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Babson Grad Student Business Selected for First MassChallenge Digital Health Lab


TORq Interface, founded by Babson graduate student Joanna Geisinger MBA’17, has been selected as a participant of PULSE@MassChallenge–a new six-month digital health lab accelerator that matches startups with relevant corporate ‘Champions’.

According to BostInno, ‘Unlike MassChallenge’s main accelerator program, which accepts 128 startups every year, [the 31 PULSE participants were] accepted through a match-making process that [paired] them with one or more of the program’s Champions.”

Such Champions include Boston Children’s Hospital, Pfizer, Bose, Microsoft, Philips Healthcare, and many more.

PULSE@MassChallenge was launched as a strategic component of the Commonwealth’s Digital Health Initiative—a public-private partnership created to build a stronger and more connected statewide digital health ecosystem.

Babson President Kerry Healey was recently appointed to the initiative’s council and will help guide policy to support the local healthcare industry.

TORq Interface
Founded by Joanna Geisinger MBA’17

Torq Interface is a HIPAA-compliant, automated platform which exports real-time, up-to-date surgical schedules from hospital systems directly to appropriate device representative’s phone.

Read more about TORq from a recent interview with Joanna Geisinger

“Thanks to PULSE, TORq has been partnered with a local hospital (our Champion)—one we know has the ability and resources to truly help us succeed,” said Joanna Geisinger MBA’17. “The hospital’s CIO is running the Argonaut project—an initiative that will ensure hospital systems are inter-operable in the near future (likely 2018). This hospital will not only mentor us, but will also help guarantee we are able to get a pilot up and running as quickly as possible. Given the landscape, and how hard it can be to implement hospital innovations, this is a fantastic offer and we’re excited to see where it takes us.”