Get Started Medical

We invite you to join us for an interactive forum & pitch competition that will bring together some of the best and brightest minds from around the country. This shark tank style event, the 4th annual Get Started Medical pitch will feature the country’s hottest business ideas in the medical industry, and you can be a part of the excitement!

Watch 7 finalists pitch their healthcare innovations and compete for up to
$40,000 in cash prizes.

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This virtual event is FREE to attend, but you must register for access.

Meet Our Moderator

Monte Danos

Monte Danos

Field Marketing Director, Cox Business Southeast Region

Monte Danos is Field Marketing Director for Cox Business in the Southeast Region.  In this role, Monte oversees day-to-day marketing operations and product management for business telecom services in the Louisiana and Florida/Georgia market areas.  He partners closely with the respective markets’ sales, service delivery, field service, and engineering teams in driving the overall objectives of the organization.

Most recently, Monte served as Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Cox Business Louisiana, where he managed the commercial voice, data, transport, and video product lines in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette.  Before joining Cox Business in November 2010, Monte held various product roles on the Cox residential marketing team, including Manager of Video Products for all Louisiana markets, as well as Director of Product Management for the Baton Rouge and Lafayette systems prior to statewide consolidation.  Monte has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Monte holds a BA in Mass Communications.  His early career as a television news reporter included assignments with the FOX, NBC, and CBS broadcast affiliates in Baton Rouge.  

2021 Judges Panel

Mike Dozier

Mike Dozier

Vice President of Ambulatory Services & CIO, Ochsner Lafayette General

Mr. Dozier has been a part of Ochsner Lafayette General (OLG) since 2014 as the Chief Information Officer. Under Dozier’s leadership, Lafayette General has become a leader in technology across the state of Louisiana and has brought Ochsner Lafayette General numerous innovative strategies and organizational alignment around IT. Dozier has also led OLG to be a best places to work in Computer World and Healthcare IT News publications and led OLG to be named CHIME Most Wired for Hospitals and Ambulatory. In 2020, Mr. Dozier was tasked with leading our Ambulatory and Retail strategies related to care delivery and consumer-focused strategies.

Mr. Dozier began his healthcare IT career in 2001 where he served in various roles in IT for Porter Health System in Valparaiso, IN. From 2008-2011, he served as the Director of IT/Infrastructure for Valley Health System in Hemet, CA, the Director of I.S. at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, LA. from 2011-2012, and the Chief Information Officer at Southeast Health, Cape Girardeau, MO. from 2011-2014.

Dozier earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2005 and a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007. He is also a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, HIMSS, and the Louisiana Hospital Association.

Bruce D. Greenstein

Bruce D. Greenstein

LHC Group EVP, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Bruce joined LHC Group in 2018. As chief strategy and innovation officer, he leads the company’s value-based contracting, ACO management company, and alternative payment and delivery model strategies. He also oversees the company’s operations for technology and for the innovations business segments, as well as LHC Group’s healthcare vision initiatives. Mr. Greenstein previously served as chief technology officer (CTO) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C. He has an extensive healthcare industry background in both government and the private sector, having served as president-west for New York-based Quartet Health, CEO of Blend Health Insights, and as managing director of Worldwide Health for Microsoft. Mr. Greenstein was a cabinet member in Louisiana, serving as secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals. He also previously ran Medicaid-managed care and waivers and demonstrations at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Charles Edwards

Charles Edwards

CEO/ Advance Telehealth Consulting Solutions L.L.C. and One Telemed, LLC

Josh Sommer

Josh Sommer

Cox Communications, Vice President of New Growth

Joshua Sommer is the Vice President of New Growth for Cox Communications. He leads strategy, business incubation, and investments: The New Growth division pursues innovative and disruptive business concepts and technology to spur new revenue streams. He is a passionate intrapreneur that disrupts the status quo. Sommer believes in innovation and the advancements it can bring to humanity. In his rapidly shifting career path, Sommer has worked across the entire high-tech ecosystem: components, products, provider, and professional services companies.

Sommer entered telecommunications with Qualcomm and Kyocera, where he focused on product strategy for companies such as Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner, and Vodafone. Throughout his career, he has launched more than 200 consumer products. He joined Cox Communications in 2008 as part of the team preparing to launch a nationwide wireless service.

Following his first stint at Cox, Sommer joined Accenture to assist with a joint venture between Comcast and Verizon Wireless to develop innovative converged solutions. This became the foundation for the evolved Xfinity suite of products.

Sommer returned to Cox Communications in 2015 to lead strategic products and partnerships and helped formulate the Comcast relationship that leveraged the company’s additional product development resources for faster development cycles and more compelling experiences for Cox customers.

While earning his degree at San Diego State University (SDSU), Sommer played football as a middle linebacker. He also was a founding father of the Phi Kappa Theta chapter there and served two terms as chapter president.

Sommer is a highly involved mentor for STEM Atlanta Women and Atlanta’s TechStars, as well as many other startup programs around the nation.

2021 Pitchers

Crosscope

Crosscope

Mountain View, CA

General Genomics

General Genomics

Midland, TX

Kinnos

Kinnos

Brooklyn, NY

NEVAP

NEVAP

San Jose, CA

Prep Tech

Prep Tech

Lafayette, LA

Protean BioDiagnostics

Protean BioDiagnostics

Orlando, FL

SafeBVM

SafeBVM

Chesterfield, MO

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