Nashville Entrepreneur Hosts Project Healthcare Showcase Event in Celebration of the 2021-2022 Cohort

April 27, 2022 / Share:



Project Healthcare Showcase returns to showcase impactful innovation and remarks from keynote speaker Austin Dirks


Nashville, Tenn. (April 28, 2022) – Today, The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC), a nonprofit dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and business leaders across the state of Tennessee, is hosting the 2022 Project Healthcare Showcase in celebration of the 2021-2022 cohort. Twelve presenting startups will have the opportunity to showcase their innovations and connect with potential investors, customers, and partners. 


The event will kick off with a fireside chat featuring Project Healthcare alumni Austin Dirks, founder of Greenlight Medical. The following companies will be presenting a three-minute pitch:


Atadas | William Farr – Atadas is a telehealth platform that uses remote monitoring of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) technologies to help save time, reduce costs, ensure regulatory compliance and improve patient outcomes for doctors, healthcare networks and payers.


Briya | David Lazerson – Briya is a cutting-edge data exchange solution that achieves the “holy grail” of data: longitudinal, linked, and live. Built on a game-changing decentralized architecture, Briya’s platform is the most secure in the industry, and more affordable, 10x faster and FHIR standardized.


Darvis | Jan Schlueter – Darvis is a service platform that uses AI technology to translate computer vision into valuable data analytics to provide contextual insights into objects of interest.


GeneXsure | Smita Rao – GeneXsure offers genetic counseling and testing services to facilitate appropriate family-history-based risk assessment and genetic testing in order to empower individuals to take control of their genetic health. 


Health Haven Rx | Yinka Ojutalayo  – Health Haven Rx is a white-label digital pharmacy licensed to deliver medications across the U.S. Health Haven Rx  provides price transparency and improves access to affordable medications by leveraging their API.


HealthWise Data | Annie Smith  – HealthWise Data’s mission is to help marketers and providers target the right customers and prospects by leveraging unique and robust health and wellness insights on a 265 million consumer universe.


LifeFilez | Beth Krauklis  – LifeFilez aggregates individual documents and data into one place, providing larger insights on how users can be more prepared in the future and empowering users to make better life choices.


PopCheck Technologies | Erika Dillard – PopCheck Technologies has developed a novel device that efficiently prevents venous clots and provides a means to predict the early development of clots using biomarker patterns of venous blood flow and thrombosis.


Rare Disease Data Trust | David Connor – Rare Disease Data Trust compliantly connects healthcare stakeholders to end the rare disease diagnostic odyssey and accelerate the marketplace, for the benefit of the patient.


Rovicare | Pankaj LikhmaniaRovicare is a cloud-based software solution working to bridge the gap across the patient care continuum and increase care transparency through improved communication, creating better patient outcomes and reducing healthcare expenses.


Yumlish| Shireen Abdullah  – Yumlish is an AI-powered cultural nutritional therapy that addresses socioeconomic barriers to dietary adherence and provides solutions for minorities with diabetes. | Chandra Bondugula  – ZeaMed Health creates disruptive technology solutions that transform healthcare to be more transparent, accessible, and affordable for everyone.\


“These emerging startups and entrepreneurs are transforming the future of the healthcare industry in Nashville and beyond,” said Eric Thrailkill, chairman of Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Project Healthcare. “​​It is a great honor to witness first-hand the innovative solutions and groundbreaking advancements that the members of Project Healthcare are developing and bringing to life.”

Project Healthcare is Nashville’s leading healthcare entrepreneurship initiative that drives transformation in the industry through tailored programming and connecting entrepreneurs to resources and connections. Hailing from across the country, participating entrepreneurs have access to a comprehensive curriculum that includes access to over 70 industry expert mentors, connections to potential investors, and the opportunity to engage with other healthcare business leaders. 

“Nashville has been very welcoming to Briya,” said Pam Holt, general manager for Briya’s U.S. market.  “Instead of a cut-throat competitive environment between startups and businesses that is common in so many tech hubs, there is a spirit of kindness, inclusion, support and partnership in Nashville that mirrors our company values. We learned it firsthand through our interactions with Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Project Healthcare. The mentorship and support exhibited to us through our start up journey by those connected to the NEC has been unparalleled.” 

To learn more about the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and its programs, click here. 


About Nashville Entrepreneur Center

The Nashville EntrepreneurCenter (EC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 2010 by business leaders who wanted to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and to celebrate the spirit and tenacity of the entrepreneurial community. The EC serves as Nashville’s center for entrepreneurship, supporting visionaries—from every background, in any industry, and at all phases—by connecting them to critical resources and championing their desire to change the world. Learn more about the EC by following us @entrecenter on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at

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