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Denver startup tackles opioids

RxAssurance

DENVER—Helping doctors and patients manage pain medications and stem the rampant problem of addiction to opioid prescription drugs has become the main focus of Denver startup RxAssurance.

The three-person company didn’t aim to tackle the U.S. opioid epidemic when it started four years ago. Its initial focus was creating apps and software to help patients log medication use and doctors monitor  ...

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Hot Shots - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Crongeyer blends law, medicine, business

by Ellie Hensley

ATLANTA—Lots of people dream of being a doctor, lawyer or successful business person. John Crongeyer became all three.

Crongeyer is the co-founder and CEO of Atlanta-based ModusOne Health, a clinical diagnosis improvement company. It’s a platform that helps doctors navigate the complicated world of ICD-10, the World Health Organization’s endlessly complicated medical classification list  ...

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High hopes as marijuana blossoms: What to do with the nation’s largest weed market

by Annie Gaus David Hua, CEO of Meadow

SAN FRANCISCO—With a measure to legalize marijuana on California’s November ballot, entrepreneurs and investors are rapidly lighting up the weed economy.

An ecosystem of startups is expanding to grow, harvest and deliver an expanding array of marijuana-related products and services that are expected to follow legalization. Though it’s still a no-go area for big institutional funds,  ...

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Startups - Fly away

Rise private air service flies by 10,000 passenger mark

by Bill Hethcock Rise

DALLAS—Dan Caine’s LinkedIn profile lists his title as entrepreneur, founder and military aviator.

As impressive as that may sound, it still doesn’t encapsulate the full picture for the F-16 fighter pilot and 9/11 defender turned businessman, chief operating officer and co-founder of Dallas startup Rise. The private air service allows members to take unlimited flights for a monthly  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: St. Louis

How this startup benefits from Google changes

by Brian Feldt Nathan Pettyjohn

ST. LOUIS—Google is set to launch a major expansion of its Tango software, which aims to digitally map the interiors of buildings down to the inch.

The initiative is expected to help Google take Tango mainstream and compete with Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality headset. The move should also have a major effect on indoor mapping technology startup Aisle411.

Aisle411 is based in the Cortex  ...

June 24, 2016 | 4:15pm EDT
Startups - Accelerator Inc.

Flashpoint for businesses

by Urvaksh Karkaria Merrick Furst

ATLANTA—Launching a tech startup is like building a Boeing 747. Both require developing and executing on a series of processes to achieve lift-off.

Drilling those processes into the heads of wannabe entrepreneurs has been Merrick Furst’s focus for the past five years.

Furst leads Flashpoint, a Atlanta technology accelerator program that has graduated more than 60 companies that have  ...

June 24, 2016 | 3:30pm EDT
Startups - Building a business

Packaging furniture for the Instagram era, Dot & Bo speaks directly to millennials

by Jean Lee Anthony Soohoo, Dot and Bo

SAN FRANCISCO—Dot & Bo is an online furniture shopping startup that speaks to millennials: it puts together curated design selections ­— like something you’d see on Pinterest or Instagram — and encourages people to shop for a packaged look for their home. It’s like Cliff Notes for home design, and differs from its competitors by encouraging consumers to shop for a set of pieces that  ...

June 24, 2016 | 2:45pm EDT
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