For people with Cystic Fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases, routine compliance with aerosolized treatments and pill management interfere with the daily flow of life. The integrated health platform is designed to provide information on current treatment and adherence for people living, studying, and working with lung disease.
AWARE Engineering recently graduated with flying colors from the summer session of the MassCONNECT startup accelerator organized by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. Eli, Scott, and Robert were in Boston on September 10th to present our pitch deck to our mentors and a room full of medical company startup gurus. Over the eight weeks of the mentoring session, our mentors helped us to refocus our intellectual property in order to create a better product. As part of this process, we’ve filed an addendum to our patent covering the development of a sensor array capable of monitoring medical device usage. All-in-all, the startup accelerator really helped us to tighten our ideas and our pitch. It’s really helped us to further our goal of helping those suffering from lung diseases.
Thank you, MassBio and MassCONNECT!
Eli Goldberg is the founder of AWARE Engineering. He holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Geological Engineering, and Geology & Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from ETH-Zürich. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH-Zürich along with managing the Integrated Health Platform project.
As someone with cystic fibrosis, Eli understands what makes an effective medical regimen adherence tool. As an engineer with international experience in project management, he understands the technical and commercial aspects required to bring the patent pending IHP to market.
Scott Luchau has held various positions at an electric utility in Virginia and has developed a well-rounded background in nuclear safety analysis, technical communication, public education and project management. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is in the process of completing a Masters in Business Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Scott is providing project management, technical consultation and public education experience to AWARE Engineering. He was drawn to the IHP project based on its tremendous potential to improve the quality of life for individuals with chronic diseases.
Robert Schultz is CEO and manages fundraising, business development, and stakeholder partnership activities. He is a social entrepreneur passionate about Boston and international startup communities and has worked in business development functions to grow several successful angel and venture capital-backed technology companies. He is a volunteer fundraiser for Combined Jewish Philanthropies and also involved with the Economic Development Commission in Newton, Massachusetts. Robert has a BS in International Marketing from Northeastern University and an MBA from University of Massachusetts-Boston.