Chicago, IL– On February 21,CancerIQ joined fellow winners of the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards for a round table discussion with Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle to talk about their innovations and the positive impact they could have for the County and the entire region.
Chicago, IL— CancerIQ, a cancer risk assessment software, was named a winner at the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards for its CancerIQ Risk software.
Chicago, IL— Out of 643 nominees, CancerIQ of Chicago has been selected as one of the Top 100 Finalists still in the running for the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. The awards celebrate the most innovative new products and services in the Chicago region across all organization sizes, sectors and industries. 1500 business and civic leaders will come together to honor the winners when they are announced on October 25th at Chicago’s Harris Theater.
The first light bulb went off on Mt. Kilimanjaro. It was 2012, and Feyi Olopade Ayodele was standing on the mythic African peak with her mother, Dr. Funmi Olopade, an award-winning cancer researcher from the University of Chicago. Feyi – who then focused on making early stage investments in healthcare startups at the Wharton Social Venture Fund – was in the middle of a career crisis. “I was feeling a lot like Simon Cowell at the time,” she confesses.
CancerIQ is honored to be ranked #10 on the Top 75 Chicago Startups list ranked by Symmetry50. CancerIQ joins other startups such as Scout, a home security system and FoodGenius, data analytics for the food industry, on the list.
CancerIQ is part of a new crop of healthcare startups to find a home at soon-to-be opened healthcare startup hub MATTER. The space will feature companies from across healthcare– diagnostics, biopharma, health IT and medical devices.
Continue to Chicago Sun-Times to learn more about MATTER's new member companies.
Health-tech incubator, Matter recently announced the first 10 startup companies to call their offices home. CancerIQ joins 9 other other companies including a "specialty pharmaceutical company, a creator of a blood-sampling system and a company that integrates robotics with heart procedures."