In November, a private foundation supporting entrepreneurial innovation North Carolina announced the recipients of the Fall 2017 NC IDEA Seed Grant Awards. These awards total up to $300,000 and Duke start-up kēlaHealth is among the six selected winners to receive a piece of that pie.
Since its inception in 2006, the NC IDEA SEED grant program has awarded over $5 million to 126 companies across the state, with these most recent awards being the 24th cycle of the program.
kēlaHealth is a software-as-service health informatics company founded by a team of surgeons, statisticians, and engineers that uses machine learning for predicting complications during surgery. Through rigorous data analysis, kēlaHealth delivers precision medicine by leveraging data from millions of patients, standardizing surgeon variability, and addressing administrative and regulatory needs for quality compliance in surgical care.