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KynderMed, TEC Garage client, is a Cade Museum Innovation prize finalist

April 30, 2015
By Tampa Bay Innovation Center

KynderMed, a company using technology to safely and effectively enable at-risk women to avoid the onset of premature labor, is one of four finalists for the 6th Annual Cade Museum Prize for Innovation.  The company is a client at Tampa Bay Innovation Center’s TEC Garage.

“It’s an honor to be a finalist in such a fierce competition, up against so many other great innovators and companies,” says Don Rosenkoetter, KynderMed president.  “We are grateful to the TEC Garage staff for their guidance and resources that helped get us here.”

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention’s annual competition for early-stage inventors and entrepreneurs received 85 entries from around the state. The $50,000 prize is intended to provide seed capital and publicity for ideas with market potential.  

The final four teams will make live pitches to a panel of judges on May 16, 2015, and the winner will be announced that evening at the inaugural “Inventivity Bash” at Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall in Gainesville.

KynderMed is a women’s health company initially focused on reducing the human tragedy and economic burden caused by preterm labor.  The first initiative is a proprietary, non-invasive medical device that reduces the risk of premature labor, a condition that claims more than 1 million infant lives each year, and for which there is no safe and effective therapy.

 “Don and his company are a great example of how innovation and partnerships, combined with mentoring and advisory services, can be a winning combination,” says Tonya Elmore, president of Tampa Bay Innovation Center. “We wish them the best in this competition.”

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