On April 12, 2017 one of Haltech’s newest clients Dr. Sonny Kohli and his team at Cloud DX were honored as XPRIZE’s first Bold Epic Innovator, in recognition of exponential technological progress in the field of consumer-focused medical technologies, and potential for expanding access to healthcare when deployed at scale.

The team is a tight-knit group of programmers, software architects and bio¬medical engineers, backed by the savvy leadership of highly experienced entrepreneurs. After being selected as Top 10 finalists, the original 4-person startup expanded their team, developed key partnerships, and went to work designing every part of their Vitaliti Tricorder from scratch. While their ambitious approach ultimately fell short of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE criteria and timeline, their efforts have been remarkable. Since 2014 the team has raised $7.5 million and grown to a staff of 24, with 2 licensed patents, 3 patents-pending, 3 innovation awards and at least 4 incredible commercial products launched or coming soon.


VITALITI – the Cloud DX entry in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE – consists of four interdependent wireless devices connecting to an advanced mobile app running on a smartphone:

  • Wearable Continuous Vital Sign Monitor
  • Wireless Spirotoscope™ – combo otoscopic camera & spirometer
  • In Vitro Diagnostic System, including Nobel-prize winning GMR tech
  • Pulsewave® Health Station and tablet/smartphone dock

Vitaliti gathers multiple raw ECG, PPG, temperature and accelerometer signals from the body with high reliability. It continuously monitors all the main vital signs – continuous non-invasive blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate, ECG, blood oxygen saturation and core body temperature – in real time, but it’s so comfortable to wear that you can sleep with it on. Clever hot-swappable battery technology permits continuous monitoring 24 hrs a day. The IVD platform includes Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) “lab-on-a-chip” technology developed in partnership with the Stanford Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology, a Distinguished Award winner in the Nokia Sensor XChallenge.  GMR can run simultaneous tests on any fluid sample at 10x higher resolution than standard tests.


Dr. Sandeep (Sonny) Kohli is an attending Physician in Internal Medicine & Critical Care at a hospital in Ontario, Canada and Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine at McMaster University. He is also the Medical Director of Advanced Cardiac Life Support education at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, and Chairman of Triomi Medical Innovations Inc. He is a former CSA Astronaut candidate and passionate medical volunteer in low-income nations and disaster zones.


Sonny Kohli
Robert Kaul
Anthony Kaul
Sara Ross-Howe
Melissa Perri
Justin Pedro
Mike Henhoeffer
Josh Haid
Terence Chen
Sarah Pearce
Natalie Chan
Evan Galasso
Cara MacDonald
Dejan Kocetkov
Shan Wang
Tyler O’Brien Shultz
Elaine Ng
Bryce Yao


Stanford Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology
Cortex Design Inc.
Pivot Design Group
Healthcare Human Factors
S.T.A.R Analytical Services
PortaScience Inc.
Symbient Product Development


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Original Article by: XPRIZE

Cellbie Wins Top Prize at Mobile Carriers Show Start-up Showcase

Mobile Carriers Show, Las Vegas, April 7, 2017 – Competitive Carriers Association’s (CCA) Mobile Carriers Show (MCS) today announced Cellbie as the winner of its start-up showcase competition. Seven companies participated in the showcase session – pitching their products and services to competitive carrier executives, technology leaders and MCS attendees. MCS takes place April 5-7 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Cellbie provides a trade-in software platform that enables buying and selling of used smartphones, allowing mobile retailers to offer top pricing from a live marketplace.

“We’ve seen an enormous amount of creativity and innovation in the mobile industry,” said Steven K. Berry, president and CEO of CCA, “and today’s pitch competition showed that the future is bright for competitive carriers. Congratulations to all of our participants, and to Cellbie, who are among the innovators continuing to drive our industry forward.”

Cellbie will receive a prize package that includes mentoring and marketing opportunities including:

  • The opportunity to host a webinar for CCA members
  • Banner advertising on CCA’s main and event websites
  • Five hours of public relations and marketing strategy consulting from CCA’s PR partner, Media Strategies, Inc.
  • One contributed article, published in the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of The CCA Voice
  • Mentoring from CCA’s Director of Industry Development, Kim Caronchi

All of the showcase participants exhibited in the Start-Up Pavilion on the MCS 2017 exhibit floor. Participants span numerous markets – from retail solutions, to security, bandwidth management, and business services. They include:

  • #250 America’s Mobile Speed Dial – allows consumers to simply dial #250 and say a keyword to connect to a specific business via an inbound phone call;
  • Airfind – curates and personalizes experiences for users on mobile devices, letting customers customize and brand search functionality, homepages, and more.
  • APVAS – delivers a cloud-based platform that enables mobile service operators to offer personalized products and services to their subscribers;
  • CyberReef Solutions -offersa network-based applications service provider that delivers subscription based services, including: bandwidth management; children’s Internet protection filtering; and private networking solutions that enable businesses to deploy private networks in 2-3 days;
  • FreeMo, Inc. – delivers an Android lock screen platform that competitive carriers can leverage to generate additional revenue and allow users to earn discounted cellular service;
  • QUEUEALL – provides a cloud-based virtual line management system that lets consumers reserve a virtual place in line when they arrive at a retail store or kiosk;
  • Trinity Mobile Application Technologies Inc. – allows a subscriber to use multiple telephone numbers on a single mobile device, without the use of VoIP, data or a Wi-Fi connection.

About CCA
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s nearly 100 carrier members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit

Original Post by: Mobile Carriers Show

ClubRunner – Unlike Any Membership Solution You’ve Seen Before

ClubRunner w/ Javelin Technologies Inc. at the PROFIT 500 Awards Celebration

ClubRunner is a complete software suite designed to enable clubs and associations to automate membership management, streamline communication and boost public relations with an intuitive cloud-based platform. ClubRunner is in use by 5,000 customers worldwide in multiple languages, and has gained traction within volunteer based organizations that are looking for out-of-the-box functionality that is flexible enough to scale to their needs.

Recognized for its performance, ClubRunner was a 2015 top finalist for the Microsoft Partner Hosted Cloud Innovations awards, and more recently made the Profit 500 list of Canada’s fastest growing companies. Today, ClubRunner plans to evolve and expand into new industries and verticals with its enterprise-grade technology and experience.

To learn more about Haltech’s high-growth startups, attend our upcoming Hi5 Startup Source at Javelin Technologies Inc. on November 15th

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