Pipeline reveals fellows in 2014 class
The class includes 13 entrepreneurs from Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska in a wide variety of fields.
"It's exciting that our third regional class once again represents a powerful mix of industries while hailing from three states in the Midwest," Pipeline CEO Joni Cobb said in a release. "It's also gratifying to see how excited the rest of our membership is for our family to expand. Now it's time to get to work."
To be accepted in the program, the fellows underwent a demanding application and interview process with a judging panel comprised of Pipeline members, mentors, investors and entrepreneurial experts.
Launched in 2006, Pipeline is a group of entrepreneurs who help build high-growth companies in the Midwest. Each year, Pipeline welcomes about a dozen new members to participate in its rigorous yearlong business development program, which features workshops, mentorship and networking among Pipeline members. The program culminates each year with the Innovator of the Year event in Kansas City.
The 2014 class includes:
• Mike Bosch, founder of Dawn Fiber, based in Baldwin City. Dawn Fiber is a fiber-optic Internet service company.
• Brett Byman, co-founder and CEO of Nobl, based in Lincoln. Nobl is a software development company that aims to let nurses more efficiently check on patients.
• Jason Carman, co-founder and CEO of Flyover Innovations, based in Kansas City. The company creates intelligent, easy-to-use consumer audio and video products.
• Tony Caudill, co-founder and CEO of Aware3, based in Kansas City. Aware3 helps venues quickly and inexpensively launch a comprehensive digital presence to drive engagement.
• David Chait, founder of Travefy, based in Lincoln. Travefy, an Internet-based group travel planner, allows users to collaborate on trip itineraries, book travel deals and manage expenses.
• Chris Cheatham, CEO of ClaimKit, based in Overland Park. ClaimKit helps insurance companies, consultants, accountants and attorneys collect, organize and deliver claim files via a single application.
• Tom Cohen, CEO of Nanopore Diagnostics, based in St. Louis. A molecular diagnostics company, Nanopore develops products that provide immediate, on-site and lab-quality molecular testing.
• Amos Danielli, founder and CEO of MagBiosense, based in St. Louis. MagBiosense created a diagnostic device that helps emergency room clinicians reduce the time required to diagnose heart attacks.
• James Havers-Strong, founding partner and managing director of Aviation Business International, based in Wichita. The company provides aerospace maintenance, product support and distribution services.
• Alicia Herald, founder and CEO of myEDmatch, based in Kansas City. The company helps schools find and recruit talent as well as provides teachers with job opportunities.
• Shaz Khan, founder and CEO of BuyNow Worldwide, based in Omaha. BuyNow's mobile commerce app allows consumers to instantly buy products or services from any multimedia ad via a text message.
• Luis Lopez, founder and CEO of CardioSys, based in Omaha. A data science company, CardioSys uses analytics, mathematical modeling and a data visualization platform to provide insights to improve health outcomes and data guided research.
• Carlos Fernandez, co-founder and lead application and software developer of Page-Out, based in Wichita. Via its mobile apps, Page-Out allows users within a fire department to update other members of the organization.