Rady Alum Wins Biocom DeviceFest

September 1, 2017
by Hallie Jacobs

Adding to his already impressive list of accomplishments, recent Rady School of Management graduate Jonathan Wilensky (MBA ’17) and his company Braykion took home four out of five awards at Biocom’s DeviceFest pitch contest, as well as the overall Five in 5 in the Hot Seat challenge for the event.

The 10th Annual DeviceFest & Digital Health Summit featured five innovative companies. The companies were challenged to deliver five-minute pitches to a panel of judges and investors at the conference, while receiving on-the-spot critiques. 

Braykion, which was started while Wilensky attended the Rady School of Management, is a company that developed a wearable device that uses an advanced sensor fusion algorithm to monitor, record and remind healthcare workers when they need to wash their hands, preventing the spread of infections. 

In addition to the recent win, Braykion also won UC San Diego’s Entrepreneur Challenge, was a finalist in the TCA Quick Pitch Competition, is currently in the EvoNexus incubator and  received admission into the CONNECT Springboard program.

More than 140 people attended the event to network and learn about the next generation of medical technologies.

  

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