While the rest of the world was busy wondering who would win “Best Picture” we here at MedTech were diligently compiling the scores from Round 1 of the Google Glass Challenge! While a technical issue with our DNS provider caused a slight hiccup (and a one day delay), today we are thrilled to announce the four semi-finalists from Round 1 of the Challenge.
Twenty one ideas were submitted during this first of three semi-final rounds which ended on February 23. Submissions were judged by a panel of renowned clinicians and technical experts, including the White House Innovation Fellows. Ideas were judged primarily on their clinical impact and practicality.
Without further ado, here are the four semi-finalists, in order of their combined total score:
Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas and congratulations to all the winners! Don’t forget, there’s still time to submit your ideas for rounds 2 and 3, which end on March 9 and 22, respectively. Just click here http://medtechboston.medstro.com/submit-ggchallenge/ to submit your idea today!
Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.