The Enquirer has compiled its list of 10 local startups to watch in 2014 – run by a Who’s Who of some of the brightest idea people around — including Mason-based ConnXus. See the full list at cincinnati.com.
The 3-year-old startup based in Mason uses technology to connect minority- and women-owned suppliers with large corporations. Last year it landed a contract with McDonald’s Corp. and Coca-Cola, and is in the running for deals this year with several more large customers. It also attracted funding from New York City-based STAR Angel Network, made up of athletes and celebrities, and Serious Change L.P.
• Entrepreneurs: Founder and CEO Rod Robinson
And another company on the list, Cincinnati-based MedaCheck, has a partnership with the Cedar Village retirement community in Mason.
The Cincinnati-based software and hardware company helps patients maintain a daily medication regimen, which is critical to lowering hospital readmission rates. It has raised $750,000 and has several strategic partnerships. Among them: VRI, the Franklin-based provider of in-home medical monitoring; Midmark, a Dayton company specializing in medical and dental hardware equipment; and Cedar Village, a retirement community in Mason.
• Entrepreneurs: Founder and CEO Jeffrey Shepard