Opollo Wins 1st Place at the 2021 Panasci Competition

April 23, 2021

Celebrating a first-place finish at the 2021 Panasci Presentation!

Opollo Technologies earned first place in The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition on Friday, April 9, 2021.  The first place finish will provide $25,000 in startup capital and in-kind services valued at $27,000 for our team.

The award is just one more demonstration of the support of the Buffalo startup community. Our team would especially like to take this opportunity to thank mentors David Thiemecke and Matt Colpoys for their guidance throughout the many stages of the Panasci competition. Additionally, we’re extremely grateful to the Blackstone Launchpad and Techstars at the University at Buffalo, especially Hadar Borden and Alex Cleary Pelc.

Our company began as the germ of an idea from Ryan Young while on an anesthesiology rotation in medical school at the UB Jacobs School of Medicine. After a little more than two years, Opollo Technologies is now growing with a three-person management team and more than half a dozen advisors with backgrounds in medicine, finance, and entrepreneurship. We have a prototype that already improves upon industry standards in surgery duration forecasting by 2-3X and are busy laying the groundwork for the entire Opollo ecosystem. 

Advice and expert help from UB’s Blackstone Launchpad gave us the chance to workshop ideas, do in-depth customer discovery, and continually test our assumptions. We encourage other students in WNY to take advantage of these offerings in order to bring your idea into reality.

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In the News

You guessed it--we’ve got a link to news about Panasci!

“No one circles the wagons better than the Buffalo startup community.” 

Lookout for the cameo of Opollo CEO Ryan Young in Spectrum News’ coverage from the opening of the new Incubator@CBLS. Ryan was on hand for the grand opening alongside UB President Satish K. Tripathi and Amanda Mays, WNY regional director at Empire State Development and executive director of the WNY Regional Economic Development Council

Product Updates

We’re ready for piloting! After years of work, the Opollo surgery duration forecasting algorithm is ready for product testing with partners. 

We are currently in discussions with healthcare facilities in Western New York to implement the first integration of our product with their electronic medical records and to initiate Opollo runs in test environments. Our first partners will have early access to our product which stands out among the competition as the only one to report duration forecasts in minutes to its end users. 

This is all going to be accomplished through cloud computing and what we like to call AI as a service. To paraphrase the many prescription ads you’ve undoubtedly heard: 

‘If your healthcare facility wants more efficient surgical suites, lower operating room costs, and access to more revenue...ask Opollo Technologies about setting up a pilot test today.’

Interested in a demo? Reach out to ryan@opollo.ai to schedule one today!

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