Medical Alley, MN – The Medical Alley Association (MAA) is pleased to have a COUPLE of GURUS and Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI) return as 2022 sponsors of Medical Alley Starts.
As sponsors, they will support the entrepreneurial ecosystem through free services and grants to early-stage companies who participate in Medical Alley Starts, a program run by the Medical Alley Association.
a COUPLE of GURUS, an IT services company, will offer up to four companies a complimentary Technology Roadmap Assessment, valued at $3,900, to set companies up for long-term success. This service reviews a company’s existing IT ecosystem and productivity, as well as offers troubleshooting and IT planning. Learn more at acoupleofgurus.com/starts.
“Medical Alley’s startup companies are trying to change the world, and we are proud to help them along the way,” said Keith Schoolcraft, CEO of a COUPLE of GURUS. “Our organization is eager to partner with Medical Alley’s startups to help them align their technology with their vision.”
DPI, a custom plastic-injection molder and digital manufacturer of close tolerance parts, will offer grants of up to $7,500 for Acceleration Station™ engineering and production services. DPI quickly produces high-quality, end-use plastic parts, delivering end-use and prototype components in days, not weeks, without tooling. This is achieved with DPI’s Acceleration Station, powered by the Carbon® Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS) process, which is up to 100 times faster than traditional 3D printing methods. Learn more at divplast.com/starts.
“Diversified Plastics is proud to support Medical Alley Starts and the ventures that utilize this service,” said Kevin Hogan, CEO of Diversified Plastics, Inc. “Our goal is to give back to the community and help innovative companies deliver their product to market faster, and Medical Alley Starts is the perfect partner to achieve this.”
“Within the last year, Medical Alley Starts has grown from an idea to a program serving over 50 startups every month,” said Frank Jaskulke, Vice President of Intelligence at MAA. “Thanks to the support of these two companies, we are poised to grow even further as we enable startups to thrive in the Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care®.”
About The Medical Alley Association
Founded in 1984, MAA supports and advances the global leadership of Medical Alley’s healthcare industry, and its connectivity around the world. MAA delivers the collective influence, intelligence, and interactions that support Medical Alley.