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Brio Device Wins Best Of Ann Arbor Spark Boot Camp

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Ann Arbor Spark this week celebrated the conclusion of its 19th Boot Camp program with participant investor pitches and a reception. At the Boot Camp Celebration, Brio Device was selected as the “Best of Boot Camp” winner, based on the quality of its investor pitch and business plan.  As winner, Brio Devices received an engagement though the Ann Arbor Spark Business Accelerator.  

“At Ann Arbor Spark’s Boot Camp, we received tailored and practical advice that established a strong foundation and focus to advance Brio,” said Hannah Hensel, co-founder, Brio Device.  “We are very appreciative of the people in the community that are lending their expertise to help companies like Brio Device successfully launch.  Our Company will use the award to complete preparations for our first round of fundraising and secure necessary professional services.  We will also continue to engage the entrepreneurial community for advice and direction.”

Brio Device is the latest spin-out from the University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center. The company’s flagship product, the SmartAirway, improves the efficacy and safety of emergency intubation even when performed by less-skilled practitioners.   

Brio Device’s flagship product, the SmartAirway, improves the efficacy and safety of emergency intubation even when performed by less-skilled practitioners.   

At Ann Arbor Spark’s Best of Boot Camp competition, Willy Kaye from Polaris was awarded “Best Pitch.” The award recognizes the most dynamic, influential pitch made to the judging panel. 

Ann Arbor Spark’s Boot Camp is a two-day business planning and preparation event designed to help early stage technology businesses.  A unique combination of hands-on learning and one-on-one mentoring, the event features noted speakers on entrepreneurship, successful local entrepreneurs and investors.

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