Entrepreneurship: A Liftoff PGH Quilt

Discover the people and perspectives that inspired our conference themes. 

16-year old Alishba Imran partnered with IBM and Microsoft to track counterfeit drugs using blockchain. Through her Honestblocks platform, users can monitor a drug from manufacturer to consumer.  

Counterfeit medicine is a $200 billion industry killing millions each year. Around 10% of medicines across the world are counterfeit, and this rate is as high as 30% to 40% in some areas of Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

— Imran Alishba was awarded a CES Innovation 2020 Award for their  contactless vital signs monitoring app. Patients can measure heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), oxygen saturation, and respiration from any phone or ipad.

The Alexa-enabled counter top garden allows you to make nutrition in your kitchen. 

Myant's Skiin Connected Health & Wellness garments continuously monitor ECG, stress level, sleep quality, activity, and temperature. 

It is time for technology to morph around people as opposed to the other way around. Technology should fade out of our daily consciousness, allowing us to bring empathy and the human element back into the way we connect with our own bodies, with each other, and with the world around us.

— Tony Chahine, Founder and CEO, Myant Health

Learn about new wristbands helping children to end bedwetting, one of the leading predictors of teen suicide. 

Facebook connects users to recommended check-ups and affordable health services through its preventative health tool.