amenities and contact information.

Enhancing Research and Industry Career Horizons (EnRICH):  A New Internship Program in the School of Medicine at CWRU

The EnRICH program was recently created in response to National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health reports that suggest around 80% of PhD candidates in biomedical fields will land a career outside of academic research after graduation, careers for which students traditionally have little exposure to during their graduate studies. The EnRICH program is designed to provide opportunities for both Master’s and PhD students in the CWRU School of Medicine to be exposed to career opportunities outside of academic research.  EnRICH is currently reaching out to organizations and companies to develop partnerships and opportunities for students. This collaborative relationship would provide your organization with easy access to student talent, and in turn students would deliver valuable contributions during an internship or career exposure learning experience.   CWRU School of Medicine students are in programs in a wide variety of areas from genetics to bioinformatics to biochemistry to clinical research.  Please visit the EnRICH Programwebsite for further information, and email enrich@case.edu if you are interested in partnering with the program.
Please save the date:  All Health-Tech Corridor organizations are invited to send representatives to the first EnRICH happy hour – EnRICHing Corporate and Academic Relationships.  This event will take place on January 11, 2017 at the CWRU School of Medicine and will be an opportunity to learn about the EnRICH program, network with School of Medicine leadership and enjoy some delicious food and drinks.  Email enrich@case.edu if you are interested in attending and more information will be provided.

Cleveland State University Program Provides Subsidized Interns to Local Companies

The Ohio Means Internships & CO-OPS program (OMIC) provides up to a 25% wage reimbursement to local companies for hiring Cleveland State University student interns.  OMIC aims to deepen Northeast Ohio’s pool of young talent who are engaged in “meaningful workplace learning experiences,” increase the number of students who represent diverse backgrounds prepare for the world of work, raise student success rates, and attract more students into critical industries.  Health-Tech Corridor companies are well positioned to take advantage of the program with close proximity to campus and easy access via the RTA Health Line.  For profit companies interested in participating in the program can visit  csuohio.edu/csn to complete the registration form.  Job descriptions can be uploaded at CSUCareerConnection.

Headlines From The HTC

Business News

  • Abeona Therapeutics honored with Partner in Progress Award from DEBRA of America
  • Cleveland Clinic Spin-off ImageIQ selected by CryoLife for clinical trial management

Partner News

  • Medical Mutual awards $1 million to support Tri-C nursing, health career students
  • DigitalC releases the Civic Insights Hub, an open data and analytics site for community good
  • Cleveland State University receives $1 million for gene research center
  • Third Frontier awards up to $28.2M to JumpStart-led group for entrepreneurship initiatives
  • CWRU receives Patent for Humanity Award for new malaria detection device
  • Case Western Reserve researcher awarded neuroscience “Big Data” grant
  • Mt. Sinai Autism Research Fund awards research grants to five CWRU-based pilot projects
  • Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership awards $1 million for promising university-based biomedical engineering technologies

HTC Events & Opportunities

  • Flight- The Midwest Startup Conference 12/1-12/2 @Akron Register
  • Tech Elevator Open House 12/1 @Baker Electric Register
  • Candid Conversation: Entrepreneurship & Family Sacrifice Event 12/6 @Great Lakes Science Center Register
  • TechPint Winter 2016 12/6 @MOCA Register
  • Internet of Things Workshop 12/6 @Baker Electric Register
  • CWRU Medical School EnRICHing Corporate and Academic Relationships Happy Hour 1/11 @CWRU School of Medicine Register
Now Hiring
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By jepstein

September Newsletter

Featured Stories

Hemingway Development to Start Construction on Link59

Developers Fred Geis and Jim Doyle plan to start construction within weeks on a 90,000 SF development project at East 59th St. and Euclid Ave.. The project includes a new 62,000 SF building located on Euclid Ave and the redevelopment of the Ace Fixtures building.  Link59 will build upon the success of Hemingway’s nearby Midtown Tech Park which is currently 92% occupied.  The project will be located next to the new University Hospitals primary care center for women and children that is expected to open by early 2018.  The completion of these projects along with the relocation of Dealer Tire to 7012 Euclid Ave. will add a large influx of new companies, workers, and visitors to Midtown over the next year.

Tri-C Announces $38 million Campus Transformation Plan

Tri-C will break ground on its radical campus transformation project on Sept. 27th.  The new campus will improve upon the current mid-century Brutalist design by opening up the campus to the surrounding neighborhood and creating a more inviting learning environment.  A $28 million landscape project is also already underway that will improve neighborhood linkages and create better outdoor collaboration and social spaces.  The campus transformation project is divided into four phases with the majority of the project scheduled for completion by 2018.

Class is Back in Session at Growing Universities in the HTC

The major universities in the Health-Tech Corridor continue to experience growth in the size and diversity of their student bodies.  Cleveland State University welcomes arecord breaking freshman class to campus with over 1,900 students enrolling for the fall semester.  This is up 5 percent from 2015 and more than double the size of the freshman class from 2010.  Case Western Reserve University welcomed nearly 1,300 new undergraduate students to campus with 14 percent coming from outside the United States.

Headlines From The HTC

Business News

Partner News

HTC Events & Opportunities

#CleveandSummit: Healthcare Transformation in the Digital Era 9/29 @ Global Center for Health Innovation Register
BioOhio Networking Social 10/6 @ Platform Beer Co. Register
Tech Elevator Open House 10/13 @ Baker Electric Building Register
The Commission on Economic Inclusion “How to do Business with Healthcare”10/20 @ Greater Cleveland Partnership Register
Cleveland Medical Hackathon 10/22-10/23 @ Global Center for Health InnovationRegister
Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit 10/24-10/26 @ Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Register   Use Discount code “545314” for HTC companies

Now Hiring

For September job postings in the HTC click here

Did we miss something? Do you have a health-tech story or job posting you’d like us to share? Let us know by emailing mlalich@healthtechcorridor.com

By jepstein

August Newsletter

Featured Stories

IBM-Explorys to Build New HQ Near Cleveland Clinic in HTC

Cleveland City Council approved a financial package last week to aid an $11.1 million project to build a new headquarters for Explorys at East 105th and Cedar, at the axis of the Health-Tech Corridor, Opportunity Corridor, and Cleveland Clinic. Explorys, a Clinic spinoff that IBM bought last year as an anchor for the tech giant’s Watson Health division, is growing rapidly and selected this location to be close to the talent and health care anchors in University Circle. Construction could start in the spring.

Abeona licenses gene therapies for group of painful skin diseasesAbeona Therapeutics has licensed two gene therapies designed to treat a group of rare skin diseases that cause painful blisters and chronic wounds. Abeona also announcedpositive initial results from the first patient enrolled in its Phase 1/2 trials for Sanfilippo Syndrome.

BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare report: $100 million in NEO

The BioEnterprise Midyear Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report showed just over $1 billion invested in 249 companies — both record numbers for the first six months of the year since the organization started producing this report in 2005. Close to $100 million was invested in 23 companies in Northeast Ohio.  Bioenterprise also launched its new website, featuring many HTC companies and founders.

Welcome to the HTC

Securable.io

Securable.io simplifies cybersecurity monitoring and remediation by providing companies one unified dashboard, capable of delivering actionable insight within minutes, which collects and scores security related data from their entire information ecosystem. They connect, collect and analyze data from SaaS platforms (Salesforce, Dropbox, Github, SugarCRM, Office365, Google Apps), Premise systems (Juniper, Checkpoint, McAfee, Sophos), and company proprietary systems (via API) to illuminate, educate, and help remediate potential infrastructure and process problems on a 24×7 basis. Securable.io recently moved into the BioEnterprise building.

Headlines from the HTC

Business News

  • Diasome announces dosing of first Type 1 Diabetes Patient in randomized phase 2b clinical trial of injectable Hepatocyte Directed Vesicle (“HDV”) Technology with insulin
  • Clinical Management Consultants which has an office in the HTC was named toInc 5000 list (#1042) and #102nd fastest growing healthcare company.
  • Tech Elevator profiled in Tech Czar PD column

Partner News

  • US News Hospital rankings announced: Cleveland Clinic, UH show strength
  • Cleveland Clinic awarded $11.8 million to study treatment-resistant depression
  • Cleveland State working with Cleveland Foundation, CMSD to add computer science courses in the schools
  • Cleveland Medical Hackathon announces dates, themes for Oct. 22-23 event
  • Cleveland Institute of Art’s Biomedical Art program profiled
  • CWRU Microsoft HoloLens App is finalist for international science award

HTC Events & Opportunities

Events & Opportunities

  • AMPLIFY: State of Cleveland’s TECH INDUSTRY! featuring HTC’s Jeff Epstein 8/24 @ Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Cleveland. Register
  • Health-Tech Happy Hour! Join fellow HTC companies and explore the corridor at think[box] for this month’s happy hour on 8/25 from 5-7PM. Register
  • How to Take Your Business From $2M To $10M, sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College. Register
  • Regional 3D Additive Manufacturing Conference. Register

Did we miss something? Do you have a health-tech story you’d like us to share? Let us know by emailing jepstein@healthtechcorridor.com

By jepstein

July Newsletter

Featured Stories

HTC Companies on Hiring Spree – 75 Open Jobs

Northeast Ohio is seeing incredible growth in employment, mostly due to its biotech and health industries. HTC employment is also thriving: HTC companies have more than 75 open positions.  The anchor institutions are also looking for talent; the four hospitals have a combined 960 job opportunities.

The HTC has links to all employment opportunities.

Cleveland Launches Branding Initiative Staking Claim as the Medical Capital

Cleveland is the Medical Capital, and this month launches a campaign to shine a light on its world-class biomedical innovation and healthcare.  The HTC has partnered in the initiative, as well as other HTC anchors, including: BioEnterprise, CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, CSU, Stokes VA, and University Hospitals. The campaign launched with an excellent video displaying the dynamic health-tech community Cleveland has fostered.

The New York Times is on board, citing the importance of CWRU & the Clinic in Cleveland’s growth as a city of biomedical innovation and development.

HTC Investment and Attraction Fund Receives Great Press, High Interest

The Health-Tech Corridor Investment and Attraction Fund has been live for about a month.  Articles from Fresh Water and Crain’s have sparked interest, and nearly a dozen conversations have been held with highly interested entrepreneurs; with only 6-20 spots available, businesses are working fast to move into the Corridor.  HTC also worked a table at Jumpstart’s Startup Scaleup at the end of last month, sparking inquiries from both investors and entrepreneurs on the fund.

A Month Flooded with Politicians

This summer continues to bring politicians from both sides of the aisle to Cleveland, showcasing incredible development in science and medicine.

Joe Biden stopped in Cleveland to passionately bring awareness about cancer prevention and treatment.  He spoke at the Langston Hughes Community Health and Education Center, highlighting the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center—a partnership between the Clinic, UH, and CWRU.

This week brings politicians from the other side of the aisle for #RNCinCLE. Media highlights the collaboration between the Clinic, St. Vincent’s, UH & MetroHealth to supply medical services to delegates and protestors.  The hospitals have been preparing for a year-and-a-half.

The HTC will be open during the RNC.  To help you get to us without delays, please refer to ODoT’s traffic information.

Welcome to the Corridor!

LorkTech

New to the HTC, “LorkTech is currently offering a smartpathing solution with their portable, wireless, digital, e-paper technology called BluBoard, that can be updated remotely through a Secure Portal.  They are currently working to eliminate the use of paper/cardboard signs that are printed for daily use or different events.  LorkTech has recently partnered with Verizon and Multitech for their BluBoard product.”

LorkTech moved into the Baker Electric Building earlier this month, just in time to connect and navigate delegate parties through the Republican National Convention

Headlines From The HTC

Business News

  • Explorys named venture of the year by Ohio Venture Association.  In the past twelve months, it has hired more than 80 new people.
  • Dealer Tire goes online nationally with RightTurn.com.
  • After three months of preparation, RelateCare launches their new website.
  • Athersys joins the Russell 3000® Index.
  • TechOhio features Centerline Biomedical’s 3D navigation system that lessons radiation risk & improves vision during heart surgery and Infuseon Therpeutics’ new brain tumor treatment.

Partner News

  • A JumpStart survey backed by a CSU study showed 270 startups generated more than $1.4 billion in economic impact for Ohio in 2015 and have created 2,313 direct jobs
  • CWRU receives $3.3 million Nat’l Cancer Institute grant to develop quick, inexpensive ER+ breast cancer test & $11 million NIH grant to understand why some HIV-positive Africans avoid TB infection despite high exposure.
  • CSU one of only six universities designated as Innovation & Economic Prosperity University from APLU & a CSU professor receives $2.2 million NIH grant for continuing telomere research.
  • Ohio awards CWRU & the Clinic $1 million to support the Joint Health Education Campus.
  • Cleveland Codes, a nonprofit in Central neighborhood, celebrates its first class of graduates.

HTC Events & Opportunities

Events & Opportunities

  • Ready, Set, Global: Managing an International Workforce 7/26 @ Levin College of Urban Affairs. Register
  • Tech Elevator Summer Open House 7/29 @ Tech Elevator in the Baker Electric Building. Register
  • Summer Meltdown: An Unconventional Networking Event 8/3 @ Wendy Park.Register
  • State of Additive Manufacturing: Study Results Rollout Meeting 8/9 @ MAGNET.Register
  • Core City Cleveland: Entrepreneur Showcase 8/11 @ JumpStart. Register
  • The Female Founders’ Guide to Raising Capital 8/18 @ JumpStart. Register
  • AMPLIFY: State of Cleveland’s TECH INDUSTRY! featuring HTC’s Jeff Epstein 8/24 @ Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Cleveland. Register

Now Hiring – New Job Postings in July

Did we miss something? Do you have a health-tech story you’d like us to share? Let us know by emailing jepstein@healthtechcorridor.com