SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Sanvis Health Survives Founders Forum Hot Seat, Wins Bragging Rights

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FOUNDERS FORUM INSPIRERS, EDUCATES

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Founders Forum Board Member Josh Adams, along with “Hot Seat” judges Elaine Larsen, Terry Witt and Randy Poliner, talk with “Hot Seat” winner Sanjay Gopal of Sanvis Health.

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –  Sanvis Health survived the Founders Forum Hot Seat to win the $1,000 cash prize – and bragging rights as the hottest start up on the Space Coast.

Earlier this month, Sanvis Health, along with ekko Audio and Longer Arm Smart Solutions, competed in front of a live audience and three judges at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.

Sanjay Gopal, Ph.D., M.B.A., Sanvis Health founder, represented his company to the Hot Seat judging panel, which included Elaine Larsen of Larsen Motorsports, Terry Witt of Witt Biomedical, and Randy Poliner who returned from last year’s Hot Seat judging panel.

Sanvis Health won the top prize on the strength of its CareSynchrony platform, which is designed specifically for Assisted Living Facilities and features technology that is simple, easy and fits ALF’s diverse workflow needs.

The judging panel featured speakers from this season’s Founders Forum events and included Elaine Larsen of Larsen Motorsports, Terry Witt of Witt Biomedical, and Randy Poliner also returned from last year’s Hot Seat judging panel.

Gopal is a techno-business professional with more than 17 years in the healthcare and medical device industry. Over this time, he has served in various roles spanning strategic marketing, product management, and business development in multinational healthcare companies.

Gopal is also an expert at successfully deploying mobile health solutions. An innovator, with an innate ability to understand clinical workflows and strong technical acumen, Sanjay can identify customer needs to provide winning product solutions.

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“Our CareSynchrony platform is designed specifically for Assisted Living Facilities,” said Gopal.

“We are here to help facilities through technology that is simple, easy and fits their diverse workflow needs. Be it in delivering care for ALF residents, communicating the care they diligently provide in a timely manner, or complying with regulations that drive consistency of care delivery.”

Founders Forum Board Member and BB&T executive Barry Forbes, left, presents Sanjay Gopal of Sanvis Health the “Hot Seat” top prize.

EKKO AUDIO PROJECT ‘HUB’

ekko Audio‘s Hamid Qayyum delivered a compelling presentation to the judges for his company.

A Tampa, Florida-based development firm, ekko Audio is dedicated to enabling better wireless listening experiences.

The company’s pilot project, HUB, launched successfully on Kickstarter, totaling more than 1,000 backers from 50 countries, and is being published in over 300 combined online and offline publications.

HUB isthe world’s first HD audio streaming system designed specifically for multiple users. HUB features stunning audio fidelity, superior wireless streaming technology, and an elegant design that makes it simple enough for the living room, yet capable enough for the discerning audiophile.

ekko Audio’s Hamid Qayyum delivered a compelling presentation to the judges for his company.

LONGER ARM SOLUTIONS MAKES POOL CLEANING A SNAP

Longer Arm Smart Solutions‘ Jeff McNeal presented his patent pending device that makes pool and patio maintenance easier.

The Longer Arm’s ergonomically contoured platform feels comfortable and secure under your feet and shaped to be immobilized in many brushing positions accommodating pool deck design. The strategically located recessed friction pad provides good contact with the pool deck.

The Longer Arm’s UV protected textured top delivers grip for bare feet or shoes. A high lubricity “Rub Ring” minimizes pole friction and chatter. The product is made from a buoyant, rigid foam-filled, non-deck marring plastic platform.

Longer Arm Smart Solutions’ Jeff McNeal, foreground, presented his patent pending device that makes pool and patio maintenance easier.

FOUNDERS FORUM INSPIRERS, EDUCATES

“Each finalist had the opportunity to pitch their business concepts to a panel of successful entrepreneurs and gain advice, and possibly even investors,” said Josh Adams, Founders Forum board member and spokesman.

“Our audience learned more about these innovative and exciting contestants, what they are doing and where they are going – all the while enjoying a great meal with other members of the Brevard business and entrepreneur community.”

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The mission of Founders Forum is to “Inspire, Educate and Connect Entrepreneurs,” and was established in 1985.

The organization is a non-profit educational and networking organization where entrepreneurs can learn from and build relationships with many of the regions’ most successful business leaders.

Its board is comprised of local business leaders and representatives from educational institutions and business organizations.

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Above, the Founders Forum’s Josh Adams talks with Hamid Qayyum, the founder of ekko Audio.

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Adams, of Rock Paper Simple, knows the audience of business owners will benefit from the entertaining examination of startup concepts by the panel of venture capitalists at the business networking event.

Joshua Adams

Joshua Adams

“Each Founders Forum event is designed to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs,” said Adams.

“This is great practice for entrepreneurs who are seeking an infusion of investor capital for their business.  The contestant with the best idea and the best preparation will walk away with a terrific experience and $1,000.”

For more information about the Founders Forum call 321-433-5570 or log on to FoundersForum.com

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Above, the Founders Forum’s Josh Adams talks with Jeff McNeal, founder of Longer Arm Solutions.

Sanvis Health survived the Founders Forum Hot Seat to win the $1,000 cash prize – and bragging rights as the hottest start up on the Space Coast. Earlier this month, Sanvis Health, along with ekko Audio andLonger Arm Smart Solutions, competed in front of a live audience and three judges at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.


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