GlobeNewswire

Patient Entrepreneur Finalists Announced for the 2017 Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Summit and Award

Del

The Summit & Award recognizes and empowers international Patient Entrepreneurs with big ideas that disrupt the future of diabetes management

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The finalists for the 2017 Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Summit and Award have been announced today.   

The Summit and Award spotlights outstanding Patient Entrepreneurs' innovative efforts and ideas to better manage Diabetes via consumer products, medical devices, or healthcare information technology. At the Summit, the selected Patient Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to engage with Lyfebulb founders, Novo Nordisk Device R&D leadership, researchers and engineers, as well as venture capitalists. The finalists will participate in a three day, interactive program, which will conclude with the announcement of the three winners, who will receive monetary prizes.

Thanks to the high quality and quantity of applications this year, we have decided to invite 12 finalists instead of 10. They are: Aaron Horowitz of Sproutel, Amin Zayani of Med Angel BV, Charles O'Connell of FitScript LLC, David Weingard of Fit4D, Jeff Dachis of One Drop, Jen Horonjeff of Savvy Cooperative, Josh Wulf of Magikcraft, Laurent Nicolas of DIABNEXT, Linh Le of Bonbouton, Liz Sacco of Diabetes Dabs, Luka Zupancic of Easycarb, and Matthew Loper of Wellth. For more information please visit Lyfebulb's website.

The finalists have been selected from close to 100 applications representing 25 countries around the world, by Lyfebulb founders and senior device researchers from Novo Nordisk. The finalists will attend the Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Summit November 6-8, 2017 hosted by Novo Nordisk A/S in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for visibility and recognition in this highly competitive arena. The winner, as well as the second and third place runners-up, will be chosen by an international judging panel, on November 8, 2017, and awarded monetary prizes in the amounts of $25,000 USD, $15,000 USD, and $10,000 USD, respectively.

"We are thrilled to team up with Novo Nordisk a second year in a row for the 2017 Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Summit and Award, and were impressed by the applications we received from all over the world yet again this year. It was definitely tough to narrow down the large number of quality applications to just twelve, but we are certain that this group of finalists will make this year's event as successful, or an even greater success than last year's Summit," says Dr. Karin Hehenberger, CEO and Founder of Lyfebulb. "Patient entrepreneurs are individuals who have utilized their diagnosis, or that of someone close to the innovator, a relative or loved one, as motivation to form businesses aimed at improving the quality of life of those living with a chronic illness, and are an essential part of the future for people living with chronic disease."

Senior Vice President for Novo Nordisk Device R&D Kenneth Strømdahl adds: "Digital technologies and patient entrepreneurs are fast-tracking towards a transformed future in the device space. I can't wait to meet the twelve finalists and share perspective on what rally all of us around a common goal: dreaming of a better future for patients with diabetes."

More information on the selection process, the Summit, and the finalists can be found here.

About Lyfebulb
Lyfebulb is a business focused on bridging patient communities with industry, and providing a strong voice to people living with chronic disease by empowering patient entrepreneurs and patient ambassadors. See  www.lyfebulb.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Karin Hehenberger LinkedIn , and  Lyfebulb LinkedIn .

About Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,000 people in 77 countries and markets its products in more than 165 countries. For more information, visit  novonordisk.com , Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube


Further information

Media Novo Nordisk:            
Adam Pittard     +45 3075 5056     agep@novonordisk.com
Ken Inchausti (US)     +1 609 786 8316     kiau@novonordisk.com
             
Media Lyfebulb            
Karin Hehenberger     +1 917 575 0210     karin@lyfebulb.com



This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Lyfebulb via Globenewswire

Om GlobeNewswire

GlobeNewswire
GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

https://globenewswire.com

GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.

Følg saker fra GlobeNewswire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra GlobeNewswire

CEO confidence in growth dips dramatically21.1.2019 18:45Pressemelding

Uncertainty in global economic growth in almost all countries, caution prevails US remains key target market for growth with China narrowing the gap, both see a decline from 2018 Trade conflicts, policy uncertainty, geopolitical issues and skills gap impacting strength of global economy and growth DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What a difference a year makes. Nearly 30% of business leaders believe that global economic growth will decline in the next 12 months, approximately six times the level of 5% last year – a record jump in pessimism. This is one of the key findings of PwC’s 22nd annual survey of 1,300 plus CEOs around the world, launched today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. This is in vivid contrast to last year’s record jump, 29% to 57%, in optimism about global economic growth prospects. Although, all is not doom and gloom: 42% still see an improved economic outlook, though this is down significantly from a high of 57% in 2018. Overal

Komet announces initial Mineral Resource Estimate for the Kabaya Prospect, (Dabia Sud property, Mali)21.1.2019 15:10Pressemelding

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Komet Resources inc. (TSX-V: KMT) (“Komet” or the “Company”) is pleased to report an initial mineral resource estimate for the Kabaya gold prospect drill prospect, located in the southern part of its Dabia Sud exploration permit (“the Property”) in Western Mali, West Africa. Highlights of the Resource Estimate include : An Indicated Resource of 3.17 million tonnes (Mt) grading 1.03 g/t for 105,000 contained gold ounces and an Inferred Resource of 0.96 Mt grading 1.14 g/t for 35,000 contained gold ounces at a cut-off grade of 0.40 g/t Au (table 1). The pit constrained resource is based on optimized pit shells using a gold price of 1350 US$ and a presumed heap leach gold recovery of saprolite ore. Gold mineralization at Kabaya remains open at depth in bedrock and laterally to the south-west and north-west. Komet intends to continue the resource definition drilling program in order to further develop the resource laterally in saprolite and at

INVNT Expands Global Footprint With Singapore Launch21.1.2019 15:07Pressemelding

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INVNT, the global live brand storytelling agency™, today announces the opening of its second office in the APAC region – and eighth office globally – located in the thriving creative hub of Singapore. The move comes as the agency, which made its foray into the APAC region in October 2017 with launch of an office in Sydney, Australia, secures global contracts with a number of both new and existing clients. In the last 12 months, INVNT has achieved a 70% client retention rating and worked with 23 new clients worldwide. "The global demand for live events is continually on the rise, with more and more organizations elevating “live” as a core part of their marketing, sales and public relations strategies. At INVNT we believe in the power of live brand storytelling™, as it enables our clients to create deeper, more meaningful relationships with their target audiences,” said Scott Cullather, CEO, INVNT. "With businesses benefitting from the posi

INVNT Expands Global Footprint With Singapore Launch21.1.2019 15:06Pressemelding

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INVNT, the global live brand storytelling agency™, today announces the opening of its second office in the APAC region – and eighth office globally – located in the thriving creative hub of Singapore. The move comes as the agency, which made its foray into the APAC region in October 2017 with launch of an office in Sydney, Australia, secures global contracts with a number of both new and existing clients. In the last 12 months, INVNT has achieved a 70% client retention rating and worked with 23 new clients worldwide. "The global demand for live events is continually on the rise, with more and more organizations elevating “live” as a core part of their marketing, sales and public relations strategies. At INVNT we believe in the power of live brand storytelling™, as it enables our clients to create deeper, more meaningful relationships with their target audiences,” said Scott Cullather, CEO, INVNT. "With businesses benefitting from the posi

Tenaris completes acquisition of significant stake in Saudi Steel Pipe Company21.1.2019 13:57Pressemelding

LUXEMBOURG, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tenaris S.A. (NYSE, Buenos Aires and Mexico: TS and MTA Italy: TEN) announced today that it closed its previously-announced acquisition from a private group of 47.79% of the shares of Saudi Steel Pipe Company (“SSP”), a welded steel pipes producer listed on the Saudi stock market, for a total amount of SAR 529.8 million (approximately US$141 million). SSP’s facilities are located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and have a manufacturing capacity of 360,000 tons per year. The company, which started its operations in 1980 and serves energy, industrial and commercial segments, is qualified to supply products with major national oil companies in the region, including Saudi Aramco. Upon the closing of the transaction, four Tenaris’s nominees were appointed as new members of SSP’s board of directors. In addition, SSP’s board of directors appointed Mariano Armengol, a senior executive with Tenaris, as managing director and ch

FocusCura subsidiary Luscii will continue as independent company with partner OMRON Healthcare to accelerate their international expansion21.1.2019 12:37Pressemelding

Joining forces supports hospitals in moving care towards the home AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Luscii, the e-health application for remote monitoring developed by FocusCura, is set to continue as an independent company. Healthcare entrepreneur and FocusCura founder Daan Dohmen has acquired the majority of the shares and formed a strategic partnership with OMRON Healthcare, known among other things as the largest manufacturer of blood pressure monitors in the world. Part of this cooperation includes an investment, with which Luscii can accelerate its development further in the coming years. OMRON will also support launches in more European countries, as the two companies announced today. Remote monitoring With Luscii, chronically ill patients can be monitored remotely. Remote monitoring via the Luscii app, in combination with smart algorithms, warns the patient's healthcare network in the event of a deteriorating health situation. Direct contact is then