SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smart Monitor (www.smart-monitor.com) today announced it has been selected as a winner of the prestigious 2014 TiE50 Awards. Winners were announced on Friday, May 16th at the organization’s annual entrepreneurial conference, TiEcon. Returning for the sixth year in a row, this year’s TiE50 was open to all technology companies worldwide. Smart Monitor empowers and engages patients and providers to optimally manage complex chronic conditions. Its award-winning SmartWatch continuously monitors movements and instantly alerts connected family members and caregivers upon the onset of repetitive, shaking motion.
“We are honored to be a TiE50 award winner for our solution that looks to change the lives of people diagnosed with chronic disease conditions,” said Anoo Nathan, CEO, Smart monitor. “This award is validation of our efforts as we continue to deliver increased independence and confidence to those affected by these disorders and bring peace of mind to these individuals, their families and caregivers.”
More than 2800 companies from 27 countries were screened as part of the TiE50 selection process. The top 100 finalists showcased at TiEcon and the TiE50 award winners were chosen based on those presentations. The TiE50 track record since its inception in May 2009 shows that 94% of the winners and finalists have been funded, attracting billions in investments. Many of these companies have been acquired, merged or gone public.
“In the six short years since inception, the TiE50 program has become a global brand that attracts thousands of companies worldwide for this recognition,” said Venktesh Shukla, president of TiE, Silicon Valley. “It is unique in terms of rigor of selection and the broad scope of companies that it reviews for this award and is one of TiE Silicon Valley’s most successful programs. It is also worth mentioning that this is the only awards recognition in technology to be held by a large global non-profit organization.”
Smart Monitor’s TiE50 award is the latest recognition for the wearable health tech pioneer. The company’s SmartWatch was also the recipient of the highly regarded 2014 CES Health Innovation Award. Smart Monitor’s patent-protected technology has been clinically validated at leading medical institutions such as Stanford and UCSF across adult and pediatric populations.
For more information on Smart Monitor, visit www.smart-monitor.com.
About Smart Monitor
Smart Monitor empowers and engages patients and care providers to better manage complex chronic health conditions. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Smart Monitor fuses together sensor, mobile and cloud technologies with big data analytics in a seamless environment for optimizing care and outcomes. Smart Monitor’s patent-protected solutions foster autonomy and enhance safety for people with chronic health conditions, while offering significant peace of mind to their families and care providers. For more information, visit www.smart-monitor.com.
TiE is a global not-for-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, education, and networking. We consider entrepreneurship to be the single most powerful instrument to advance global prosperity. Our greatest strength is our network of over 60 chapters in 17 countries with a worldwide membership exceeding 14,000 that includes successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, and aspiring entrepreneurs. For more information on TiE, visit www.tie.org