Celebrating Innovation: Meet the Top 5 Startups Pitching at Our Black History Month Event!

We’re thrilled to announce the top 5 startups pitching at the upcoming SVB & StartupOS sponsored pitch event taking place at the SVB Experience Center in the heart of San Francisco on February 27, 2024, where innovation, diversity, and entrepreneurship take center stage in celebration of Black History Month.

These visionary founders have demonstrated remarkable talent and dedication, and we can’t wait to see them shine. Without further ado, let’s meet our finalists:

Meet the Finalists 

(in random order)

Anita Gardyne, Onēva

Onēva is transforming in-home care by providing trustworthy and accessible services through employers, positioning it as a valuable wellness benefit. Simultaneously, it elevates caregiving to a respected and safe profession, ensuring fair wages and support for local independent business operators.

Dr. Mason Orme, Wiggl Health

Wiggl Health is a forward-thinking, data-centric platform dedicated to empowering businesses in managing health concerns within the hybrid work environment. By leveraging the power of advanced AI technology, and wearables we identify potential work-associated health risks well ahead of time.

Dr. David Charlot, AuraSense

AuraSense revolutionizes neurology care with HapticsHealth™, an AI-powered digital therapy gaming platform that transforms extensive 5-hour exams into a quick 10-minute exercise, enhancing treatment and clinical trial efficiency. Co-founded by Amber Ivey, JD, a policy expert with multiple sclerosis, and David Charlot, PhD, a bioengineer with a child having a rare neurological condition, AuraSense addresses the $100B+ care gap in neurology through its innovative solution, merging professional expertise and personal experiences to provide accessible, quality neurological assessments.

Miguel Zepeda, Complify

Complify is a leading AI software platform for Financial Institutions and Fintech compliance teams. We provide a set of next-generation tools and integrations for compliance officers to orchestrate and automate work in order to reduce reliance on manual processing.

Dr. Derek Banyard, Sayenza Bio

Sayenza Bio is harnessing fat, the body’s largest source of progenitor cells, to create therapeutics for limitless aesthetic and regenerative medicine applications. Our fully automated platform will improve clinical outcomes while reducing the burden of processing and delivery by quickly transforming liposuction fat into optimized fat graft and regenerative cell therapeutics delivered at the point of care.

Each of these startups brings a unique vision and solution to the table, addressing critical challenges across various industries. From healthcare to biotechnology, their innovative ideas have the potential to make a significant impact and drive positive change.


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Join us in congratulating these exceptional founders on their well-deserved success; top 3 winners will be announced on Feb 28, 2024.

Together, let’s celebrate innovation, diversity, and the entrepreneurial spirit!

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